MELBOURNE, April 26 (Reuters) - The ACT Brumbies have dismissed suggestions of a merger with the Melbourne Rebels as the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) prepares to cut one of its five Super Rugby teams.
Premiership Rugby is investigating the possibility of introducing South African teams into the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Dragons chief executive Stuart Davies is not sure how a vote on the proposed takeover of Rodney Parade by the WRU will play out.
Ken Owens says the 2017 Lions can beat New Zealand if they avoid the pitfalls Wales succumbed to on tour in 2016.
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona hopes to tap into the knowledge of England's senior players after his first call-up.
Sale Sharks winger says how the first time he knew about his call-up to the England squad was in a text from his mum.
Gary Gold is to remain as Premiership club Worcester Warriors's director of rugby after saving them from relegation.
Club captain Greig Laidlaw is "really disappointed" by the decision to block Mohed Altrad's investment in Gloucester.
Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge, named in the England squad to tour Argentina, agrees a new contract.
With Scotland on the up in everybody's mind apart from Warren Gatland's, BT are in hot pursuit of the TV rights to the November Internationals but the SRU is understood to be keen on a sharing option. The post BT Sport in bid for November coverage appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.
April 25 (Reuters) - England and Wasps flanker James Haskell's omission from the British and Irish Lions squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand will "eat away at him", Wasps director Dai Young has said.
Ospreys lock Bradley Davies will miss Wales' summer tour because his wife is due to give birth to their second child.
April 24 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Super Rugby matches FRIDAY, APRIL 28 FIXTURES (GMT) Highlanders v Stormers (0735) SATURDAY, APRIL 29 FIXTURES (GMT) Chiefs v Sunwolves (0735) Reds v Waratahs (0945) Western Force v Lions (1155) Cheetahs v Crusaders (1515) Southern Kings v Rebels (1730) Jaguares v Sharks (1940) SUNDAY, APRIL 30 FIXTURES (GMT) Brumbies v Blues (0605)
April 24 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Guinness PRO12 matches FRIDAY, APRIL 28 FIXTURES (GMT) Cardiff Blues v Zebre (1805) Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons (1835) Leinster v Glasgow Warriors (1835) SATURDAY, APRIL 29 FIXTURES (GMT) Ospreys v Ulster (1400) Benetton Rugby Treviso v Munster (1705) Connacht v Scarlets (1835)
April 24 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Aviva Premiership matches FRIDAY, APRIL 28 FIXTURES (GMT) Harlequins v Wasps (1845) Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors (1900) SATURDAY, APRIL 29 FIXTURES (GMT) Exeter Chiefs v Northampton (1400) Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks (1400) Saracens v Bristol Rugby (1400) SUNDAY, APRIL 30 FIXTURES (GMT) Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby (1400)
CAPE TOWN, April 24 (Reuters) - Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen has been handed a stiff six-week ban after being sent off for a dangerous tackle on Saturday as his side drew 9-9 with the Melbourne Rebels in Durban in the Super Rugby competition.
Talk of another European and Premiership double is "disrespectful" to other teams, according to Saracens boss Mark McCall.