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Cipriani omitted from England squad after nightclub assault

LONDON (AP) Danny Cipriani was omitted from England's 36-man squad on Thursday for its training camp ahead of the November rugby tests, a month after being arrested following an incident at a nightclub. (MORE)

Japan's Rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

TOKYO (AP) Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are concerned about it. So are those running the Rugby World Cup in Japan, which opens with Japan facing Russia on Sept. 20, 2019, in Tokyo. (MORE)

Rugby Australia drops investigation into Tui altercation

SYDNEY (AP) Rugby Australia says it will review security procedures but will take no action against fans who clashed with Wallabies backrower Lukhan Tui after last weekend's Rugby Championship loss to Argentina on the Gold Coast. (MORE)

Hansen says loss to Springboks will improve All Blacks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Head coach Steve Hansen says the All Blacks will learn from Saturday's shock Rugby Championship loss to South Africa and will become a better team because of it. (MORE)

Wallabies' Tui to take rest of season off after fan incident

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Australia coach Michael Cheika says flanker Lukhan Tui has told Wallabies teammates he will take the rest of the season off after a post-match altercation with a fan. (MORE)

Argentina ends 35-year losing streak in Australia

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) Argentina ended a 35-year losing streak in Australia with a 23-19 win over the Wallabies on Saturday, continuing their strong form under new coach Mario Ledesma. (MORE)

South Sydney advances to National Rugby League semifinals

SYDNEY (AP) South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds kicked three field goals in the last 10 minutes, including one in the final minute, to send the Rabbitohs to the National Rugby League semifinals with a 13-12 win over St. George Illawarra on Saturday. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)