Returning to action after a broken arm proved an anxious experience for Saracens' Billy Vunipola, who is steadily regaining his poise.
Bill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby, hailed the progress made on injury-prevention in the sport but acknowledged more needs to be done.
Three weeks before the start of the Six Nations, Sam Underhill has been ruled out of the tournament in a significant blow to England.
After four weeks out, England fly-half Danny Cipriani is back for Gloucester as they take on Munster on Friday.
David Sisi is the only uncapped player to be included in a 31-man Italy training squad that will gather in Rome ahead of the... Read more
France have called upon five new players for the Six Nations, including Under-20 World Championship winner Romain Ntamack.
Two-time World Rugby Player of the year Beauden Barrett says John Plumtree has the potential to coach the All Blacks.
Clermont Auvergne hammered fellow title hopefuls La Rochelle, who had won 10 of their previous 11 matches.
Wasps won for only the second time since September with a fit-again Joe Launchbury back in the side.
Zebre were no match for Pro14 rivals Cheetahs on Sunday as the South African side eased to a bonus-point victory on the road.
Racing 92's win over Toulon will not have made pleasant viewing for France coach Jacques Brunel as Teddy Thomas was injured.
Munster moved top of Pro14's Conference A after capitalising on Glasgow Warriors' defeat to in-form Benetton Treviso.
Bath finished the game with 11 men as they suffered defeat to lowly Worcester Warriors in the 98th minute.
Saracens welcomed Billy Vunipola back for Friday's trip to Sale Sharks but he could not inspire them to Premiership victory.
Having not played since November 10 due to ongoing concussion issues, Leigh Halfpenny appears to be a doubt for Wales' Six Nations campaign.
England coach Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with Billy Vunipola and Joe Launchbury to return for their... Read more