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Rugby's concussion reviews are ‘not fit for purpose’, says brain expert

<b>Rugby's concussion reviews are 'not fit for purpose' and the sport is becoming 'unplayable', according to a leading concussion expert.</b><p>Dr Willie Stewart, of World Rugby's Independent Concussion Advisory Group, says the governing body's attempts to tackle the issues around brain injuries have had …

World Rugby

Jerome Kaino: New Zealand flanker likely to be fit for Lions tour, despite knee injury

<b>New Zealand flanker Jerome Kaino is likely to be fit for the British and Irish Lions series in June despite needing an operation on a knee injury.</b><p>The 34-year-old will have surgery on a meniscus tear he sustained for Auckland Blues in Super Rugby two weeks ago.<p>But Blues assistant coach Steve Jackson …

New Zealand

Premiership: Promotion and relegation between top tiers to continue in English rugby

<b>Promotion and relegation between the top tiers of English rugby will continue for the foreseeable future, the head of Premiership Rugby says.</b><p>There were discussions in 2015 over creating a ring-fenced 14-team league, but this plan has now been shelved.<p>"What is most important for us is the energy …

Exeter Chiefs

Championship play-offs: Doncaster Knights and Ealing Trailfinders do not want promotion

<b>Neither Doncaster Knights nor Ealing Trailfinders will accept promotion to the Premiership if they win this season's Championship play-offs.</b><p>But the other clubs in the play-offs, London Irish and Yorkshire Carnegie, would do so.<p>Irish and Carnegie have met the Rugby Football Union's minimum standards …

Doncaster

This England star should be a surprise British Irish Lions selection - Martin Johnson

Daly made his name as a centre for Wasps but has only started there once for England, with Eddie Jones having deployed him as a winger since November …

Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones Trials New-Look Centre Partnership In England Training

<b>England head coach Eddie Jones promised changes for the Six Nations clash with Italy next weekend, and it appears as though he may be making good on</b> …

The Already Injured Six Nations XV

<b>1. Mako Vunipola (England)</b><p>Mako Vunipola has not featured for either England or Saracens since suffering a knee injury last December. Although he …

Six Nations: Anthony Watson included in 25-man England training camp

<b>Anthony Watson has been included in England's 25-man training squad for their Six Nations game against Italy on 26 February.</b><p>The Bath winger, 22, missed matches against France and Wales after injuring his hamstring in January.<p>Head coach Eddie Jones said on Sunday that he was "confident" Watson would …

Leicester Tigers

Eddie Jones claims he 'got the finger' from Welsh fans but knew England wouldn't lose because 'we're a fitter team'

Eddie Jones has alleged Welsh supporters unleashed a barrage of abuse at his England squad during its drive to the Principality Stadium.<p>And the Red …

The Rugby Debate: The Six Nations should be a five-week tournament, not spread out over seven

<b>Hello and welcome to 'The Rugby Debate', a weekly series in which our rugby writers get their biggest grievances about the game off their chests and invite you to wade in too. This week, Giles Mole...</b><p>In January, we ran a story reporting how England's leading clubs have put forward a proposal for …

Rugby World Cup

Golden age of darts in the right place to capture millennial generation 

Darts people are fond of numbers, and here are some figures causing them to bellow “one-hundred-and-eiiiiiiighty” with giddy abandon. Barry Hearn to throw first:<p>“When we started the Premier League in 2005, we were in 800-seater rooms,” says the PDC chairman about the Thursday night tournament. “Now …

Six Nations: England boss Eddie Jones says 'no more get-out-of-jail-free cards'

<b>Head coach Eddie Jones said England had used up all of their "get-out-of-jail-free cards", after Elliot Daly's 76th-minute try secured a 21-16 Six Nations victory over Wales in Cardiff.</b><p>That followed a 19-16 win over France in their opening match, when the winning try came in the 71st minute.<p>"We …

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones picks England team to face Wales in Six Nations - Itoje, Hughes and Clifford 'rookie' back row

• Clifford comes in for Wood. Nowell for May<br>• Wales will name their line-up at 1am<br>• England are going for their 16th Test win in a row<br>• Jones must decide about roof by 10.40am Friday<p>England will enter a hostile Principality Stadium with a rookie back row after naming Jack Clifford in place of Tom Wood for …

Eddie Jones

German rugby breaking new ground

Throughout Germany, soccer is all-encompassing. But in the town of Heidelberg, nestled between round-ball strongholds Stuttgart and Frankfurt, a …

Wales flanker Ross Moriarty desperate to face former England Under-20 team-mates in Six Nations

Should Ross Moriarty be sacrificed in Wales starting XV against England to accommodate the fit again Taulupe Faletau then perspective will be close to hand for the Gloucester back row.<p>Tattooed on his bicep is an excerpt from <i>The Indispensable Man</i> by Saxon White Kessinger that reads: “Do just the …

Dan Biggar

Tom Varndell: Bristol winger extends deal with Premiership club

<b>The Premiership's joint-record try scorer Tom Varndell has signed a new contract with Bristol until the end of the 2017-18 season.</b><p>The 31-year-old winger, who equalled Mark Cueto's 90 Premiership tries on 1 January, joined the club in 2015.<p>He has crossed 26 times in 37 appearances in all …

Leicester Tigers

England coach Eddie Jones is a character like Brian Clough, says Shaun Edwards

‘Ol’ Big Ead’ might not be the most inappropriate nickname for Eddie Jones but Shaun Edwards was being perfectly complimentary when likening the England coach to the legendary football manager.<p>Wales had remained silent at the start of the build-up to Saturday's Six Nations encounter as Jones raised …

Eddie Jones

Six Nations 2017: Eddie Jones's options to solve back-row crisis

Imagine if Wales were stripped of Taulupe Faletua, Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric. Or Ireland without Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony.<p>Losing one of those world-class players is bad enough, but all three? This is the prospect facing Eddie Jones with the news Tom Wood is a major …

Eddie Jones

Six Nations: Will Georgia always be on the outside looking in?

<b>Worcester Warriors are the epitome of a modern, professional rugby union club.</b><p>In a purpose built stadium, near a motorway, players from a dozen different nations train on an artificial pitch so new it uses the very latest organic infill (carbon neutral, derived from defibration of woody plants, …

New Zealand

Why sexism in rugby is completely unacceptable

On Sunday night after Wales eventually disposed of Italy in suitable style I was looking forward to kicking back with a cuppa and watching the Scrum …

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has no worries about All Blacks bug drama

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika defuses bugging controversy by shrugging off suggestions Australian Rugby deserves an apology.<p>Wallabies coach Michael …

New Zealand

MVG: Taylor too old for darts

World No 1 Michael van Gerwen claims 16-time world champion Phil Taylor is too old to play darts and "should have retired two years ago".

Soccer

RFU Championship: What next for English rugby's troubled second tier?

<b>Clubs liquidated and expelled, others forced to sell their assets to complete the season and a muddled system for promotion.</b><p>English rugby's Championship appears a troubled place, one level below the promised land of the Premiership.<p>Events at London Welsh - a professional club which now ceases to …

Rugby Union

Underhill 'exciting addition' for Bath

Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder is looking forward to working with "exciting addition" Sam Underhill.<p>English-qualified flanker Underhill, 20, will join the Blue, Black and Whites next season after agreeing a move from Ospreys on a three-year deal.<p>"He's known for his leadership as well," …

Pro12

England wing Nowell loses rat-tail after pact

England wing Jack Nowell has his rat-tail cut off by Exeter team-mate Henry Slade following a pact with another of his Chiefs' team-mates, Matt Jess.<p>Nowell and Jess both said they would shave their beards once they had recovered from their long-term injuries, but Nowell decided it was time to lose …

Beards

Six Nations 2017: England winger Jonny May says he's 'getting quicker'

<b>England winger Jonny May believes he is faster than ever after recovering from a career-threatening knee injury.</b><p>May, 26, who starts on the left wing as England host France in their Six Nations opener on Saturday (16:50 GMT), was out for nine months after tearing cruciate ligaments in December …

Rugby Union

England's stellar 2016 Grand Slam

With the 2017 Six Nations upon us we take a look back at how England completed the Grand Slam in the 2016 tournament.<p><b>WATCH MORE:</b> 2016 Six nations tries of the tournament<p>Follow the Six Nations across the BBC.<p><i>Available to UK users only.</i>

Six Nations Championship

Anglo-Welsh Cup: Saracens face Leicester and Exeter host Harlequins in semi-finals

<b>Reigning champions Saracens will host Leicester, with Exeter at home to Harlequins in an all-Premiership semi-final line-up in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.</b><p>Sarries beat Tigers in the final round of pool matches, and will play Aaron Mauger's side at Allianz Park again.<p>Quins, seventh in the top-flight, go to …

English Rugby

Six Nations: Are Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell the new Ferguson and Keane?

<b>Eddie Jones is a lucky coach.</b><p>He is lucky with the talent he has in key positions, he is lucky with the funds and facilities created for him and he is lucky that no other nation save New Zealand has the same strength in depth sitting on their replacements' bench.<p>But there is nothing lucky at all …

Alex Ferguson