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Tim Swinson: Glasgow Warriors lock signs new deal until 2020

Experienced Scotland lock Tim Swinson signs a new deal to stay at Glasgow Warriors until May 2020.

Sam Warburton: Wales captain close to stepping down

Sam Warburton is close to stepping down as Wales captain after six years in the role.

Owen Williams: Leicester fly-half to join Gloucester for 2017/18

Gloucester sign fly-half Owen Williams from Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers for next season.

Rugby-England's Marler set to miss start of Six Nations with leg injury

Jan 11 (Reuters) - England prop Joe Marler is set to miss the start of Six Nations next month after injuring his leg playing for Harlequins, the Premiership club said on Wednesday.

Marler a doubt for Six Nations after fracturing leg

England prop Joe Marler fractures his lower leg and is set to miss the start of the Six Nations in February.

Sam Underhill: Bath set to sign Ospreys openside flanker at end of season

Premiership club Bath are set to sign England-qualified openside flanker Sam Underhill from Welsh region Ospreys.

Saracens' Brad Barritt suspended for dangerous tackle but Richard Barrington cleared

Saracens captain Brad Barritt is suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle on Exeter's Geoff Parling.

George Ford: Sale Sharks waiting on Bath and England fly-half over move

Sale boss Steve Diamond says they are yet to speak to England and Bath fly-half George Ford over a potential move.

Why Matt is a must for Vern’s Six Nations squad

Matt Scott has been Gloucester's find of the season with 11 tries so far. Is he due a Scotland recall? Gav Harper investigates. The post Why Matt is a must for Vern’s Six Nations squad appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Ulster's Chris Henry signs new two-year contract

Back-row forward Chris Henry signs a new two-year contract which keeps him at Ulster until June 2019.

Dave Pearson: Rugby players 'need more protection', says ex-referee

Former referee Dave Pearson defends World Rugby's new tackle sanctions, saying modern players are in increasing need of protection.

Fraser Balmain: Gloucester secure Leicester prop's signature from 2017-18 season

Leicester Tigers prop Fraser Balmain agrees a deal to join Gloucester next season.

Eddie Jones and Ben Ryan win Rugby Union Writers' Club awards

England head coach Eddie Jones wins the Rugby Union Writers' Club Pat Marshall Memorial Award, while Ben Ryan is also honoured.

Referee Nigel Owens urges 'empathy' over new rules

World Cup final referee Nigel Owens urges "empathy" from fellow officials over new rules for high tackles after weekend controversy.

Priestland did not consider Wales rules before re-signing

Rhys Priestland says Wales' wildcard selection rules played no part in his decision to sign a new contract with Bath.

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