Rugby players 'used like scrap'

Dan Carter was cleared of any wrongdoing after taking a corticoid before the French Top 14 rugby final.

Dan Carter's case sets "bad example" for players struggling with terrible physical toll of rugby, union boss says.

Jones clowns around with Cheika

Michael Cheika took exception to being portrayed as a clown in a newspaper cartoon.

Let the clown games begin - Eddie Jones not afraid to jibe wounded Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Irish can beat ABs: Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster (R) thinks defensive coach Andy Farrell (L) can help Ireland beat the All Blacks next month.

Former England coach believes Ireland a good shot of first-ever win over All Blacks.

Taufui set for Tonga tour

Tevita Taufui started five of Waikato's Mitre 10 Cup matches.

Waikato midfielder heads to Europe hoping to star on the international stage after winning club award.

Bundee Aki eyes Irish chance

Ireland is proving a land of opportunity for New Zealand rugby star Bundee Aki.

NZ rugby star on Ireland test team's radar as he signs lucrative extension to Connacht contract.

Ireland name squad for ABs test

Garry Ringrose, pictured here playing for Ireland against the Baby Blacks in the 2014 junior rugby world champs, has ...

Six uncapped players named in 34-man squad heading to Chicago to face the All Blacks.

England turn to Wood

With the back-row decimated by injuries, Tom Wood has been called into England's squad for the end of year internationals.

Flanker Tom Wood the surprise inclusion in Eddie Jones' England squad for end-of-year internationals.

Residency rule 'diluting' rugby

Luke Fitzgerald: "I don't know if being born in a different part of the world makes you a better player. I think they're ...

Former Lions wing criticises rugby's residency policy for making international game too "diluted".

'Tongan Thor' picked for Wallabies

Former Auckland schoolboy Taniela Tupou, has been picked as a Wallabies development player.

Aussies at it again, this time nabbing former NZ schoolboy rugby star Taniela Tupou.

Chinese rugby gets cash injection

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset was part of the group that announced a massive new deal for Chinese rugby this week.

Rugby in China has hit the jackpot.

Black Ferns sweep Aussies

Black Ferns fullback Selica Winiata wasn't afforded the space she enjoyed in the first test against Australia.

Black Ferns scrappy but still far too good for Aussies in second test.

Alainu'uese joins Glasgow for season

Waikato's Brian Alainu'uese charges into a tackle against Auckland at Eden Park in September.

The young lock has been snapped up by Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend.

Aussies turn on 'Bozo' Cheika video

Winning the Bledisloe Cup is the best way Australian coach Michael Cheika can answer his Kiwi critics, according to the ...

Wallabies coach accused of using clown cartoon distraction to hide his own deficiencies.

Folau to get midfield action

Rugby league convert Marika Koroibete is in the Wallabies squad for its northern hemisphere tour.

Three potential test debutants named in Wallabies squad, including rugby league convert.

Dump Trump, Ireland urged

The possibility of Donald Trump using the Irish rugby team's stay in his Chicago hotel as an endorsement, concerns a top ...

Politician doesn't want team staying in controversial US presidential candidate's hotel ahead of clash with ABs.

Koroibete to get Wallabies call-up

Storm star Marika Koroibete is expected to be named in the Wallabies team on Tuesday.

NRL star will be named for sping tour along with 'Tongan Thor' Taniela Tupou, who will be taken as a development player.

Mehrtens, Gregan clash over try


Controversial Bledisloe Cup try has old foes at loggerheads again.

Schmidt stays with Ireland till 2019

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is staying in charge through to the 2019 World Cup.

Kiwi coach finally signs extension deal, and his immediate task is beating ABs in Chicago.

Cheika must cool his short fuse

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08:  Michael Cheika the Head Coach of Australia looks on prior to The Rugby Championship match ...

OPINION: Wallabies coach did himself no favours with a bizarre rant after losing to the All Blacks for the third time this year.

Coetzee full of praise for England

Springboks coach Allister Coetzee is a big fan of England coach Eddie Jones.

Springboks coach reveals he's a big fan of rival Eddie Jones ahead their sides' clash at Twickenham.

Hansen ponders a beer with Cheika video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika teed off at the post-match press conference after losing to the All Blacks.

After saying his Wallabies counterpart needs to stop "whining", Steve Hansen reckons the pair should sit down over a beer.

Maria Tutaia engaged to Israel Folau

Maria Tutaia and Israel Folau are engaged.

Well, at least these two are feeling the trans-Tasman love and respect.

Munster do Foley proud with win

Anthony Foley began his coaching career with Munster in 2011.

Fourteen-man Munster have honoured their late captain and head coach Anthony Foley with a barnstorming win.

'Boks drop Morne Steyn

South Africa's Morne Steyn has missed out on a place in the team to tour the northern hemisphere.

Four new caps in Springboks but no place for veteran five-eighth Morne Steyn.

Hansen: We respect Aussies

Steve Hansen says the All Blacks respect the heck out of the Wallabies after the tough tussle they gave them before ...

Steve Hansen offers voice of reason after Wallabies coach 'hijacked' press conferences.

Kiwi coaches in Baltic battle

Aucklander Ray Dickson may live in Finland and coach the Estonia rugby team, but he's still a Blues man at heart.

Warren Gatland (Wales) and Jamie Joseph (Japan) are Kiwi coaches in charge of foreign nations. Add Estonia and Finland to the list.

Scandals can't harm NZ rugby

All Blacks' halfback Aaron Smith's teary media address after his bathroom romp in a Christchurch Airport has been seen ...

Aussie writer and former Wallaby laughs off the idea that any lasting harm has been done to NZ rugby.

How to beat the All Blacks video

Playing the All Blacks, it's vital to stop the ball being spread wide. Make Israel Dagg and company go searching for the ...

As it turns out, one of the greatest sides in rugby history isn't invincible.

Hansen's knowledge laughed off video

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has had a sly dig at the All Blacks.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika makes fun of Sydney bugging incident after hearing ABs coach knew of team changes.

Seven deadly sins of Nick Phipps

Nick Phipps upset the Pumas when he pushed over a member of their medical team at Twickenham.

OPINION: What madcap escapades will the Wallabies' loose cannon fire off at Eden Park?

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