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Foster succeeds Hansen as New Zealand All Blacks head coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Long-time assistant Ian Foster has been confirmed as All Blacks head coach to succeed Steve Hansen after an appointment process shunned by some candidates who saw it as flawed and untimely. (MORE)

South Africa wins Dubai Sevens, blanks NZ 15-0 in final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) New Zealand was blanked in a final for the first time in 19 years when South Africa won their Dubai Sevens decider 15-0 on Saturday. (MORE)

Fiji miss out on Dubai Sevens quarterfinals for first time

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) World series champion Fiji failed to reach the Dubai Sevens quarterfinals for the first time after losing out to France and Argentina on points difference on Friday. (MORE)

Fiji holds off Japan to open Dubai Sevens

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Fiji began a rugby sevens season that culminates with the defense of its Olympics title by holding off Tokyo Games host team Japan 24-17 to open the Dubai Sevens on Thursday. (MORE)

Lions to play 2 tests in Joburg, other in Cape Town in 2021

LONDON (AP) The British and Irish Lions' eight-match tour of South Africa in 2021 will include two tests in Johannesburg before and after one in Cape Town. (MORE)

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia announce mediated settlement

SYDNEY (AP) Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have settled their dispute over the former Wallaby fullback’s contract termination due to his controversial social media posts. (MORE)

Rugby Australia signs Melbourne Storm’s Vunivalu

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Melbourne Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu has signed with the Queensland Reds and Rugby Australia in a code-switch that could re-unite the flyer with his former teammate Marika Koroibete in the Wallabies squad in 2021. (MORE)