Ofa Tu'ungafasi is the first player to commit beyond the 2023 World Cup.
The uncertainty of COVID-19 seems likely to force a 12-month delay to the tournament.
Teams will have at least five days between matches and the pool phase will be extended by a week.
John Mitchell will remain with the English through the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand will play France and Italy in pool play.
Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, and is reportedly heading a group of former players set to launch legal action against World Rugby.
The increase from 12 teams will take place for the 2025 edition
Frenchman Christophe Dominici scored a famous try in the stunning 1999 semi-final defeat.
Rassie Erasmus had chemotherapy treatment during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
95 million Americans watched on in amazement at the low-speed police pursuit.
The All Blacks have already qualified for the tournament, thanks to their semifinal run in 2019.
'The Greatest' passed away at age 74, after suffering from septic shock.
The international body won't pursue a proposed 16-team tournament in 2021.
Twelve years ago, Scott Dixon won the most famous IndyCars race.
Michael Cheika stood down as Australian coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Ed Griffiths says NZ can't blame mystery waitress Suzie for what happened.
This week's quiz looks back at some of the New Zealand's special moments at the Rugby World Cup.
Agustin Pichot promises to change the sport to fit the modern way.
The Auckland venue will host the medal rounds in 2021.
The dispute between World Rugby and Scotland has been resolved.