As we do at the end of every year, we look at the state of affairs in each of the world's leading nations. Next up, Scotland!
The FFR, FIR, IRFU, SRU and WRU have committed to participating in the European Rugby Cup next season under a new format.
The Scotland team and bench for Saturday's November Test against Australia at Murrayfield have now been finalised.
Grant Gilchrist replaces the injured Tim Swinson in Scotland's starting lineup to face Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday.
David Denton believes Scotland must emerge dominant from the breakdown battle in Saturday's Test against Australia at Murrayfield.
Now that the dust has settled in the northern hemisphere, we thought it only right to sit down and select our Test Team of the Week.
New Zealand's win over England consolidated their position at the summit of the IRB World Rankings in the latest list released on Monday....
Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir rued his side's errors as they slumped to a 28-0 defeat to South Africa at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Scott Johnson bemoaned his side's errors in the wake of a disappointing 28-0 defeat to South Africa at Murrayfield.
South Africa were comprehensive winners over Scotland after running in four tries in a 28-0 victory at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson has underlined the necessity for his team to front up physically against an imposing Springbok side....
Scotland boss Scott Johnson feels South Africa can be contained if his team dominate the breakdown in Sunday's clash at Murrayfield.
Teenage second-row Jonny Gray is the only uncapped player in Scotland's 23-man squad to face South Africa at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson believes their loss to South Africa in June will offer extra motivation for his side on Sunday.
Ireland moved up two places in the IRB World Rankings following their 40-9 win over Samoa, with the result seeing them sit in sixth spot....
Scotland held off a spirited performance from Japan before claiming a 42-17 victory at Murrayfield on Saturday.