Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar admits it is disappointing that he has been forced to find a new club for the start of next season. The South African international has been at the Belfast-based outfit since 2010 and the province wanted to extend his stay. Read more
Leicester Tigers head coach Aaron Mauger warned his players that they must improve massively to salvage something for their season.
A 34-3 mauling at the hands of Racing 92 in France put paid to hopes of progressing in the European Champions Cup, leaving Leicester to focus on domestic matters. Read more
The NFL Divisional play-off round is set following four lacklustre games over the weekend, with the home team winning each one comfortably. The Green Bay Packers completed the field on Sunday with a 38-13 victory over the New York Giants at Lambeau Field. Read more
England head coach Eddie Jones will be sweating over the fitness of back-rower Billy Vunipola who could miss Saturday’s encounter with Fiji at Twickenham. The powerful number eight has been a key figure in the England pack, throughout their unbeaten season in 2016 so far. Read more
South Africa had won 11 of the last 12 Tests against England and were ahead early on, a Pat Lambie penalty and drop goal giving them a 6-0 lead in just seven minutes. However, from that point on, there was little doubt as to the eventual outcome as Twickenham cheered on four tries for the home side. Jonny May, Courtney Lawes, George Ford and Owen Farrell all crossed over while more points came from the boot of Farrell. Read more
Jonny May, the 26-year-old Gloucester player will start on one wing and Marland Yarde on the other, with Semesa Rokoduguni missing out. Northampton’s Tom Wood has also been included in the 25-man squad for the match against the Springboks and is expected to start at open-side flanker, with Chris Robshaw and Billy Vunipola completing the back row. Wood has been recalled to the squad because of injuries to James Haskell, Maro Itoje, Jack Clifford, Sam Jones and Mike Williams. Read more