James O'Connor insisted on behavioural clauses, Rugby Australia says
James O'Connor pushed for unprecedented behavioural clauses to be inserted in his Rugby Australia and Queensland Reds contract to prove he's put his bad boy days behind him.
Pumas seek to rediscover scrum reputation for Rugby Championship
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma is looking to rediscover the nation's formidable reputation at the scrum ahead of the Rugby Championship.
Springboks' Beast Mtawarira 'fresh again' after knee injury
South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira is ready to give his "mind, body and soul" to the Springboks, and he has backed coach Rassie Erasmus to lead the team to Rugby World Cup glory in Japan.
What the All Blacks will want out of Pumas 'banana skin'
The All Blacks' Test against the Pumas in Argentina presents a challenge. But if an under-strength All Blacks nail four key areas they should not only emerge victorious but also take a significant step on their road to the World Cup, Craig Dowd writes.
How Nic White honed his halfback craft for a World Cup shot
On the cusp of a first Test in almost four years, Nic White says he is now better equipped for international rugby after honing his halfback craft overseas in the northern hemisphere.
James O'Connor eyes Springboks Test after Reds deal
James O'Connor's Wallabies' career may get a reboot as soon as this weekend with the star utility now available to play South Africa after signing a Super Rugby deal with Queensland.
Under-strength All Blacks see opportunities in Argentina
With eight Crusaders players sitting out the All Blacks' trip to Argentina, the Pumas have their best chance at notching a maiden win over the world champions. But New Zealand's fringe World Cup players can see an opportunity in the adversity.
Wallabies look to refocus after brazen Johannesburg robbery
The Wallabies are banding together as Taniela Tupou continues his recovery from a brazen robbery during their preparations for Saturday's Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Springboks' Aphiwe Dyanti ruled out of Wallabies Test
The winger seems likely also to miss the Springboks' second Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Wellington on July 27.
Cipriani separated from England squad for fitness work
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani will undergo extra fitness work away from England's second World Cup training camp.
How do the Wallabies pick up the pieces? What do the All Blacks actually need to work on? And what have been the key learnings from two Springboks-Pumas clashes? The Rugby Championship restarts this week.
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