World Rugby has turned down a suggestion made by the former chief executive of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Francis Baron, who said that Britain could host a major international rugby event in 2021 to help with the impact of COVID-19.
World Rugby is encouraging people to stay in shape ahead of the restart of sporting activity through its injury prevention exercise programme, Activate.
Three players have been released by Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) after they refused to take coronavirus-related pay cuts.
PRO14 has agreed to sell a 28 per cent stake in the league to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.
South African rugby union star Cheslin Kolbe has said he will make himself available for selection for the British and Irish Lions Tour next year instead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
South Africa Rugby has approved a plan aimed at reducing the sport's budget by R1.2 billion (£53 million/$65 million/€60 million) by the end of the year.
World Rugby will host a series of podcasts, features, interviews, documentaries and classic match footage this week, centering on past inductees from the sport's Hall of Fame.
Fiji rugby sevens star Jasa Veremalua has said he will not compete at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, now that the event has been moved to 2021.
Sport Ireland has said it will not appeal against the "leniency" of rugby player James Cronin's one-month-ban for an "unintentional anti-doping violation".
Rugby Australia received AUD14.2 million (£7.5 million/$9.2 million/€8.5 million) in funding from World Rugby as Hamish McLennan was appointed chairman of the crisis-laden governing body.
There will be no international rugby union played in July because of the coronavirus pandemic, World Rugby has confirmed.
Agustín Pichot has confirmed his resignation as an Argentinian representative on the World Rugby Council, following his defeat to Sir Bill Beaumont in the governing body's chairman election earlier this month.
Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Angela Ruggiero has promised to live up to the responsibility of being the only woman on the World Rugby Executive Committee.
Uruguay has been represented at a meeting of the World Rugby Council for the first time as Fernando de Posadas became its 52nd member.
Pacific Rugby Players Welfare chief hopes Kean controversy can influence long-term governance change
Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (PRPW) chief executive Daniel Leo hopes the controversy surrounding Francis Kean can lead to a long-term change in governance of the sport in the region.