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Ex-B&Q boss to replace WRU's Lewis

The WRU names ex-B&Q boss Martyn Phillips, a "diehard Welsh rugby fan", to succeed Roger Lewis as chief executive.

'Australia right on exiled stars'

Wales' Luke Charteris says Australia were right to call in Toulon's Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell ahead of the World Cup.

Wales exile 'issues' worry Williams

Wales cap centurion Martyn Williams warns current players about the effects of moving to England could have on their Test career.

Leinster's Douglas wanted by Aussies

Australia ask Leinster to release lock forward Kane Douglas for the Rugby Championship and the World Cup.

Concussion left England's Brown 'low'

England and Harlequins full-back Mike Brown says he had low moments while he recovered from the effects of concussion.

Alpine agony as Wales start build-up

Back in 1987 it was a three-day stay in Tenby - in 2015 Wales are beginning their three-month World Cup warm-up in the Alps.

England beat Canada to finish second

England women finish second in the four-team Rugby Super Series after a 15-14 defeat of Canada in Edmonton.

Coach Wells extends Newcastle stay

Head coach John Wells signs a three-year deal to remain a part of Dean Richards' backroom staff at Newcastle Falcons.

Wales' King signs new Ospreys deal

Ospreys back row forward James King signs a new deal to keep him at the Liberty Stadium until the summer of 2018.

Top Pool A to reach final - Shanklin

The winners of the pool containing England, Wales and Australia will reach the 2015 World Cup final, says ex-Wales centre Tom Shanklin.

Never write off Phillips - Edwards

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips will have a part to play in the World Cup despite losing his place, says legend Gareth Edwards.

Pre-season: A World Cup of difference

Former Scotland scrum-half Mike Blair says there's nowhere to hide in modern rugby's hi-tech pre-season training.

Champions Sarries start against Sale

Saracens will begin the defence of their Premiership title at home to Sale Sharks on Saturday, 17 October.

Ex-All Black on sex assault charge

A former New Zealand rugby player has been charged with sexual assault.

Ospreys sign Phillips from Scarlets

Former Wales Under-20 international Kristian Phillips rejoins Ospreys on a one-year deal after leaving Scarlets.

Newly married Osprey changes name

Ospreys lock Lloyd Peers changes his name to Lloyd Ashley after getting married.

Varndell to honour Bristol contract

Former Wasps winger Tom Varndell is to honour his contract with Bristol despite their failure to win promotion into the Premiership.

VIDEO: Cup in 'touching distance' - Morgan

England forward Ben Morgan tells BBC Points West he has a "mountain to climb" if he is to win his battle with injury and make the World Cup squad but has his "climbing shoes on and is raring to go".

Morgan confident of making World Cup

England forward Ben Morgan is confident of recovering from a broken leg in time to play in the World Cup.

Australia recall Giteau and Mitchell

Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau are included in Australia's 40-man training squad for the Rugby Championship.

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