Wallaby coach Michael Cheika on Thursday agreed a two-year contract extension that will take him through to the 2019 World Cup in a major boost for Australian rugby.
Former Scotland prop Matt Proudfoot will continue his long collaboration with new South Africa coach Allister Coetzee after being named a Springboks assistant on Tuesday.
Samoa produced a stirring four-try second-half comeback to stun Fiji 29-26 to win the Paris Sevens on Sunday.
Australia utility back Kurtley Beale suffered a serious knee injury in New South Wales Waratahs’ 31-8 Super Rugby victory over the Bulls on Saturday, less than a day after agreeing a lucrative deal to join English side Wasps.
Vincent Koch scored a try in the last minute as South Africa’s Stormers came from 14 points down to snatch a 17-17 draw against Super rugby newcomers the Sunwolves at Singapore’s National Stadium on Saturday.
Owen Farrell kicked seven penalties to help Saracens rain on Dan Carter’s parade by beating Racing 21-9 to win the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Reigning series champions Fiji got off to a winning start at the Paris leg of the World Sevens Series on Friday.
All Blacks Cory Jane, Victor Vito and Julian Savea have been dropped by the Wellington Hurricanes for their Super Rugby clash against the Queensland Reds after breaking a curfew last week in South Africa, the team said on Thursday.
Sri Lanka’s Asian Rugby Championship Division One 2016 campaign suffered a major blow with a shock 42 points to 17 defeat to Malaysia yesterday at Royal Selangor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.
The Super Rugby title aspirations of both the Canterbury Crusaders and Otago Highlanders will get a reality check on Friday when the two clash in what could be the defining game of the regular season.
Sri Lanka came back to overturn a two-point first-half deficit to beat Singapore 33 points to 17 in the opening game of the Asian Rugby Championship Division One yesterday, played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Canterbury Crusaders maintained their Super Rugby challenge with a dominant display over the Queensland Reds on Friday, fuelled by a hat-trick from winger Jone Macilai-Tori.
Waisake Naholo bagged a double on his return to Super Rugby as the Otago Highlanders downed the Waikato Chiefs 26-13, allowing the Canterbury Crusaders to takeover the competition leadership.
Australian winger Adam Ashley-Cooper scored one of his team’s two tries as Bordeaux-Begles defeated Grenoble 20-14 on Friday to stay on course for the French Top 14 play-offs.
Former Thomian and Havies skipper, Sudarshan Muthuthanthri will lead the Sri Lanka rugby outfit for this month’s Asian Rugby championship which will be worked off in Malaysia from May 8 to 14.
Australia may have dumped England out of their home World Cup on a courageous run to the final last year but fullback Israel Folau believes the past will count for nothing when the teams clash again in June.
Argentine side the Jaguares spectacularly snapped a seven-match Super Rugby losing streak Saturday by crushing the struggling Southern Kings 73-27 in Buenos Aires.
Skipper Michael Hooper scored a late try to help the NSW Waratahs triumph 32-30 over the 14-man Western Stormers Saturday in a Super Rugby thriller in Cape Town.
Super Rugby pacesetters the Waikato Chiefs ground out a narrow 24-22 win over the Coastal Sharks on Friday, with coach Dave Rennie conceding they were lucky to stay top of the competition.
In-form Wallabies winger Joe Tomane is a major doubt for the June internationals against England after tearing a knee ligament while playing for the ACT Brumbies in a Super Rugby match last weekend.