New Zealand playmaker Pita Ahki said Friday he envisaged "bigger" rugby union names coming on board after sevens was included in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Outgoing Waikato Chiefs back Gareth Anscombe said Friday that he decided to switch his allegiance from New Zealand to Wales after realising he had little hope of making the All Blacks.
Two men have been charged over a violent machete attack on three French rugby union internationals after a spat outside a bar, prosecutors said Wednesday.
French police on Monday questioned four men over a machete attack on rugby union internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser, officials said.
Former All Blacks captain Kevin Skinner died on Monday at his home in Auckland aged 86, the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) said.
A dozen armed men attacked French rugby union internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayers with machetes as they walked back to their hotel at night, their club said Sunday.
Francois Steyn kicked two late penalties to give the Coastal Sharks a 31-27 victory over the Otago Highlanders Saturday after a thrilling Super 15 play-off in Durban.
Mike Tindall, part of the England side that won the 2003 World Cup, announced his retirement from rugby on Tuesday.
Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the future direction of the sport.
All Blacks' World Cup winning scrum half Piri Weepu on Friday signed for English Premiership side London Welsh in a move destined to end his international career.
Coach Michael Cheika said Thursday he will not be risking star Wallaby fullback Israel Folau in the NSW Waratahs' final round Super Rugby match with Queensland this weekend.
All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett will stay with the Wellington Hurricanes after rejecting offers to lure him away from the New Zealand capital, the Super 15 club said Thursday.
Wallabies great John Eales hailed the courage and spirit of the Sydney Convicts after they became the first gay rugby team in the world Sunday to play on the same bill as a professional match.
Wallabies winger Nick Cummins has signed with Japanese team Coca Cola West Red Sparks for next season making him ineligible for the 2015 World Cup, reports said on Friday.
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