Rugby World Cup
Australia have been eliminated from the Women's Rugby World Cup, losing their final pool game to France 17-3 in Paris on Saturday.
Japan have qualified for their eighth straight Rugby World Cup with a 49-8 win over Hong Kong in the final of the Asian Five Nations in the last sporting event at Tokyo's National Stadium.
Brumbies rookie Tom Staniforth has been forced to withdraw from the junior rugby World Cup opener.
John O'Neill has quit his role as a director of the Rugby World Cup citing personal reasons.
The United States booked a berth in the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a 32-13 victory over Uruguay on Saturday at Kennesaw State University.
Wellington RUGBY UNION Rugby World Cup organisers on track to draw 85,000 international visitors and gross $A201 million in ticket sales for sport's 2011 showpiece.
The New Zealand Rugby Union has raised the possibility of not competing in the 2015 Rugby World Cup unless changes are made to the tournament.
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The All Blacks defeat France by one point in a thriller at Eden Park.
Images from the opening ceremony of the 2011 Rugby World Cup from Eden Park, Auckland. The 48-match festival will be spread over 13 cities with the final being held at Eden Park on October 23.
Lucy Cormack Pearse Egan has only played rugby since the start of 2014, but even in a matter of months he has found himself transformed by the sport, so much so that he is playing the upcoming gay rugby world cup.
Veteran dual-rugby international Brad Thorn will extend his remarkable career once again, after signing a deal with English rugby outfit Leicester.
Georgina Robinson All Blacks winger Cory Jane has taken a leaf out of his coach's book and dared Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale to defend in the front line against New Zealand in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.
Peter FitzSimons Oh come on you All Blacks. If the Wallabies do you on Saturday night in the first Test of the Bledisloe Cup like we hope they will, you must lie back and think of England. It might hurt less.
Australia have beaten Wales 25-3 in a brutal encounter at the Women's Rugby World Cup.
Spiro Zavos Graham Henry told me at a rugby function he endured the agonies of Job in the last part of the RWC 2011 final as a victory by France over New Zealand became an alarming possibility.
Spiro Zavos Virtue has its own rewards. At 9.27pm last Monday a media release from the Waratahs franchise popped up on my laptop. It had this exuberant headline: "Over 33,000 Tickets Snapped Up For Tahs.
David Polkinghorne Canberra's Louise Burrows is taking time out from her motherly duties to make her Women's Rugby World Cup comeback.
A Canterbury rugby club has refuted a reported claim from a gay former player that he was banished from the club because of his sexuality.
Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has shrugged off suggestions NSW stars Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale are vulnerable to offers to defect to the NRL as the Waratahs build towards what looks to be a sold-out semi-final...