Steve Hansen has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of New Zealand until 2017.
Wales have announced details of their warm-up games and other preparations for next year's World Cup.
Warren Gatland's men are set to play a double-header against Ireland, with the matches taking place at the Millennium Stadium on August 8 and Aviva Stadium on August 29, before hosting Italy at the Cardiff venue on September 5.
Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has defended the six-year contracts given to Stuart Lancaster and his England coaching lieutenants despite a disappointing autumn.
Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 will be impossible to resist, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted.
Ospreys' Canada international wing Jeff Hassler faces up to five months on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury.
An all-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup is set to be officially unveiled.
Officials from the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) will tomorrow join representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish government to outline their ambition to jointly host the sport's showpiece event.
Rugby World Cup 2015 ambassador Will Greenwood, a key member of England's World Cup-winning team in 2003, has predicted a final between the hosts and the holders next October.
England boss Stuart Lancaster delivered an extremely short answer last weekend that accurately reflects arguably the biggest challenge that will face international coaches in World Cup year.