Why this will be the toughest Rugby Championship in years
Each team has made improvements over the past 12 months, which Craig Dowd believes will make this year's Rugby Championship the toughest in years.
Raising a glass to England great Jason Leonard
Byrne says Wallabies' skills on par with ABs
After years of playing catch up, Australia's rugby stars are now just as skilful as the All Blacks. That's the belief of former New Zealand assistant Mick Byrne, who has spent the last two years working with the Wallabies.
Goodhue gets nod as All Blacks centre
Jack Goodhue has won the contentious outside centre berth in a near-full strength All Blacks team to face the Wallabies in Sydney.
Cipriani arrested and charged with assault
England and Gloucester star Danny Cipriani has been arrested and charged with assault after an incident at a night club in the early hours of Wednesday morning, his club have confirmed.
England's Te'o admits injury concerns
England centre Ben Te'o has admitted he wasn't sure if he would return to rugby following his latest battle with injury.
Snook confident of Gold Cup win over Namibia
Kenya Simbas' head coach Ian Snook feels his team is capable of getting a critical win against Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday, and qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup.
Wales coach Edwards to work with Ospreys
Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards will join Ospreys in a consultancy position, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.
England's Watson, Joseph out of November Tests
England and Bath duo Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson have been ruled out of the November international series, delivering another blow to Eddie Jones' under-pressure side.
Wallabies have responsibility to win Bledisloe
Matt Toomua says the onus is squarely on the Wallabies to win back disillusioned fans and inspire a whole new generation of Australian rugby players.
Chris Ashton pauses when asked how he might be received by the Twickenham crowd on Sunday. "I might have been forgotten," he says with a smile, "hopefully!"
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