Phil Kearns has been appointed as the executive director of Australia's bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup.
The Russian Rugby Federation (FRR) has created an Organising Committee to examine its potential bid for the 2027 World Cup.
An eight-team tournament will now replace the traditional autumn tests in rugby union due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Rugby Executive Committee has recommended a revised and temporary international calendar for 2020, with the aim of making the most of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The anti-doping case against Irish rugby union player James Cronin could reopen after a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sport Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI).
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced plans to cut a quarter of its workforce and says it will take up to five years to recover from the financial impact of COVID-19.
Former South African hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle's career will end after he was given an eight-year ban from rugby for failing a drugs test.
New Zealand and Australia are in talks over arranging a lucrative cross-code hybrid rugby international later this year.
A report by EY has shown that the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan was the most economically successful edition of the tournament, creating momentum and a foundation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
World Rugby has called for further discussions over potential adjustments to the international calendar, following the disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Rugby Australia is cutting 47 of its 142 full time staff due to a restructure forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
The New South Wales Government has confirmed it has dropped plans for the refurbishment of ANZ Stadium, with AUD800 million (£432 million/$533 million/€480 million) now set to be redirected towards a new fund for job-creating infrastructure projects.
World Rugby has turned down a suggestion made by the former chief executive of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Francis Baron, who said that Britain could host a major international rugby event in 2021 to help with the impact of COVID-19.
World Rugby is encouraging people to stay in shape ahead of the restart of sporting activity through its injury prevention exercise programme, Activate.
PRO14 has agreed to sell a 28 per cent stake in the league to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.