Kenya will go into the second day of the Rugby Africa Women's Sevens in Monastir in Tunisia confident of qualifying for the Olympics for the second consecutive Games after winning all their opening matches without conceding a point.
Ireland finally clicked into gear at the Rugby World Cup, battering Samoa 47-5 in Pool A at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, despite having centre Bundee Aki sent off.
They may be considered a tier-two nation in rugby terms, but United States coach Gary Gold believes his country is more than ready to host the 2027 World Cup.
While Typhoon Hagibis is stressing out Rugby World Cup organisers, a spread-betting firm could also be counting a heavy cost.
Australia progressed to the Japan Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in turgid fashion, overcoming minnows Georgia in Pool D at Shizuoka Stadium 27-8.
Leigh Dearden has become the latest rugby union player suspended from all sport by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
Kenya's women's rugby sevens team has been given an Olympic boost ahead of this weekend's Rugby Africa Women's Sevens tournament, with South Africa confirming they will not send a team to Tokyo 2020.
World Rugby has cancelled two Rugby World Cup fixtures this weekend, as Japan prepares to be hit by a violent typhoon.
Giosue Zilocchi and Danilo Fischetti could face a daunting Rugby World Cup debut after the two props were called up to Italy's squad for their final pool match against defending champions New Zealand.
Wales hung on to defeat brave Fiji 29-17 in a game that had it all at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
World Rugby is monitoring the direction and strength of Typhoon Hagibis, which could put matches at the ongoing Japan Rugby World Cup at risk.
In a desperately one-sided Pool B affair, South Africa scored 10 tries to obliterate Canada 66-7 at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, guaranteeing a place in the quarter-finals.
United States won the opening leg of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series on home soil after beating Australia 26-7 in the final in Glendale.
France qualified for the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup but only after being given a major fright by Tonga in Kumamoto.
World Rugby's anti-doping general manager Mike Earl has described the support from sides at the ongoing Rugby World Cup as "superb".