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Ireland, Wales draw 16-16 in Dublin in Six Nations opener

DUBLIN (AP) The boot of Jonathan Sexton came to the rescue as Ireland drew 16-16 with Wales in a Six Nations contest Sunday that featured dogged defense, pinpoint kicking and dollops of disappointment for both sides. (MORE)

France No. 8 Picamoles out several weeks with torn hamstring

PARIS (AP) France No. 8 Louis Picamoles is likely to miss the rest of the Six Nations after tearing his hamstring during Saturday's 23-21 win against Italy. (MORE)

Ireland, Wales battle to 16-16 draw in Dublin in Six Nations

DUBLIN (AP) Ireland and Wales drew 16-16 in Dublin in the Six Nations on Sunday. (MORE)

New Zealand beats Australia 27-24 to win Sydney Sevens

SYDNEY (AP) New Zealand beat Australia 27-24 in a thrilling final Sunday to win the Sydney leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, though it played the tournament's second day in the shadow of controversy lingering from the teams' first meeting. (MORE)

England pack fronts up to delight new coach Jones

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" was resounding around an otherwise muted Murrayfield when England drove Scotland back in the scrum for a penalty, one final indignity for the beaten boys in blue. (MORE)

England beats Scotland 15-9 in scrappy Six Nations match

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Winning was all that mattered to Eddie Jones in his first match as England coach. (MORE)

France edges Italy 23-21 to win hard-fought 6 Nations opener

PARIS (AP) France's new-look side rallied from 18-10 down to pip Italy 23-21 in their opening Six Nations match on Saturday and somewhat repair shattered confidence following a dismal Rugby World Cup. (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)