RFU Chief Executive Brown to step down
Steve Brown is to step down as CEO of England's Rugby Football Union (RFU), the governing body said on Friday.
O'Driscoll: Ireland win would give edge over All Blacks
Brian O'Driscoll says Ireland will have an advantage heading into the Rugby World Cup next year if they beat New Zealand on Saturday.
Leavy out of All Blacks clash, Van der Flier in
Josh van der Flier will start for Ireland against New Zealand in Dublin on Saturday after loose-forward Dan Leavy was ruled out with injury.
Crotty replaces SBW for Ireland Test
Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.
Springboks 'most physical team in world' - McInally
Scotland vice-captain Stuart McInally says South Africa are "the most physical team in world rugby" ahead of the Springboks' visit to Murrayfield on Saturday.
Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Boks
One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.
November Test Predictions - Round 3: Ireland to show who's No.1?
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Holmes to win first Wales cap against Tonga
Jonah Holmes will make his first Wales appearance on Saturday after Warren Gatland made 14 changes for the visit of Tonga.
Scotland star Hogg quits Glasgow for Exeter
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021
New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Crucial TMO call was right, but England will learn from All Blacks defeat
New Zealand showed why the road to the Rugby World Cup runs through them, but Eddie Jones' side laid a marker at Twickenham.
Kepu says Wallabies standing strong with Cheika
With the Wallabies coaching staff in the firing line following one of the worst years in their history, players maintain they still have faith in their message.
Petaia, Gordon to make Wallabies debut
Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts against Italy in Padova on Saturday, while Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his return to the gold jersey.
England rotate for Japan; Farrell, Hartley rested
Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan on Saturday as Eddie Jones made 11 changes to the side that started in the defeat to New Zealand last weekend.
Fired up Eddie Jones tells Japan 'be worried'
A fired-up Eddie Jones says his England side will be "absolutely ruthless" and aiming to "physically smash" Japan when the teams meet on Saturday.
Cipriani hit with three-week ban
Gloucester and England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been banned for three weeks after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle.
Former Springboks flanker Deysel retires
Deysel, who joined Ulster from Guinness Pro14 rivals Munster in 2017, made his decision because of a "combination of lower-body injuries and various niggles".
Cipriani sent off in Gloucester defeat
Danny Cipriani's week went from bad to worse as he was sent off against Munster in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Billy Vunipola out of autumn internationals
England will be without Billy Vunipola for the autumn internationals after he fractured his arm in Saracens' win over Glasgow Warriors at the weekend.
Vunipola brothers both injured in Saracens win
Billy and Mako Vunipola both went off injured in Saracens' victory over Glasgow on Sunday, putting their participation in England's Autumn internationals in doubt.
O'Driscoll: Exeter level with Saracens, Leinster
Brian O'Driscoll has tipped Exeter Chiefs as favourites to win the Champions Cup title this season, alongside recent winners Leinster and Saracens.
Ulster confirm Champions Cup spot
Ulster confirmed their place in next season's Champions Cup with a 35-17 victory over Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium.
European review: Player of the week, flop & more
Rugby union displayed its best side in Bilbao over the weekend, as a 61-point thriller of a Challenge Cup final was followed by a tense, nerve-shredding Champions Cup showpiece.
Lambie suffers serious knee injury
Pat Lambie is almost certain to miss the Springboks' Tests against England after sustaining what is believed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the European Rugby Champions Cup final.
Patience pays dividends for 'ugly' Leinster
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admitted the final 20 minutes of his side's Champions Cup final victory were "torturous" as he praised his players' resilience.
Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final
Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter has been ruled out of the Champions Cup final with a hamstring injury.
Nacewa the hero as Leinster snatch glory
Racing 92 fly-half Remi Tales missed a late drop-goal as Leinster clung on to claim a 15-12 victory in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao.
O'Driscoll: Lancaster in no rush for Test return
Leinster legend Brian O'Driscoll has praised the "exceptional" work Stuart Lancaster has done in helping the Irish province to the brink of a fourth European Cup success. But he does not think he will rush back into the Test arena.
Bilbao rain could give way to Racing tears
Those who headed to northern Spain in search of sun this weekend look set for disappointment but those who have found a way to Bilbao should witness a fine Champions Cup final.