Slipper to captain Wallabies against US

Rupert Guinness 3:37 PM   Queensland prop James Slipper has been named captain of the Wallabies for their one-off Test against the US Eagles at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday.

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World Cup Rogues XV

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.

Willing Wallabies go toe to toe

Rupert Guinness   Second rowers Will Skelton and Kane Douglas in ugly exchange at training.

Player scores try with flat ball

Tom Decent   New Zealand rugby had its very own "Deflategate" moment on Wednesday night.

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Wales name Cup squad

Wales coach Warren Gatland named prop Samson Lee on Monday in his 31-man squad for this year's World Cup but left out injured flyhalf Gareth Anscombe.

Gatland questions England's chances

Wales coach Warren Gatland has turned the heat on group rivals England, saying they have plenty of questions that must be answered.

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Scotland beat Italy in warm-up

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.

Nathan Grey re-signs with Tahs

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.

'Just a massage and some leaves'

Richard Knowler   All Black recovers from broken fibula in six weeks with traditional medical treatment

Party call to ban Boks from Cup

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.

All Blacks' risky selection

Rupert Guinness   The All Blacks risk doing to winger Nehe Milner-Skudder what the Wallabies did to five-eighth Quade Cooper in 2011.

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Craig Wing in Japan squad

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

Under the radar

Paul Cully   Wales have flown somewhat under the radar in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup. No longer.

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Wallabies' edge

Ian McGeechan   England must be favourites to top Pool A, but Australia have the upper hand over Warren Gatland's men.

A fitting finale

Phil Gifford   Richie McCaw's career has often had a storybook quality to it.

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Pocock power

Andrew Webster   The Wallabies flanker opens up about the Swans star, social issues and rugby union ahead of Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup showdown with the All Blacks.

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