The Queensland Reds have literally tackled the Melbourne Rebels' pants off in a season-restoring 19-3 bonus point win to reclaim second spot on the Super Rugby AU ladder.
The Super Rugby Aotearoa season ended on Saturday, although there is the distinct possibility the domestic-only competition could return next year.
The Otago Highlanders produced a high-octane second half performance and capitalised on some luck to beat the Wellington Hurricanes 38-21 in the final game of Super Rugby Aotearoa in Dunedin on Saturday.
English rugby's Premiership returned after five months on Friday and it was Harlequins who drew first blood, beating second-placed Sale 16-10 in a possible early indicator of how pre-lockdown form will count for little.
The NSW Waratahs have made a statement about their Super Rugby AU title intentions, taking down the Western Force 28-8 in their Friday night clash on the Gold Coast.
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.