New Zealand are appealing against the way World Rugby have applied Sonny Bill Williams' suspension, following his sending-off against the Lions.
New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams will miss the first Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia through suspension.
Edinburgh hooker George Turner has joined PRO12 rivals Glasgow Warriors on a season-long loan.
The Lions host the Hurricanes on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action, in a repeat of last year's Super Rugby final.
Japan may one day be considered for inclusion in the Rugby Championship but is not the current focus, according to Steve Tew.
The Crusaders are taking a cautious approach to Saturday's all-New Zealand Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs.
Australia prop Toby Smith has left the Melbourne Rebels and signed a two-year deal with the Wellington Hurricanes.
Stephen Moore is stepping down as Wallabies captain with immediate effect and will call time on his 12-year international career at the end of the season.
Former Wales hooker Thomas Rhys Thomas has joined the Dragons coaching staff as his playing career nears a conclusion.
New Zealand full-back Ben Smith will face Australia next month before triggering a sabbatical clause in his contract.
Ulster and Ireland players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to be prosecuted in relation to alleged rape, with both denying the charges.
Former Munster and Ireland scrum-half Tomas O'Leary has confirmed his retirement from rugby with immediate effect.
Former England women's international Maggie Alphonsi believes the RFU should invest in both England XVs and the sevens game.
Former women’s captain Catherine Spencer would like to see both the England XVs and Sevens players on full-time professional contracts.
Australia have been dealt a blow with the news that flanker Sean McMahon has decided to take up a two-year option to play overseas.
Karmichael Hunt has been ruled out of Australia's opening Bledisloe Cup Tests after undergoing ankle surgery.
The Chiefs secured the final Super Rugby semi-final berth when they claimed a 17-11 victory over the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.
Ruan Combrinck kicked a 58-metre penalty with two minutes remaining to snatch a thrilling 23-21 win against the Sharks.
The Crusaders shone in atrocious conditions to storm into the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 17-0 win over the Highlanders.
Jordie Barrett scored a remarkable try following a freak headed pass in the Hurricanes' Super Rugby win over the Brumbies.