While they're struggling to secure wins, Eddie Jones clearly likes what he's seeing out of the Blues.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen rates the British and Irish Lions squad as one of the strongest in recent memory but questions how the touring side will cope with the pressure of expectations in New Zealand.
Sam Warburton has been named to captain the Lions in what coach Warren Gatland is calling the biggest challenge in rugby.
Former Otago, Highlanders and All Blacks first five-eighth Nick Evans has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the season.
Sir Graham Henry, the only man to coach both the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions, says Warren Gatland's squad will potentially embark on a "suicidal" itinerary in New Zealand.
Ireland have stunned England to deny their old rivals a second successive grand slam and end their hopes of a world record 19th successive victory.
Scotland ran in four tries to crush Italy 29-0 and give departing coach Vern Cotter a fitting send-off in their final Six Nations match.
France beat Wales thanks to a converted try 20 minutes after full time had elapsed following an extraordinary and chaotic finale to their Six Nations encounter.
World Rugby has come together to commit to a global calendar through until 2032, with a raft of changes.
England secured a second consecutive Six Nations title in emphatic style by thrashing a supposedly resurgent Scotland 61-21.
France beat Italy 40-18 to hand them the Six Nations wooden spoon on Saturday and leave their hosts with the prospect of a second straight tournament without a victory.
George North bounced back from criticism from his own camp to crash over the try line twice as Wales beat Ireland 22-9 in a bruising Six Nations clash that restored home pride after two successive...
South Africa have retained beleaguered head coach Allister Coetzee following a review of the worst season in the country’s test history in 2016.
Ireland have overcome France 19-9 to move top of the Six Nations standings, maintaining the pressure on favourites England.
Scotland staged a rousing comeback to beat Wales for the first time in 10 years in an absorbing 29-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield.
Joost van der Westhuizen, who triumphed with South Africa at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, has died at age 45 after a long battle with motor neurone disease.
Wales overcame a poor start to eventually trample Italy 33-7 in their opening Six Nations encounter in Rome.
Scotland have hung on to upset Ireland 27-22 in a pulsating match at Murrayfield and secure their first opening day win in the Six Nations for over a decade.
England overcame a poor first half to grind down France for a 19-16 victory to open the defence of their Six Nations title.