Sale Sharks sign Springbok Lood de Jager
Sale Sharks have signed South Africa lock Lood de Jager on a three-year deal, the first of a number of Springbok players set to move to European clubs after the World Cup in Japan
Japan police warned fans 'will drink a lot' at World Cup
Organisers have urged Japanese police to take a 'light touch' on fans who have a culture of drinking heavily but not offering any intimidation.
England's Watson set to return from 13-month absence
England international Anthony Watson is set to return to action after a 13-month absence, his club Bath have announced.
RFU confirms anti-doping violations in English rugby
The RFU confirmed five anti-doping violations within both the professional and community game were discovered out of more than 800 tests conducted across all levels of rugby in England in the 2017-18 season.
Scott Johnson reveals Gareth Thomas assistance amid Israel Folau situation
Scott Johnson says he knows first-hand the importance of inclusiveness in rugby, explaining why Rugby Australia [RA] has his full support in their employment battle with Israel Folau.
Japan must find Sunwolves alternative, Eddie Jones says
Japan need to find a replacement for competing in Super Rugby following Sunwolves' expulsion if they are to become a major rugby power, former Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones has said.
Super Rugby Round 11 Team Lists
The Chiefs face a potentially season-defining clash with the Hurricanes while the Waratahs host the Sharks at what will be just the second match at Sydney's new Bankwest Stadium. Follow all the team listings for Round 11 here.
New Zealand Rugby must consider World Cup eligibility adjustment
Damian McKenzie's injury has highlighted a problem New Zealand Rugby must be prepared for. If Steve Hansen wants a particular player who is currently ineligible because of where he's playing, then that needs to change -- Craig Dowd writes.
Karmichael Hunt sees silver lining in Israel Folau's Waratahs exile
Karmichael Hunt says he feels for Israel Folau but believes the Wallabies star's absence could allow the NSW Waratahs to finally get some consistency in their backline.
How do the Wallabies pick up the pieces? What do the All Blacks actually need to work on? And what have been the key learnings from two Springboks-Pumas clashes? The Rugby Championship restarts this week.
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