Bristol to be Bears in Premiership

Bristol have rebranded themselves as Bristol Bears and incorporated the animal’s head onto their badge for their Premiership return.
The south-west outfit will ply their trade in England's top division next season after topping the Greene King IPA Championship table. It will not be a low-k read more...

Arscott delighted with Newcastle move

Tom Arscott says he is very happy to be back in England after signing for Newcastle Falcons from next season.
Englishman Arscott, who has played for Plymouth Albion, Bristol, Worcester Warriors, London Welsh, Sale Sharks and Yorkshire Carnegie during his career, arrives from Rouen for the 20 read more...

Simmonds treble boosts Exeter

Sam Simmonds' hat-trick helped secure Exeter a 45-5 win at bottom club London Irish to seal a top-two finish in the Aviva Premiership.
The Chiefs are firmly on course to finish the campaign at the top of the pile, but this victory against their relegation-haunted rivals at least booked them read more...

Worcester boss bemoans errors

Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons admits they were punished for their errors in Saturday's 30-15 defeat at Wasps.
The Warriors were second best in a number of areas at the Ricoh Arena, most notably at the breakdown where they conceded a hatful of turnovers. Dean Hammond and Josh Adam read more...

Foden delighted by derby success

Northampton winger Ben Foden feels his side have shown they can mix it with the best teams following their 27-21 win over Leicester.
The Saints have endured a miserable season so far which has already seen director of rugby Jim Mallinder lose his position at Franklin's Gardens. However North read more...

O’Connor frustrated by Tigers loss to Saints

Leicester coach Matt O'Connor was left frustrated after his side was beaten 27-21 by Northampton in the Aviva Premiership.
The Tigers are in a battle to secure fourth spot and a place in the play-offs but were unable to get over the line against their East Midlands rivals. Saints suffered a read more...

Richards hails resilient Falcons

Dean Richards says he was proud of the never-say-die attitude his Newcastle team showed in Friday's 35-30 win over Sale.
The Falcons moved into third place in the Aviva Premiership standings after surviving a late fightback from the Sharks, who had been 25-0 down before recovering to lead 27 read more...

Ulster part ways with Jackson and Olding

Ulster Rugby have confirmed Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have had their contracts terminated following an internal review.
The duo were acquitted of rape in March following a high-profile trial in Belfast but Ulster have still faced calls to part ways with both men due to other aspects of read more...

Robshaw looking to restore pride

Chris Robshaw says his Harlequins side are currently playing for pride after a poor season.
Quins have won just seven of their 19 games so far this term, a situation that has led the club to confirm coach John Kingston will leave The Stoop in the summer after 17 years on the coaching staff. read more...

Grabham forced to retire from rugby

Scarlets winger Tom Grabham has had to retire from rugby after unsuccessfully recovering from injury.
The 26-year-old only played once competitively for the club after making the move from fellow Welsh side Ospreys in 2017. That sole appearance came against Zerbe in September before the wing read more...