12:41 PM Sonny Bill Williams is thankful to be injury-free at the right time and ready to play his best rugby of a fluctuating year at the World Cup.
Tom Cary 12:49 PM Gordon D'Arcy's international career may be over after the veteran centre was left out of Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad yesterday.
5:11 PM They have 605 Test caps between them, but punch-ups, injuries or dodgy selection choices mean these 15 men will not be on a team bus come the World Cup.
Ed Osmond Scotland replacement scrumhalf Henry Pyrgos scored a late try to seal a 16-12 victory over Italy in a dour World Cup warm-up.
1:09 PM Nathan Grey will stay on as assistant coach of the NSW Waratahs for the next Super Rugby season, working under new head mentor Daryl Gibson.
Richard Knowler All Black recovers from broken fibula in six weeks with traditional medical treatment
Rene Vollgraaff A South African political party asked a court to prevent the country's rugby team from participating in the World Cup in England.
Coach Eddie Jones on Monday named former Australian rugby league star utility back Craig Wing among a 31-strong Japan World Cup squad packed with imported talent for the tournament beginning next month.
Insight & Analysis
Ian McGeechan England must be favourites to top Pool A, but Australia have the upper hand over Warren Gatland's men.