Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has backed David Pocock to return to top-flight rugby and push for a World Cup berth in 2015.
Georgia and Romania secured their places at the 2015 rugby World Cup with impressive home victories over Russia and Spain respectively.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is contemplating retiring from rugby following the 2015 World Cup in England.
Stuart Lancaster has warned Sam Burgess he must serve a successful union apprenticeship if he is to be selected by England.
Tickets for some matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be available for £7 for children and £15 for adults.
Ireland's government will consider launching a bid for the 2023 rugby World Cup this week.
Venue details, dates and kick-off times for all the Pool matches for the Rugby World Cup, to be held in England and Wales in 2015.
Argentina confirmed Daniel Hourcade in his role as the Pumas coach until the 2015 World Cup.
South Africa have stepped up their preparations for the World Cup with the recall of stalwarts Bakkies Botha and Jacque Fourie.
All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu has re-signed with the New Zealand Rugby Union until 2014 with an option of an extra year.
Football venues dominate the list of venues to be used for the 2015 Rugby World Cup matches in England and Wales.
The Olympic Stadium is set to be confirmed as a venue for the 2015 World Cup - but retractable seating may not be in place.
Top sides will not play all their 2015 World Cup pool matches on weekends, giving smaller nations a more balanced programme.
The US is not ready to host a rugby World Cup and needs to establish a sustainable professional league, says the IRB.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has had his contract extended until after the 2015 World Cup.
Sonny Bill Williams is more than welcome to rejoin the New Zealand rugby fold though there was no guarantee he will make 2015.