Cheika says players must toughen up video

Mentally tough: Michael Cheika.

A microscope is once again on the health of rugby in Australia after the Brumbies were bundled out of the Super Rugby finals.

Wallabies grab ex-All Blacks skills coach

Mick Byrne coaches Dan Carter on kicking skills.

Renowned former All Blacks skills coach Mick Byrne has been snapped up by Australian rugby.

Hayne in secret ARU talks

Jarryd Hayne has also attracted rugby interest from Japan and France, aswell as the Waratahs in Sydney.

Jarryd Hayne has met the ARU about the prospect of switch to the NSW Waratahs.

Australia's big attacking problem video

Just give it to Izzy: Early ball to Israel Folau might just be the best attacking option for the Waratahs and Wallabies.

OPINION: All of the Australian teams need to employ a flatter attacking style, where everyone is running at the line and everyone is an option.

Cheika turns techie to boost Wallabies

Time to regroup: Michael Cheika and Stephen Moore in Sydney after the 3-0 series loss to England

The Wallabies want to improve their lack of detail and accuracy ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Blake coming home with Steamers

Scotland sevens representative Hugh Blake is excited at the prospect of returning home to New Zealand.

The Tauranga-born loose forward returns to his home province after gaining one cap for Scotland.

Wallabies rugby great dies

Former Wallabies captain Peter Johnson pictured in Sydney in 2010.

Australian rugby in mourning after a former captain who played for the Wallabies for 12 years dies.

Cooper: Au revoir Toulon video

Quade Cooper could return to the Wallabies for next month's Rugby Championship.

Struggling for game time, Australian first-five Quade Cooper quits France half-way into a two year deal.

England flanker out for six months

James Haskell starred for England during their series win over the Wallabies.

Former Highlander James Haskell faces a long period on the sidelines after toe reconstruction surgery.

Jones' plan to overhaul ABs

Eddie Jones has turned England's fortunes around.

Eddie Jones reveals what England must improve if they're to overhaul the All Blacks and become world No 1.

Jones favourite to lead Lions

Alun-Wyn Jones scored a try for Wales in the second test with the All Blacks in Wellington.

Bookmakers make Welsh forward Alun-Wyn Jones the favourite to lead Lions in NZ.

Aussie rugby 'in reasonable nick'

Dean Mumm played in two of the Wallabies' three defeats to England last month.

Wallaby Dean Mumm's not concerned despite New Zealand's dominance in Super Rugby.

Hardie hungry for more

Scotland's John Hardie in action against Samoa during last year's Rugby World Cup.

He started last year a Highlander and ended it a kilted Kiwi. Now John Hardie can't wait to keep going.

Henry rubbishes Toulon reports

Sir Graham Henry will take up a role with Leinster at the end of this month.

French media have linked the All Blacks World Cup winning coach with the Top 14 club.

Tomane 'shattered' after leg break

Joe Tomane has worn the Brumbies' jersey for the last time.

Joe Tomane has played his last game for Super Rugby's ACT Brumbies.

World Rugby boss' safety defence

Brett Gosper has a 15-year-old son who plays rugby and believes the positives far outweigh the risks.

World Rugby boss Brett Gosper says the sport's benefits outweigh the risks and he is ''very happy'' his 15-year-old son loves the sport.

Chiefs keen on Schmidt

Kiwi-born Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt seems likely to return to New Zealand next year, with the Chiefs joining the ...

With Dave Rennie expected to move on after next year, the Chiefs have shown interest in Joe Schmidt.

NH open to global season talk

Brett Gosper says there is 'open-mindedness coming from the north' on a global season but the issue is deeply complex.

There's no ''silver bullet'' for rugby's global season problem, but the north are listening, World Rugby boss says.

Clubs before Lions for UK stars

Warren Gatland is tipped to coach the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand next year.

Leading English players could miss the start of the British and Irish Lions tour to NZ owing to club commitments.

Cooper extends NZ Maori contract

Colin Cooper will remain NZ Maori coach for a further two years.

Kua whakaturia ano a Colin Cooper hei Kaiako Matua o te kapa O Pango Maori.

Only one NZ referee named

Glen Jackson is the only New Zealander chosen to referee a Rugby Championship test this year.

Glen Jackson will be the only Kiwi to hold the whistle in this year's Rugby Championship.

Legend accepts Gatland doubts

Warren Gatland has been in charge of Wales for nine years.

Wales great admits he understands the calls to axe Warren Gatland after All Blacks drubbing.

England to dominate Lions squad

England players celebrate after beating the Wallabies in the second test in Melbourne.

Almost half of the predicted 37-strong squad chosen to face the All Blacks in 2017 was English.

Jaguares beat Bulls

Hooker Agustin Creevy led the way with two tries.

The Jaguares have secured a third victory in their debut season, beating the Bulls 29-11 in Buenos Aires.

Henry to bolster Leinster

Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry will be a temporary assistant at Leinster.

The World Cup-winning coach will assist the famous Irish club.

Tew hopeful of global season

New Zealand rugby boss Steve Tew remains hopeful of getting change on the global season.

NZ Rugby boss admits getting change remains a battle but fight will continue in September.

Try draws ABs comparisons video

Japan's Kosei Ono is brought to ground during his team's encounter with Scotland in Tokyo.

World No 12 Japan scores length-of-the-field classic the world champs would be proud of.

England dominate Lions XVs

Will Greenwood won 55 caps for England.

Former Lions pick their starting XVs to face the All Blacks, with a NZ-born forward chosen as captain.

Jane signs with Japanese club

Cory Jane will be seen in the Hurricanes jersey next season.

Cory Jane has signed with Toshiba Brave Lupus but will still be with the Hurricanes in 2017.

All Black commits to English club

Ben Franks joined London Irish at the end of last year after winning his second World Cup title.

Double World Cup winning All Blacks prop sticks with London Irish despite their relegation.

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