New Zealand banished the demons of their Rio 2016 final defeat to Australia to win women's rugby sevens gold at Tokyo 2020.
Fiji made it back-to-back men's rugby sevens gold medals with a 27-12 victory over an error-strewn New Zealand side at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics here.
Revenues at World Rugby fell off a cliff last year, plunging to just £10.8 million ($14.9 million/€12.6 million) from £381.4 million ($526 million/€445.9 million) in 2019.
South Africa's men's assistant rugby sevens coach Renfred Dazel has claimed the upheaval caused to their Olympic preparations after their arrival in Tokyo is just a "small distraction".
Georgia's head rugby coach Levan Maisashvili is in hospital after suffering "serious lung damage" from COVID-19 during the team’s tour of South Africa.
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has announced he wants the sport to be the "most progressive" for player welfare with the organisation releasing a six-point plan to achieve the aim.
World Rugby Men's Sevens Player of the Decade, Jerry Tuwai and women's rugby sevens star Rusila Nagasau have been chosen as flagbearers for Fiji at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Lions rugby boss Calveley insists tour of South Africa goes on despite new COVID-19 positives in camp
The managing director of the British and Irish Lions, Ben Calveley, has insisted the tour of South Africa will continue despite one player and a staff member testing positive for coronavirus - forcing a further 12 people within the touring party to isolate.
The South African rugby union squad, which is currently preparing for the home series against the British and Irish Lions, have had to suspend a training session after lock Lood de Jager, who plays in England for Sale Sharks, tested positive for COVID-19.
New Zealand’s men's and women's rugby sevens teams, both ranked number one in the world, have named hugely experienced squads for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Scotland have called off their rugby union Test match against Romania on July 10 after receiving confirmation that "several members" of their playing squad have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three of the top four placed teams in the men’s rugby sevens tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics have been drawn in the same pool at next month’s Tokyo 2020 Games.
Rugby Australia have been forced to relocate the first Test against France from the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane because of COVID-19.
South Africa’s preparations for the upcoming British and Irish Lions tour have suffered a blow after three players tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the entire squad into isolation.
Fiji and New Zealand secured the men’s and women’s titles at the Oceania Sevens Championships after their sides completed unbeaten weekends in Townsville.