Former Manu Samoa captain, Daniel Leo, is on a crusade. He believes it is critical to educate the Pacific Island community about rugby players' welfare.
England rugby union player Danny Cipriani was charged with assault Wednesday over an incident at a nightclub in the English Channel island of Jersey.
Beauden Barrett has held off the challenge of rising star Richie Mo'unga and will wear the All Blacks No. 10 jersey in Saturday's first Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship test against Australia in Sydney.
Captain Michael Hooper may lead the Wallabies to the next two World Cups after signing a new five-year contract Friday with Rugby Australia.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has included two uncapped players but made no selection surprises in his squad for this season's Rugby Championship.
Australia coach Michael Cheika recalled veteran hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and named six uncapped players Sunday in a 36-man train-on squad for this season's Rugby Championship.
The Christchurch-based Crusaders outclassed the Johannesburg-based Lions 37-18 to win their record-extending ninth Super Rugby final on Saturday.
South Africa's Lions have defiantly rejected their allocated role in the narrative around Saturday's Super Rugby final — as the last, minor obstacle on the Crusaders' road to a ninth championship.
Former All Black Daryl Gibson will coach the New South Wales Waratahs in the 2019 Super Rugby season after leading the team to this year's semifinals.
The defending champion Crusaders and the Lions have made only minor changes to their starting lineups for Saturday's Super Rugby final.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has warned against over-confidence that defending champions the Crusaders will beat South Africa's Lions in Saturday's Super Rugby final.
Wallabies duo Quade Cooper and Karmichael Hunt will play in Australia's National Rugby Championship from next month after being overlooked for Super Rugby selection this season by the Queensland Reds.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has been rewarded for winning nine of his 14 games in charge with a new contract that will keep him in place until 2021.
Former Australia prop James Slipper will return from a two-months drug suspension to play for an Australian Super Rugby selection against the Wallabies Friday in a warm-up match ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Springboks wing Aphiwe Dyantyi and former South Africa under-20 flanker Cyle Brink have been included in the Lions' squad for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in New Zealand.
Eleider Alvarez rocked Sergey Kovalev with a right that dropped the Russian on his rear.
The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.
The shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo is still hanging over Real Madrid as the team prepares to face fierce rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.
Basketball's international governing body has opened disciplinary hearings against Australia and the Philippines after a wild brawl that included Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker broke out in their Basketball World Cup qualifying game Monday.
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