The three southern hemisphere rugby superpowers have announced they would not in future accept tours from understrength United Kingdom teams.

International rugby union officials are to give countries the power to cancel tours if they feel their opponents are sending sub-standard teams following controversial trips to the southern hemisphere by British teams this year.

International rugby union officials have decided to expand the Pacific Rim championship from four to seven teams.

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) said on Wednesday that Port Moresby would host the 2001 OFC Club Championship.

Soccer Australia (SA) chairman Basil Scarsella has won a vote 12-11 to succeed controversial New Zealander Charlie Dempsey as president of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).