The final game of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa between Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders at Eden Park has been cancelled after the government extended COVID-19 restrictions in the country's biggest city
Hosting rights for the next two men's and women's Rugby World Cups will be awarded within the same process, as World Rugby attempt to build on the success of Japan 2019.
Top-flight Premiership clubs will take a stand against racism with different gestures as Premiership Rugby committed itself to making the sport more diverse and inclusive, however Rob Baxter criticised the commitment saying it hangs players out to dry.
Melbourne Rebels coach Dave Wessels knows the quality of the player he has in Marika Koroibete. Talking exclusively to ESPN, Wessels explains how Koroibete has made such a fine transition from the NRL and the improvement he still has to make.
Dealing with anxiety, getting uncomfortable and finding the silver lining has been key for Australian women's sevens coach John Manenti and his side, as they prepare for the delayed Olympics and the prospect of a year without international competition.
Last week saw the competition come to life with some impressive performances. This week, we'll be hoping for more of the same as the Force look for their first win, while the Rebels aim to keep the winning streak going.
Montpellier have also halted training after a player's partner came into contact with someone who had contracted coronavirus.
Super Rugby Aotearoa's blockbuster finale is at risk of being played within an empty stadium or even not at all after New Zealand reintroduced restrictions following a COVID-19 breakout in Auckland.
Exeter Chiefs chairman Tony Rowe has warned clubs could go bust if fans are not allowed into stadiums by the end of the year.
Rugby Australia interim CEO Rob Clarke announced the formal part of the broadcast process has begun as RA attempt to seal the code's broadcast future, as D-day looms for New Zealand Rugby's inclusion in a trans-Tasman competition.
Brad Thorn didn't want to judge his Reds side too severely after Saturday's loss to the Waratahs because of the sudden death of Jordan Petaia's father. But he also knows they must be stronger mentally if they are to achieve their potential.
England head coach Eddie Jones has said he will continue to pick players from Saracens despite their relegation to the Championship.
There is no break dancing, yet. But while Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has put his moves on hold for seven days, his side's latest triumph will have many in New Zealand again asking why he wasn't given the All Blacks job.
The Crusaders weren't at their best on Sunday, yet they underlined their status as a champion by fighting back to defeat the Highlanders and claim the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy.
Warren Gatland's first season in charge of the Chiefs ended far from the way he had planned, but he expects the team will be better for the experience next year under his temporary replacement, Clayton McMillan.
The Waratahs' emphatic win over the Reds proved Super Rugby AU has something the tournament being played on the other side of the Tasman doesn't - suspense, writes Sam Bruce.
Jake Gordon scored three tries in 17 minutes as the New South Wales Waratahs produced a blistering start to beat the Queensland Reds in their Super Rugby AU clash.
The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs in the penultimate weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday and consigned the visitors to a ninth successive loss.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie hasn't given up on winning the tug-of-war for teen sensation Joseph Suaalii who's currently weighing up whether to sign with the NRL or with Rugby Australia.
The Rebels handed Super Rugby AU pacesetters the Brumbies their first defeat of the campaign with a convincing 30-12 victory at a rain-drenched Leichhardt Oval on Friday.