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Ireland rugby great Brian O’Driscoll believes Sam Burgess’ attacking game is below the standard required at international level and was more impressed by Henry Slade during England’s victory over France …

Liam Messam is relaxed about his chances of being selected for the All Blacks’ 2015 World Cup campaign. The 31-year-old was dropped four years ago when New Zealand hosted and …

Former Wales captain Ryan Jones has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. Bristol back-rower Jones, 34, said in a statement that after suffering a shoulder injury three …

Four years after his infamous sleep-in and James O’Connor is again set to be a high-profile no-show at the Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup squad announcement in Sydney. A favourite of …

A month out from kick-off and code-hopping superstar Israel Folau is already ranking the Rugby World Cup as the highlight of his unparalleled football career. In rugby league, Folau won …

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is leaving his large band of hopefuls sweating until the last possible moment ahead of the Rugby World Cup squad announcement on Friday. Superstar fullback Israel …

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has confirmed he’s in talks with South African Super Rugby franchise the Stormers, but has denied having already signed with them. Jones, who is in …

Queensland flanker Liam Gill can understand the uproar over Richard Graham’s reappointment but insists the players are behind the besieged Reds coach. Ex-Wallaby Greg Martin joined the chorus of disapproval …

Sonny Bill Williams says he’ll have to be at his best to make New Zealand’s Rio Olympics rugby sevens squad. The lure of Olympic gold – to go along with …

Once disgruntled Queensland flanker Liam Gill says he now has no problem playing under re-appointed Reds coach Richard Graham. Gill was reportedly part of an eight-strong player delegate that asked …

The lure of Olympic gold has tempted Sonny Bill Williams into New Zealand’s initial rugby sevens squad for next year’s world series and Rio Games. Williams is joined by All …

Ex-Wallaby Greg Martin has warned the Queensland Rugby Union’s decision to re-appoint Richard Graham as Reds coach will cost them in crowd numbers. Graham was confirmed on Tuesday at the …

Former Wallaby Greg Martin has slammed the decision to re-appoint Richard Graham as Queensland Reds coach as an acceptance of mediocrity. Graham was confirmed as Reds coach for next year’s …

Not a lot scares record-breaking All Blacks captain Richie McCaw but the thought of retirement does. The 34-year-old McCaw says he has yet to finally decide whether he will call …

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has warned teams taking part at the World Cup they risk “sanctions” for failing to comply with concussion protocols but stopped short of saying …

Richard Graham must produce instant success at the Queensland Reds next year or he will face the sack that he somehow avoided on Tuesday. Graham has signed a one-year contract …

The Queensland Reds have controversially re-appointed Richard Graham as coach for the next Super Rugby season, reporting directly to a new boss in former Wallabies centre Daniel Herbert. Graham has …

Michael Cheika is agonising over which big names to omit as he prepares to unveil Australia’s 31-man Rugby World Cup squad on Friday. A surplus of second-rowers has veteran James …