Saracens continued their perfect start to the season with a dominant eight-try rout of overmatched French outfit Oyonnax in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Japanese rugby pin-up Ayumu Goromaru, one of the stars of the World Cup, is set to strike fear into opponents after being made a certified "Master of Ninjas."
The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.
Outspoken Australian Eddie Jones has already masterminded the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history and now he has taken on a monumental task in trying to revive England.
Jonah Lomu, who bulldozed opponents with his size and blistering speed only to be felled by a kidney illness that extinguished his meteoric All Blacks career, died suddenly at his home in Auckland. He was 40.
The All Blacks returned home to a frenzy of hakas and hysteria on Wednesday, with even the players stunned as 50,000 fans packed central Auckland to celebrate their Rugby World Cup triumph.
Dan Carter bowed out as the king of rugby Saturday when he kicked the All Blacks to a historic 34-17 World Cup victory over Australia at Twickenham.
All Blacks center Sonny Bill Williams gave his World Cup winner's medal to a boy who he said was tackled by a Twickenham security guard after Saturday's final.
Australia coach Michael Cheika said the only way for the rest of international rugby to keep pace with world champions New Zealand was by sheer dogged persistence.
The two best teams in the tournament. Nos. 1 and 2 in the world. Archrivals. Neighbors. Records at stake.