Aug 1, 2014: Kurtley Beale requires treatment for a shoulder complaint midway through the Waratahs' captain's run, but coach Michael Cheika is not concerned enough to tinker with his bench
Aug 1, 2014: The Top 14's bumper television deal could be under threat after French authorities ruled that broadcaster Canal+ was awarded the exclusive rights in an unfair manner
Aug 1, 2014: Former New Zealand rugby league international Krisnan Inu will switch codes to join Top 14 side Stade Francais
Aug 1, 2014: Newport Gwent Dragons have added to their front-row options with the signing of South African tighthead Brok Harris
Aug 1, 2014: The stage is set for a classic Super Rugby final after a week-long build-up spiced with psychological shots from both sides of the Tasman ended in more drama and controversy
IRB Hall of Fame
Aug 1, 2014: Keith Wood, Jason Leonard and JPR Williams are just three of the names set to be inducted into the IRB's Hall of Fame
2015 Rugby World Cup
Aug 1, 2014: Jonny Wilkinson has backed England to go all the way when they host the World Cup next year
Aug 1, 2014: Bath Rugby are reported to have made an "audacious bid" to sign Will Genia after the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Aug 1, 2014: Morgan Mitchell makes his debut for ITM Cup team Southland Stags in Oamaru on Saturday despite being deaf and unable to wear his hearing aid during matches
Aug 1, 2014: New South Wales Waratahs won the Super Rugby minor premiership in record-setting fashion, once-bitten finalist Rob Horne warns "there's no fairy tales in life"
Aug 1, 2014: Michael Cheika has built a successful clothing company, dabbled in restaurants, and speaks four languages; now he has the Waratahs on the cusp of Super Rugby history
Jul 31, 2014: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder believes he would be hugely mistaken to regard the New South Wales Waratahs forwards as a "soft underbelly".
Jul 31, 2014: This season's Currie Cup competition is likely to be weakened by the absence of any Springbok players
Jul 31, 2014: Exeter Chiefs have signed Namibia international fullback Chrysander Botha from South African Super Rugby club the Lions
Jul 31, 2014: Organisers are confident the USA v new Zealand match in November will sell out
The Rugby Championship
Jul 31, 2014: Tony Woodcock will benefit hugely from time off if undergoes shoulder surgery, as seems increasingly likely, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said at a training camp
Jul 31, 2014: Former Springboks coach Nick Mallett has come out firing following the Sharks' hammering by the Crusaders in the Super Rugby semi-final last weekend, attacking South African rugby for being "boring" and "unattractive"
British & Irish Lions
Jul 31, 2014: John Spencer will manage the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, following in the footsteps of fellow Englishmen Fran Cotton and Bill Beaumont in the professional era
Jul 31, 2014: The Crusaders have named an unchanged side to face the Waratahs in their 11th Super Rugby final
Jul 31, 2014: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder cannot believe the Waratahs would give up their fortress at the Sydney Football Stadium to chase the dollar in their first home final