The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Glasgow Warriors have secured exciting 19-year-old fullback Stuart Hogg on a long-term full professional contract which will keep him at Firhill until at least the end of May 2015.
Toulouse avenged their Round 1 defeat at the hands of Bayonne by kicking more goals than the Basques and winning 30-15 in a try-less match at Stade Ernest Wallon in Toulouse on Friday night.
Chris Paterson, Scotland's most-capped player, has been awarded an MBE just over a week after announcing his international retirement.
Wales and British and Irish Lions openside flanker Martyn Williams has been awarded an MBE.
Stefan Terblanche rolled back the years to deliver a try-scoring display on his first Ulster start and inspire his new side to a bonus-point 33-17 Pro 12 victory over Munster.
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has made five changes to his line-up for the Aviva Premiership visit of Harlequins on Saturday (3.45pm).
Paul O'Connell will lead Ireland during the 2012 Six Nations Championship in the absence of Brian O'Driscoll after being named as captain by Ireland head coach Declan Kidney.
Newcastle will be without centre Corne Uys and lock Andrew van der Heijden for Saturday's Aviva Premiership visit of Northampton (2pm).
Jimmy Gopperth has urged relegation-threatened Newcastle to "keep believing" in their quest for Aviva Premiership survival.
Paul O'Connell will captain Ireland in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.
George Ford will gain more senior experience with Leeds Carnegie after moving to Headingley on loan.
French international lock Lionel Nallet is set to sign a one-year contract extension at current club Racing Metro with the option of a further year, a source close to the player said on Thursday.
England wing Chris Ashton appears to be on his way out of Northampton Saints according to director of rugby Jim Mallinder who declared his disappointment to be losing a star player.
Chris Ashton could spark a summer transfer scramble, with Northampton coach Jim Mallinder claiming he is reluctant to discuss a new contract.
Australian international scrumhalf Josh Valentine has left the Brumbies and signed for French second-tier club Narbonne on a six-month contract.
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