Super Rugby's expansion to 18 teams from 2016 is complete, with SANZAR confirming the participation of Japan and Argentina.
On his return to Test rugby, All Blacks playmaker Dan Carter was pleased to emerge unscathed from a bruising Murrayfield battle.
Jeremy Thrush's late try finally killed off a brave Scottish challenge as New Zealand scrapped to a 24-16 win at Murrayfield.
The All Blacks team to play Scotland this weekend in their third November Test is out, with a debut for Blues hooker James Parsons.
The IRB has announced the shortlist for the Player of the Year with two South Africans, two All Blacks and one Irishman nominated.
Blues flanker Luke Braid has spoken of his decision to leave the franchise and sign for Bordeaux-Bègles after Super Rugby 2015.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has hinted that lock Luke Romano could replace Brodie Retallick against Scotland on Saturday.
Steve Hansen dismissed as "baloney" suggestions that New Zealand have gained a psychological advantage over England ahead of the RWC....
A late Dan Pryor try secured the Maori All Blacks a hard-fought 20-18 victory over Japan in Tokyo on Saturday.
Conflicting reports are emerging in France over a potential move for Ma'a Nonu to Toulon after the World Cup.
Number eight Billy Vunipola believes the haka he will face on Saturday against New Zealand can in fact inspire England at Twickenham....
Julian Savea is the most dangerous scoring threat in international rugby but he insists he will always be behind Jonah Lomu.
Inevitably the event mattered more than the scoreline as New Zealand dispatched the USA with a 74-6 win in Chicago at Soldier Field.
The Maori All Blacks put on a counter-attacking masterclass to hammer a brave but error prone Japan side 61-21in Kobe on Saturday.
Barbarians head coach John Kirwan has named his side that will take on Australia on Saturday, with nine New Zealanders starting.
Dan Carter is optimistic of making his All Black comeback against the USA in Chicago next week after recovering from a broken leg.
Ma'a Nonu's proposed move to Toulon appears to have fallen through with Saracens believed to be in the hunt for his signature.