The Stormers had to scramble to maintain their unbeaten start to Super Rugby against the struggling Sunwolves on Saturday while the Blues and Highlanders completed another convincing weekend for New Zealand teams.
The Crusaders maintained their unbeaten start to Super Rugby when they beat the Western Force 45-17 to open the fifth round on Friday.
The Western Force, one of the Super Rugby clubs mentioned as possibly being cut in an attempt to streamline the competition, is offering shares in the team in what officials are saying is an Australian first.
A security consultant for the New Zealand All Blacks has denied making a false statement to police after a listening device was found in a meeting room at the team's hotel in Sydney before a rugby test against Australia last August.
So, after another compelling and hard-fought Six Nations competition, England remains the king of Europe and Italy is still the punch bag at the continent's highest level.
The Hurricanes and Lions got back on track in Super Rugby, rediscovering the form that took them to last year's final to register big wins on Saturday.
Scotland gave departing coach Vern Cotter a successful send-off by beating Italy 29-0 in the final round of the Six Nations on Saturday.
Two New Zealand sides — the Hamilton-based Chiefs and the Crusaders from Christchurch — won their fourth consecutive matches on Friday to remain the early class in Super Rugby.
England's rugby players are heading to Dublin to achieve greatness: Back-to-back Grand Slams in the Six Nations and a tier one record of 19 straight wins.
World Rugby has moved the international break for test matches from June to July to help deliver uninterrupted Super Rugby, and increased games between tier one and two.
England put a lid on celebrating a second straight Six Nations rugby title, according to coach Eddie Jones.
World heavyweight champion Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s next fight and where it will happened has been confirmed.
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.
Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall
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