Sep 7, 2008: Northampton boss Jim Mallinder had no regrets about not starting with Dylan Hartley after the England squad hooker came off the bench to score the try which inspired his side to their 21-13 Guinness Premiership victory over Worcester Warriors.
Sep 7, 2008: RugbyWA has strongly refutes claims by a New Zealand newspaper that the club is facing a player revolt.
Sep 4, 2008: It happened on a quiet Tuesday afternoon in mid-August - but Bristol boss Richard Hill has already made a potentially telling observation about this season.
Aug 30, 2008: The three pre-season friendlies between Magners League and Guinness Premiership teams last night all went the way of the Celts
Aug 25, 2008: The WRU has confirmed it is in discussion with the RFU about proposals for new, Anglo-Welsh cup competitions including one which would feature Premiership clubs from Wales.
Aug 17, 2008: Northampton Saints narrowly lost their first pre-season match of the season to Clermont Auvergne by 14 points to 5.
Aug 16, 2008: The first round of the 2008 Middlesex Sevens saw success for several Guinness Premiership sides and the Army, but a tough learning curve for the Welsh entrants.
Aug 9, 2008: Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder says that expectations have to be realistic as to the Saints' chances in the Guinness Premiership this coming season.
Jul 31, 2008: Northampton Saints today announced that Bruce Reihana has been named as captain for the 2008/09 season.
Jun 26, 2008: Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has penned a new three-year deal which will keep him with the Saints until 2011.
Jun 20, 2008: Newly-promoted Northampton have signed hooker Stuart Friswell ahead of their Guinness Premiership return.
Jun 17, 2008: Super 14 outfit Western Force will face Guinness Premiership quartet Newcastle Falcons, Saracens, Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers as part of a five-week development tour in August, the Australian side have announced.
Jun 13, 2008: Northampton Saints have bolstered their squad further ahead of their return to the Guinness Premiership with the signing of former England Under-21 captain Christian Day.
Jun 10, 2008: New Northampton Saints forward Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe has announced his retirement from international rugby to concentrate on his club.
May 29, 2008: Dylan Hartley has been given a ringing endorsement of his England credentials ahead of Sunday's clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.
May 28, 2008: Western Force chief executive Greg Harris is hoping to retain the services of star player Matt Giteau depsite the reported collapse of key player payments from sponsor Firepower.
May 22, 2008: Former Scotland and Lions prop Tom Smith has signed a contract extension with Guinness Premiership club Northampton.
May 19, 2008: Four former Heineken Cup champions - Munster, Toulouse, Leicester Tigers and London Wasps - along with two-times finalists Stade Francais Paris have all booked their places in next season's Heineken Cup and will take up five of the six Tier 1 sides
May 14, 2008: Dylan Hartley, the New Zealand-born hooker called up to play for England against the All Blacks, appears to have his playing career back on track after intervention by a forensic psychiatrist.
May 13, 2008: Martin Johnson insists Northampton's uncapped hooker Dylan Hartley is ready to swap the Cornish All Blacks for the real thing after being selected for England's summer tour to New Zealand.