Rugby Union News

Deposed world champions Australia believe their youth has them poised to quickly return to women’s rugby sevens dominance. The Olympic gold medallists have set their sights on next year’s Commonwealth …

Tolu Latu didn’t see a minute of action in the Wallabies’ three June Tests because he wasn’t fit enough, coach Michael Cheika says. Arguably the most promising young hooker in …

For so long Super Rugby’s entertainers, the Hurricanes are about to muscle up to tame the British and Irish Lions “beast”. The All Blacks’ direct approach to win the first …

Warren Gatland has challenged his British and Irish Lions midweek team to force the selectors’ hands ahead of the second Test after naming a familiar-looking starting XV to face the …

If the Wallabies needed any reminder of the sheer enormity of the challenge that awaits them in their Bledisloe Cup opener, they got it immediately after their fumbling win over …

Israel Folau believes he’s rediscovered his mojo after a record-breaking June with the Wallabies. Returning to top form after a difficult run at Test level, Folau became the first Australian …

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has tipped the British and Irish Lions to mix up their defensive strategy for Saturday’s second Test in Wellington, having been flummoxed by his side’s …

Karmichael Hunt still reckons he’s an “unfinished product” but says his representative NRL experience has helped him adapt quickly to the demands of Test rugby. Hunt has been one of …

Damian McKenzie has been brought into the All Blacks squad amid concerns for fullback Ben Smith who was forced off with concussion in the first-Test win over the British and …

Damian McKenzie has been brought into the All Blacks squad amid concerns for fullback Ben Smith who was forced off with concussion in the first-Test win over the British and …

Wallabies winger Sefa Naivalu is in doubt for August’s Bledisloe Cup opener after suffering a mid-range ankle syndesmosis injury. Naivalu came off early in the second half of Australia’s scrappy …

Coach Michael Cheika believes Australia can end their 14-year Bledisloe Cup drought – even if he knows that thought alone will trigger belly laughs on both sides of the Tasman. …

Eben Etzebeth has scored a try epitomising the revival of South Africa following their disastrous 2016 with the Springboks clean-sweeping their three-match home series with France with a 35-12 victory …

Kieran Read has lived up to the legacy of legendary All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw with his commanding display against the British and Irish Lion, coach Steve Hansen believes. Read, …

WHERE AND HOW THE TEST WAS WON 2nd minute – Lions winger Elliot Daly is held up over the line by opposite Israel Dagg, denying the tourists a dream start. …

All Blacks midfielder Ryan Crotty might have played the last of his rugby against the British and Irish Lions after suffering a first-half hamstring injury in his side’s 30-15 first-Test …

In stark contrast to their reputation for champagne rugby, the All Blacks have drawn first blood in the three-Test British and Irish Lions series by playing “down and dirty”, according …

Standing up to the physical All Blacks’ juggernaut will be the only way for the British and Irish Lions to bounce back in the Test series, says coach Warren Gatland. …