Rugby World Cup
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.
Don't miss your Rugby World Cup guide in Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald. It includes all the latest news from the Wallabies camp, as well as the untold story of how Australia secured coach...
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.
David Polkinghorne Canberra's Louise Burrows is taking time out from her motherly duties to make her Women's Rugby World Cup comeback.
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.
French rugby is reeling after three Test stars who play for glamour club Clermont were rushed to hospital after being attacked by thugs wielding machetes, knives and swords.
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...
Spiro Zavos They say in sports you have to lose a grand final before you win one. That is the prospect, anyway, facing the ACT Brumbies as they go into a successive Super Rugby finals campaign on Saturday night.
Fiji thrashed the Cook Islands 108-6 in a 17-try rout Saturday to secure their berth at next year's Rugby World Cup in England.
Kenya upset Namibia and Zimbabwe walloped hosts Madagascar on Saturday as the struggle to represent Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup began.
Georgina Robinson Australian rugby has been dealt another blow with Wallabies winger and cult figure Nick Cummins set to play in Japan next year.
Georgina Robinson Like a rat up a drain pipe, the Honey Badger was gone.
Darren Walton Wallabies great John Eales has hailed the courage and spirit of the Sydney Convicts after they became the first gay rugby team to feature at a professional sporting fixture.