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Baxter joy at Slade's England place

Exeter boss Rob Baxter is pleased England's coaches have selected versatile centre Henry Slade for the World Cup.

Ireland stars return for Wales clash

Fly-half Jonny Sexton is among the key players returning to Ireland's team for Saturday's warm-up game against Wales.

Burgess earns World Cup call-up

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup, which starts next month.

Playmaker Lewis-Pratt joins Irish

Former England sevens playmaker Christian Lewis-Pratt signs a short-term deal with London Irish.

Weight of nation on North - Lomu

New Zealand great Jonah Lomu says the weight of expectation will be on fellow wing George North when he returns to action for Wales.

Williams takes Neath ambassador role

Wales wing great Shane Williams returns to former club Neath in an ambassadorial role but will also help with coaching and could even play.

North set for Wales recall in Dublin

George North is expected to play for the first time since March in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match with Ireland.

Burgess set to win World Cup call

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is expected to be named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday.


After sporting failures at the World Athletics Championships, we asked the BBC Sportsday audience to share theirs.

Exeter centre refused new visa

Fijian centre Sireli Naqelevuki will not return to Exeter Chiefs next season after being refused a new visa.

Cipriani left out of World Cup squad

Fly-half Danny Cipriani will be left out of England's 31-man squad for the World Cup when it is announced on Thursday.

Ospreys' Ardron to captain Canada

Ospreys pair Tyler Ardron and Jeff Hassler named in Canada World Cup squad, along with Scarlets-bound winger DTH van der Merwe.

All Blacks pair join BBC rugby team

All Blacks legends Andrew Mehrtens and Justin Marshall join the BBC Radio 5 live team to provide expert analysis during the 2015 World Cup.

Winger Lewington extends Irish stay

London Irish winger Alex Lewington has signed a contract extension with the club ahead of the new season.

Coventry settling in to Irish life

New London Irish head coach Tom Coventry talks about settling in and preparing for his first Premiership season.

Pirates aim for new stadium by 2017

Championship side Cornish Pirates are aiming to be playing in a new Stadium for Cornwall, in Truro, by August 2017.

Clock ticking on Healy fitness bid

Ireland defence coach Les Kiss concedes that time is running out for Cian Healy to prove his fitness ahead of the World Cup.

VIDEO: World Cup wide open - Lomu

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu says previous form counts for nothing at World Cups and the 2015 competition is wide open.

Hartley could return at World Cup

Suspended England hooker Dylan Hartley could return to the squad during the World Cup, says coach Graham Rowntree.

The Italian Job Pt II

The next squad to face Italy in the Murrayfield leg has been announced. Some of the big guns are back...

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