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Dan Carter confirms French rugby move

All Blacks great Dan Carter will move to France following next year’s Rugby World Cup after signing a three-year deal with Racing Metro. The 32-year-old five-eighth, capped 102 times by his country, made the announcement at a media conference...

Horwill joins AAC in ARU departure

Veteran Wallabies James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper have announced they will depart Australian rugby after the 2015 World Cup. Queensland Super Rugby lock Horwill has signed a three-year deal with English side Harlequins, while NSW Waratahs back...

Ashley-Cooper joins French team Bordeaux

Veteran Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper has ended the chase for his signature, announcing he will join French team Bordeaux on a two-year deal after next year’s World Cup. The 30-year-old admitted earlier this year he would pursue...

NZ’s Hansen signs past Rugby World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will keep his job until the end of 2017 irrespective of how New Zealand’s title defence goes at next year’s World Cup. Hansen is the first New Zealand coach to be given such security ahead of the four-yearly...

Hansen set to extend All Blacks contract

New Zealand Rugby is expected to announce an extension to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s contract at a media conference in Wellington on Tuesday. New Zealand Rugby says a “special announcement” will be made this afternoon, with...

Burgess helps Bath to Euro win

Sam Burgess believes he will learn plenty from his full rugby union debut after he helped Bath gain a bonus point 32-12 European Champions Cup victory over Montpellier at the Recreation Ground. Former rugby league star Burgess, whose previous two...

Quade Cooper re-signs with ARU

Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper has recommitted to Australian rugby for another year in a deal that will take him through until the end of 2015. The signing is a major coup ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup in the UK. The 26-year-old was...

New deal close for Wallabies’ Beale

Controversial Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has reportedly agreed to terms with the Australian Rugby Union for another one-year contract. The news comes as a much-needed boost for the Wallabies nine months out from the World Cup, with playmaker Quade...

Burgess gets first rugby start with Bath

Former NRL star Sam Burgess will make his first start for his English rugby union club Bath in Friday night’s European Champions Cup clash against Montpellier. Burgess will line up at inside centre – the position England coach Stuart...

James Slipper wins rugby award

Wallabies prop James Slipper has won the Medal for Excellence at the Rugby Union Players’ Association awards. The gong, voted on by all Australian Super Rugby players, is for on and off field performance based on the criteria of leadership,...

Clive Woodward backs Burgess to shine

World Cup-winning England coach Sir Clive Woodward is backing Sam Burgess to make a rapid transition to rugby union and secure a place in England’s World Cup squad. The former NRL superstar will make his full debut in only his third appearance...

Stirzaker secures rugby future at Rebels

Halfback Nic Stirzaker is a Melbourne Rebel until the end of 2017 after signing a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby club. The 23-year-old has been earmarked as a future skipper after captaining the Melbourne Rising side in the National Rugby...