Former South African hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle's career will end after he was given an eight-year ban from rugby for failing a drugs test.
New Zealand and Australia are in talks over arranging a lucrative cross-code hybrid rugby international later this year.
A report by EY has shown that the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan was the most economically successful edition of the tournament, creating momentum and a foundation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
World Rugby has called for further discussions over potential adjustments to the international calendar, following the disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Rugby Australia is cutting 47 of its 142 full time staff due to a restructure forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
The New South Wales Government has confirmed it has dropped plans for the refurbishment of ANZ Stadium, with AUD800 million (£432 million/$533 million/€480 million) now set to be redirected towards a new fund for job-creating infrastructure projects.
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.
PRO14 has agreed to sell a 28 per cent stake in the league to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.
Rugby Europe has signed a new partnership with the European University Sports Association (EUSA), with a strengthening of ties to develop rugby among university students.
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.
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".
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.
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.