Rugby Union news

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Wales interim boss Rob Howley has confirmed Alun Wyn Jones as his new skipper ahead of the 2017 Six Nations campaign.

Sale Sharks have registered a complaint with the Rugby Football Union after team information was allegedly leaked to opponents Bristol.

Leinster have announced that hooker Sean Cronin will be absent for Ireland's Six Nations campaign due to a hamstring injury.

South Africa international Arno Botha will link up with Ulster this summer once his contract with the Bulls ends.

Head coach Aaron Mauger described his Leicester Tigers side's 34-3 Champions Cup defeat to Racing 92 as "embarrassing".

Flanker Matt Kvesic has confirmed he is to leave Gloucester at the end of the season to join Exeter Chiefs on a three-year deal.

Scotland winger Tommy Seymour says he is looking forward to seeing Glasgow Warriors grow after signing a new deal at the club.

Saracens skipper Brad Barritt will spend three weeks on the sidelines after admitting to a dangerous tackle on Exeter's Geoff Parling.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has given England some positive news ahead of the Six Nations as George Kruis will be fit.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has revealed his delight after Wales full-back Liam Williams agreed to move to Allianz Park.

England flanker James Haskell has avoided any serious injury after his comeback for Wasps lasted just 49 seconds at the weekend.

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