European rugby to go straight into knockout rounds
Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs has said the final two rounds of the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup will be cancelled.
Wales' Williams to miss 6N opener after ban
Wales fullback Liam Williams will miss their opening Six Nations match after being handed a three-game ban following his red card in Scarlets' defeat by Cardiff Blues last week in the PRO14.
COVID-19: Women's 6N postponed indefinitely
The Women's Six Nations has been postponed until the spring or summer as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world's sporting calendar.
Sinckler to miss 6N start after swearing at ref
Bristol Bears and England prop Kyle Sinckler is set to miss the start of the Six Nations after being banned for two weeks from rugby for swearing at a referee.
France seek safety assurances before 6N
The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.
Champions, Challenge Cup suspended due to COVID-19
The European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup have been temporarily suspended after the French government recommended that games against British clubs be postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis.
France chief hopeful Six Nations can go ahead
French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte remains optimistic that the Six Nations will go ahead as scheduled despite the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19: Six Nations in doubt amid French fears
The French sports ministry has recommended that European rugby union games against British clubs be postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis in a blow to the Champions and Challenge Cups, and the Six Nations.
RFU concerned Women's 6N won't happen
England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) has expressed concerns over whether the organisers of the women's Six Nations can successfully stage the tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wales' Jones confident he can be fit for 6N
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is confident he can shake off a knee problem in time for the start of their Six Nations campaign next month, Ospreys coach Toby Booth has said.
Ireland appoint former captain O'Connell as forwards coach
Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has joined Andy Farrell's coaching team as forwards coach, Irish Rugby said on Thursday.
Davidson to ref her first Challenge Cup match
Scotland's Hollie Davidson is set to take charge of her first men's professional match on Jan. 16 when she officiates Newcastle Falcons vs. Castre in the Challenge Cup.
Police investigating racist post targeting Hewitt
Police in Gwent, Wales, have said they are investigating after a racist social media post was aimed at Dragons winger Ashton Hewitt.
COVID-19: Lions trip to South Africa in doubt
The British and Irish Lions will discuss this month whether to visit South Africa because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ntamack could miss 6N start with surgery
France fly-half Romain Ntamack could miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a double jaw fracture that requires surgery.
South African clubs to prep for Lions tour with Rainbow Cup
South Africa's preparations for the British & Irish Lions tour next year have been given a significant boost after it was confirmed their four major franchises will compete in the Rainbow Cup against PRO14 clubs.
RFU study: Concussion most common injury
Concussions accounted for 20% of injuries suffered by rugby players in the English Premiership's 2018-19 season, a Rugby Football Union (RFU) study has said.
England stars Farrell, Itoje face delayed season start
England stars Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Mako and Billy Vunipola will head to the Six Nations in February without any club games after the postponement of the Championship.
England's Daley-Mclean retires from international rugby
Katy Daley-Mclean who played 116 times for England and became the third-most capped English player has announced her retirement.
Alun Wyn Jones could miss Six Nations with injury
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones faces a race against time to be fit for the start of next year's Six Nations after he was ruled out for up to 10 weeks.
All Blacks captain worried about concussion
All Blacks captain Sam Cane is concerned that his bouts of concussion may affect his future health.
Concussion: World Rugby, RFU, WRU receive legal letter
World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed they have received a solicitor's letter which alleges a failure to protect players from the risks caused by concussions.
How COVID-19 became the circuit-breaker Australian rugby needed
When they sit down to write the Australian rugby almanac for 2020 it's unlikely those involved will be able to keep it to one edition. We should, in fact, prepare ourselves for multiple volumes, such was the chaos created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Champions Cup cancelled with Exeter COVID positive
Two of Sunday's Champions Cup games have been cancelled after a number of Exeter Chiefs players and staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Jones cleared to continue advisory role in Japan
Eddie Jones has been cleared to continue as a consultant for Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath after the Rugby Football Union said there is no conflict of interest.
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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