Western Sydney must have a Super Rugby team, according to the new man in charge of the Shute Shield.
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale will put his seven-month injury hell behind him this weekend when he makes his long-awaited Wasps debut.
Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley insists the tough times endured by Australia this year have laid the foundation for future success.
Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has thrown his support behind a state of origin concept being discussed by the Queensland and NSW rugby unions, saying the more Australian local derbies the better.
England coach Eddie Jones could have been afforded some time to celebrate a fourth consecutive win over his home country this year but quickly put the breaks on by saying he would not be completely satisfied until England won the World Cup.
Michael Cheika says Australia's 37-21 loss to England at Twickenham was no more disappointing because it was once again orchestrated by Eddie Jones, but made it clear there was a great degree of mutual respect between the two former Randwick teammates.
Not for first time the 50-50 calls went against Australia although England are clearly the better side.
England have continued their dominance over the Wallabies, running out 37-21 winners at Twickenham on the back of a sensational second half from the hosts that will only deepen the wounds of a humiliating series loss in June.
A breakdown of how each Australian player performed in the Wallabies' 37-21 loss to England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
Why David Pocock earns the silly money in rugby, even on his year off.
David Pocock is somewhat daunted by the twelve-month sabbatical he will take from the game but says he will throw everything he's got at breaking back into the Wallabies set-up in a push for a possible final hurrah at the 2019 World Cup.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has labelled a cartoon published in The Australian of Eddie Jones depicted as a clown as "poor form".
Rugby "state of origin" receives crucial backing from head office, but the concept will have to go ahead without the country's top 30 players.
Move over Eddie Jones, Michael Cheika has a new target in former Wallaby Glen Ella.
Gold medal winners and emergency medics. Is there nothing the Australian women's sevens team can't do?
Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps says the June series against England was the biggest learning curve of his career but believes he is better equipped to steer Australia to a memorable win on Saturday.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has indicated he will snub a meeting with referee Jaco Peyper on the eve of Australia's clash with England – despite an offer of green teas from Eddie Jones – because he does not think anything he says will influence how the man in charge will run the game.
When a bleary-eyed Michael Cheika decided to throw a few hand grenades of his own at a Monday morning press conference, there was great intrigue to see how England coach Eddie Jones would react.
Michael Cheika has given an early indication of how physical he wants Saturday's clash against England to be by recalling the "extra grunt" of barnstorming No.8 Lopeti Timani.
I am constantly bemused by rugby culture which seems to owe a lot to the game's English private school origins.