England's Vunipola regrets impact of Folau support on teammates
England forward Billy Vunipola has admitted that he regrets how his public support of Israel Folau impacted on his teammates.
White pinching himself at surreal Wallabies recall
Exeter scrum-half Nic White says he was surprised that a return to the Wallabies set-up came his way ahead of the World Cup.
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.
Bernard Foley leaves Waratahs for overseas opportunities
Bernard Foley has quit Super Rugby after 119 games in the NSW Waratahs' Sky Blue to pursue opportunities overseas.
Beauden Barrett moves north, extends New Zealand contract
All Blacks star five-eighth Beauden Barrett has committed to New Zealand rugby for four more years but has announced a seismic domestic shift from the Hurricanes to the Blues.
Wallabies' chance for evolution in Pocock's continued absence
Michael Cheika's first official Wallabies squad will hardly strike fear into the hearts of Australia's World Cup rivals. But one key omission at least affords the opportunity for evolution -- Sam Bruce writes.
No division over Rob Horne's inspiring Kokoda trek
Rob Horne has faced a few challenges over the past 15 months but he is now just a few weeks away from what will be his toughest assignment yet: trekking the Kokoda Trail.
O'Connor leaves Sale, signs Rugby Australia deal
Centre James O'Connor has boosted his World Cup chances by signing with Rugby Australia.
Time running out for David Pocock, James O'Connor
Time is running out for David Pocock and James O'Connor prior to the Wallabies' first Test of a World Cup year, but halfback Nic White is back with the group.
Cipriani added to England World Cup training squad
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been drafted into England's provisional World Cup training squad in the latest selection made by head coach Eddie Jones.
Tom Banks hopeful Brumbies' run has boosted Wallabies chances
As the Israel Folau saga wages on off the field, Brumbies flyer Tom Banks is making an excellent case to succeed the fallen star in the Wallabies No. 15 jersey.
Ex-England international Catt to join Ireland coaching staff
Italy assistant Mike Catt will join Ireland's coaching staff following this year's World Cup in Japan.
Ashton withdraws from England World Cup training squad
England winger Chris Ashton has withdrawn from head coach Eddie Jones' 29-man training squad for family reasons.
Hartley, Robshaw left out of England World Cup training squad
Dylan Hartley has been left out of England's World Cup training squad, while head coach Eddie Jones has named four uncapped players.
World Rugby abandons Nations Championships
World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport's ruling body said on Wednesday.
Nowell set for World Cup after undergoing successful ankle surgery
Jack Nowell is set to be available for the World Cup having undergone a successful ankle surgery.
Craig Dowd's All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad
With the Super Rugby regular season in the books, Craig Dowd has named his All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup. The brilliant form of some rising youngsters was good enough to earn a ticket, but the story isn't so rosy for one injury-riddled veteran.
Rebels fall could cost Test hopes: Reece Hodge
Melbourne's Reece Hodge concedes their horror Super Rugby season capitulation could cost the Rebels players Wallabies' World Cup spots.
Stephen Larkham joins Irish rugby club Munster
Axed Wallabies' attack coach Stephen Larkham is set to join Irish rugby powerhouse Munster.
Israel Folau, Rugby Australia ordered to sit down by Fair Work Commission
The Fair Work Commission has ordered Israel Folau and Rugby Australia sit down face-to-face, in a last ditch bid to resolve their fight over the star player's $5 million contract.
Tonga keen to draft Folau for 2023 World Cup
Tonga has offered Wallabies exile Israel Folau a chance to return to international rugby.
Brodie Retallick extends New Zealand contract to 2023
New Zealand Rugby has used another Japanese sweetener to retain one of its best players after Brodie Retallick signed through to the 2023 World Cup.
Israel Folau to take Rugby Australia to federal court
Israel Folau launched legal proceedings against Rugby Australia over the termination of his contract on Thursday, casting the action as the pursuit of his "right to religious freedom."
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew joins New Zealand exodus
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew announced on Wednesday he will stand down from his position at the end of 2019, citing the need for "new blood" after 12 years in the top job.
Braydon Ennor, Ben Lam among those who deserve All Blacks chance
With the Crusaders and Hurricanes in contention for a potential Super Rugby final, some key All Blacks could be spared a trip to Argentina. It's an opportunity for Steve Hansen to throw some fringe players into the World Cup mix - Craig Dowd writes.
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