WELLINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden will leave New Zealand at the end of this year's Super Rugby season after signing a three-year contract with French side Montpellier.
Vern Cotter will name the squad for his final Six Nations championship as Scotland head coach on Wednesday.
Former Wales captain Martyn Williams believes flanker Sam Warburton is likely to start the Six Nations on the bench.
BBC Wales Sport profiles Alun Wyn Jones - Wales' captain for the 2017 Six Nations.
Ex-Scotland centre Nick de Luca will retire from playing this summer and become director of rugby at Uppingham School.
Sale's Tom Arscott met Bristol back and brother Luke Arscott before their game on 1 January, says Bristol coach Mark Tainton.
Saracens agree a deal to sign flanker Calum Clark from fellow Premiership side Northampton Saints this summer.
Worcester Warriors sign Northampton Saints loosehead prop Ethan Waller for the 2017-18 season.
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Lock Alun Wyn Jones was named as the new Wales rugby union captain on Tuesday, taking over for the Six Nations from flanker Sam Warburton who filled the role for six years.
Lock Alun Wyn Jones takes over from Sam Warburton as Wales captain for the 2017 Six Nations.
Scotland's back row selection options are one of the more complex headaches faced by Vern Cotter. Do we need a 7 at 7, or indeed a 6 at 7, or a ball-carrying 8? Iain Hay takes a look at the numbers. The post The Battle for the Back-Row appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.
Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is investigating a complaint by Sale Sharks that one of their players leaked confidential team information to Bristol Rugby prior to their Premiership clash this month.
England winger Jack Nowell has the ability to be selected for the British and Irish Lions, says Exeter head coach Rob Baxter.
Wales boss Rob Howley should be bold in his 2017 Six Nations selection, says ex-Wales and Lions wing Dafydd James.
Fly-half Dan Jones signs a contract extension that will keep him at Scarlets for what the region describe as "the next few years".
LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - England rugby coach Eddie Jones said on Monday he is confident Dylan Hartley will be ready to captain the side when the Six Nations kicks off early next month.