Rugby Union


Running man: Henry Speight won't be returning to the sevens program.

Speight not going back to sevens but says experience was beneficial

Wallabies winger Henry Speight says he has no intention of returning to sevens for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – even if some of his teammates want to – but believes his time in the truncated code has been pivotal for his development and overall conditioning.

Naivalu ready to shine after long Wallabies wait

Sefa Naivalu will take every opportunity to represent Australia.

Sefa Naivalu plans on giving everything he's got to fulfil his dream of playing for the Wallabies and featuring in at least one Test this year after waiting a "long time" to qualify for selection.

England thinking foreign again after Eddie Jones

Blazing a trail: Eddie Jones.

The Rugby Football Union is to consider appointing another overseas coach to take over from Eddie Jones in three years' time, despite stating when the Australian was appointed 10 months ago that it intended to nurture English coaches as a fundamental part of its succession plan.

Koroibete not money hungry: Kerevi

Off to union: Marika Koroibete.

Wallaby Samu Kerevi has defended rugby-bound winger Marika Koroibete from accusations he is money hungry for describing his move away from the NRL as a "business decision".

Moore knows what Wallabies are up against

Facing a battle: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has won three matches from 10 attempts in South Africa.

When Stephen Moore first came to South Africa as a 20-year-old in 2003 he was so nervous he prayed the ball did not go out so he wouldn't have to throw a lineout. Now, he embraces the challenge.

Kepu impressed by young talent nipping at his heels

 "I'm just more happy for Australian rugby that we've got guys coming through and the important thing for those young ...

Johannesburg: Sekope Kepu says it's "scary" to think he is almost a decade older than up and coming tight-head props Tom Robertson and Allan Alaalatoa, but is impressed with the new generation, even if it they are keeping him on his toes.

Foley hails combination with Cooper

Excelling at inside centre: Bernard Foley has been playing a supporting role.

Bernard Foley says the selection of Quade Cooper at five-eighth has given the pair more freedom in attack and will continue to benefit the Wallabies when they tackle South Africa this weekend.

Cheika touches base with Lehmann as codes collide

Rare opportunity: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has spoken to cricket counterpart Darren Lehmann to catch up in South ...

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been in contact with his Australian cricket counterpart Darren Lehmann and is keen for the sides to catch up in what will be the first time both have toured South Africa simultaneously

Cheika says Alaalatoa will be fit to play on Championship tour

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 10: Eben Etzebeth of the Springboks wrestles with Allan Alaalatoa of the Wallabies ...

Michael Cheika says there is "no doubt" prop Allan Alaalatoa will be fit to feature in either one or both of the Wallabies' upcoming fixtures against South Africa and Argentina and the Wallabies coach has also floated the idea of switching fellow front-rower Tom Robertson from tighthead to loosehead.

ARU snubs London Bledisloe proposal

Western frontier: The Wallabies run out onto nib Stadium (Perth Oval) for their clash against Argentina.

The Australian Rugby Union will shun a lucrative Twickenham Bledisloe Cup clash in favour of taking Wallabies Tests to Adelaide, Perth and potentially Melbourne during the redevelopment of ANZ Stadium.

Wallabies should bring back Rod Macqueen

Legendary status: Rod Macqueen coached one of the "best ever" teams in rugby history, the 1999 RWC-winning Wallabies.

What are we to make of Graham Henry's suggestion last weekend before The Rugby Championship Tests that Michael Cheika's Wallabies are the "worst ever" side to represent Australia?

Genia happy proving critics wrong, even his wife

Will Genia crosses for a try with Argentina's Tomas Cubelli in pursuit in Perth on Saturday.

Wallabies halfback Will Genia has proved a number of critics wrong in recent weeks with his sparkling form and a man-of-the-match performance against Argentina but has revealed he took more delight impressing another vocal critic; his wife Vanessa.