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Bath will be without back-row Leroy Houston until November 4 after he was suspended for a dangerous tackle against Wasps on Sunday.
Saturday 4 October was a seminal moment in Irish rugby because it heralded the coming of age of Anthony Foley as a professional coach.
Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna is looking to end his push to play for New Zealand and instead represent Tonga in November and the RWC.
The European Challenge Cup will kick-off on Thursday as one of 20 teams look to get their hands on the new trophy at the Stoop in May.
The match officials for this week’s action have been confirmed, with Craig Joubert refereeing the Wallabies versus All Blacks showdown.
Leicester Tigers will be without prop Logovi’i Mulipola for six to eight weeks after the Samoan had surgery on an Achilles injury.
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Cardiff Blues director of rugby Mark Hammett has urged his players to match the intensity Grenoble will bring in Saturday’s pool opener.
Exeter Chiefs duo Fetu’u Vainikolo and Elvis Taione have been named in Tonga’s squad for the end-of-year tour to Asia and Europe.
Prop Siate Tokolahi from Canterbury and Hawke’s Bay lock Michael Allardice have signed with the Chiefs for Super Rugby 2015.
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen didn’t hold back on his players in the first training session ahead of this weekend’s Test match.
New Zealand Sevens head coach Gordon Tietjens admits that a lot of work is required for his side to retain their World Series title.
Racing Métro inside centre Jamie Roberts has admitted to being "baffled" by reports in France suggesting that he is set for a return home.
Wales centre Jamie Roberts and flanker Dan Lydiate are set to return to Wales from Racing Métro, according to French media reports.
Prop Kieran Longbottom sustained a foot injury playing for Saracens in their Premiership fixture at home to Gloucester on Saturday.
Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage’s move back to the Premiership with Bath is now off according to head coach Mike Ford.
Ospreys coach Steve Tandy played down his side’s winning start to the PRO12 as they head into their European opener against Treviso.
Leinster and Ireland will be without tighthead prop Marty Moore for twelve weeks due to a shoulder injury, Leo Cullen has confirmed.
Leinster boss Matt O’Connor believes his side’s win over Zebre has helped them make up for an indifferent start to the season.
Recalled Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper has said the All Blacks are "beatable" if his team-mates can get their attitudes right.