Tom Brady led the New England Patriots back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night.
Australia coach Michael Cheika is confident there will be a long-term benefit to the Wallabies from a difficult 2016 that ended with a 37-21 defeat by England.
Toulon have signed Fiji winger Semi Radradra from Australian Rugby League side Parramatta Eels, the French Top-14 club said Monday.
China will get its first professional rugby union competition as part of a $100 million investment in the currently low-profile sport by e-commerce giant Alibaba, the firm and World Rugby said Wednesday.
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) will hold a major summit aimed at reviewing its strategic approach to growth after a number of Australian rugby's greats urged the sport's governing body to step in and stop the game from "dying".
Administered by the Chinese Rugby Football Association (CRFA), the new China Arena Football League (CAFL) will have its debut in the fall of 2016.
Fijians erupted in celebration Friday, setting off flares and dancing in the streets while a national holiday was declared after the tiny nation won its first ever Olympic medal - and gold at that.
Australia grabbed the first ever women's rugby gold medal in Olympic history after they muscled down New Zealand 24-17 in the rugby sevens final at Rio Games here on Monday.
Hosts Brazil have been drawn in the same group as reigning men's World Rugby Sevens Series champions Fiji at this year's Olympic Games.
England continued their revival under Eddie Jones with a deserved 39-28 victory over ill-disciplined Australia to claim their first ever win in Brisbane and take a 1-0 lead in the three-test series on Saturday.
Italy have named former Ireland fullback Conor O'Shea as their new coach, the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) said on Friday.
Wales lock Luke Charteris has been ruled out of the Six Nations international against France in Cardiff on Friday with a knee injury, the Welsh Rugby Union said Tuesday.
South Africa-born fullback Scott Spedding has been ruled out of France's Six Nations match against Wales with a knee injury.
England winger Chris Ashton has lost his appeal against a 10-week ban for eye-gouging that has ruled him out of the Six Nations championship, European Professional Club Rugby said on Thursday.
Steve McNamara has left his role as head coach of England, the Rugby Football League announced Tuesday.
Japan's incoming national coach Jamie Joseph says he expects "a lot of hard work" between now and the 2019 World Cup as he prepares to take charge of the Brave Blossoms this year.
Saracens and England wing Chris Ashton will have his appeal against a 10-week ban for making contact with the eye area of Ulster’s Luke Marshall considered by a hearing in London on Wednesday, European Champions Cup organizers announced Thursday.
Former All Blacks hooker Mark Hammett was unveiled as the head coach of Japan's new Super Rugby side the Sunwolves on Monday, along with an experienced 34-man squad.