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Ford keen to keep Burgess at flanker

Bath coach Mike Ford says he will still pick Sam Burgess at flanker but understands why England want him at centre.

More Rugby World Cup tickets on sale

An additional 100,000 tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup will go on sale next week, with over two million sold so far.

Burgess is not a centre - Dawson

Bath's Sam Burgess is not up to playing centre for England at the World Cup, says 2003 World Cup-winner Matt Dawson.

Quins centre Turner-Hall retires

Harlequins centre Jordan Turner-Hall announces his retirement from the game at the age of 27 because of injury.

Exeter sign Short from London Irish

Exeter Chiefs sign winger James Short from fellow Premiership side London Irish on a one-year deal.

Hagan signs Melbourne Rebels deal

Irish prop Jamie Hagan will move to the Melbourne Rebels after his short-term deal with Leinster ends following the World Cup.

Schmidt agrees new Ireland contract

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt agrees a contract extension which will keep in the job until June 2017.

Matfield & Coetzee injury doubts

Injury could force South Africa's Victor Matfield and Marcell Coetzee out of the Rugby Championship game with the All Blacks.

Rees re-signs for Cardiff Blues

Former Wales captain and hooker Matthew Rees signs a new contract with Cardiff Blues after turning down an offer to join Merthyr.

Sir Stan hopes to boost 'Skint' town

Sir Stanley Thomas hopes his investment in his hometown's rugby club will help revive Merthyr Tydfil's image following a controversial TV documentary.

Injury forces Bath centre to retire

Bath centre Ben Williams is forced to retire from rugby because of an ongoing shoulder injury.

Australia earn late Springboks win

Australia score a late try to beat South Africa 24-20 in their opening game of the Rugby Championship 2015.

Clegg one of four Glasgow signings

Glasgow Warriors sign former Newcastle fly-half Rory Clegg and three Scottish club rugby players on short-term deals.

Scarlets away to Glasgow in opener

Champions Glasgow Warriors meet Scarlets when the Pro12 re-starts; Ospreys will play Ulster with all regions missing World Cup players.

Japan scraps Olympic stadium design

The Japanese government scraps its stadium design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it will "start over from zero", following criticism over rising costs.

Foden hopeful of World Cup call

Northampton Saints full-back Ben Foden says he is hopeful of an England World Cup call after returning to training.

All Blacks beat Argentina 39-18

New Zealand claim a comfortable 39-18 victory over Argentina in their opening Rugby Championship match at Christchurch.

Wales prop Jones out of Cup start

Wales and Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones is out of the start of the Rugby World Cup and could miss the entire tournament with injury.

Saracens bring in hooker Porecki

Premiership champions Saracens sign hooker Dave Porecki on a short-term contract to act as cover during the World Cup.

Pilot on course for the World Cup

Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally is training to be a pilot as he bids to win a place in Scotland's World Cup squad.

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