Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Sean O'Brien ruled out of Leinster's Pro12 semi-final


Sean O’Brien, who had been named among the substitutes for Leinster's clash against Scarlets, has been ruled out after suffering from a tightness in his calf. (Full story)

Titans add Tom Burns to Squad

Rotherham Titans have announced the addition of back rower Tom Burns to their squad ahead of the 2017/18 Championship season. (Read more)


Taute & Keatley extend Munster contracts, while Ryan and Saili depart

Munster Rugby can confirm that Ian Keatley and Jaco Taute have both signed contract extensions, while a number of players are set to depart the province at the end of the season, including Donnacha Ryan and Francis Saili. (Full story)

Crusaders take the win against Chiefs in Suva

Despite being outscored four tries to three the Crusaders made it 12 wins in a row with a hard fought 31-24 victory over the Chiefs in Fiji.

New Zealand Rugby is paying tribute to All Blacks Assistant Coach Wayne Smith, who has today announced he is stepping down from his All Blacks role. (Full story)

Jade Te Rure returns to Manawatu Turbos (Full story)

Brumbies team to face the Kings


Rebels team to face the Waratahs 


Toulon and Castres line-ups:

Ulster has decided not to sign injury-plagued Bulls loose forward Arno Botha.

The Irish province announced in January that Botha would be joining them after Super Rugby on a two-year deal but they have decided to cancel his contract following a knee injury Botha sustained last month.

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Glasgow Warriors wing Rory Hughes and London Irish full-back Greig Tonks have been named in the Scotland touring squad, stepping in for the injured Sean Maitland. (Full story) 

Lions Watch: Jason Robinson Scores Spectacular Try From 2001 Lions Tour 

EPCR will introduce key changes to the qualification format for the Champions Cup next season. (Full story)

Toulon prop Manasa Saulo has signed a two-year deal with Championship side London Irish. (Full story)

Union Bordeaux Begles vs RC Toulon : News Photo

Dwayne Sweeney returns to Waikato for 2017 Mitre 10 Cup (Full story)

Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have announced that JP Cooney, Shane Delahunt, Steve Crosbie and Tom Farrell have all signed new contracts for the 2017/18 season. (Full Story)

Wasps v Connacht Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup : News Photo

Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive of the RFU, has today informed the RFU Board of Directors, management and staff that he will retire at the end of the summer. (Full Story)

Sublime offload from Louis Picamoles

CA Brive has announced the signings of Félix Le Bourhis, Julien Brugnaut, James Johnston and Na'ama Leleimalefaga. (Full Story)

Toulouse v Racing 92 - Test match : News Photo

Charles Piutau ruled out of Barbarians tour following his ankle surgery. (Full Ulster Injury Report)

Ulster v Leinster - Guinness PRO12 Round 22 : News Photo

Top performing South Africans in France

With the mass influx of South Africans players to France, we have a look at what a Springbok team would look like if we picked the in-form players solely from the European Nation. (Full Story)

Simon Berghan pens new a two-year deal with Edinburgh (Full story)

Edinburgh Rugby v Timisoara Saracens - European Rugby Challenge Cup : News Photo

Worcester Warriors flanker Dewald Potgieter has signed a new undisclosed-length contract with the Premiership club. (Full story

Michael Leitch has confirmed that he will leave the Chiefs after this season with an eye towards joining Japanese side Sunwolves. (Full story)

Israel Dagg and Scott Barrett to miss Chiefs clash

Dagg will have to wait another week for his return, while lock Scott Barrett (knee and ankle) for at least three weeks. Full story here

Wales lock Jake Ball has become a doubt for their Tests against Tonga and Samoa after suffering a shoulder injury whilst playing for Scarlets. (Full story)

Scarlets have extended the contracts of Josh Macleod, 20, Tom Phillips, 21, and Tom Price, 24, and Steff Hughes, 23. (Full story)

Ben Te'o feeling at home with the Lions

Ireland name squad for USA & Japan Summer Tour

The squad contains 8 uncapped players - John Cooney, Dave Heffernan, Rory O'Loughlin, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, Rory Scannell, Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell.

Super Rugby Try of the Week Rd 12

Nottingham Rugby has confirmed the signing of Munster prop Rory Burke, on a one-year deal. (Full story)

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Doncaster Knights have announced the signing of Bedford Blues number eight Jason Hill. (Full story)

Watch: Uncapped Ireland Forward James Ryan Scores 50m Solo Try here

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Rotherham Titans have announced the addition of second rower Rob Louw to their squad ahead of the 2017/18 Championship season.

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