Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter has said the British & Irish Lions coaching staff, which is led by Warren Gatland, are being "disingenuous" as a row over the release of Premiership players continues.
They are not there yet, but the decision to hand Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua conditional licences to join Super Rugby from 2022 is the biggest step toward forging genuine Pacific pathways since the turn of professionalism -- Liam Napier writes.
Jack Goodue and Joe Moody are the latest frontline All Blacks to suffer serious injuries as veteran scrum-half Aaron Smith says the Super Rugby Aotearoa season has "come home to roost" as more and more players are cut down.
Brumbies back-rower Rob Valetini says he models his game on late All Blacks great Jerry Collins and former France enforcer Sebastien Chabal as he pushes hard to win the Wallabies No. 6 jersey when Australia faces France later this year.
In one of their first key signings ahead of Super Rugby 2022, the NSW Waratahs have signed damaging backrower Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco for two years.
The Wallabies wrapped up a three-day camp on Tuesday, the 40 players in attendance each getting a indication of where they are for Test selection. But that doesn't mean the door is closed on those who didn't make the trip to Sydney, Sam Bruce reports.
Pacific Island teams Fiji and the Pasifika region have been granted conditional entry for a proposed Super Rugby competition next year.
British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has confirmed his backroom staff for the tour of South Africa with Gregor Townsend, Robin McBryde, Steve Tandy and Neil Jenkins all named.
South Africa's economy is set to lose 6.6 billion rand ($(US)453 million) if this year's British & Irish Lions tour goes ahead without fans, as SA Rugby admits it will "do anything" to get some supporters into stadia.
While big money overseas beckons, the Rebels are hopeful off-contract Wallabies playmaker Matt To'omua feels that his future lies in Melbourne.
New Zealand loose forward Ardie Savea will be sidelined for up to two months after suffering a knee injury in the Wellington Hurricanes' bruising defeat to the Canterbury Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sunday.
Western Force players will treat their final two games like finals fixtures, and they're well aware bonus points could end up deciding their fate.
Suliasi Vunivalu may have endured a rocky start in his switch to rugby, but with the help of Brad Thorn he is starting to feel at home at the Reds and now has a taste of what life with the Wallabies might look like in 2021.
And we thought the first one was good. The Reds and Brumbies delivered yet another classic, producing a Test-match quality encounter befitting the rivalry they have created. It is just what Dave Rennie, the Wallabies and Australian rugby need.
David Havili's extra-time drop goal earned the Crusaders a 30-27 Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Hurricanes on Sunday as Scott Robertson's side avoided losing successive games for the first time in over three years.
Fullback, centre or wing? It doesn't really matter when it comes to Jordan Petaia if you ask his Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn - as long as you stick to one rule.
Centre Emily Scarratt scored 24 points as champions England sealed a place in the final of the Women's Six Nations.
Jordan Petaia has produced back-to-back clutch plays as Queensland Reds rallied from 12-0 down to beat the Brumbies 24-22 and secure hosting rights to the Super Rugby AU final.
Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie kicked a 45-metre penalty in extra time to secure a dramatic 26-23 victory at the Highlanders in the first ever 'golden point' win in Super Rugby Aotearoa at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
Western Force have come from behind to snatch a 16-15 win over Melbourne Rebels to keep alive their hopes of a Super Rugby AU finals berth.
Will Genia and Quade Cooper are loving life in Japan. Having reflected on their careers to date and changed the way they prepare, both men feel as though their careers have been extended - and they see big things ahead for rugby in the region.
England captain Sarah Hunter is set earn her 124th cap when the Red Roses face Italy in the women's Six Nations on Saturday, the game will mark her first international match in 13 months.
Lock Matt Philip will return from France in July in a boost for the Wallabies and Melbourne, signing with the Super Rugby club through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
It's the biggest game of Round 8, the Reds hosting the Brumbies. It's not just about who'll take home the spoils though, but who'll come out on top as Wallabies favourites? Here's five key contests to watch for this weekend.