Feb 11, 2013: Former England hooker Lee Mears has been forced to retire with immediate effect due to a heart condition, his club Bath have announed
Dec 21, 2012: Bath have given their fans an early Christmas present by extending the contracts of six of their players
Dec 7, 2012: London Irish player Chris Hala'Ufia is free to play in the Exiles' Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Gloucester on Saturday after he won his appeal against a five-week ban for a tip tackle
Jun 28, 2012: England duo Charlie Hodgson and Lee Mears have both announced their retirement from international rugby
England v Wales, Six Nations, February 25
Feb 20, 2012: Harlequins hooker Chris Brooker has been drafted into England's training squad ahead of their Six Nations showdown with Wales at Twickenham on Saturday
Jan 27, 2012: Former rugby league star Joel Tomkins has been handed his Saracens debut ahead of their Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Worcester on Sunday
Jan 6, 2012: Bath Rugby have bolstered their scrum-half resources with the signing of Warren Fury on a short-term deal
Heineken Cup rugby
Nov 21, 2011: Bath Rugby's director of rugby Sir Ian McGeechan will address the club's growing crisis in the hooker department sooner rather than later
Nov 16, 2011: Bath have suffered a massive blow ahead of their clash with Montpellier at the weekend with the news that hooker Lee Mears will be out for eight weeks
Jan 3, 2011: The latest round of Aviva Premiership action served up its usual mix of thrills and spills - but who did enough to make our Team of the Week?
Jul 1, 2010: Former England lock Ben Kay believes Steve Borthwick will rise to the challenge of being dropped from Martin Johnson's latest elite squad
Jul 1, 2010: The axe is set to fall on Saracens lock Steve Borthwick when England manager Martin Johnson announces his elite squad on Thursday
Sharks 3-39 British & Irish Lions, Kings Park
Jun 10, 2009: British & Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan dispelled injury rumours over centre Jamie Roberts and No.8 Andy Powell
Feb 27, 2009: Banned England prop Matt Stevens looks likely to divert his intentions into a coffee shop that he is set to open with Bath and England team-mate Lee Mears
Jan 3, 2009: Northampton beat Bristol 30-8 in their Guinness Premiership clash at Franklin's Gardens
England v Australia
Nov 14, 2008: England hooker Lee Mears will face a familiar foe when he packs down against the Australian front row tomorrow
Oct 15, 2008: England hooker Lee Mears has agreed a new four-year contract with Guinness Premiership leaders Bath
Mar 5, 2008: England hooker Lee Mears has paid tribute to the 2003 World Cup winner whose Test career he could play a part in ending.
Apr 20, 2007: England international Lee Mears admits he is at a loss to explain Bath's latest push for European honours on the back of inconsistent Guinness Premiership form.
Feb 17, 2007: London Irish eased away from the danger zone at the bottom of the Premiership with a 15-7 victory over bath that they secured despite blowing a string of scoring chances.