Newcastle remained the only undefeated team in the National Rugby League after beating Penrith 26-14 in a fourth round that also saw the defending champion South Sydney Rabbitohs lose for the first time this season.
A wild final round of the Six Nations threw up arguably the most exhilarating day in rugby union's history, with three consecutive finals of increasing importance in Rome, Edinburgh and London managing to blow away expectations on Saturday.
Two-time champions ACT Brumbies mauled the hapless Queensland Reds to go top of Super Rugby this weekend as the Waikato Chiefs ended the Western Stormers' winning start to the season.
The Stormers stayed unbeaten and went top of Super Rugby after dismantling the Sharks' scrum in a 29-13 win in their South African derby on Saturday.
Wales stayed in the Six Nations title hunt by beating France 20-13 on Saturday for a fourth straight time.
Joe Pietersen kicked a 79th-minute penalty and Ihaia West missed a dropped goal after the hooter as the Cheetahs beat the Blues 25-24 to prevent a sweep from New Zealand teams in Super Rugby on Friday.
Blues jerseys or red. Home or away. Tweaking or sweeping.
Eden Park, New Zealand's largest stadium, was designed to host rugby matches, not cricket. So when Australia takes on New Zealand in a Cricket World Cup match on Saturday, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the
The National Rugby League (NRL) has taken ownership of the Gold Coast Titans, the club which was already mired in financial problems before it became embroiled in a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into five players.
The Melbourne Rebels shocked the seven-time champion Crusaders 20-10 and the ACT Brumbies overwhelmed the Queensland Reds 47-3 in Super Rugby's opening matches on Friday.