Hosts United States booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens men’s tournament with heavyweights Fiji and New Zealand as Australia bowed out of the competition.
The Rugby World Cup Sevens begins in San Francisco tomorrow, featuring knock-out matches from the very beginning for the first time.
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont congratulated Samoa after the Pacific island nation confirmed their place at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
South Africa won the men's title at the World University Rugby Sevens Championship in Swakopmund in Namibia as the women's crown went to France.
International University Sport Federation (FISU) vice-president Marian Dymalski said he was happy to be involved with the World University Rugby Sevens Championship which has opened in Swakopmund in Namibia.
Defending champions Australia wary of strength of field at World University Rugby Sevens Championship
Australian men's team manager Christina Hickman urged her side to be wary of the strength of the field as they prepare to defend their World University Rugby Sevens Championship title in Namibia.
Bill Beaumont has claimed the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in France was the best edition of the annual event to date.
Rugby Africa and the Tunisian Rugby Union have issued an apology after the Zimbabwe team were forced to sleep on the street in the build-up to their World Cup qualifier in Monastir.
Samoa all but assured their qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan as they hammered Germany in the first leg of their play-off clash in Apia.
Innocent Simiyu, who recently led Kenya to their highest ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series points tally, has been reinstated as the country's head coach just days after a sponsorship controversy saw him sacked.
The World Rugby Under-20 Trophy will be hosted in Romania this year and Brazil in 2019, it has been announced.
Hosts France beat England 33-25 in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship final to win the prestigious age-group event for the first time.
Fiji claimed their fourth successive World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup title following victory over Georgia in Suva.
The 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup starts tomorrow with teams across the continent set to battle it out for a place at the 2019 World Cup.
Argentina will host the World Rugby Under-20 Championships in 2019, it has been confirmed.