Former South Africa player Chiliboy Ralepelle has been handed a career-ending eight-year ban for doping, some 18 months after testing positive for a banned substance, South Africa's Institute for Drug-free Sport said on Wednesday.
World Rugby remains hopeful of achieving global calendar change for 2021 after a meeting of key stakeholders took place on Monday.
England prop Ellis Genge has said head coach Eddie Jones and himself suffered racist abuse during the tour to South Africa in 2018.
Rugby Australia is in talks with the government about allowing New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina's teams to enter the country and be based in a "hub" for a condensed Rugby Championship later in the year.
Erasmus, who guided the Springboks to Rugby World Cup glory in Japan, is donating the shirt and a talk to pay for food parcels and soup kitchens.
The World Rugby Player of the Year will remain at the South African Super Rugby franchise after initially giving notice he would terminate his contract.
Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has said he would rather play against the British & Irish Lions next year and forego the chance to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
The South Africa international has been been signed to fill the gap left by another Springboks fullback, Dillyn Leyds, who has moved from Cape Town to La Rochelle in France.
The hooker is one of five departures after SA Rugby announced an Industry Salary Plan to deal with the repercussions of the coronavirus.
Rugby Australia high performance manager Ben Whitaker says all four SANZAAR partners are keen to run a Rugby Championship in "some form" even if it is played late into the year.
SANZAAR has moved to quell talk of breakaway rugby competitions being created amid the coronavirus pandemic in declaring that all four member unions remain committed to the alliance through to 2030.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg has been handed a two-week suspension and fined £32,500 after signing playing contracts with two Premiership clubs, Gloucester Rugby and Sale Sharks, the RFU said on Friday.
Rugby faces a potentially sport-changing decision when World Rugby votes for its chairman on Sunday. But in the middle of coronavirus pandemic, experts Sam Bruce and Tom Hamilton suggest some changes of their own.
South Africa Rugby will seek to cut spending by 1 billion rand over the next eight months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has plans for a new domestic competition to replace Super Rugby and the PRO14 on the 2020 calendar.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes the unity shown in the global game during the coronavirus pandemic will finally lead to a new international competition along the lines of last year's Nations Championship proposal.
Vice-chairman Augustin Pichot says World Rugby won't bail out SANZAAR nations that hit the financial skids, making it critical they extract themselves quickly from the coronavirus pandemic.
Rugby Australia is set to indefinitely extend their suspension of professional competitions beyond May 1, but already has several drawn up several models for rescheduled domestic and Test competitions.
New Zealand Rugby says the concept of Australia staging every match in a rapid-fire Rugby Championship this year is a long way from becoming a reality.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi and his wife, Rachel, have donated 1,000 masks to a Cape Town hospital's neonatal unit for mothers who have to breastfeed their babies amid the coronavirus crisis.
The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.
The Olympics have been pushed back a year due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and will now start on July 23, 2021, the day before the first of three Tests on consecutive weekends between the Lions and the Springboks.
South African Super Rugby side the Bulls have appointed World Cup winner Jake White as their new Director of Rugby, the team announced on Wednesday.
SA Rugby plans could see South African franchises and other provincial teams contest a locally-based competition in view of the current suspension of Super Rugby and the Guinness PRO 14.
South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit nearly lost his leg after rare complications from an injury he sustained three weeks ago playing for the Stormers.
South Africa and Bath player Francois Louw will retire at the end of this season, Bath Rugby confirmed in a statement on Friday.
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