Edinburgh back to full strength ahead of Scarlets visit

Edinburgh Rugby have welcomed the return of nine front-line Scotland internationalists for this Friday’s PRO12 clash with Scarlets at Murrayfield Stadium (kick-off 7.35pm). The players returned to training at the…

Cardiff Blues second row forward James Down has recovered from a fracture dislocation of his ankle to make his first start since Racing Metro in November. The Blues also welcome…

Brian O’Driscoll will make his first appearance for Leinster after making significant progress in recent weeks following injury and he will partner fellow Ireland international Fergus McFadden at centre for…

Leinster Rugby is delighted to announce the arrival of New Zealand World Cup winning second row Brad Thorn on a three month contract. Mosgiel born Thorn, 37, arrived in Dublin…

International wing Tommy Bowe will return to play in Ireland with Ulster next season until 2015. Following agreement from his current club Ospreys, Bowe has been given early release from…

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CARDIFF BLUES’ South Africa-born back-rower Andries Pretorius qualifies for Wales on residency this summer, but here are a few facts about him you probably don’t know… 1. He’s currently reading…

Leinster names strong squad against Glasgow

Isa Nacewa, who has now scored 105 points in 12 PRO12 games so far this season, continues in the back three alongside Fionn Carr and David Kearney, with Brendan Macken…

More than three months after injuring a shoulder, Nick Williams is ready to come back in the starting lineup named by Aironi to face Newport-Gwent Dragons on Sunday afternoon in…

Newcastle Falcons have completed a transfer deadline day swoop for Ospreys second-rower James Goode and experienced No.8 Adam Balding on loan until the end of the season. Goode, 29, who…