Rugby news

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Northampton Saints have confirmed that 10 players have departed the club following their Aviva Premiership play-off defeat to Saracens.

Dylan Hartley will be missing for England's World Cup opener against Fiji after being slapped with a four-week ban.

Hull KR's new prop Tony Puletua says he wants to end his career 'with a bang' after agreeing a loan switch to the Robins.

Glasgow's Gordon Reid says his side will look to use the disappointment of their Pro12 final defeat last year to drive them forward.

Wakefield prop Daniel Smith is hoping his side can get one over on Castleford in Sunday's Magic Weekend clash at St James' Park.

Wasps have announced the signing of former Australia flanker George Smith from French club Lyon for next season.

Wakefield Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has revealed the club have released prop Lopini Paea with immediate effect.