Rugby League World Cup Venues: Australia, New Zealand &Papua New Guinea; Dates: 27 October – 2 December Coverage: Live coverage and highlights on BBC TV, Connected TV, online & the BBC Sport app and to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra. England coach Wayne Bennett will give his full 24-man squad
European Champions Cup: Scarlets v Bath Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli Date: Fri, 20 Oct Kick-off: 19:45 BST Coverage: BBC Radio Wales live commentary online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app, plus live scores. Scarlets welcome back captain Ken Owens as the Wales international prepares to meet some familiar faces in the European Champions Cup.
Castleford Tigers have signed prop Mitch Clark on a two-year deal. The 24-year-old spent last season with Hull KR, helping them win promotion back to Super League. Coach Daryl Powell told the club website: “I’m delighted he has signed for Castleford at this time as I believe he has a big future with us. “He
Rugby League World Cup Host nations: Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea Dates: 27 October-2 December Coverage: All England matches live on BBC TV, plus highlights of all other matches. Also live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online Scotland coach Steve McCormack could give as many as eight uncapped players a chance
Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski has signed a new contract with the Premiership club, and will remain at Allianz Park until the summer of 2020. The 24-year-old former Wasps player featured twice for England on the tour of Argentina in the summer. There had been speculation that Lozowski may leave the north London club in search
Wales’ new selection policy could hamper their 2019 World Cup chances, says record try-scorer Shane Williams. The rule change means any player taking up a new contract with a team outside Wales must have won 60 caps to be able to play for their country. That would make scrum-half Rhys Webb ineligible when he joins
Bath flanker Francois Louw has been banned for three weeks after pleading guilty to making contact with the eye area of Benetton forward Marco Fuser. South Africa international Louw was cited for a challenge in the 77th minute of Bath’s Champions Cup victory on 14 October. The 32-year-old’s suspension will end on Monday, 6 November.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the autumn Tests because of a fractured ankle, his club side Clermont Auvergne have announced. The former Edinburgh and Gloucester scrum-half was injured in his side’s weekend Champions Cup win over Ospreys. Laidlaw will be unavailable for Scotland’s home matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia next month. Stand-in
Sale winger Denny Solomona believes another England chance will come if he continues to deliver for his club. The 23-year-old was sent home from a pre-season training camp in August along with Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi because of “team culture issues”. England will play Autumn internationals against Argentina, Australia and Samoa in November. “I don’t think
Castleford Tigers have re-signed half-back Jamie Ellis from Huddersfield Giants on a three-year deal. Ellis, 28, spent two-and-a-half years with the Tigers between 2012 and 2014. He was loaned to Hull KR last season, helping them win promotion back to Super League. “Since I’ve been away from Castleford I’ve become a bit of a fan