Why this will be the toughest Rugby Championship in years
Each team has made improvements over the past 12 months, which Craig Dowd believes will make this year's Rugby Championship the toughest in years.
Raising a glass to England great Jason Leonard
'Just a footballer' Maddocks completes rapid rise
Jack Maddocks looms as the second-half game-breaker to pilot the Wallabies to Bledisloe Cup glory after being handed a dream Test debut against the All Blacks in Sydney.
Risk, desperation on Cheika's Bledisloe teamsheet
Winning Bledisloe Cup matches requires risk and desperation. There's a bit of both in the flawed line-up Australia has selected for the opening trans-Tasman Test, Greg Growden writes.
Robertson starts for Wallabies with Sio out
Tom Robertson will start at loosehead prop for the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on Saturday night.
Byrne says Wallabies' skills on par with ABs
After years of playing catch up, Australia's rugby stars are now just as skilful as the All Blacks. That's the belief of former New Zealand assistant Mick Byrne, who has spent the last two years working with the Wallabies.
Goodhue gets nod as All Blacks centre
Jack Goodhue has won the contentious outside centre berth in a near-full strength All Blacks team to face the Wallabies in Sydney.
Cipriani arrested and charged with assault
England and Gloucester star Danny Cipriani has been arrested and charged with assault after an incident at a night club in the early hours of Wednesday morning, his club have confirmed.
England's Te'o admits injury concerns
England centre Ben Te'o has admitted he wasn't sure if he would return to rugby following his latest battle with injury.
Snook confident of Gold Cup win over Namibia
Kenya Simbas' head coach Ian Snook feels his team is capable of getting a critical win against Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday, and qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup.
Chris Ashton pauses when asked how he might be received by the Twickenham crowd on Sunday. "I might have been forgotten," he says with a smile, "hopefully!"
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