Cillian Willis has become the first professional rugby player to sue an English club for clinical negligence over concussion in a landmark case for the sport.
Warren Gatland is set to become the second coach to lead the Lions on major back-to-back tours, the Guardian reported.
Rugby Championships matches in the northern hemisphere could become a more regular feature as the competition seeks to attract new audiences and take games to expatriate fans, organisers said.
Jarryd Hayne has reportedly met the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) about a possible switch to the NSW Waratahs in a move that could ruin the Eels' chances of getting their elite star back into the NRL at Parramatta.
NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson believes his Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika will look closely at switching Israel Folau to outside centre and move test rookie Dane Haylett-Petty to fullback.
Former All Blacks winger Cory Jane has signed a two-year contract with Japan's Toshiba Brave Lupus, though he will return to play for the Wellington Hurricanes next year, his Super Rugby franchise says.
Former All Black Ali Williams is returning to professional rugby.
Comment When did Wales lose this series?
France scored three tries without reply as they handed Argentina a 27-0 pummelling to share the two-test series 1-1 in Tucuman.
Scotland kicked seven penalties to secure a scrappy 21-16 victory over a spirited but error-strewn Japan on Saturday in Tokyo to win the series 2-0.
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies kicked South Africa to a 19-13 win over Ireland in the third and final test but it took some desperate defending to clinch the series at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Owen Farrell kicked 24 points as England racked up a record score to beat Australia 44-40 in a rollercoaster of a third test on Saturday and inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971.
Racing Metro, reduced to 14 men after the early sending-off of France scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud, produced a remarkable performance to beat Toulon 29-21 and win the French Top 14 final for the first time in 26 years.
It may be heading into the 54th week of the season but Wales is still eagerly hunting for that elusive win against the All Blacks tonight.
England captain Dylan Hartley says the mental aspect is the biggest challenge for his players heading into Saturday's final test with the Wallabies.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has welcomed back inside centre Matt Toomua and replaced both locks for the third and final test against England in Sydney on Saturday as the Wallabies seek to stave off an embarrassing series whitewash.
Attention to detail will be key for South Africa as coach Allister Coetzee warned his players to eliminate errors in the third test against Ireland.
Argentina scored three tries including a fine late clincher by lock Guido Petti to beat an experimental France side 30-19 in the first match of a two-test series in the northwestern city of Tucuman.
Owen Farrell broke clear for a late try to fire England to a 23-7 win over the Wallabies in Melbourne on Saturday and ensure his team would celebrate their first series win on Australian soil.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt rang the changes as he named his side for the second test against South Africa at the weekend, preferring to stick to plans to rotate selection rather than keeping the winning combination from the upset win in the first test.