Alastair Himmer Tokyo: Japan's forward line put in a dynamic performance as rugby's Asian champions extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nailbiting 26-23 victory over Italy on Saturday.
Fiji triumphed in their one-off Test against Italy in Suva as former NSW Waratahs winger Nemani Nadolo scored 15 points in a 25-14 victory.
Samoa fly-half Tusi Pisi landed five penalties to get Samoa home 15-0 over Italy in a tryless rugby international in Apia on Saturday.
Justin Davis A superb Duncan Weir drop goal in the final minute of play gave Scotland a stunning 21-20 victory over Italy at Rome's Olympic Stadium in an enthralling Six Nations clash on Saturday.
Justin Davis Captain Sergio Parisse returns for winless Italy's starting side as the Azzurri look to cap a disappointing Six Nations campaign with a win against title hopefuls England in Rome on Saturday.
England scored seven tries in an emphatic 52-11 victory over Italy on Saturday.
Julian Guyer Wales began their quest for an unprecedented third successive outright Six Nations title with a shaky 23-15 victory over a gutsy Italy at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Captain Sergio Parisse and popular prop Martin Castrogiovanni are closing in on a century of caps after the Argentine-born pair were named in Italy coach Jacques Brunel's 30-man squad for next...
Georgina Robinson Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy has been ruled out of the side's Test against Italy after suffering a concussion in Australia's loss to England last weekend.
Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie is keeping his options open on the Wallabies' captaincy, declaring that form trumps leadership skills and will dictate his decision on who leads Australia against Italy this weekend.
Jim Morton Italy coach Jaques Brunel has dismissed Wallabies complaints about refereeing treatment of their struggling scrum as the Azzurri aim to target the tourists' shaky set-piece.
Jim Morton Fate has put Luke McLean on a collision course with old Aussie teammates as he aims to celebrate his 50th Test cap with the "biggest victory in Italian history" this weekend.
Versatile back Mirco Bergamasco was named in Italy's 30-man Six Nations rugby squad by coach Jacques Brunel Thursday, for the first time in more than a year.
Georgina Robinson, Turin Rob Simmons will make a switch to the back row in a tactical shake-up pitched at out-powering Italy.
Georgina Robinson Rob Simmons will make a switch to the back row in a tactical shake-up pitched at overpowering Italy this weekend.
Georgina Robinson TURIN: Rob Simmons might have learnt of his impending turn as the blindside breakaway only on Monday while at Turin Airport, but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie's selection was not entirely out of left...
Italy coach Jacques Brunel said he would not be taking a wounded Australia for granted.
Georgina Robinson The Wallabies put their spring tour back on course with a seven-try romp against Italy.
Georgina Robinson The Wallabies playmaker believes his performance was his best since returning to the Test fold.
Paul Cully Nick Cummins was handed man of the match, but it belongs to the collective effort of the pack.