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England beats Australia 44-40 to secure series whitewash

SYDNEY (AP) England secured a 3-0 series whitewash and extended coach Eddie Jones' unbeaten streak to nine matches with a pulsating 44-40 victory against Australia in the third rugby test on Saturday. (MORE)

Laidlaw leads Scotland to 21-16 win over Japan

TOKYO (AP) Greig Laidlaw kicked four penalties in the second half as Scotland rallied to beat Japan 21-16 in the second rugby test on Saturday, securing a 2-0 series win. (MORE)

New Zealand beats Wales 46-6 in 3rd test

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) Flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored two tries and 26 points as New Zealand crushed Wales 46-6 in the 3rd rugby test on Saturday to sweep the three-match series 3-0. (MORE)

1st-place Sharks increase lead in Australia's NRL

SYDNEY (AP) The Cronulla Sharks enhanced their first-place lead in Australia's National Rugby League and won their 11th consecutive match with a 19-18 overtime victory Saturday over the New Zealand Warriors. (MORE)

Samoa beats Tonga 30-10 in Pacific Nations Cup

APIA, Samoa (AP) Samoa made an explosive beginning but faded and needed a late, breakaway try to quell a second half comeback and beat Tonga 30-10 on Saturday in the last match of the Pacific Nations Cup. (MORE)

England back Cipriani convicted of drunk-driving

LONDON (AP) England rugby flyhalf Danny Cipriani was found guilty of drunk-driving on Friday and disqualified from driving for 18 months. (MORE)

Georgia beats Fiji 14-3 in June international

SUVA, Fiji (AP) Georgia flyhalf Lasha Khmaladze scored the only try in a 14-3 win over Fiji on Friday, ending its three-test tour of the Pacific Islands unbeaten. (MORE)

Australia men, Fiji women win Olympics 7s berths

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) The Australian men's and Fiji women's teams claimed places in the rugby sevens tournament at next year's Olympics by winning their finals at the Oceania regional qualifying tournament on Sunday. (MORE)

England beat Kiwis 20-14 to win rugby league series

WIGAN, England (AP) England won a rugby league series against top-ranked New Zealand for the first time in eight years when it took an exhilarating third and deciding test 20-14 on Saturday. (MORE)

Samoa, Australia unbeaten at Oceania Olympic 7s

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Australia and Samoa were unbeaten on the first day of the Oceania Olympic rugby sevens qualifying tournament on Saturday and remain headed for a showdown to decide which will claim a place at next year's Rio de Janiero games. (MORE)