RFU backs Jones, issues recommendations
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) gave its backing to England head coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday following the team's fifth-placed finish in the Six Nations championship but made a series of recommendations to improve performance.
Heartbreak aside, there are signs of life at the Waratahs
An intense final round of Super Rugby AU awaits this weekend, particularly with the Waratahs at last showing signs of life following the sacking of Rob Penney. Meanwhile in New Zealand, the captain's challenge continues to befuddle.
France thrash Ireland to set up 6N final vs. England
France put on a blistering display as they thrashed Ireland 56-15 in Dublin to win Pool B of the Women's Six Nations to set up a final clash with fierce rivals England next weekend.
Brumbies hold on for Super win over Rebels
Melbourne's Super Rugby AU season remains on a knife edge after they fell to the Brumbies 26-20 in a thriller at AAMI Park on Sunday.
Lions, Wales legend John Dawes dies at 80
Former Wales and British & Irish Lions legend John Dawes has died at the age of 80 after a period of ill health, it was announced on Friday.
Baxter accuses Gatland of being 'disingenuous'
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter has said the British & Irish Lions coaching staff, which is led by Warren Gatland, are being "disingenuous" as a row over the release of Premiership players continues.
SR Aotearoa season 'coming home to roost' as injuries mount
Jack Goodue and Joe Moody are the latest frontline All Blacks to suffer serious injuries as veteran scrum-half Aaron Smith says the Super Rugby Aotearoa season has "come home to roost" as more and more players are cut down.
Townsend named in Gatland's Lions staff
British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has confirmed his backroom staff for the tour of South Africa with Gregor Townsend, Robin McBryde, Steve Tandy and Neil Jenkins all named.
SA Rugby lobbying hard for Lions crowds
South Africa's economy is set to lose 6.6 billion rand ($(US)453 million) if this year's British & Irish Lions tour goes ahead without fans, as SA Rugby admits it will "do anything" to get some supporters into stadia.
Havili's drop goal earns Crusaders 'golden point' win
David Havili's extra-time drop goal earned the Crusaders a 30-27 Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Hurricanes on Sunday as Scott Robertson's side avoided losing successive games for the first time in over three years.
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