The RFU will award professional player contracts for the 15-a-side women's game for the first time next season.
Team GB women's sevens fly-half Emily Scott is going to the Olympics after starting her career with a local boy's team.
Premiership and European Champions Cup winners Saracens appoint centre Brad Barritt as captain, replacing Alistair Hargreaves.
Captain Tom Wood, flanker Teimana Harrison and prop Paul Hill are among six players to sign new deals with Northampton.
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.
London Irish and Samoa back row Ofisa Treviranus extends his contract with the Championship club by two years.
Leicester hooker Tom Youngs sets his sights on an England recall, despite admitting he doubted himself after back surgery.
Wales prop Paul James agrees a contract extension to keep him at Ospreys until the end of the 2017-18 season.
Worcester Warriors head coach Carl Hogg admits it is "essential" they become a force on their new artificial pitch.
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.
World Cup winner Emily Scarratt is in Team GB's 12-strong Olympic rugby sevens squad with Mark Bennett making the men's team.
Former Wales dual code international Rowland Phillips is appointed full-time head coach of Wales Women, succeeding Rhys Edwards.
England hooker Tom Youngs is named Leicester Tigers club captain for the 2016-17 season, replacing Ed Slater.
Great Britain Royals win in the final Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series event in the build-up to the Olympics.
Welsh Rugby Union boss Gareth Davies says a Six Nations revamp is "up for grabs" with the game "unsustainable" at global level.
Wales prop Tomas Francis joins team-mates Luke Cowan-Dickie, Henry Slade and Jack Nowell in extending his contract with Exeter Chiefs.
Wales Sevens wing Luke Morgan's dream of a GB place at the Rio Olympics are dashed by a knee injury.
Wales' Gethin Jenkins has no plans to retire after being awarded a testimonial year for the 2016-17 season with Cardiff Blues.
Hugh Blake leaves Glasgow Warriors to join Bay of Plenty Steamers in his New Zealand homeland after winning one Scotland cap.
New Sale Sharks chairman Fran Cotton concedes they must work to restore their relationship with some fans.