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.
The Wallabies believe they are on the right track after building depth in 2016, despite slumping to nine losses in a season where they thought they would close the gap on world champions New...
Former England coach Sir Clive Woodward says based on Sunday's victory over Australia, England are not yet ready to challenge the All Blacks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has emerged as a shock candidate to become coach of the Springboks.
The Wallabies finished 2016 with only six wins in the ledger, but coach Michael Cheika insists the pain can be salved by future gain.
Former Wallaby Glen Ella has fired a warning to his compatriots ahead of the end-of-season showdown with England at Twickenham on Saturday - Eddie Jones's team are better than they were in June.
Bonus points will be awarded in a radical shake-up of next year's Six Nations as tournament organisers seek to encourage teams to adopt a more attacking style of play.
Eddie Jones's rampant England side are benefiting from the experience in their ranks, according to former captain and coach Martin Johnson.
New Zealand will end another stellar year as rugby's undoubted No 1 team but the gap between northern and southern hemisphere nations has shrunk considerably.
England head coach Eddie Jones has raised concerns over Australia's pack and will request a meeting with referee Jaco Peyper to address the Wallabies' scrummaging technique ahead of Saturday...
Wales have recorded a 27-13 victory over South Africa to condemn the Springboks to their worst ever year.
Ireland have claimed a third southern hemisphere scalp in six months by surviving a slew of injuries and an improbable comeback to hand Australia their only November tour defeat in a thrilling 27...
England overcame a fifth-minute red card for Elliot Daly to grind out an impressive 27-14 victory over Argentina to make it 12 wins in a row under Eddie Jones.
Vern Cotter's Scotland signed off on their best year since 2002 by overwhelming Georgia 43-16 in their final autumn test at Kilmarnock's Rugby Park.
Tonga quickly brought Italy back down to earth after the Azzurri's win over South Africa last week when Sonatane Takulua converted a last-minute penalty to give the Pacific islanders a surprise 19...
Julian Savea was just 17 years old when, from his living room in Wellington, he watched France dump the All Blacks out of the 2007 World Cup.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has declared this week's test against Ireland the toughest of Australia's grand slam bid, as he prepares to welcome back his refreshed stars.