Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters remained the only unbeaten teams after three rounds of the National Rugby League on Sunday.
England fly-half George Ford urged rugby chiefs to outlaw the spoiling tactics employed by Italy at Twickenham on Sunday, saying they had the potential to "kill the game".
The Christchurch, New Zealand-based Crusaders won their opening match in Super Rugby for the first time in seven years when they survived a poor second half to beat the ACT Brumbies 17-13 on Saturday.
They won only once at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos last weekend but for the Pakistan women it was a dream debut at an international event.
Dan Vickerman, who played 63 rugby tests for Australia, has died at his home in Sydney. He was 37.
Australian international centre Rob Horne will join Northampton Saints from the Waratahs next season, the English Premiership club said on Monday.
Queensland police say former Wallabies backrower Scott Higginbotham has been charged with assaulting police after an incident in Brisbane in the early hours of Sunday morning.
South Africa's Blitzboks won their third World Rugby Sevens Series of the season with a dominant 29-14 victory over England in the final in Sydney on Sunday.
English Rugby Union bosses say the sport's most recent anti-doping statistics prove the game is clean after only four positive tests were found last season.
England flanker Chris Robshaw will miss the Six Nations after undergoing shoulder surgery that will keep him out of action for three months, his club Harlequins announced on Monday.