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Burrell can solve 'centre dilemma'

Assistant coach Mike Catt wants a strong performance from Luther Burrell against France to solve England's "centre dilemma".

Ex-All Black player appears in court

A former New Zealand rugby player appears at Cardiff Magistrates' Court charged with sexual assault.

Fiji omit Bai from World Cup squad

Five British-based players are in Fiji's 31-man Rugby World Cup squad but there is no place for Leicester Tigers centre Seremaia Bai.

North concussion stressful - James

Watching George North dealing with the effects of concussion was a stressful experience says his partner, cyclist Becky James.

VIDEO: Hampson plans hangar rehab centre

Former England youth international Matt Hampson tells BBC East Midlands Today about his plans to convert a disused aircraft hangar into an injury rehabilitation centre.

Get ready for the Rugby World Cup by adding alerts

A guide to how to access the BBC Sport website on a mobile phone or tablet device.

Bristol can cope with Jones loss

Bristol director of rugby Andy Robinson says the Championship club can cope with the loss of forward Ryan Jones.

Reaction to Ryan Jones' retirement

Former team-mates and coaches pay tribute to former Wales captain Ryan Jones, who has retired on medical advice.

Horwill left out of Australia squad

Australia coach Michael Cheika omits former captain James Horwill from their 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

VIDEO: First Scotland start thrills Hughes

Winger Rory Hughes tells BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis his "heart stopped" when he heard he was starting against Italy on Saturday.

Strong French side for England game

France make 12 changes as they name strong team to face England in Saturday's World Cup warm-up in Paris.

I'm under no pressure - Burrell

England centre and World Cup hopeful Luther Burrell says he does not feel any extra pressure to perform against France.

Trio to make Scots debuts in Turin

Head coach Vern Cotter makes 11 changes to the Scotland team that lost in Dublin for Saturday's Test in Italy.

Can Wales survive the toughest pool?

With Wales kicking off their Rugby World Cup campaign in a month, we cast an eye over the five teams contesting Pool A.

The Italian Job Part I

Aka the team to face Italy in Turin on Saturday.

Hibbard omission 'shocks' Williams

Former Wales wing Shane Williams is surprised that hooker Richard Hibbard has been dropped by Wales.

Former Wales captain Jones to retire

Ryan Jones, who won 75 caps for Wales, is set to announce his retirement because of a shoulder injury.

All Black chases alleged shoplifter

Three rugby players, including a New Zealand international, chased and apprehended an alleged shoplifter in Napier.

Tigers keen to keep wing Camacho

Wing Gonzalo Camacho will return to Leicester Tigers this week, with the club hopeful he can prove his fitness.

Rugby boy's appeal over goggle ban

A young boy who cannot play rugby because he wears goggles wants the sport's chiefs to let him play the game he loves.

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