England coach Eddie Jones cast doubt on the wisdom of Ireland selecting Johnny Sexton for the teams' Six Nations match on Saturday, saying the flyhalf's parents would be concerned about his health problems.
Squeezing past Italy is one thing for France; beating Six Nations champion Ireland is quite another.
Joe Webber scored a try after the hooter to lift New Zealand over South Africa 24-21 in Sunday's final of the Wellington leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, defending the title won on home soil last year.
English giants Leicester and Saracens stormed into the European Champions Cup quarterfinals on Saturday, securing crucial home ties in the process.
Inaki Williams is not the type of soccer player you would expect to see at Athletic Bilbao, the traditional Spanish club which only fields players from Bilbao and its neighboring Basque regions.
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.