Steve Hansen has targeted a third World Cup triumph after signing a two-year contract extension with New Zealand.
Former New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has praised the seamless transition of the squad after losing six stalwarts.
Eddie Jones revealed he is still waiting for the RFU's decision on whether he can select Welsh-based Sam Underhill.
Professional contracts are going to be introduced in women's rugby for the 15-a-side game in England.
Ireland and Leinster back Luke Fitzgerald has been forced to retire from rugby on medical grounds.
Italy's replacement fly-half Carlo Canna kicked a late penalty to secure a 20-18 comeback win over Canada.
All Blacks centre George Moala has been ruled out for up to four weeks with an elbow injury.
Beauden Barrett collected 26 points as New Zealand sealed a 3-0 series victory over Wales with a 46-6 win in Dunedin.
Australia coach Michael Cheika slammed referee Nigel Owens following the 44-40 third Test defeat to England in Sydney.
Wasps have announced the signing of England international Kyle Eastmond.
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made six changes to his side to face Japan in the second Test in Tokyo on Saturday.
Rob Evans and Tomas Francis have been drafted into the Wales front row for their final shot at New Zealand.
SANZAAR is to adopt the modified bonus point system used in Super Rugby this season for this year's Rugby Championship.
Italy international Andrea Masi has been forced to retire because of an injury suffered during the World Cup.
Dylan Hartley has all the qualities to lead the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand next year, says Eddie Jones.
Scotland are counting the cost of their 26-13 win over Japan in the first Test of their summer tour.
Chris Robshaw says he is over his "tough" World Cup disappointment after helping England secure an historic Test series win in Australia.
Winger George North will miss the rest of Wales' tour of New Zealand after suffering a hamstring injury in the first Test.
New Zealand held off a magnificent Wales effort to win a pulsating first Test in Auckland 39-21.
Captain Sam Warburton remained optimistic despite Wales' 39-21 defeat against New Zealand in the first Test of their three-match series in Auckland.