Japan's first Super Rugby match will be at home to South Africa's Lions when the 2016 season kicks off in February.
Japan's new team will debut in Super Rugby with a home clash against South Africa's Lions on February 27.
Daniel Hourcade was delighted with Argentina's savaging of Georgia, which moved them closer towards a World Cup quarter-final spot.
Japan coach Eddie Jones will join South African side the Stormers after the World Cup.
Wasps have signed New Zealand utility back Charles Piutau from the Auckland Blues on a one-season deal.
Juan Manuel Leguizamon has agreed a two-year contract with Argentina's new Super Rugby franchise.
Scrum-half Aaron Smith has signed a new deal with New Zealand Rugby which keeps him there until 2019.
The best of Europe takes on the southern hemisphere champions as Toulon agree to face the Highlanders next year.
Former Leinster forward Kane Douglas has signed a three-year deal with the Queensland Reds.
Troubled former All Black Zac Guildford has been offered a rugby lifeline by the New South Wales Waratahs.
Former South Africa fly-half Peter Grant says he is relishing the opportunity to become a “mentor” at Western Force.
Wallabies winger Henry Speight will play sevens next year, with a view to making the Australia team for the Rio Olympics.
Lima Sopoaga and James Broadhurst to make New Zealand debuts in Rugby Championship clash with South Africa.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has made seven changes to his team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Argentina.
Toulon have confirmed they are considering suing the ARU for "millions" over Quade Cooper's decision not to join the French giants.
Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has been invited to reapply for his own job as part of a restructuring of the team's management.
Melbourne Rebels have signed Irish prop Jamie Hagan to a two-year Super Rugby contract.
Former New Zealand flanker Adam Thomson has joined Melbourne Rebels for the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal will seek "substantial compensation" from Quade Cooper if he does not honour his contract.
Waikato Chiefs assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge is recovering but faces a long recuperation after falling critically ill in Samoa.