World Rugby has called for Japan 2019 to make "every day count" next year as build-up continues to the first World Cup in Asia.
The Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) Board has awarded observer status to Cameroon.
The top rugby nations from around the world will be represented in both the men's and women's sevens competitions at next year’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
World Rugby has welcomed the Federacion de Rugby de Costa Rica as a full member union, bringing the total number to 105 full members and 16 associates across six regions.
New Zealand beat Argentina 38-14 in the final of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town in Cape Town as hosts South Africa fell just short of satsifying a sold-out crowd.
Senatla reaches 200 tries in record time as South Africa remain unbeaten at Cape Town World Rugby Sevens Series
Hosts and reigning series champions South Africa are one of three unbeaten teams heading into the knockout stages of a sold-out World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town.
Australia head the first ever women's world rankings following their 2017 Rugby League World Cup victory.
Dubai champions South Africa have named an unchanged 13-man squad to contest the home leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Cape Town.
Defending World Rugby Sevens series champions South Africa triumphed at the series opening event in Dubai.
Australia thrashed United States 34-0 to win the curtain-raising World Rugby Women's Sevens Series leg in Dubai after the Americans had stunned holders New Zealand in the quarter-finals.
Favourites New Zealand started from where they left with some explosive rugby on the opening day of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.
Australia captain Cameron Smith has been awarded the international rugby league player of the year for the second time, three days before the Kangaroos play England in the World Cup final.
The New Zealand women's and South African men's Rugby Sevens teams enter the new campaign as favourites to carry on from where they left off last term.
World Rugby has announced it will double the amount of money it hands to the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) over the next three years and has given elite and amateur players an even greater voice within their decision-making structures.
New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett has been voted World Rugby’s Player of the Year for the second successive year at the World Rugby Awards at the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco.