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.
Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England captain for the Six Nations and was accompanied at Wednesday's tournament launch in London by a bruised Eddie Jones.
Prop Richard Barrington has become the first major casualty, as rugby's new "zero tolerance" on head-high tackles left the northern hemisphere game dazed and confused over the weekend.
Another Kiwi is in a top European rugby post with Aaron Mauger taking interim charge as Leicester's director of rugby.
South African referee Craig Joubert, who took charge of the 2011 Rugby World Cup final,is retiring to take up a role with governing body World Rugby.
Craig Joubert has announced he will retire from international rugby refereeing.