Australia women’s rugby sevens star Charlotte Caslick has been assured Tokyo 2020 will go ahead - with Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman pledging to "put his house on it".
World Rugby has accepted Burkina Faso, Iran and Laos as new full members of the governing body, while Nepal and Panama have become associate members.
The World Rugby Council is to receive an evaluation of candidates to host the Rugby World Cup, rather than a recommendation of which one should win, and voting will be made public.
Kirill Yashenkov has vowed to raise the profile of European events and boost the commercial growth of rugby if elected Rugby Europe President, while he has encouraged the development of beach and snow rugby.
Octavian Morariu, who will seek a third term as President of Rugby Europe at the election scheduled for December 4, has rebutted the charge levelled by his Russian rival, Kirill Yashenkov, that the continental game outside Six Nations unions has "stagnated."
China's women's rugby sevens head coach Euan Mackintosh revealed the country is aiming to finish in the top eight at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
New Zealand Rugby (NZ Rugby) chairman Brent Impey, has resigned from the same post at SANZAAR, calling for change within the body and requesting that it looks for an independent figure instead.
Hosts and defending champions New Zealand are set to play Australia in the 2021 Rugby World Cup group stage following the completion of the draw for the women's tournament.
World Rugby has appointed Joël Jutge as its new head of match officials, with the Frenchman due to return to the governing body when his role starts in January.
The official match ball for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup has been unveiled as anticipation builds ahead of the draw for the competition.
Organisers of the inaugural Autumn Nations Cup have suffered a blow after an outbreak of coronavirus forced Fiji’s opening match against France to be cancelled.
The European qualifying tournament for the 2021 Rugby World Cup has been postponed indefinitely because of restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kirill Yashenkov has declared his intention to "double" Rugby Europe’s budget within two years if he becomes the organisation’s next President.
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper admitted the COVID-19 pandemic has been "devastating from a revenue point of view".
Australia’s bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup has been boosted by a AUD$8.8 million (£4.8 million/€5.3 million/$6.2 million) funding injection from the country's Government.