Argentina rescind suspension of captain Matera over racist posts
Pablo Matera will be restored to the Pumas captaincy despite his previous racist social media posts, with the Argentina Rugby Union set to reverse its original decision.
England hand Barbeary first call-up ahead of France clash
Wasps hooker Alfie Barbeary has been given his first England call-up after being included in the 33-man squad for Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup final against France.
France will not change player rule for ANC final
France will be without a number of their top players for the Autumn Nations Cup final against England after coach Fabien Galthie confirmed he would not be seeking to change a rule that allows players to compete in just three international games.
Jones: Rugby mirrors society with racism issues
Rugby has improved its position on racism but the sport is a reflection of society and there is still work to do according to England coach Eddie Jones.
Jones: 'Enjoy the defence' in England-France final
Eddie Jones warns that England's Autumns Nations Cup final against France will be defensive, and their dominant victories up to now have been hard fought.
Backlash grows over Pumas' Maradona tribute
The fallout over the Argentina rugby team's much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday, with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late football icon.
Pumas captain Matera suspended over racist posts
Argentina's Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Pumas' captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comments on social media, the Argentine Rugby Union said on Tuesday.
Sexton back for Ireland in Scotland clash
Fit-again captain Johnny Sexton will return when Ireland take on Scotland in their Autumn Nations Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium after coach Andy Farrell named the squad on Thursday.
Jaco van der Walt set for Scotland debut in Ireland
Debutant Jaco van der Walt is one of six Scotland changes to face Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup at the weekend.
Wallabies not out to entertain in Tri Nations finale
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says he feels no obligation for his side to entertain in Saturday's Tri Nations finale, instead setting his sights on a "quality performance" to round out his first season in charge.
Cheika keen for round two as Wallabies coach
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn't given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia.
Robertson nearing NZR extension, role with Lions
Crusaders supercoach Scott Robertson is closing in on a role with the British & Irish Lions, as talks continue with New Zealand Rugby on a contract extension that will keep him in the mix to be the next All Blacks coach.
Nicolas Chauvin's death altered the laws of rugby, but father Philippe cannot rest. "The final thing at my door today is that Nicolas did not die for nothing."
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.
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