Hodge the hero vs. ill-disciplined All Blacks
It doesn't happen often, such is their professionalism, but New Zealand's determination to niggle the Wallabies off the ball was as much to blame for their Bledisloe defeat as the mammoth boot of Australia's Reece Hodge.
Wallabies snap Bledisloe losing streak
The Wallabies have finally snapped their Bledisloe Cup losing streak, toppling the All Blacks 23-18 in a thriller at a rain-drenched Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Australian Stockman: A rugby story changing lives
Australian rugby has been short on positive stories in 2017. But they are out there, and there is no better example than the Australian Stockman Rugby Union.
Wallabies lacking 'mental toughness' needed to outlast All Blacks
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is fitting the World Cup "jigsaw pieces" together nicely but his side still lacks the mental toughness needed to avoid a second straight Bledisloe Cup whitewash, according to a Wallabies legend.
Sopoaga replaces Barrett for Australia clash
Lima Sopoaga has been confirmed at fly-half as New Zealand named a squad featuring four changes for Saturday's trip to face Australia.
Cheika must find Foley back-up - Growden
If anything untoward happens to Bernard Foley, Australian Rugby will find themselves floundering. That's why Wallabies coach Michael Cheika must start the search for a proper backup -- Greg Growden writes.
Hunt and Korczyk back in Wallabies mix
Karmichael Hunt and Adam Korczyk have earned Wallabies recalls while coach Michael Cheika has named three fresh development players ahead of next weekend's third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane.
Milner-Skudder facing another long layoff
Nehe Milner-Skudder is out for the remainder of the year, the All Blacks winger requiring surgery after popping his shoulder out during the thrilling 25-24 victory over the Springboks in Cape Town.
Boks on the right track, says Coetzee
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says that the improved performance of the team against the All Blacks at Newlands on Saturday proved that the team was on an upward and growing as the season progressed.
Pick & stick: Cohesive Wallabies salute for Cheika
Australia's most coherent performance of 2017 came after Michael Cheika at long last showed some sanity and clarity at the selection table. But the Wallabies coach must now heed the lessons from Mendoza ahead of Bledisloe III, Greg Growden writes.
Wallaby Hodge steals Folau's thunder
Reece Hodge has hailed the Wallabies pack and star-studded backline after stealing Israel Folau's thunder with a career-first Test try-scoring double in Australia's 37-20 Rugby Championship win over Argentina.
Milner-Skudder suffers fresh injury blow
All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder is all but certain to miss the rest of the Test season with a dislocated right shoulder.
Wallabies edge Pumas in Mendoza
The Wallabies have sealed second place spot on the Rugby Championship table after an impressive 37-20 performance against Argentina in Mendoza.
Hansen lauds young guns after ABs triumph
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has given his young players credit after a late try saw them stagger to a one-point Rugby Championship win over South Africa.
All Blacks hold off spirited Springboks
New Zealand finished the 2017 Rugby Championship unbeaten after holding off a spirited South African side 25-24 at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday night.
SBW has 'made steps' to avoid second red card
All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams says a fault in his tackle technique has been ironed out - and potentially at just the right time.
Cheika sticks solid with misfiring Wallabies
Australia are unchanged for their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina in Mendoza, after playing out a draw in South Africa last weekend.
Springboks shuffle pack for New Zealand clash
Lood de Jager has earned a well-deserved start, while Pieter-Steph du Toit moves from lock to blindside flank to give the Springboks more lineout options - both on attack and defence - on Saturday against the All Blacks in Cape Town.
All Blacks stick with Springbok slayers
The All Blacks have turned to the players who had slayed the Springboks 57-0 in Auckland for an anticipated fierce Rugby Championship response in Cape Town.
McMahon still a Rugby World Cup chance
Wallabies hardman Sean McMahon isn't ruling out a return for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as he prepares for a two-year stint in Japan.
Izzy tracking towards try-scoring record
Israel Folau's stunning return to his scintillating best has left Australia's try-scoring freak on track to break one of the most prestigious records in international rugby.
Forget Albany, ABs will want bigger statement
New Zealand were superb in belting South Africa 57-0 last month, yet the All Blacks will demand even greater quality in the return Test after inaccurate performances in the second clashes against Argentina and Australia -- Craig Dowd writes.
Wallabies lament 'shortcuts' as pressure increases
Just like their gruelling travel schedule, the Wallabies have arrived in Argentina promising no more shortcuts as they look to avoid the dishonour of their worst ever Rugby Championship return with a win over Argentina.
Wallabies better than they think they are - Cheika
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has urged his team to dig deeper in the clinches and back themselves when the going gets tough in their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina.
Bok coach plays down under pressure talk
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has laughed off suggestions that he is a "dead man walking" ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Cape Town.
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