The 18th Super Rugby side looks almost certain to go to Japan after the bid from Singapore effectively conceded defeat.
Pioneering coach Ray Williams has been named as the 2014 winner of the prestigious Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service.
Munster are ready for a stern test when Saracens come to town to kick off Round Two of this season's Champions Cup on Friday.
WP coach Allister Coetzee has kept changes to a minimum for Saturday's Currie Cup Final clash with the Golden Lions at Newlands.
Exeter winger Jack Nowell admits it's a relief to have been included in the England squad having missed the June tour to New Zealand....
Demand is exceeding supply at every price category for 23 of the 48 matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
Former New Zealand head coach Laurie Mains has labelled Sonny Bill Williams a "mercenary" ahead of his return to Test rugby in November....
Jamie Roberts admits he was caught off-guard by reports linking him to a return to Wales after a slow start to his Racing Métro career....
Tasman will complete a remarkable turnaround in fortunes if they beat Taranaki in Saturday's ITM Cup Final in New Plymouth.
Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has once again opted for consistency, making just one change to his matchday 22.
Ospreys wing Jeff Hassler said "it will be fun" to take on Northampton Saints star George North again when the two face off this week....
Conscious of neglecting his role with the Force ahead of the new Super Rugby season, Michael Foley turned down the Wallabies.
Bernard Laporte has revealed that Delon Armitage will move to the wing to accommodate Leigh Halfpenny for high-flying Toulon.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has revealed that either Robbie Henshaw or Jared Payne will likely wear the number 13 jersey next month.
Manu Tuilagi is taking a cautious approach when it comes to his latest injury, with the Leicester centre now out until Christmas.
USA head coach Mike Tolkin has named his squad for next month's tour which features a Test against New Zealand in Chicago.
Harlequins prop Will Collier believes his team is playing with more confidence as they look to overcome a sluggish start to the season....