Itoje in contention for Wales clash - Mitchell
Maro Itoje could return to England's squad for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales despite being initially ruled out of the game in Cardiff, defence coach John Mitchell has said.
Russell out of France match with head injury
Russell had joined up with the Scotland squad despite suffering the injury while playing for French side Racing 92 but has failed the requirements of a concussion test.
Former All Black Carter to return to Racing 92
Former All Black Dan Carter will return to Racing 92 for the rest of the season as an injury replacement after being released by Japan's Kobelco Steelers.
Super Rugby Rebooted: Quade has flat Rebels firing
Welcome back, Quade Cooper. Having served his Super Rugby exile, the former Wallabies playmaker returned to set the Rebels in motion, hard at the line, in a first-up win in Canberra. Meanwhile, is there a more dynamic forward in rugby than Ardie Savea?
New-ish venue, same old Tahs
The Waratahs returned to their old mixed bag of tricks, producing some moments of brilliance alongside their usual set piece issues to fall 19-20 in the dying minutes of their season opener against the Hurricanes.
ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Team of Week 2
Jonny May's hat-trick against France means he tops the point-scoring charts in ESPN Fantasy Rugby -- but who else joined the England winger in the best XV of Week 2?
ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Set your team, make transfers, check your score!
Boks coach to stand down after Rugby World Cup
"I'm only head coach until the World Cup next year," Rassie Erasmus says, noting that he has a six-year contract only as Director of Rugby.
Boks to play home Tests in Joburg, Pretoria
There is no June international window in Rugby World Cup year and the Rugby Championship has been cut to three fixtures per side, with the Boks to open their campaign against Australia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 20.
Undefeated tour a 'pass mark' for Wallabies: Castle
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said an undefeated tour of Europe would be a "pass mark" for the Wallabies as they look to finish off a tough season on a high note.
Dyantyi, Larmour, Tu'inukuafe Breakthrough Player nominees
"The Breakthrough Player of the Year Award recognises the most exciting talent to burst onto the international 15s or sevens stage and highlights the 'ones to watch'," World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont says.
Coleman out, Naivalu returns for Wallabies
Israel Folau will start at outside centre, while a groin injury has forced lock Adam Coleman out of the Wallabies' Test against the All Blacks on Saturday in Yokohama.
McKenzie to start in Bledisloe III
The All Blacks have sprung a major surprise by naming Damian McKenzie to start at fullback in the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Yokohama on Saturday.
Savea's big opportunity arrives in Hansen's mega squad
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has again shown his smarts in adding an extra 19 players for the tour of Japan, while Ardie Savea finally has an extended run to prove his worth at No.7 - Craig Dowd writes.
How Wallabies nod off against All Blacks
They're the coach killers that have Michael Cheika demanding his Wallabies toughen up and take the fight to the All Blacks for the full 80 minutes in Saturday's final Bledisloe Cup duel of the year in Japan.
Team of the Tournament: All Blacks, Springboks star
There were some magnificent individual performances in the Rugby Championship. But who were the guys who were consistently good throughout the competition? Read on for our Team of the Tournament.
All Blacks still Cup kings, but gap has closed
Australia may have disappointed during the Rugby Championship but the performance of South Africa, despite throwing the game away in Pretoria, shows the All Blacks aren't World Cup certainties -- Craig Dowd writes.
Wallabies must learn from Salta: Cheika
Michael Cheika has declared it's up to Wallabies players, not him, to ensure their miracle win over Argentina proves a defining moment in their evolution and not just another false dawn.
Rebooted: ABs, Wallabies pull off great escape
The Wallabies went from a team of flops to superstars in the span of a 10 minute bollocking from coach Michael Cheika, while the All Blacks managed their own escape act in South Africa. Your R6 review is here.
Victory not enough for Cheika
A half-time shellacking from coach Michael Cheika turned around one of the most remarkable rugby internationals in history on Saturday but the Australians will need more than words if they are to improve on a disappointing Rugby Championship.
All Black Cane sidelined by broken neck
Flanker Sam Cane will miss the All Blacks tour of Japan and Europe after suffering a broken neck during their win over South Africa.
RA can't allow comeback win to camouflage frailties
Rugby Australia must not let the Wallabies' Keystone Cops-esque win in Argentina camouflage glaring frailties within the outfit. Nor can the team or management be allowed to get away with any 'we showed the critics' carry-on -- Greg Growden writes.
The All Blacks-Springboks rivalry is back
Five takeaways from the epic Rugby Championship match between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld.
Hansen praises fight in last-gasp win over Boks
New Zealand's ability to keep up their intensity to the end was a key factor in the All Blacks' 32-30 comeback victory over South Africa, according to coach Steven Hansen.
Soft moments cost Springboks, says Kolisi
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi says soft-moments in the last 10 minutes cost them back-to-back victories in the Rugby Championship against the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Boks prepared for physical Test - Kolisi
South Africa's captain says the team's last home Test of the year, against New Zealand, "is a huge game in every sense".
Springboks clash can lay down World Cup marker
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen sees Saturday's Rugby Championship test against South Africa as a chance to lay down an early marker for when the two rugby superpowers clash at next year's World Cup.
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