New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will spend part of his six-month sabbatical recovering from ankle surgery.
Bath have responded to speculation over Gary Gold's departure by declaring it was made due to a disagreement over his role.
Worcester's Jeremy Su'a scored after 19 seconds but that still was not enough for the Warriors as they fell 33-25 to Biarritz.
London Irish have announced that a consortium of London-based Irish businessmen has completed a takeover of the club.
A new domestic rugby championship will be introduced in Australia next year.
Gregor Townsend has called for a far more clinical display from his Glasgow side when they face Cardiff in the second part of their Heineken Cup double-header.
The Rugby Football Union is confident European competition can be salvaged for next season.
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has agreed a new two-year contract that ties him to Munster until June 2016.
A truly gorgeous sunset managed to completely overshadow a top rugby match at the weekend.
Any culture of pressurising players into toughing out potential concussions must be stamped out of rugby, says an IRFU medic.
Wing Martyn Thomas scored tries in both halves as Gloucester beat Edinburgh 23-12 in their Heineken Cup clash at Murrayfield.
Round-up: Connacht produced one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Heineken Cup with a 16-14 win in Toulouse.
Simon Amor's England settled for a consolation prize with a victory in the bowl final at the IRB Rugby Sevens World Series in Port Elizabeth.
London Irish came out on top 24-13 against Stade Francais in the battle of the Pool Five heavyweights at the Madejski Stadium.
Munster moved to the top of Heineken Cup Pool 6 as they swept past a weakened Perpignan team 36-8 at Thomond Park.
Ospreys crashed to a third straight Heineken Cup defeat despite a fiercely-competitive performance against Castres.