Pro12 chiefs hold "really early" talks with north American counterparts over trans-Atlantic expansion of the competition.
Scotland head coach in waiting Gregor Townsend says he and incumbent Vern Cotter have "the same goals" this term.
Hooker Stuart McInally and lock Grant Gilchrist will share captaincy duties for Edinburgh this season.
The Aviva Stadium will stage next May's Pro12 final with the announcement made during the launch of the 2016/2017 season in Dublin.
Aug 23 (Reuters) - New Zealand opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a thumping win over Australia last week but the world champions are bracing for a tough encounter against a wounded Wallabies side determined to salvage their pride on Saturday.
Wales and Ospreys front row Ryan Bevington signs for Premiership side Bristol on a two-year contract.
Aug 23 (Reuters) - Wallabies coach Michael Cheika faces perhaps "the biggest challenge" of his career in Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand in Wellington, a week after his side were humiliated by the same opposition in Sydney.
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WELLINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Uncapped winger Reiko Ioane is among five players called into the All Blacks squad for their Rugby Championship clash with Australia on Saturday, after a raft of injuries hit the team in their first clash in Sydney.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Fijian rugby has so often flattered to deceive on the biggest stages but in Rio the Pacific islanders perfectly harnessed their blend of physicality, pace and flair to deliver their country its first Olympic medal.
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Prop Julian Redelinghuys has dropped out of the South Africa squad to play Argentina this weekend after suffering a hamstring injury that will sideline him for the next six weeks, the South African Rugby Union said on Sunday.
Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Summary from the The Rugby Championship match between Australia and New Zealand on Saturday at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia Australia 8 New Zealand 42 Half Time: 3-32 Scorers: Australia : Try: Nick Phipps (75) Penalty...Show More Summary
New Zealand open the 2016 Rugby Championship by humiliating Australia 42-8 in the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney.
New Zealand Rugby says a hotel room where the All Blacks held meetings in Sydney was bugged before match against Australia
Super Rugby Chiefs coach Dave Rennie will take over at Glasgow in the 2017/18 Season, it has been announced. The post Chiefs Dave Rennie to replace Townsend at Glasgow appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.
New Zealander Dave Rennie will take over from Gregor Townsend as Glasgow Warriors' head coach next summer, Scottish Rugby.
Scottish Rugby would welcome private investment in its two professional clubs - but only if the price is right.
Northampton Saints' Louis Picamoles says the style of play in the Premiership will make him a better player.