Japan police warned fans 'will drink a lot' at World Cup
Organisers have urged Japanese police to take a 'light touch' on fans who have a culture of drinking heavily but not offering any intimidation.
Springboks' Schalk Burger to leave Saracens after season
Former South Africa and Stormers forward Schalk Burger will be leaving English club Saracens at the end of the Premiership season, the club announced on Wednesday.
Sale Sharks sign Springboks Du Preez, Van der Merwe
English Premiership side Sale Sharks announced the capture of Springboks flyhalf Robert du Preez and hooker Akker van der Merwe.
Wasps announce signing of All Black Fekitoa
Wasps have announced the signing of former New Zealand international Malakai Fekitoa from French club Toulon.
Wasps' Hughes to join Bristol; Le Roux also set to leave
England international Nathan Hughes will join Bristol Bears from Wasps at the end of the season while South Africa fullback Willie Le Roux is also set to leave the club.
Underhill out of Six Nations for England
Sam Underhill will miss England's Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery, Bath Rugby has announced.
De Klerk extends Sale stay until 2023
Springboks scrum-half Faf de Klerk has extended his contact with Sale Sharks until 2023, the Premiership side announced Monday.
Harlequins suspend Ward for Wasps stamp
Harlequins have suspended Dave Ward for one game after the hooker was shown a yellow card for stamping on Wasps' Thomas Young at Twickenham on Saturday.
Leicester appoint caretaker boss Murphy
Leicester Tigers have appointed caretaker boss Geordan Murphy as their new head coach, despite a run of eight defeats in a row.
Injured Itoje expected to be fit for Six Nations
Maro Itoje is expected to be fit for the start of the Six Nations in February after Saracens' director of rugby Mark McCall said the England forward does not need surgery to repair a knee injury.
Premiership ring-fencing 'wishful thinking' - RFU
A Premiership club will be relegated this season after RFU chief executive Nigel Melville branded the idea of ring-fencing English rugby's top flight as "wishful thinking".
Scotland star Hogg quits Glasgow for Exeter
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
RFU announce in-season breaks from 2019-20
The Premiership final will be played in late June from the 2019-20 season, in one of a number of changes to English rugby's structure announced Tuesday at Twickenham.
England and Exeter forward Waldrom retires
Former England and Exeter Chiefs forward Thomas Waldrom has retired from rugby.
Wade quits rugby to pursue NFL - sources
Wasps winger Christian Wade is understood to have quit rugby in order to pursue a career in the NFL.
England lock Lawes extends Saints deal
England lock Courtney Lawes has extended his contract with Northampton Saints until 2021.
Yarde, May injuries deepen England concerns
England wing Marland Yarde is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after dislocating his kneecap in Sale's win against Newcastle over the weekend.
Dropped Cipriani named Player of the Month
Danny Cipriani has been named the Premiership's Player of the Month, despite being dropped by England coach Eddie Jones because of form.
Warriors reveal financial takeover, Sixways plan
English Premiership club Worcester Warriors announced on Monday that they had been taken over by a consortium led by finance specialist Errol Pope
Tuilagi, Youngs pull out of England squad
Leicester pair Manu Tuilagi and Ben Youngs have pulled out of the latest England training camp after sustaining injuries in Premiership action, the Rugby Football Union has confirmed.
Wigglesworth breaks Prem appearance record
Richard Wigglesworth broke the all-time Premiership appearance record in Saracens' home victory over Gloucester on Sunday.
Leicester's Spencer hit with ban for dangerous tackle
Leicester Tigers second row Will Spencer has been banned for four weeks after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle against Wasps.
England's Shields out with broken cheekbone
Wasps have confirmed England flanker Brad Shields suffered a broken cheekbone during his Premiership debut against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.
England's Shields to make Prem debut
England international Brad Shields will make his Premiership debut for Wasps this weekend.
Premiership considering £275m CVC takeover
Premiership Rugby responded to media reports of a potential takeover by financial equity firm CVC on Wednesday by saying they were considering various options for growth but no decision was imminent.
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