The All Blacks' easy canter to the Rugby Championship crown has triggered concerns in New Zealand about the state of the international game, amid claims their dominance is unhealthy.
Former All Black Filo Tiatia will take over from countryman Mark Hammett as head coach of Japan's Sunwolves Super Rugby side, league officials said on Monday.
Skipper Adriaan Strauss said Friday the Springboks had plans to make sure Australia's Michael Hooper and David Pocock don't dominate the breakdown in Saturday's Rugby Championship Test.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his starting lineup for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against South Africa, hoping for a reversal of form to end the Wallabies' six-test losing streak.
Warren Gatland warned any potential British and Irish Lions players and staff who doubted they can beat the All Blacks next year to put their hands up now.
Gordon Tietjens is retiring as New Zealand's sevens rugby coach after 22 years during which he played a major role in the development of a sport which made its Olympics debut this year.
London Welsh, one of English rugby union's great historic clubs, has paid its debts and avoided a winding up order from British tax authorities, it was announced in court on Monday.
Former England coach Stuart Lancaster has joined Leinster as a member of their senior coaching team, the Irish provincial side announced.
Australia coach Michael Cheika launched a blistering attack on referee Romain Poite after his team lost to New Zealand 29-9 on Saturday, saying he was "bitterly disappointed" at the Frenchman's treatment of Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.
Australia and South Africa would lose one team each under a potential new streamlined 16-team Super Rugby model under consideration, a report said Friday.