Northampton confirm 10 departures

Northampton confirm 10 departures

28th May 2015, 12:00pm

Aviva Premiership club Northampton have confirmed the departures of 10 players from their squad this summer.

Ashley Smith forced to retire

Ashley Smith forced to retire

28th May 2015, 7:43am

Newport Gwent Dragons centre Ashley Smith has been forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect at the age of 28.

Morgan handed Wales chance

Morgan handed Wales chance

28th May 2015, 7:43am

Wales have confirmed that Newport Gwent Dragons centre Tyler Morgan will be part of their World Cup training squad.

Protheroe earns Gloucester deal

Protheroe earns Gloucester deal

28th May 2015, 7:43am

Teenage prospect Mat Protheroe has signed a senior contract at Gloucester.

Worcester back in top-flight

Worcester back in top-flight

27th May 2015, 9:44pm

Worcester secured a quickfire Aviva Premiership return after a remarkable climax to the Championship final against Bristol.

Relief for Worcester and Ryan

Relief for Worcester and Ryan

27th May 2015, 10:46pm

Dean Ryan was both relieved and elated after seeing Worcester secure a spectacular return to the Aviva Premiership.

Hartley banned for four weeks

Hartley banned for four weeks

27th May 2015, 9:37pm

Dylan Hartley's World Cup hopes are under severe threat after the England hooker was hit with a four-week ban.

Relaxed approach for Bath

Relaxed approach for Bath

27th May 2015, 3:00pm

Peter Stringer says Bath must adopt a business as usual approach when they contest the Aviva Premiership final against Saracens.

Chris Henry makes Ireland return

Chris Henry makes Ireland return

27th May 2015, 2:00pm

Chris Henry will make his first appearance for Ireland since suffering a mini-stroke when they face the Barbarians.

Schmidt surprised by O'Connor exit

Schmidt surprised by O'Connor exit

27th May 2015, 2:00pm

Joe Schmidt has denied Ireland's bosses had any involvement in the sacking of Leinster coach Matt O'Connor.

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