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Pontypridd RFC launch appeal to fund £100k shortfall

Welsh Premiership club Pontypridd are hoping to raise £100,000 to solve a funding shortfall for the 2018-19 season. Club officials confirmed the figure at an extraordinary general meeting…

Premiership: Bath v Newcastle Falcons

Bath include winger Joe Cokanasiga after his release from England’s Six Nations squad as they host Newcastle. Hooker Tom Dunn will make his 100th appearance, while Jamie Roberts…

Six Nations 2019: Fly-half Johnny Sexton to be fit for Italy game

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton is expected to be fully fit in time to face Italy on 24 February. The fly-half was taken off in the first half of…

Premiership: Harlequins v Worcester Warriors

Harlequins have all their England players available for the home clash with Worcester at The Stoop. Following his release from Eddie Jones’ squad, full-back Mike Brown joins scrum-half…

Derek McInnes, Steven Gerrard & Steve Clarke have say on artificial pitch debate

A players’ union survey calling for artificial pitches to be banned in the Scottish top flight only matters if it leads to action, says Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes….

Derek McInnes, Steven Gerrard & Steve Clarke have say on artificial pitch debate

A players’ union survey calling for artificial pitches to be banned in the Scottish top flight only matters if it leads to action, says Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes….

Premiership: Saracens v Leicester Tigers

Prop Richard Barrington will make his 100th appearance for Saracens when they host Leicester in the Premiership. Sarries have experienced number eight Jackson Wray back, while Brad Barritt…

Leigh Halfpenny: Concussion setback for Wales and Scarlets full-back

Full-back Leigh Halfpenny will miss Scarlets’ Pro14 match at Benetton on Saturday after suffering a setback in his return from concussion, which could affect his hopes of playing…

Premiership: Northampton Saints v Sale Sharks

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar returns to the Northampton line-up for their Premiership clash with Sale. Biggar will partner scrum-half Cobus Reinach, with Piers Francis lining up outside him…

FA Cup: Five fifth-round ties to look out for this weekend

Media playback is not supported on this device It’s FA Cup fifth-round weekend, with all eight ties played to a finish on the day after replays were abolished…

Unconditional uni offers don’t make us lazy, say teenagers

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North’s commentary skills and avoiding mind games – Hadleigh Parkes column

In the third of his Six Nations columns, Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes talks about George North’s commentary skills, sightseeing in Rome and the match against England. You always…

Six Nations: Wales cannot rely on Scotland or Italy in title bid if they lose to England – Jenkins

Media playback is not supported on this device Neil Jenkins says Wales cannot rely on Scotland – or Italy – to help them win the 2019 Six Nations…

Northampton Saints sign All Blacks prop Franks

Northampton have signed New Zealand front-rower Owen Franks, who will join from Kiwi club Crusaders in the summer. The double World Cup winner, 31, is the All Blacks’…

Premiership: Bristol Bears v Wasps

Bristol include fit-again Siale Piutau and Alapati Leiua in their starting XV. Full-back Luke Daniels makes his first Premiership start since the opening day of the season, while…

Scotland’s Huw Jones ‘unlikely to play’ again in Six Nations 2019 after injury

Glasgow Warriors centre Huw Jones is likely to miss the rest of Scotland’s Six Nations campaign. It follows news that club-mate Stuart Hogg is struggling to be involved…

Premiership: Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs

Exeter select Ian Whitten and Sam Hill in midfield and Phil Dollman at full-back for the visit of Gloucester. Wales tight-head Tomos Francis plays, having been rested for…

Super League: ‘Ground-breaking’ learning disability rugby league launched – BBC Sport

Super League has launched a pioneering learning disability rugby league category, becoming the first professional sports brand to give its name to such a competition. Wigan Warriors and…

Does England’s kicking success prove Eddie Jones is a step ahead of the game?

Huawei: New Zealand needs us like rugby needs the All Blacks

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England release four players from training squad

England have released Dan Cole, Dan Robson, Joe Cokanasiga and Mike Brown to play for their clubs this weekend. Cole is the only player of that quartet to…

Hawick digital rugby heritage archive drives forward

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Hawick digital rugby heritage archive drives forward

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England v Barbarians: Women’s teams to face each other for first time at Twickenham

England Women will play the Barbarians for the first time at Twickenham this summer. The Red Roses will kick-off before the men’s side in an historic double-header on…