Sports minister Roxana Maracineanu threatened to withdraw the French team's authorisation to play in the Six Nations if the rugby federation (FFR) does not properly investigate the origin of a COVID-19 outbreak within the squad.
The Brumbies have consigned the Waratahs to their second record loss in as many weeks with a 61-10 Super Rugby AU stampede in Canberra.
The Blues cut loose with three tries in the second half to beat the Hurricanes 31-16 in their Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in the New Zealand capital on Saturday.
England's Courtney Lawes has been ruled out of England's remaining Six Nations games after sustaining an injury in training.
There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will kick off with a mouth-watering Pool A clash between hosts France and three-time champions New Zealand, organisers said on Friday.
The second season of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa got off to a cracking start when the Crusaders held off the Highlanders 26-13 in Dunedin on Friday evening.
Matt Toomua has missed a shot at goal with the last kick of the game that would have pinched Melbourne Rebels an upset win over the Queensland Reds in a penalty-laden Super Rugby AU clash.
Italy coach Franco Smith has named an unchanged side for the visit of Ireland in Saturday's Six Nations match.
Wales coach Wayne Pivac has opted for midfield muscle and selected Jonathan Davies to play at inside centre alongside George North.
Ireland refreshed their pack for Saturday's Six Nations trip to Italy and welcome Johnny Sexton back.
George Martin could make his debut for England after being named in Eddie Jones' squad as they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Scotland's Six Nations game against France on Sunday has been postponed due an outbreak of COVID-19 among the France squad with 11 people testing positive.
Wallabies legend Adam Ashley-Cooper has signed a one-year deal to play in Major League Rugby with the LA Giltinis.
Rugby Australia remains confident of striking a deal to screen Super Rugby AU into the United Kingdom and Ireland, after New Zealand Rugby confirmed Super Rugby Aotearoa would be shown into those markets via RugbyPass.
The UFC is at odds with New Zealand Rugby over a request to remove the silver fern logo from the uniforms worn by fighters from City Kickboxing, including middlweight champion Israel Adesanya.
A group of leading Australian athletes are calling for greater action on climate change following the release of Climate Council report that says Australia's summer of sport could be wiped out within 20 years.
France's Six Nations match against Scotland in Paris will go ahead on Sunday as planned after the hosts reported no further positive COVID-19 tests for a second consecutive day, organisers said on Wednesday.
Rugby Australia has been forced to tweak its Super Rugby AU draw in a bid to get the Rebels to Perth and then back home to Melbourne for a first game at AAMI Park in more than a year.
Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.