The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?
A tantalising three weeks of Test rugby kicks off this weekend, as the two rugby hemispheres collide across the globe. Stay across all the line-ups, team news, odds and our individual match previews here.
Rugby giant Emmanuel Meafou is set to turn his back on the Wallabies and pledge allegiance to France after being overlooked by Australian Super Rugby teams.
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been named men's 2022 Six Nations player of the championship after guiding his team to their first Grand Slam and Six Nations title since 2010.
France claimed their first Grand Slam and championship title in the Six Nations since 2010 as they beat England 25-13 on Saturday.
England coach Eddie Jones has brought in George Furbank to play fullback in their final Six Nations matchup against France on Saturday.
Winger Damian Penaud returns in the only change to Grand Slam-chasing France for their Six Nations match with England in Paris on Saturday.
France duo Romain Taofifenua and Damian Penaud have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing coach Fabien Galthie to make changes from the team who beat Scotland two weeks ago.
France were at their flamboyant best as they scored six tries in thumping Scotland 36-17 at Murrayfield on Saturday to make it three wins out of three in the Six Nations this year.
The Reds lost Taniela Tupou before kick-off, Tate McDermott before halftime, had little ball nor territory, but still found a way to scrounge what may prove to be a crucial victory on the road in Sydney.
Jonathan Danty returns from injury to take his place in the French backline in the only change announced by coach Fabien Galtier to take on Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Izack Rodda's contract extension was good news for Australian rugby, but the question must still be asked whether the country puts enough importance on the lock position. Meanwhile, is this the year the Waratahs come unstuck in Super W?
With Super Rugby Pacific underway, and the Six Nations set to resume after a week off, there is plenty happening across the rugby world. Our writers break down some of the big stories in the first edition of Rugby Real or Not.
South Africa have committed to SANZAAR through 2025 despite talk of a move to join the Six Nations, as reports of a fresh plan to set up a Nations Championship appear to have increased backing across the globe.
France underlined their status as Six Nations favourites but had to hold on for a 30-24 win over Ireland at the Stade de France on Saturday
Ireland will be without captain Johnny Sexton when they face France in Paris on Saturday after the fly-half sustained an hamstring strain in training on Wednesday.
France began their bid for a first Six Nations title since 2010 with a 37-10 bonus-point win over Italy at a rain-soaked Stade de France on Sunday.
France have made two changes to the side that defeated New Zealand last November ahead of their 2022 Six Nations opener vs. Italy on Sunday.
France's Six Nations preparations were hit by a string of positive COVID-19 tests which kept scrum-half Antoine Dupont and six others out of the squad's training camp.
France scrum-half Antoine Dupont has been named World Rugby men's world player of the year, it was announced on Friday.
The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?
France survived a brief scare as they beat New Zealand for the first time in 21 years in a dominant performance on Saturday.
The November Test window draws to a close this weekend, the action headlined by the rematch of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England.
England's Maro Itoje will challenge Australia captain Michael Hooper and teammate Samu Kerevi for the men's player of the year while scrum-half Antoine Dupont became the first Frenchman to be shortlisted for the award since 2012.
France geared up for next weekend's much-awaited clash with New Zealand by labouring to a 41-15 victory over Georgia in Bordeaux on Sunday.