England coach Eddie Jones has apologised for offensive comments he made last year about Wales and Ireland.
Wales have climbed to second in the Six Nations Championship in an entertaining and comfortable 38-14 victory over Italy in Cardiff.
A revitalised France beat an uninspired England 22-16 on Saturday to claim a rare victory over their arch-rivals whose defeat handed the Six Nations title to Ireland.
Two tries by Jacob Stockdale set up Ireland's dominant 28-8 victory over Scotland on Saturday which a few hours later proved to be enough for them to clinch the Six Nations title.
Former Highlander John Hardie has returned to Scotland's squad.
Rassie Erasmus was confirmed as South Africa's new rugby coach on Thursday.
Ireland maintained their perfect Six Nations start but were made to work for it in a frantic 37-27 victory over Wales that put them clear at the top of the championship and on track for a potential grand slam.
Scotland produced a blistering display of attacking rugby to hand Eddie Jones just his second defeat as England head coach and end the visitors' Grand Slam aspirations with a 25-13 Six Nations victory at Murrayfield.
France overpowered Italy 34-17 to end an eight-game winless streak and claim their first victory in this year's Six Nations.
World Rugby says Kiwi television match official Glenn Newman made an error in ruling out a try for Wales in their Six Nations match against England at the weekend.
Ireland crushed Italy 56-19 on Saturday to make it two Six Nations wins out of two, running in eight tries to secure their first bonus point of the championship.
Two first-half tries by winger Jonny May were enough for holders England to beat a gutsy Wales side 12-6 in an absorbing Six Nations battle at Twickenham on Saturday.
England scored seven tries on the way to an emphatic 46-15 win away to Italy as they began the defence of their Six Nations title in style.
England playmaker Owen Farrell is the best rugby player in the world according to Rugby World magazine with only two All Blacks making the top 10.
Wales are reportedly lining up a slew of Kiwi candidates to become their next head coach.
Kiwi administrator Raelene Castle has been announced as the new chief executive for Rugby Australia, taking over from Bill Pulver.
Hadleigh Parkes scored twice on his test debut for Wales as they held off South Africa to emerge 24-22 victors in Cardiff on Saturday.
New Zealand-born centre Hadleigh Parkes will debut for Wales against South Africa on Sunday in Cardiff.
Tonga have their eye on two former All Blacks for the 2019 World Cup.
Former Highlander John Hardie has been suspended by Scotland Rugby for three months over alleged cocaine use.