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Wilson embraces Falcons-Irish showdown

Back row Mark Wilson says Newcastle Falcons are relishing Sunday's bottom-of-the-table battle with London Irish.

De Villiers to leave Tigers in summer

Ex-South Africa captain Jean De Villers is set to leave Leicester when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Exiles livelihoods on line - Cowan

London Irish's Blair Cowan says "livelihoods, reputations and families" are at stake in their Premiership survival bid.

Saracens game 'do or die' for Quins

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea says his side's Premiership season hinges on Saturday's clash with Saracens.

Bath captain Hooper retires from rugby

Bath captain Stuart Hooper, 34, retires from rugby with immediate effect because of a back injury.

Williams glad for Jersey 'prop school'

Exeter Chiefs' Harry Williams says spending a season with Jersey's "prop school" has helped him progress.

Henry left out of Ireland squad camp

Chris Henry is not included in a 44-man Ireland squad which will meet for a pre-South Africa tour camp this weekend.

Glasgow 'have belief' for title tilt

Assistant coach Kenny Murray insists Glasgow have a 'great desire and passion' to reach a third straight Pro12 final.

Bath's Watson handed two-week ban

Bath and England full-back Anthony Watson is banned for two weeks after admitting two RFU charges in the loss to Saracens.

Scarlets eye Crusaders wing McNicholl

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac says Crusaders wing Johnny McNicholl is among the players they are interested in signing.

Irish to 'play with freedom' at Falcons

London Irish must "play with freedom" in their crucial Premiership game at Newcastle, says assistant coach Clark Laidlaw.

Scarlet Davies approached over Olympics

Scarlets flanker James Davies approached over availability for GB seven team at Rio Olympics, says coach Wayne Pivac.

Springboks name Coetzee as head coach

South Africa appoint former assistant coach Allister Coetzee as head coach, succeeding Heyneke Meyer who resigned in December.

Worcester scrum-half Bruzulier to leave

Worcester Warriors' trophy-winning scrum-half JB Bruzulier is to leave Sixways to return to French rugby with Nevers.

Bath full-back Watson faces RFU charges

Bath and England full-back Anthony Watson faces two Rugby Football Union charges after being sent off against Saracens.

Tipuric out of Wales' New Zealand tour

Justin Tipuric is ruled out of Wales' tour to New Zealand after being advised to take a prolonged break following concussion.

Paice confident for Newcastle test

London Irish hooker David Paice feels the Premiership fixture at Newcastle could be the "biggest in the club's history".

Halfpenny could miss rest of season

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is unlikely to play for Toulon this season according to reports in France.

Zebre 14-43 Glasgow

A second half blitz brought 36 unanswered points for the Scotstoun men, John Anderson reports. The post Zebre 14-43 Glasgow appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Racing 92 19-16 Toulon

Racing 92 will meet Leicester in the Champions Cup semi-finals after ending Toulon's three-year reign with a 19-16 win.

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