Fiji a RWC threat, say England

Fiji captain Akapusi Qera is buoyant about his team's World Cup chances after their Pacific Nations Cup success.

10 min ago  The tournament's 'pool of death' just got deeper as Fijians flex muscles with impressive Pacific Nations Cup win.

Wallabies told to rough up ABs

New Zealander Daryl Gibson, right, knows plenty about the methods of Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Aggression and clever kicking game key to upsetting the world champions, former All Black star Daryl Gibson says.

Injury delays Anscombe's debut

Gareth Anscombe is finally set to get his chance for Wales in their World Cup warm-up against Ireland.

Wales' Kiwi coach considered handing compatriot No 10 jersey against Ireland but opted for cautious approach.

All Blacks wary of cheap shots

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has promised to take on the Wallabies pack in Sydney this weekend.

Will Skelton and Michael Hooper antics offer snapshot of how Wallabies will try to bully All Blacks in Sydney.

Folau: Cheika's brought clarity

Israel Folau, left, and Michael Cheika speak to the media in Sydney on Tuesday.

Wallabies star Israel Folau credits coach Michael Cheika for new clarity that exists in camp ahead of All Blacks test.

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opinion

McCaw doing it his way till the end

Richie McCaw salutes Schalk Burger's Springboks after the All Blacks' win in Johannesburg on July 26.

If anyone has earned the right to play the exemption card in the All Blacks, their inspirational captain surely has.

Racism is no shrug off issue

OPINION: The ugly face of racism is usually expressed by three main groups, the drunk, the dumb, and the spotlight seekers.

TMO blight on the game

Ugliest voices always loudest

super rugby

Douglas set for Wallabies recall

Lock Kane Douglas has been capped 14 times by the Wallabies, and is eyeing a recall for the Rugby World Cup.

Former test lock paves way for an immediate international call-up by signing three-year deal with Reds and ARU.

Guildford set to join Tahs

Troubled former All Blacks wing offered Super Rugby lifeline in Sydney by former coach at Crusaders.

Zac Guildford scores a try against Mid Canterbury during last week's Ranfurly Shield challenge in Napier.

Guildford 'ready for Super Rugby'

Hawke's Bay chief executive throws his support behind Zac Guildford's proposed move to the Waratahs.

sevens

All Blacks game has Sevens mode

All Blacks Rugby Challenge 3 will be the first game to feature a Sevens mode.

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

Speight signing shows intent

Australia's sevens programme receives mighty boost for Rio 2016 hopes with Fijian-born wing joining team next season.

DJ Forbes and the New Zealand Sevens team will play Australia in a six-match series.

Six-match series for NZ Sevens

High quality preparation lined up ahead of new world series season in form of six-match series against Australia in September.

international

Fiji a RWC threat, say England

Fiji captain Akapusi Qera is buoyant about his team's World Cup chances after their Pacific Nations Cup success.

11 min ago  The tournament's 'pool of death' just got deeper as Fijians flex muscles with impressive Pacific Nations Cup win.

Injury stalls Anscombe's starting debut

Wales coach considered handing young Kiwi the No 10 jersey against Ireland this weekend but opted for a cautious approach.

New Zealander Daryl Gibson, right, knows plenty about the methods of Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Gibson: Physicality key for Wallabies

Australia must front with aggression and clever kicking game to upset world champions, former All Black says.

all blacks

Milner-Skudder tipped to debut

Hurricanes utility Nehe Milner-Skudder is expected to make his test debut on the right wing against the Wallabies in Sydney on Saturday night.

Hurricanes utility expected to get starting debut for All Blacks on right wing in Sydney.

Kaino hails All Blacks depth

Selection pressure adds extra edge to All Blacks ahead of World Cup, flanker says.

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has enjoyed his battles with the Wallabies, and their fans, over the years.

Smith: I'll miss Aussie banter

The Wallabies are the team All Black centre Conrad Smith loves to hate.

provincial

Mooloos to have co-captains

Whetu Douglas, seen here leading Waikato's only haka, ahead of their Ranfurly Shield defence against East Coast in Ruatoria in 2013, has been named as co-captain of the Mooloos, alongside last year's skipper Brad Weber.

New coach Sean Botherway opts to split the captaincy duties.

Hill earns Wellington recall

OBU wing Joe Hill earns Wellington recall after starring in Jubilee Cup final.

Taranaki captain James Marshall celebrates after his side beat Tasman in the National Provincial Championship final last year.

Rugby unions record annual surplus

Belt-tightening has helped fatten the provincial rugby unions' balance sheets, a new Deloitte report shows.

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