Discussions around the Super Rugby champion Crusaders changing their name in the wake of Christchurch's terror attack has New Zealand government support.
Scott Higginbotham forecasts some tough selection decisions for coach Brad Thorn after the Reds' comeback win in Japan breathed life into their campaign.
Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been called back by English club Leicester after two Super Rugby matches for the NSW Waratahs .
David Pocock and Allan Alaalatoa are likely to miss the Brumbies' next Super Rugby derby with the Reds, but fellow Wallaby Scott Sio could play.
Australia will play a Test against 17th-ranked Samoa in Sydney in September in their final hit-out before the Rugby World Cup later that month.
Assistant coach Chris Whittaker says the NSW Waratahs can't afford a Super Rugby repeat of their poor ball control when they host the unbeaten Crusaders.
Melbourne's spectacular collapse in Johannesburg to lose to the Lions has kept the Brumbies and Waratahs well in touch in the Super Rugby standings.
An ill-disciplined Melbourne Rebels have given up a 28-point lead to lose to the Lions after the siren in their Super Rugby match in Johannesburg.
An 84th-minute try saved England from defeat against Scotland who fought back from 31-0 down to draw 38-all - the biggest ever comeback in international rugby.
Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn says he'd be disappointed and sad if Japanese franchise the Sunwolves are booted out of Super Rugby.
Brad Thorn is hopeful Queensland's come-from-behind 34-31 win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo is a springboard for the struggling Reds.
The scheduled Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and Crusaders in Dunedin has been cancelled after Friday's Christchurch terror attacks.
By doing something no other Brumbies player had done for 15 years, Folau Fainga'a could have sealed his place as Wallabies hooker for the World Cup.
The Brumbies have got their Super Rugby season back on track with an upset 19-13 victory over the NSW Waratahs at GIO Stadium.
The winless Chiefs have at least avoided defeat for the first time this season after they shared a Super Rugby stalemate in Hamilton.
The Lions are expecting Melbourne to use their height and weight advantage to dominate as the Rebels looks for their first Super Rugby win in South Africa.
Wallabies back Reece Hodge is back in Melbourne's Super Rugby starting side, replacing Marika Koroibete on the wing, as the Rebels look to use his big boot.