Take a look at some of the biggest and toughest rugby hits from the past month.
George North will not play in Wales' World Cup warm-up game with Ireland on Saturday as he continues to recover from concussion.
South Africa have released Francois Steyn from their squad following the death of his brother.
Argentina have dropped eight players for the Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in Durban on Saturday.
South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard is a doubt for Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Durban.
Jonny Wilkinson selects his all time non-English Rugby World Cup Dream Team. Do you agree with his choice at tighthead?
Martin Johnson believes England are strong contenders for the 2015 Rugby World Cup but must take it game-by-game.
Australia were dealt a blow ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship decider against old foes New Zealand after lock Rob Simmons was ruled out.
Kurtley Beale is still waiting to find out what position he will play in Australia's game against New Zealand.
Australia's Michael Hooper is free to play against the All Blacks after his one-week suspension was confirmed.
Over the next 15 days Jonny Wilkinson will select his non-English World Cup Dream Team. Here he picks his hooker.
Uruguay defeated an Argentina XV 30-26 in Montevideo to notch their first victory over a senior Argentine side.
New Zealand have included Patrick Osborne and Tawera Kerr-Barlow in their squad for the Rugby Championship decider against Australia.
Over the next 15 days Jonny Wilkinson selects his non-English World Cup Dream Team. Here he picks his loosehead prop.
Jonny Wilkinson names his World Cup Dream Team of non-English players in the build up to the tournament's warm ups.
Iain Henderson says head coach Joe Schmidt is keeping Irish players "in the dark" over World Cup selection.
Harlequins have completed the signing of No 8 Mathew Luamanu from Guinness Pro 12 side Benetton Treviso.
Michael Hooper's hopes of facing the All Blacks have been hit after SANZAR launched an appeal against his one-week ban.
Bath Rugby's plans for a new stadium at the Recreation Ground are back on after a successful appeal.
Australia have recalled Wycliff Palu and Matt Giteau for their Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand on August 8.