Former Wales captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29 after failing to return to peak fitness following neck and knee surgery.
Rescuers have freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their football coach from deep inside a flooded cave - a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks.
England ended their five-match winless run with a deserved 25-10 victory over South Africa in the third and final test at a wet and windy Newlands.
Ireland earned a landmark 20-16 win over Australia on Saturday as Jonny Sexton's boot helped them secure their first away series victory over the Wallabies in 39 years.
England's poor discipline has led to a series loss against South Africa and a fifth straight test defeat.
They've conquered Europe but Irish halfback Conor Murray says the side's perfect season won't be complete without taking down the "big dogs" on their home turf.
Uncapped loose forward Peter Samu will join the Australia squad for the June series against Ireland after being granted a release by New Zealand Rugby.
New Zealand Rugby landed an early psychological blow in the build-up to this season's Bledisloe Cup.
Siya Kolisi was appointed Springbok captain on Monday for the three-game home series against England.
England's preparations for their tour of South Africa suffered a setback as they lost to the Barbarians at Twickenham, their fourth defeat in a row.
Romania was disqualified from the 2019 Rugby World Cup today after fielding ineligible players in qualifying.
Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps has been fined $A4000 (NZ$4275) and dropped as captain for urinating on the bar at a Sydney pub during his stag do.
Waratahs and Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps is being investigated by his Super Rugby franchise after urinating on the bar at a Sydney pub, according to a report.
South Africa's World Cup-winning winger Bryan Habana is to retire at the end of the season after failing to recover from injury.
After several poor displays in defeats during this year's Six Nations, England coach Eddie Jones has some serious thinking to do.