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All Blacks make big changes for 3rd test vs. France

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand has named four uncapped players in its match-day 23 for Saturday's third rugby test against France and made six changes to its starting 15. (MORE)

All Blacks winger Julian Savea confirms move to Toulon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks winger Julian Savea has confirmed he has signed to play for French club Toulon after the current Super Rugby season. (MORE)

Fall reprieved after 2nd test red card

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) World Rugby has dismissed a red card awarded against France fullback Benjamin Fall in last weekend's second test against New Zealand, ensuring he will be available for the third test at Dunedin on Saturday. (MORE)

Kalyn Ponga set for Queensland debut in State of Origin II

SYDNEY (AP) Fullback Kalyn Ponga is set to make his Queensland debut in Sunday's second State of Orgin rugby league clash with New South Wales. (MORE)

France beats England 33-25 to win 1st U20 world rugby crown

BEZIERS, France (AP) A near-perfect goalkicking effort by Louis Carbonel led France to its first world under-20 rugby championship in beating England 33-25 in the final on Sunday. (MORE)

United States scores historic 30-29 win over Scotland

HOUSTON (AP) Blair Kinghorn missed his attempted conversion of Dougie Fyfe's injury time try, allowing the United States to hang on for its first-ever win over Scotland, 30-29 in a thrilling rugby test on Saturday. (MORE)

Dragons back on top in NRL with win over Manly

SYDNEY (AP) James Graham and Kurt Mann scored their first tries of the season as first placed St. George Illawarra matched its best start in Australia's National Rugby League with a 32-8 win over Manly in the weekend's 15th round. (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)