Competitions

Ben Mowen set for Top 14 debut

Pirate Irwin Former Wallabies captain Ben Mowen looks set to be given his Top 14 debut by Montpellier coach Fabien Galthie against the unbeaten Clermont on Friday.

Year to savour keeps on giving for Waratahs' Michael Hooper with Matthew Burke Cup

Top Tah ... Michael Hooper celebrates after winning the Super Rugby title.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has put the misery of Australia's Bledisloe Cup drubbing behind him to take out top honours at the Waratahs' annual awards night.

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Why the NZRU were right to exempt Sonny Bill Williams

Exemption: Sonny Bill Williams.

Toby Robson Sonny Bill Williams special exemption for the All Blacks end of year tour was a smart and pragmatic play by coach Steve Hansen as he looks to future-proof his midfield ahead of next year's Rugby...

Union

Andy Friend salutes Pat McCabe's tenacity as the Wallabies winger's playing future hangs in the balance

Wallaby Pat McCabe returns from New Zealand on Sunday with an injured neck.

Lee Gaskin Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend has paid tribute to Pat McCabe's tenacity and ability to get the most out of his talent as the Wallabies winger's playing future remains uncertain.

Ewen McKenzie hits out at ref complaints by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Jim Morton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has thrown All Blacks refereeing complaints back in their faces ahead of Saturday's tense Bledisloe Cup showdown.

Ewen McKenzie hits out at ref complaints

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Jim Morton Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has thrown All Blacks refereeing complaints back in their faces ahead of Saturday's tense Bledisloe Cup showdown.

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Ewen McKenzie throws down gauntlet to All Blacks as Wallabies prepare for Bledisloe clash

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has challenged the All Blacks to "bring their A game" to the second Bledisloe Cup clash and defend their 28-year unbeaten run at Eden Park against the Wallabies. 

All Blacks in search of retribution against Wallabies at Eden Park

All Blacks

Liam Napier Physical intimidation has formed the backbone of the now long-held dominance over the Wallabies.

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The constant doubts that drive Mr Rugby Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson Privately, Adam Ashley-Cooper is locked in battle with obsessive self-doubt.

James O'Connor to be unveiled by Queensland Reds on Friday: report

James O'Connor is set to revive hiss 44-Test career.

The Queensland Reds will confirm the worst kept secret in rugby on Friday night when Wallabies' prodigal son James O'Connor is announced as their new signing.

Union

Fears Wallaby Pat McCabe's career over after third neck injury

Pat McCabe

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is fighting to save his career after a suspected third serious neck injury.

Fireworks mishap leaves three hurt at Eden Park rugby Test

Eden Park fireworks

One spectator was taken to hospital and another two injured in a pyrotechnics misfire at the rugby union Test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland.

We've got a lot of work to do on defence, says Wallabies star Israel Folau

Desperate struggle: Israel Folau is tackled in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has described the All Blacks’ Bledisloe Cup lesson as one of the toughest losses of his career.

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Nine-try Toulon rout La Rochelle, Clermont end away blues

Toulon's centre Mathieu Bastareaud scores a try.

French and European champions Toulon went on a nine-try rampage on Saturday in a 60-19 mauling of promoted La Rochelle while Clermont ended a six-match away losing streak with a 21-6 victory at Brive.

Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.

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Union

Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

Chris Dutton How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

Wallabies rule out golden point overtime proposal

Michael Hooper

Darren Walton The Wallabies won't be proposing rugby league-style golden point extra time in their code any time soon despite being left frustrated and downcast after Saturday night's 12-12 draw with the All...

After Wallabies' 'confusing' draw, Kurtley Beale waits for Ewen McKenzie's next thoughts

Kurtley Beale looks to spread play on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale could only hope he had done enough to retain the No.10 jersey at Eden Park this weekend.

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Union

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika makes Seilala Lam into a Canberra Vikings hooker

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David Polkinghorne NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika might have orchestrated the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby demise, but he might also have created a future Brumbies hooker as well.

Brad Thorn joins English club Leicester

England bound: Brad Thorn.

Veteran dual-rugby international Brad Thorn will extend his remarkable career once again, after signing a deal with English rugby outfit Leicester.

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