Otago product Jermaine Ainsley has been selected in Australia's 38-man training squad for the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup.
Loosehead prop Mako Vunipola has survived being dropped as the British and Irish Lions named an unchanged side for the deciding third test against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
British and Irish Lions centre Jared Payne has been ruled out of contention for the third and final test against the All Blacks due to migraine headaches, the team says.
British and Irish Lions flanker Sean O'Brien has been cleared to play the third and final test against the All Blacks at Eden Park next Saturday after being found not guilty of dangerous play during the second match in Wellington.
Australia's Super Rugby teams have failed to produce players fit enough for test rugby, leaving the Wallabies underdone for tests against the All Blacks, their captain says.
England have completed a 2-0 series triumph over Argentina with a hugely entertaining 35-25 victory in Santa Fe.
South Africa have overpowered France 37-15 in the second test in Durban to seal a series win.
Flyhalf Sam Davies kicked four penalties as Wales beat Tonga 24-6 at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.
The possibility of extra stadium security during the Lions rugby tour will be discussed in coming days, Prime Minister Bill English says.
England back row Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the Lions tour of New Zealand and will be replaced in the squad by James Haskell.
Saracens have overcome Clermont Auvergne 28-17 to retain the European Champions Cup after a gripping final at Murrayfield.
Springboks great Bryan Habana says facing the All Blacks in the World Cup pool stage is "not ideal" for the battling South African side.
New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina all in the same pool at the next Rugby World Cup?
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.