Waratahs beaten by Chiefs in scrappy trial

Tom Decent and Aaron Goile 6:54 PM   Waratahs league recruit Reece Robinson scored his first try, but the Waratahs were beaten 17-12 by the Chiefs in a pre-season match.

Editor's picks

England 'not fit to face Wallabies'

Eddie Jones insists England's current level of fitness is adequate for the Six Nations but would be exposed on the tour to Australia unless improvements are made.

All Black reveals anger issues

All Blacks and Highlanders player Malakai Fekitoa publicly expressed his issues with anger on one of his official social media accounts.


Waratahs embrace inner Beethoven

Tom Decent   Kurtley Beale understands and appreciates classical music more than you might think.

New Zealand avoid punishment 

6:42 AM   World Rugby has determined there will be no disciplinary action despite NZ having eight players on the field when scoring a game-levelling try against Australia at the Sydney Sevens.

Stars to shine for Brumbies in trial match

Roje Adaimy   They have had their break, now the Brumbies' big-name Wallabies will be put to the test in the club's final trial before the start of the Super Rugby season.

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

9:27 AM   Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

Pocock in 2016 can be best yet: Larkham

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham says superstar flanker David Pocock can get even better.

ARU ramps up Pocock talks

Chris Dutton, Phil Lutton, Tom Decent   The ARU is 'open to any option' to secure study bound star breakaway David Pocock in a Wallabies jersey for the 2019 World Cup. 

Wales peg Ireland back for draw

Six Nations champions Ireland have opened up their defence with a pulsating 16-16 draw against Wales.

Hooper, Beale, Phipps back for Waratahs

No Israel Folau and Bernard Foley just yet, but skipper Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps are among key Wallabies returning for the NSW Waratahs' second Super Rugby pre-season trial match.

Zebo out McFadden in for wounded Irish

9:15 AM   Fergus McFadden has been drafted into Ireland's Six Nations squad to face France, with Simon Zebo unable to overcome his knee injury.

Insight & Analysis

Why it's not the time to revamp Six Nations

Mick Cleary   The Six Nations ritual is a significant part of people's lives. 


How the Wallabies rated in the final

Phil Lutton   How the Wallabies rated in their Rugby World Cup final loss to the All Blacks.


How the All Blacks rated versus Wallabies

Duncan Johnstone   How the All Blacks players rated in their Rugby World Cup final triumph over the Wallabies.


Faltering lineout kills dream 

Paul Cully   In a compelling World Cup final, the Wallabies lost two men in the first half to cruel injuries and were on the canvas early in the second half before rousing themselves to frighten 4 million New Zealanders.


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