November Test Predictions - Round 3: Ireland to show who's No.1?
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Holmes to win first Wales cap against Tonga
Jonah Holmes will make his first Wales appearance on Saturday after Warren Gatland made 14 changes for the visit of Tonga.
Scotland star Hogg quits Glasgow for Exeter
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021
New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Crucial TMO call was right, but England will learn from All Blacks defeat
New Zealand showed why the road to the Rugby World Cup runs through them, but Eddie Jones' side laid a marker at Twickenham.
Kepu says Wallabies standing strong with Cheika
With the Wallabies coaching staff in the firing line following one of the worst years in their history, players maintain they still have faith in their message.
Petaia, Gordon to make Wallabies debut
Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts against Italy in Padova on Saturday, while Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his return to the gold jersey.
England rotate for Japan; Farrell, Hartley rested
Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan on Saturday as Eddie Jones made 11 changes to the side that started in the defeat to New Zealand last weekend.
Fired up Eddie Jones tells Japan 'be worried'
A fired-up Eddie Jones says his England side will be "absolutely ruthless" and aiming to "physically smash" Japan when the teams meet on Saturday.
Gray returns for Scotland vs. South Africa
Jonny Gray has been recalled to the Scotland team as head coach Gregor Townsend attempts to beef up his pack for the visit of the Springboks.
Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Boks
One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.
Kearney, Toner return for All Blacks clash
Ireland bolstered their lineout and defence under the high ball by bringing Devin Toner and Rob Kearney back into their side to face New Zealand.
Former Kiwi bank teller Aki to stare down haka
Having quit rugby to work as a bank teller in his late teens, Bundee Aki will offer thanks again to Tana Umaga when he runs out in Dublin on Saturday.
Crotty replaces SBW for Ireland Test
Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.
Rebels say Cooper hungry after Super move
The Melbourne Rebels believe Quade Cooper's season out of Super Rugby will be a good thing for their star recruit.
Rapid Rugby conditionally sanctioned by World Rugby
Andrew Forrest's new-look Rapid Rugby competition has been conditionally sanctioned by the World Rugby Council and it's dates are set to clash with the more established Super Rugby tournament.
Suva to host Super Rugby derby
Fiji will host a Super Rugby match for the fourth successive season when Kiwi heavy-hitters the Chiefs and Crusaders square off in June next year.
World Series Rugby launches rebrand
World Series Rugby has undergone a complete rebrand as they prepare for a bigger 2019 season with the renamed Global Rapid Rugby continuing their push into Asia, with teams from Singapore and Malaysia entering the fray.
Aussie duo find new Super homes in NZ
Unwanted by their Australian franchises, Sef Fa'agase and Jack Debreczeni have linked with New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the 2019 season.
NZ teams unveil 2019 Super Rugby squads
New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises each unveiled their 38-man squads for 2019 on Wednesday, with several promising rookies and some returning former stars among the lists.
Duane Vermeulen signs for Bulls
The Springboks No. 8, who has won 42 caps for South Africa, and who has been added to the tour squad to face England, France, Scotland and Wales, will arrive in Pretoria in February 2019.
Can The Rock smell what this video is cooking?
An Auckland-based business consultant has put the call out to movie star Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson to take on the task of championing a combined Pacific Islands Super Rugby franchise and welcome him into the jungle of rugby politics.
Moody signs long-term All Blacks deal
All Blacks prop Joe Moody has effectively committed his career to New Zealand rugby after signing a long-term deal.
Folau pens four-year Wallabies, NSW deal
Israel Folau is set to play for Australia to the end of 2022 after reportedly signing a four-year contract extension with the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs.
Deal done: Cooper joins Rebels for 2019
After months of speculation, former Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper has finally signed on with Melbourne Rebels on a one-year deal.
Jones rejoins Rebels; no word on Quade
Melbourne remain tight-lipped about securing Queensland Reds discard Quade Cooper but have formally announced that lock Luke Jones is returning to the Super Rugby club.
Brits poised for Super Rugby return
The hooker has received an offer to play for the Bulls next season, but he is believed to be on the verge of doing a deal with the Stormers, for whom he played from 2006 to 2009 and again in 2011.
Thorn engineers Broncos reunion
It will be a Red Hill reunion at Ballymore next season with Peter Ryan joining his former rugby league teammate Brad Thorn on the Queensland Reds coaching staff.
Brumbies throw Slipper career lifeline
The Brumbies are confident they can rejuvenate the career of veteran Wallabies prop James Slipper after signing him on a two-year Super Rugby deal.
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