Italy blown away by England in Six Nations

Centre Jonathan Joseph grabbed a brace of tries as England gained their second win in the Six Nations Championship and swept aside a brave Italian side 47-17 with a dominant second half display at Twickenham.
 

Cheetahs shock Sharks in Durban

The Cheetahs shocked the careless Sharks 35-29 on Saturday to win the first South African derby of the Super Rugby season and collect a bonus point at Kings Park.
 

Ireland holds out to defeat France 18-11

France came home with a wet sail but it wasn't enough to get over the top of Ireland, who have held on for an 18-11 win.
 
The great Canberra race to China has officially begun, with the ACT Brumbies locked in negotiations to take a Super Rugby pre-season match to the most populated country in the world.
 
Hard-running ACT Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has bucked the trend of Australian Wallabies stars signing with overseas clubs, resisting the overtures of rich offers to declare "Canberra feels like home".
 
Two Melbourne Rebels players have been cited for stamping following their 20-10 upset of the Crusaders in the first game of the Super Rugby season.
 

Rebels tick off season goal in round one

The Melbourne Rebels shock 20-10 win over the Crusaders has got the monkey off their back, breaking through for their first overseas victory.
 
Bernard Foley's intended move to Japan is not about a post-World Cup exodus. It is about conflicting interests at the top of Australian rugby, and a turf war that is threatening to erupt between the Wallabies and sevens programs in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics.
 

Brumbies thump Reds in rugby opener

The Brumbies have demolished the Queensland Reds 47-3 in their Super Rugby season opener in Canberra.
 
The ACT Brumbies thumped the Queensland Reds to start the season with a record win.
 
Sonny Bill Williams inspired the Chiefs to open their Super Rugby campaign by holding off a late charge by the Blues for a 23-18 win in Auckland.
 
Seven months ago sitting at ANZ Stadium, as the precious seconds counted down at that memorable final, I uttered two desperate words to myself as Bernard Foley struck the ball.
 

Chiefs hold on, beat Blues in Super Rugby

The Chiefs have extended their Super Rugby-winning streak over neighbours the Blues to eight matches after coming away with a 23-18 victory in Auckland.
 
ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore warns team round-one record win means nothing before a trip to New Zealand.