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Sopoaga named at flyhalf for All Blacks against Australia

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Lima Sopoaga will be in the All Blacks starting XV for the first time since his test debut, picked to replace injured pivot Beauden Barrett for Saturday's third Bledisloe Cup test against Australia. (MORE)

Sopoaga named at 10 in All Blacks team to play Australia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand flyhalf Lima Sopoaga will start a test for the first time since his debut in 2015 as a replacement for the injured Beauden Barrett in Saturday's third Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Brisbane. (MORE)

Australia to host 1st 3-test series vs Ireland next June

SYDNEY (AP) The Wallabies will host Ireland next June in the first ever three-test series for the Lansdowne Cup. (MORE)

Wales wing North injures knee, out of November tests

(AP) -- Wing George North will miss Wales' four tests in November and December after hurting his left knee last weekend. (MORE)

Gatland rules out 3rd stint as British and Irish Lions coach

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) Warren Gatland says he does not want to coach the British and Irish Lions for a third time. (MORE)

Webb to miss out as Wales announces new selection criteria

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb will be ineligible to play for the national team next season under new selection policy guidelines introduced on Monday. (MORE)

Mario Ledesma returns home to coach Jaguares in Super Rugby

SYDNEY (AP) Mario Ledesma will leave his assistant coaching job with the Wallabies to return home and coach the Jaguares in Super Rugby. (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)