Jan 29, 2015: Bath back Sam Burgess is unfazed by the hype surrounding his conversion from rugby league and England Saxons debut, says Saxons coach Jon Callard.
Jan 29, 2015: Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson has been handed a three week ban for a dangerous tackle on Dave Kearney in the European Champions Cup match against Leinster on Saturday.
Jan 29, 2015: Sean O'Brien has been named to start in a strong Irish Wolfhounds side to face England Saxons in Dublin on Friday.
Jan 29, 2015: Newcastle Falcons tighthead prop Kieran Brookes has been called into the England squad for the Six Nations opener against Wales as cover for David Wilson.
Jan 29, 2015: Bath rugby league convert Sam Burgess will start at inside centre for England Saxons in their game against Irish Wolfhounds in Cork on Friday night.
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Jan 29, 2015: Bristol boss Andy Robinson has told winger Andy Short to stay away from the club for the rest of the season after he revealed he was joining promotion rivals Worcester Warriors at the end of the current campaign.
Jan 29, 2015: Munster's Ireland lock Dave Foley will miss the entire Six Nations with a wrist injury, the club have announced.
Jan 29, 2015: Toulon have issued a statement after their players Steffon Armitage and Xavier Chiocci were held in custody on suspicion of assault.
Jan 29, 2015: Former All Blacks scrum-half Brendon Leonard has joined Ospreys from Zebre, the Welsh region have announced.
Jan 29, 2015: For the first time, the Six Nations powers-that-be are set to consider bids from pay-television networks when the current deal expires in 2018.
Jan 29, 2015: England lock Geoff Parling will join Exeter Chiefs in the summer on a two-year deal, the Premiership club have announced.
Jan 29, 2015: Karmichael Hunt will play his first game in a Queensland Reds jumper having been named in a 28-man squad for the pre-season trial against Melbourne Rebels in Cairns on Saturday
Jan 29, 2015: Dan Carter will return from the reserves bench when the Crusaders face the Hurricanes in a pre-season trial in Eketahuna on Saturday
Jan 29, 2015: Highlanders captain Nasi Manu welcomes the extra defensive attention for Malakai Fekitoa, saying it frees up opportunities for the side's other backline stars
Jan 29, 2015: Wallabies back Rob Horne has spurned the advances of European rugby and re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union and NSW Waratahs until 2017
Jan 29, 2015: Sean McMahon commits his immediate future to Australian rugby, bucking the trend of players heading overseas for big-money deals by signing a two-year contract extension to 2017
Jan 29, 2015: The trophy has been returned and the memory of last year's dramatic final win put away until retirement; the Waratahs won't mention the words "title defence"
Jan 28, 2015: Sean O'Brien is on course to feature in the first half of Ireland's Six Nations title defence, according to coach Joe Schmidt, who also hopes Cian Healy will feature in the tournament
Jan 28, 2015: Former England and British and Irish Lions winger Mark Cueto will bring his 14-year playing career to an end this season
Jan 28, 2015: England captain Chris Robshaw has targeted a winning start against Wales in Cardiff and claims all of the team's attention is on their Six Nations opener alone