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Premiership is set to expand to 14 clubs from 2022-23 season

The Premiership will expand to 14 clubs in a bid to improve the financial situation of clubs

Ofa Tuungafasi signs a new contract with New Zealand Rugby (NZR)

Ofa Tuungafasi becomes the first All Blacks to re-sign with NZR.

Northampton’s clash with Leicester game off due to Covid-19 cases

Northampton Saints' match against Leicester Tigers is the fifth Premiership fixture to be cancelled due to Covid-19

Harlequins vs Worcester Warriors game called off

Harlequins vs Worcester Warriors OFF after Covid-19 outbreak in squad

Sale rugby director Steve Diamond leaves Sale Sharks with immediate effect

Diamond’s shock departure comes just three games into the new Premiership season.

Scotland confirm fixtures against South Africa and Australia

A third opponent will be announced for 2021 in due course.

Salford appoint Richard Marshall as head coach

The 45-year-old has worked as assistant to both Kristian Woolf and Justin Holbrook at St Helens.

‘We feel we’re progressing’ – Ireland captain Johnny Sexton hits back at critics

Andy Farrell’s first year in the job was assessed as “an average return” by the IRFU.

Kevin Sinfield begins seven-marathon challenge for MND in support of Rob Burrow

The Leeds director of rugby is already well past his fundraising target of £77,777.

Billy Burns and James Lowe ruled out of Ireland’s clash with Scotland

The duo are struggling with groin problems ahead of the Autumn Nations Cup third-place play-off.

IRFU bosses feel Andy Farrell is ‘absolutely’ the right man to lead Ireland

Farrell’s tenure has come under scrutiny due to a series of inconsistent performances and results.

James Ryan claims Ireland are progressing despite poor display against Georgia

The Irish failed to impress as they set up a third-place play-off with Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup.

5 things we learned from the weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup action

England and France posted big wins to set up a Twickenham showdown.

Influence of Shaun Edwards means France will be tough opponents – Ben Youngs

England created the stage to avenge their only defeat of the year after dispatching Wales 24-13 at Parc y Scarlets.

Ireland confident Billy Burns can handle pressure of filling Johnny Sexton boots

Burns has been given an opportunity to stake a claim for the number 10 jersey against Georgia with Sexton out injured.

England see off Wales to reach Autumn Nations Cup final

Henry Slade and Mako Vunipola scored tries in a 24-13 win.

Ireland still among the world’s best, says Georgia captain Merab Sharikadze

The Irish have suffered a succession of defeats against elite opposition.

Ireland preparing for physical forward battle with Georgia

The Irish are heavy favourites to return to winning ways in the Autumn Nations Cup.

Kristian Woolf hails match-winner Jack Welsby as a future international

The St Helens centre scored a dramatic winning try in the Super League Grand Final against Wigan.

Jack Welsby snatches victory for St Helens in dramatic Grand Final climax

The scores were level at 4-4 heading into the final minute, but Wigan were beaten at the death.

Jonathan Joseph: England won’t fall into trap of underestimating wounded Wales

Wales lost six matches in a row before beating Georgia last weekend and Joseph fears reprisals against his England colleagues.

5 talking points ahead of Wales against England

Wales and England go head to head at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli.

George Ford back in England team for Wales clash

The fly-half made his comeback from an Achilles injury as a replacement in last weekend’s win over Ireland.

Stand-in captain James Ryan insists Ireland are close to world’s top teams

Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup loss to England was the latest in a string of defeats to higher-ranked sides for the Irish.

England weigh up Joe Marler decision as prop prepares for injury return

Marler has missed England’s last three matches with a knee injury.

Ben Flower ruled out of Super League Grand Final

The Wigan forward, sent off in the 2014 showpiece, misses out this time around with a leg injury.

Former France winger Christophe Dominici dies aged 48

Dominici was capped 65 times by France and starred in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Eric O’Sullivan called up by Ireland for Autumn Nations Cup game against Georgia

The Ulster player O’Sullivan has been drafted in after Ed Byrne sustained a calf problem.

Bath’s Beno Obano out to ‘change the perception’ of rugby union with documentary

Bath prop Beno Obano will explore race and class within rugby union as...

5 things we learned from this weekend’s Autumn Nations Cup

England on course to land inaugural Autumn Nations Cup title.