Fit-again Niamh Briggs will captain hosts Ireland at next month's Women's World Cup as coach Tom Tierney names a 28-woman squad. ... > read more

The decision not to renew contracts for world champions England's 15-a-side women's team is a backward step, says former international Vicky MacQueen. ... > read more

Contracts for England women's XVs squad will not be renewed after the forthcoming Rugby World Cup despite the side being defending champions. ... > read more

Nigel Owens, who refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, says his struggle is far from over. ... > read more

Rucking and mauling take a backseat as the big cats of Leicester Tigers mix up pre-season training with some less than impressive diving and splashing at AquaPark Rutland. ... > read more

Newcastle Falcons fly-half Toby Flood says spells at Leicester Tigers and Toulouse developed him as a player. ... > read more

Wales' 2005 Grand Slam-winning coach Mike Ruddock backs Gavin Henson to be a success after joining Newport Gwent Dragons. ... > read more

Representatives from five sports meet to discuss a "unified approach" to the prevention and management of head injuries. ... > read more