Wales will host Rugby World Cup warm-up internationals against both England and South Africa in Cardiff next August, the three rugby unions announced simultaneously on Monday.
The Red Roses have achieved a record-breaking 25 consecutive Test wins. At the Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, they will need to extend that record to 31 to lift the title, and in the process aid the RFU's six-year plan to grow women's rugby.
Roger Tuivasa-Scheck has moved to end speculation he could return to the NRL from rugby union.
Bundee Aki will miss Ireland's Test matches against South Africa and Fiji in November after being given an eight-match ban.
All Blacks centre Quinn Tupaea will be out for up to nine months after it was revealed the injury he suffered against the Wallabies in Melbourne was worse than originally thought.
Ben Donaldson has been given first crack at fly-half for Australia A while Suliasi Vunivalu will at last see some international action in the opening tour match against a Japan XV.
World Rugby will be watching closely after approving a host of new rules to be trialled at two Queensland Reds games.
On the field, she's fierce, loud, and determined to break games wide open with her blockbusting carries and huge tackles, but off the pitch Wallaroos centre Georgie Friedrichs is a little different.
England's women will play their first standalone match at Twickenham when they host France in the Women's Six Nations in 2023, England Rugby have announced.
French referee Mathieu Raynal said he "100%" stood by his much-criticised decision to penalise Australia's Bernard Foley for time-wasting against the All Blacks earlier this month.
The Rugby Championship is in the books for another year, the 2022 edition the most keenly fought yet. While there was at times very little between the teams, the All Blacks and Springboks' proved the more complete and consistent outfits.
After their latest Bledisloe Cup humiliation, the Wallabies can at least take heart that they won't lose at Eden Park in 2023, with the ground off limits thanks to the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Premiership club Worcester Warriors went into administration on Monday after being suspended by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) from all competitions after failing to meet a deadline to prove they could operate amid their financial difficulties.
England have announced their 36-man training squad for the autumn series and there is no room for Danny Care, Joe Marchant or Harry Randall, who all toured in the summer to Australia.
Fresh off the back of a triple crown win with the Australian women's sevens team, Sharni Williams has set her sights on bolstering the Wallaroos for their Word Cup campaign and wants to help the side shed their limitations.
Another Rugby Championship campaign behind them, the Wallabies are no clearer to what their best World Cup XV might be. One thing is obvious, however, if they don't right fix discipline and find some consistency it will be a short campaign in France.
Three "rivalry" match ups for each team are a feature of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw announced on Sunday.
South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber believed their pre-match target of a bonus-point win by 39 points was achievable but the Springboks lost crucial momentum at the end of the first half in their 38-21 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.
South Africa won the battle but lost the war following their 38-21 victory against Argentina at a sold out King's Park in Durban on Saturday, a result that handed the 2022 Rugby Championship title to New Zealand.
The All Blacks have mauled Australia to put one hand on the Rugby Championship, belting an ill-disciplined Wallabies 40-14 in Auckland.
Chris Farrell will not be involved with Munster while legal proceedings are ongoing in France relating to a case of alleged rape in which the Irish international is an alleged witness, the club said on Friday.
Average desk worker by day, semi-professional athlete by night. It's what Wallaroos flanker Em Chancellor dubs her so-called 'double life', as she follows her dream to represent Australia at her first ever Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Determined to challenge the All Blacks before and after the first whistle, the Wallabies insist their response to the haka is designed to respect, not antagonise, their opponents.