Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell was on Wednesday appointed head coach of the United States national team on a four-year contract, taking in the next World Cup in Japan in 2019.
Ireland appointed former England assistant coach Andy Farrell as their new defence coach on Wednesday, less than a month after the former dual code player was released by England in a post-World Cup clearout.
Ulster’s Iain Henderson and Tommy Bowe will miss Ireland’s defence of their Six Nations title through injury, the province’s coach and one of the players were quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Saracens have signed South Africa flanker Schalk Burger on a two-year contract starting next season, the English Premiership champions said on Monday.
Havelock SC have cried foul over the partiality with which the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) have handled their protest over a now former player representing a rival club, despite being under contract to the Park club, with the Union reversing a suspension on the player overnight.
Champions Stade Francais scored a dramatic late try in an 18-17 win over Toulouse in France’s Top 14 on Sunday after Ma’a Nonu’s Toulon had beaten Conrad Smith’s Pau earlier in the day.
England star Ed Slater suffered a Six Nations injury scare while playing for Leicester in their 26-6 defeat at Saracens in the Premiership on Saturday.
Dan Carter admitted to shelving thoughts of a hot New Zealand beach as he battled driving rain and wind to lead Racing 92 to the top of the Top 14 table in a hard-fought 23-18 victory over Bordeaux-Begles.
England wing Jonny May looks likely to miss the whole of his country’s Six Nations campaign with a knee injury.
French heavyweights Toulouse and Toulon lock horns as the Top 14 returns on Sunday, while leaders Clermont will bid to keep hold of top spot when they host Racing 92.
Chris Robshaw admits he regrets his costly decision not to kick a penalty against Wales in the World Cup defeat that eventually sealed his team’s humiliating pool stage exit.
Samoa have hired former New Zealand international Alama Ieremia to replace coach Stephen Betham, who resigned following the World Cup.
New Zealand underlined their global superiority by becoming the first country to win back-to-back World Cup crowns, the perfect send-off into retirement for inspirational captain Richie McCaw.
Steve Borthwick has been cleared to take up his role as England forwards coach after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) reached an agreement with Championship club Bristol on Saturday.
Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore says he has set his sights on a fourth World Cup after signing a new three-year deal with Australian rugby.
In the kind of performance that underlines title credentials Kandy SC won a game they seemed destined to lose, scoring in the final minutes to steal a 22-16 win against CR & FC at the Race Course International Rugby Stadium yesterday.
Paul Gustard has agreed to become England’s defence coach as new boss Eddie Jones overhauls his backroom staff ahead of next year’s Six Nations campaign.
New Zealand’s double world champion Conrad Smith says he’s impatient to make his debut with French side Pau this weekend but concedes he’s struggling to pick up the local language.
Firebrand hooker Dylan Hartley is set to replace Chris Robshaw as England captain under new coach Eddie Jones, British media reported on Thursday.
Bristol rugby club bristled on Tuesday at news their forwards coach Steve Borthwick had agreed to join the England set-up as Eddie Jones’s assistant.