England fly-half Owen Farrell is ruled out of the entire Six Nations with a knee injury.
David Denton and Sean Maitland will miss Scotland's opening Six Nations match against France through injury.
Ireland's management are now optimistic Conor Murray and Eoin Reddan will be fit for the Six Nations opener against Italy.
A Scottish international rugby player is found guilty of punching a fellow player in a fast food shop in Glasgow while dressed as Batman.
Rugby fans are urged to send in their Six Nations stories for a BBC documentary.
Niamh Briggs will captain Ireland in this year's Women's Six Nations Championship after Fiona Coghlan's retirement.
Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson has been cited for his tackle on Leinster's Dave Kearney in the European Champions Cup.
Harlequins prop Will Collier will miss the rest of the season after suffering knee ligament damage against Castres.
Hugh Blake urges Scotland fans to be "open-minded" after receiving a surprise call-up to the Six Nations squad.
Worcester Warriors backs coach Shane Howarth leaves after 18 months on Dean Ryan's backroom staff at Sixways.
Bath hand new contracts to hooker Tom Dunn and lock Charlie Ewels, who have both come through the club's academy.
Scotland back-rower Ally Hogg signs a new two-year contract with Premiership side Newcastle Falcons.
Ulster's Jonny Bell is to join Gloucester as defence coach next season, taking over from John Muggleton.
Bristol confirm long-serving hooker Ross Johnston is retiring from professional rugby through injury at the age of 28.
Leicester's Tom Croft and Northampton's Christian Day are included in England's training squad for the Six Nations.
Gary Street, who led the England Women's rugby team to World Cup glory in 2014, leaves his role as head coach.
Castres number eight Johnnie Beattie is added to the Scotland squad ahead of the Six Nations as nine players are injured.
Bath will "embrace" the challenge of facing three-time winners Leinster in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.
Adam Jones' omission from the Wales Six Nations squad was "shocking" and a "mistake", ex-Wales prop Peter Rogers says.
England wing Jack Nowell has hit peak form at the perfect time for the Six Nations, says Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter.
England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley says he is disappointed after being sin-binned against Racing Metro.
Saracens back row Will Fraser will miss the rest of the season after opting to have surgery on a back injury.
Champions Cup quarter-finalists Wasps sign New Zealand winger Frank Halai from Auckland Blues for next season.
Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says outgoing flanker Jamie Gibson still has a big part to play this season.
Bath, Northampton, Wasps and Saracens will all be away from home in the last eight of the European Champions Cup.
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Prop Adam Jones considers coaching - and playing without 'Uncle Alun' - after retiring from Wales duty.
Tom English hears of the childhood terror of Glasgow winger Tommy Seymour, and of his love for his club.
A Venezuelan rum magnate is using rugby to rehabilitate offenders, BBC Mundo's Daniel Pardo reports.
Vern Cotter has a specific style and his squad selection reflects his thinking, says Mike Blair.
BBC Sport will bring you live coverage of the Six Nations on BBC TV, radio and online.