England's Tuilagi leaves Leicester amid wage cuts
Leicester Tigers have confirmed England centre Manu Tuilagi has left the Gallagher Premiership club after opting not to sign a new contract on reduced terms in line with the league's revised salary cap rules.
SANZAAR nations 'extremely committed' to Rugby Championship
Rugby Australia high performance manager Ben Whitaker says all four SANZAAR partners are keen to run a Rugby Championship in "some form" even if it is played late into the year.
Consecutive months of Test rugby on Beaumont's agenda
Re-elected World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is confident he can create a Nations Championship at the second attempt, suggesting two straight months of Test rugby at the end of the year could be the answer.
No financial bailout for SANZAAR, Pichot says
Vice-chairman Augustin Pichot says World Rugby won't bail out SANZAAR nations that hit the financial skids, making it critical they extract themselves quickly from the coronavirus pandemic.
Rugby Championship could replace November tour
Rugby Australia is set to indefinitely extend their suspension of professional competitions beyond May 1, but already has several drawn up several models for rescheduled domestic and Test competitions.
Rugby Championship proposal dampened by NZ
New Zealand Rugby says the concept of Australia staging every match in a rapid-fire Rugby Championship this year is a long way from becoming a reality.
South Africa exploring move to Six Nations - Report
The move has been timed for the Springboks to enter a new Seven Nations tournament after the 2023 World Cup in France, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.
Melbourne to host 2020 Bledisloe Cup fixture
Melbourne's Marvel Stadium will host the opening Bledisloe Cup fixture next year, meaning Sydney won't stage rugby's trans-Tasman battle for the second straight year.
Bok coach Erasmus delighted with 'wonderful' Kolisi comeback
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus was delighted to get 50 minutes from regular skipper Siya Kolisi in Saturday's 24-18 Rugby World Cup warm-up win over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.
Springboks name uncapped duo to face Pumas
South Africa have called on uncapped front-row duo Scarra Ntubeni and Wilco Louw for Saturday's one-off Test against Argentina in Pretoria.
New dimension to Wallabies attack: Beale
Shaun Berne's influence as Wallabies attack coach blossomed in Perth and Kurtley Beale thinks their all-encompassing approach to running rugby will only be better at the World Cup.
Is there a better way to deal with Scott Barrett's shoulder charge?
As the rugby world waits for news of the suspension handed down to All Blacks lock Scott Barrett, the New Zealander has found a somewhat unlikely ally on the other side of Tasman.
Wallabies to make tough call on David Pocock
The Wallabies selectors face a dilemma before Saturday's Bledisloe Cup decider as they weigh up whether to play champion flanker David Pocock - and, if so, where
All Black Barrett suspended three weeks
All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss this week's Bledisloe Cup decider but will be clear for World Cup selection after copping a three-week ban from the SANZAAR judiciary.
Rugby Championship Round 3: Scott Barrett red card a no-brainer
South Africa are winners of the Rugby Championship for the first time, but the big story from the final round of fixtures was Scott Barrett's red card. Was it the right call?
Michael Cheika plays down Bledisloe I win as Wallabies look to Eden Park
The Wallabies only have to rewind four years for a reminder of how a good win can quickly turn sour as they look ahead to the Bledisloe Cup decider.
Pollard stars as South Africa win Rugby Championship
A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style, beating Argentina to claim the Rugby Championship.
James O'Connor impresses in Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup win
James O'Connor has seemingly booked his ticket to Japan after he enjoyed a strong outing at outside centre in the Wallabies' stunning Bledisloe Cup win in Perth.
Wallabies thrash All Blacks after Scott Barrett red card
The Wallabies produced their most commanding performance in years to hammer the All Blacks in front of a record crowd at Optus Stadium in Perth, the Australians capitalising on the sending off of Scott Barrett.
Wallabies roll dice on James O'Connor as outside centre
James O'Connor has been given the chance to push his World Cup case after Michael Cheika named the utility back at outside centre in a shock backline selection for Bledisloe I.
Ardie Savea named at No. 6 as All Blacks shuffle squad for Bledisloe I
Ardie Savea will start at blindside flanker in a back-row trio alongside skipper Kieran Read and Sam Cane for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth on Saturday night.
Beware, Wallabies, the All Blacks are ready to hit their straps
The All Blacks are warning that the band is back together and they are singing from the same song sheet ahead Saturday's rugby Test against the Wallabies in Perth.
Last chance for Bledisloe glory for Sekope Kepu
Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu is vowing to leave nothing in the tank as he bids to hold the Bledisloe Cup aloft in his last-ever series against New Zealand.
Why this 'different' Bledisloe opener is Australia's most significant yet
The Bledisloe Cup heads to Perth for the first time on Saturday, the Test selling out in under a week last year. That was a good news story, but there have been precious few of those for Australian rugby since.
Forget Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale has the X-factor
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has got the same X-factor as Israel Folau and will pose a similar threat in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth, according to All Blacks veteran Ben Smith.
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