Feb 12, 2016: Preparations for the new era of Super Rugby will ramp up over the coming weeks as teams take to the field for a series of pre-season fixtures. See who's playing who here.
Feb 11, 2016: Ulster have confirmed the signing of Springboks back-rower Marcell Coetzee on a three-year deal.
Feb 9, 2016: Handre Pollard is set to miss the Super Rugby season, South Africa's Test series against Ireland and the Rugby Championship after rupturing knee ligaments in training.
Feb 8, 2016: Worcester Warriors have signed Springboks flanker Dewald Potgieter who will be available for Saturday's match against Bath.
HSBC Sevens World Series
Feb 4, 2016: New Zealand-born referee Matt O'Brien has reportedly apologised to the South African team for his contentious performance in the final of the Wellington Sevens.
Feb 2, 2016: Changes to bonus-point try system and post-siren penalty allowances are set to create some late drama in the new-look Super Rugby competition this season.
Feb 2, 2016: Keegan Daniel is returning to the Sharks having spent two seasons with Japanese Top League Kubota Spears.
Feb 1, 2016: World Rugby has introduced global rankings for the women's 15 games with New Zealand topping the inaugural list.
HSBC Sevens World Series
Jan 31, 2016: New Zealand complete a stunning comeback to beat South Africa and clinch the HSBC Sevens World Series title in Wellington on Sunday.
World Rugby Sevens Series
Jan 30, 2016: An under-strength Australia booked a place in the quarter-finals of the world series rugby sevens tournament in New Zealand after finishing top of their pool on Saturday's opening day.
Jan 28, 2016: Warren Whitely will captain the Lions for a third consecutive Super Rugby season after the side confirmed his role on Friday.
Jan 28, 2016: Southern Kings will take their place in the expanded Super Rugby competition despite liquidation proceedings commencing against Eastern Province Rugby, SA Rugby has confirmed.
Jan 25, 2016: Wales will play Australia, Argentina, Japan and South Africa in November.
Jan 19, 2016: Former England coach Stuart Lancaster has been in Cape Town this week to pass on his expertise to the Stormers but it will not become a formal arrangement.
European Rugby Champions Cup
Jan 17, 2016: Wallabies duo score tries at either end of match against Bath with winger's five-pointer securing a dramatic four-point win at the Stade Felix Mayol. Read it all in our Down Under European wrap.
Jan 14, 2016: Ospreys have announced the signing of South Africa international JJ Engelbrecht, subject to work permit, until the end of the season.
Jan 13, 2016: South African university rugby competition the Varsity Cup will begin trialling several new law changes, including nine-point tries, when the season kicks off in February.
Jan 12, 2016: South African university rugby competition the Varsity Cup will begin trialling several new law changes, including nine-point tries, when the season kicks off in February.
Jan 11, 2016: Leicester Tigers have pulled off a significant transfer coup with the signing of Springboks winger JP Pietersen.
Jan 10, 2016: Who has joined your Super Rugby team for 2016? We've got all the signings for the coming season in one spot.