Cipriani dropped from England squad
Danny Cipriani has been left out of England's 36-man training squad, despite his excellent performances for Gloucester this season.
Countdown on: RWC 2019 is rugby's coming of age
In exactly a year's time, World Rugby can say it has grown up. This time next year Japan will turn on one of the great Rugby World Cups, albeit eight years later than it should have, Greg Growden writes.
Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019
With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.
What to expect of Japan as host nation for Rugby World Cup 2019
With Asia's first Rugby World Cup on the horizon, the 12 host cities are preparing themselves for an estimated 400,000 visiting fans from across the world.
Reds centre Kerevi to remain at Ballymore
Wallaby Samu Kerevi has spurned reported interest from the Brumbies to remain with the Queensland Reds for next Super Rugby season.
Jamie Joseph steps down from Sunwolves post
The Sunwolves will have a fourth head coach in four Super Rugby seasons after Jamie Joseph announced he'll stand aside in 2019.
Nonu returns to Super Rugby with Blues
All Blacks great Ma'a Nonu is making a shock return to Super Rugby after signing a one-year deal with the Blues.
Wallabies lock Rodda signs to end of 2020
Emerging Wallabies lock Izack Rodda has committed to Australia beyond next year's World Cup and opted to stay with the Queensland Reds.
Rebels to re-sign Jones ahead of World Cup
Melbourne have confirmed they are looking to get Luke Jones back in Rebels colours with the lock aiming for a return to Super Rugby and the Wallabies ahead of next year's World Cup.
Brumbies veteran Alexander calls time
Versatile former Wallabies prop Ben Alexander has retired from professional rugby after a record 154 appearances for the Brumbies in Super Rugby.
Wandisile Simelane set for Currie Cup stardom
The Currie Cup is now teeming with young players looking to take their talent to Super Rugby in seasons to come. We highlight five youngsters to watch this season.
Brumbies recruit Pulu eligible for Wallabies
Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu is immediately eligible for Wallabies duties due to a World Rugby dispensation, after he signed a two-year deal with the Canberra-based side on Tuesday.
Van Rooyen leaves Lions' den for Bath
Bath have confirmed the signing of signing of Lions Super Rugby prop Jacques van Rooyen.
Feel the love: A second Crusaders dynasty underway?
It didn't take long for Ronan O'Gara to realise he was a part of something special. Richie Mo'unga, meanwhile, says it's all down to the environment. Scott Robertson is the mastermind, and two Super Rugby titles might just be the beginning.
Super Rugby final exposes SA rugby flaws
The Crusaders and the All Blacks haven't reinvented the rugby wheel. So why are South Africa's Super Rugby teams so far behind their New Zealand counterparts?
Crusaders get it right on attack and defence
The Crusaders knew before the Super Rugby final that if they stopped the Lions' attacking lineout drives, targeted flyhalf Elton Jantjies and put him under pressure and tackled everything that moved, they were in with a chance of winning.
The Super Rugby final moments that mattered
The moments that mattered in the Crusaders' Super Rugby final win over the Lions in Christchurch.
Coach Scott Robertson's epic breakdance celebration
Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has treated fans to a rendition of his signature break dance.
Crusaders tame Lions for ninth Super crown
The Crusaders rumbled to a ninth Super Rugby crown in Christchurch on Saturday night, the defending champions running in four tries as they completed yet another marvellous season.
Waratahs re-sign Gibson, add club great
NSW have re-signed coach Daryl Gibson to a one-year contract extension while former captain Chris Whitaker will return to the franchise from France to take up the position of backs coach.
Kwagga Smith seeks redemption in Christchurch
Kwagga Smith has a chance to make up for his red card in the 2017 Super Rugby final when the Lions take on the defending champions Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
Lions up for 'Mission Impossible' against Crusaders
Despite the Lions facing 'Mission Impossible' in Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders, they are up to the task.
Super Rugby final: Crusaders a supreme rugby machine
A Super Rugby season full of controversy, debate, highs and lows comes to an end on Saturday night when the Crusaders and Lions face off in the decider for the second straight year. Are the Lions any hope?
The anatomy of the Crusaders' 20-year dominance
The Crusaders on Saturday run out to chase a ninth Super Rugby title in 20 years. It is an extraordinary run of success built on the ideas of few, but maintained by the culture of many, Reuben Thorne reveals to Sam Bruce.
Carter leaves French rugby 'in a better place'
No All Black has stood up to this challenge more than Dan Carter, who is about to take that approach with him to Japan and the final stage of his playing career with Kobe Steelers. Here, he speaks to ESPN ahead of his move.
Toomua signs new deal with Wallabies, Rebels
Former Brumbies fly-half Matt Toomua has officially signed a two and a half year contract with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels making him immediately available for the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup campaign.
Growden's Australian Super Rugby report card
The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.
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