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.
Defending French Top 14 champions Racing 92 slipped to a 15-9 defeat at Bordeaux-Begles on the opening day of the new season, while Clermont had to settle for a 30-30 draw at La Rochelle on Saturday.
Dave Rennie, who coached the Hamilton-based Chiefs to the Super Rugby title in 2012 and 2013, says he will leave the club after the 2017 season to coach Scotland's Glasgow Warriors.
TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes, right, is tackled by Michael Claassens of the Sharks during the Super Rugby quarterfinal match between South Africa's Coastal Sharks and New Zealand's Wellington Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, July 23.
Ireland international wing Luke Fitzgerald announced Tuesday he will retire from professional rugby with immediate effect because of injury.
Coach Eddie Jones says he wants England to break their mould and play a different style of rugby to upset Australia and make a statement in Saturday's Test series opener.