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England Women: RFU award 15-a-side contracts for first time

The RFU will award professional player contracts for the 15-a-side women's game for the first time next season.

Rio 2016: Emily Scott goes from boy's team to GB women's sevens squad

Team GB women's sevens fly-half Emily Scott is going to the Olympics after starting her career with a local boy's team.

Saracens: Brad Barritt replaces Alistair Hargreaves as captain

Premiership and European Champions Cup winners Saracens appoint centre Brad Barritt as captain, replacing Alistair Hargreaves.

England trio Wood, Harrison & Hill sign Saints deals

Captain Tom Wood, flanker Teimana Harrison and prop Paul Hill are among six players to sign new deals with Northampton.

Tom Youngs: England hooker 'doubted himself' after injury

Leicester hooker Tom Youngs tells BBC East Midlands Today that he began to doubt his England prospects when back surgery followed him being overlooked by national boss Eddie Jones.

Ofisa Treviranus: London Irish and Samoa back row extends club contract

London Irish and Samoa back row Ofisa Treviranus extends his contract with the Championship club by two years.

Tom Youngs: England recall 'never out of sight' for Leicester captain

Leicester hooker Tom Youngs sets his sights on an England recall, despite admitting he doubted himself after back surgery.

Paul James: Wales prop signs new Ospreys contract

Wales prop Paul James agrees a contract extension to keep him at Ospreys until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Carl Hogg: Worcester Warriors must 'get up to speed' on new 4G pitch fast

Worcester Warriors head coach Carl Hogg admits it is "essential" they become a force on their new artificial pitch.

Team GB Sevens Squad Announced

The final squad for the Team GB 7s has been announced. There are just two Scots on board, and they are both called Mark. The post Team GB Sevens Squad Announced appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Rio 2016: Emily Scarratt in Great Britain's rugby sevens squad

World Cup winner Emily Scarratt is in Team GB's 12-strong Olympic rugby sevens squad with Mark Bennett making the men's team.

Rowland Phillips: Dual code international becomes Wales Women coach

Former Wales dual code international Rowland Phillips is appointed full-time head coach of Wales Women, succeeding Rhys Edwards.

Tom Youngs: Leicester Tigers name England hooker as club captain

England hooker Tom Youngs is named Leicester Tigers club captain for the 2016-17 season, replacing Ed Slater.

Great Britain Royals win final Europe Sevens Grand Prix event in Poland

Great Britain Royals win in the final Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series event in the build-up to the Olympics.

Six Nations revamp 'up for grabs' amid 'unsustainable' season

Welsh Rugby Union boss Gareth Davies says a Six Nations revamp is "up for grabs" with the game "unsustainable" at global level.

Tomas Francis: Wales prop signs new Exeter Chiefs deal

Wales prop Tomas Francis joins team-mates Luke Cowan-Dickie, Henry Slade and Jack Nowell in extending his contract with Exeter Chiefs.

Rio 2016: Injured Luke Morgan out of Olympic GB Sevens contention

Wales Sevens wing Luke Morgan's dream of a GB place at the Rio Olympics are dashed by a knee injury.

Wales and Lions prop Gethin Jenkins has no retirement plans

Wales' Gethin Jenkins has no plans to retire after being awarded a testimonial year for the 2016-17 season with Cardiff Blues.

Glasgow Warriors loan Hugh Blake to Bay of Plenty Steamers

Hugh Blake leaves Glasgow Warriors to join Bay of Plenty Steamers in his New Zealand homeland after winning one Scotland cap.

Sale Sharks: Chairman Fran Cotton hopes to rebuild relationship with supporters

New Sale Sharks chairman Fran Cotton concedes they must work to restore their relationship with some fans.

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