The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) has stated that there has been a heavy financial setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic after it was forced to cancel the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, but has said it still has reserves.
World Rugby Sevens Series events in Dubai and Cape Town later this year have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Russian Rugby Federation (FRR) has created an Organising Committee to examine its potential bid for the 2027 World Cup.
An eight-team tournament will now replace the traditional autumn tests in rugby union due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates has been added to Rugby Australia's Rugby World Cup Advisory Board.
The World Rugby Executive Committee has recommended a revised and temporary international calendar for 2020, with the aim of making the most of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Rugby has labelled suggestions of misconduct in the election which saw Sir Bill Beaumont win a second term as chairman "unsubstantiated and erroneous".
Transgender athletes could be banned from playing the traditional form of women's rugby because of safety concerns as part of a review being conducted by World Rugby.
English rugby union player Greg Goodfellow has been given a two-year suspension after he tested positive for a banned substance.
Alain Rolland is to step down from his role as World Rugby's 15s high performance match official manager at the end of this month.
The anti-doping case against Irish rugby union player James Cronin could reopen after a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sport Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI).
The British and Irish Lions and South Africa Rugby have confirmed that the 2021 tour of South Africa is set to go ahead as scheduled despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) has issued suspensions to two Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) players for committing anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs).
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced plans to cut a quarter of its workforce and says it will take up to five years to recover from the financial impact of COVID-19.
Former South African hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle's career will end after he was given an eight-year ban from rugby for failing a drugs test.