England head coach Eddie Jones has tarnished the legacy of his achievements with his native Australia, his Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika said on Monday.
New Zealand shook off the indignity of its first ever loss to Ireland and triumphed 21-9 in the rematch in Dublin, leaving the host side battered and bemused on Saturday.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen admits his current crop might struggle to emulate Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, but was given plenty of hope by a 68-10 rout of Italy a week before a crunch date with Ireland.
Alex Corbisiero believes England successor Mako Vunipola is now the "best loosehead prop in the world".
Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez scored two tries as the Pumas overpowered Japan 54-20 on Saturday in the hosts' first test under new coach Jamie Joseph.
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has called on the side to climb the global rankings to improve their chances at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Flags flew at half-mast Monday in the southern Irish province of Munster as books of condolence were opened across Ireland with the country reeling from the sudden death of rugby great Anthony Foley.
A Fiji team will join Australia's National Rugby Championship in 2017, laying the platform for a potential future push for a Pacific island team in Super Rugby.
Champions Adelaide United began their A-League title defense with a draw Sunday during a record-breaking first weekend of the Australian competition.
England coach Eddie Jones insisted it wasn't the "end of the road" for Danny Cipriani after the fly-half was left out of a 37-man training squad announced Friday.