The USA Rugby Board of Directors has approved a proposal from the College Management Council for a new sevens national championship for men and women that will debut in December 2011.
The U.S. Eagles Rugby World Cup campaign kicks off on September 11 and team captain Mike Petri is writing a regular Rugby World Cup blog to keep the Rugby Rugby readers up on the latest from the team camp. Check out his first entry!
Coach Graham Henry and captain Richie McCaw intend to make the best of an unprecedented second chance when they lead New Zealand into the World Cup.
Italy coach Nick Mallett says he is confident he will find a top job in the future once his Italy deal runs out after the World Cup in New Zealand.
England Manager Martin Johnson outlined his blueprint for winning the World Cup on Thursday, saying substance not style was what mattered most.
Richie Gray has always been noticeable on a rugby pitch, his rawboned physique adorned by a mane of flaxen blond hair has resulted in the Scotland lock receiving plenty of attention - good and bad.
The way things have been going in the provincial First Division lately, the EP Kings and Boland Cavaliers will be regarded as favourites when they host the Border Bulldogs and Griffons respectively this weekend.
France coach Marc Lievremont has ruled centre Maxime Mermoz out of France's opening World Cup game, but announced on Thursday that he would be using all 30 players in his squad for the opening two Pool A matches against Japan and Canada.
Move over, Morné Steyn, make room for a kicker even more exceptional than you are - and he does it barefooted.
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has rewarded some on-form fringe players by naming them in the starting XV to face Griquas in their Currie Cup clash in Kimberley on Saturday.
Springbok skipper John Smit said on Thursday the defending champions were under more pressure ahead of this year's World Cup, compared to the 2007 edition which was held in France.
After a career littered with comebacks, it is no surprise to see England playmaker Jonny Wilkinson making another return in time for the World Cup.
Lions lock Wikus van Heerden believes his side need to improve in set-pieces if they are to maintain their position on top of the Currie Cup log ahead of their clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
Fiji media reports that all three wings in the World Cup squad are injured, setting back Fiji's preparation for the tournament which starts in eight days.
Blue Bulls skipper Gary Botha is determined to capitalise on the momentum his young team have gathered in recent weeks to climb into semifinal contention in the second half of the season.