Ireland could welcome back Johnny Sexton on Saturday, with the experienced fly-half still as enthusiastic as ever.
France and New Zealand will meet in the pool phase of the 2023 World Cup, while England are alongside Argentina and Japan.
One of rugby's most prominent referees Nigel Owens has spoken of his bulimia struggle in a television programme on male eating disorders.
Scottish Rugby has announced head coach Gregor Townsend - who has been in the job since 2017 - has signed a two-year extension.
Steve Thompson was a key figure in England's 2003 global triumph, but now he says all the memories of those days have gone.
After eight-and-a-half years in charge of World Rugby, Brett Gosper is switching sports next month.
Ben Youngs made his 100th Test appearance last month, and is now aiming to use the enthusiasm of England's youthful squad to push him on.
LeBron James, Antonin Panenka and the New Zealand rugby team all feature as we look back at previous sporting events on this day.
Tiger Woods claimed his first U.S. Open title on June 18 in 2000, while Eoin Morgan and Jonah Lomu both shone on this day as well.
Shane Warne, the All Blacks and Ricky Hatton each came up with the goods on this day in years past.