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Edinburgh: Tonga's Viliami Fihaki joins after Sale Sharks exit

Edinburgh sign Tonga back row Viliami Fihaki after the 29-year-old's contract expires at Sale Sharks.

Dom Waldouck: Newcastle Falcons take ex-England Saxons centre on month's trial

Ex-England Saxons centre Dom Waldouck is to spend a month on trial at Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.

Sale Sharks: Fran Cotton returns as chairman in new-look board

Sale Sharks appoint ex-England captain and British and Irish Lions prop Fran Cotton as their new chairman.

Edinburgh’s Big Hopes for 2016/17

Callum Gillon switches his attention to Edinburgh and their signings for the 2016/17 season, some of whom haven't travelled all that far... The post Edinburgh’s Big Hopes for 2016/17 appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Exeter Chiefs: Thomas Waldrom and Harry Williams agree new contracts

Exeter Chiefs pair Thomas Waldrom and Harry Williams sign new deals with the Premiership runners-up.

Cameron Orr: Gloucester sign Australian prop and Paddy McAllister signs new deal

Australia Under-20 prop Cameron Orr joins Gloucester, who also give fellow front row Paddy McAllister a new contract.

1872 Cup To Be Less Festive

The fixtures are out for next season, and the festive double header has been split up to, well, share the love. The post 1872 Cup To Be Less Festive appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Pro12: No Sunday games for Welsh regions in 2016-17

Pro12 fixtures for 2016-17 games involving Welsh rugby regions Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets are announced.

James Haskell: Wasps and England flanker set to miss six months with injury

England and Wasps flanker James Haskell could be out for up to six months with a foot injury.

Stuart Lancaster: Former England head coach to meet with Toulon

Former England boss Stuart Lancaster meets with Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal this week as he seeks a return to full-time coaching.

Sara Cox: England's only referee at Rio 2016 Olympics excited by opportunity

BBC Sport meets Sara Cox, the only English rugby union referee heading to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Andy Robinson: Eddie Jones' England team have 'World Cup potential'

Ex-England coach Andy Robinson believes the current side have the potential to emulate the World Cup winners of 2003.

Concussed Tipuric 'briefly lost sight' - Shane Williams

Shane Williams says Wales' Justin Tipuric told him he "briefly lost his sight" through concussion suffered in the 2016 Six Nations.

Glasgow’s New Players

For Calum Gillon's first piece on the blog, he takes a look at the new signings for Glasgow and the impact they might make in the season ahead. The post Glasgow’s New Players appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Referee Owens gets honorary fellowship

Rugby referee Nigel Owens is among the people to receive an honorary fellowship from Welsh universities this week.

Exeter Chiefs: Don Armand, Alex Hepburn & Mitch Lees sign new deals

Don Armand, Alec Hepburn and Mitch Lees all sign new extended undisclosed-length deals at Premiership side Exeter Chiefs.

Brad Barritt: Saracens skipper says champions must be ready for 'new chapter'

Premiership and European Champions Cup winners Saracens 'have a new chapter to write', says captain Brad Barritt.

Ali Hepher: Exeter boss expects interest for highly-rated backs coach

Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter would not be surprised if backs coach Ali Hepher was linked with vacant head coach roles.

Nick Kennedy: London Irish director of rugby ready for Championship challenge

New London Irish director of rugby Nick Kennedy expects a tough challenge to take the club back to the Premiership.

Justin Tipuric: Wales & Ospreys star returns from concussion ahead of 2016-17 season

Wales and Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric is training again after recovering from the concussion which saw him miss the final two months of last season.

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