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European Rugby Champions Cup: Saracens v Northampton Saints

Team news as Saracens host Northampton Saints in Saturday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Allianz Park (15:15 GMT).

Captain O'Mahony fit for unchanged Munster

Munster select an unchanged starting team for their Champions Cup match up against Castres in Limerick.

European Challenge Cup: Krasny Yar v London Irish

Team news as Krasny Yar host London Irish in Saturday's European Challenge Cup fixture at Avchala Stadium, Tblisi (13:00 GMT).

Newcastle Falcons: Players called upon for help as team coach gets stuck in ditch

Newcastle Falcons' players and staff are called upon to move their stricken team coach after it gets stuck in a ditch in Turkey.

Gloucester make 11 changes for visit of Pau

Team news as Gloucester host Pau in Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Kingsholm (19:45 GMT).

Seven uncapped players in Irish women's squad to face Wales

Ireland women's coach Adam Griggs names seven uncapped players in his squad to take on Wales in a Six Nations warm-up in Caerphilly.

England have 'no hope' in Six Nations, jokes Eddie Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones jokes with BBC's Joe Wilson about their chances for the upcoming Six Nations.

James Haskell expected longer Mathieu Bastareaud ban for homophobic remark

England's James Haskell says he was surprised France centre Mathieu Bastareaud was banned for only three weeks for a homophobic insult.

James Haskell: Wasps & England flanker disappointed with four-week ban

Wasps and England flanker James Haskell says he was disappointed to receive a a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.

Only one team through so far - who can still qualify for Champions Cup?

With one round of games remaining, only Leinster have qualified from the pool stages for the European Champions Cup, so who else is in with a chance?

Harlequins: John Kingston, Mark Mapletoft and Graham Rowntree extend contracts

Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston and coaches Mark Mapletoft and Graham Rowntree extend their deals with the club.

Six Nations 2018: England name eight uncapped players in squad for Italy

Harlequins' 20-year-old prop Lewis Boyce is one of eight uncapped players in the England squad for the Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome.

Eddie Jones: England coach's new deal does not rule Lions role in 2021

England head coach Eddie Jones' new deal will not rule him out of coaching the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, says RFU boss Steve Brown.

Eddie Jones: 'Can't be arrogant or presumptuous' about the England job

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in the role until 2021.

European Champions Cup: Ulster flanker Henry wary of Wasps threat

Ulster flanker Chris Henry says Wasps will provide a tough test in the decisive final Champions Cup pool game on Sunday.

Six Nations 2018: Jordan Larmour in Ireland squad to face France and Italy

Leinster back Jordan Larmour is the only uncapped player in the Ireland squad for the Six Nations games against France and Italy.

Craig Gilroy: Ulster wing sidelined with fractured cheekbone

Ulster suffer a blow before Sunday's crunch Champions Cup game with Wasps as Craig Gilroy has surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

Matt O'Connor: Leicester Tigers have to shut out the 'noise', says director of rugby

Leicester Tigers boss Matt O'Connor says his struggling side need to keep their belief and shut out the criticism.

Haskell to miss England's first two Six Nations games

Wasps flanker James Haskell will England's first two Six Nations games after getting a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.

Six Nations 2018: Mathieu Bastareaud included in France squad

Mathieu Bastareaud is included in France's Six Nations squad despite facing a disciplinary hearing for making a homophobic comment.

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