SBW headed for Lebanon mission

Danny Weidler 10:00 PM   The All Blacks have links with charities including UNICEF and Sonny Bill Williams told them he wanted to go to Lebanon as soon as he could.

Tigers recruit turns back on Olympics to pursue NRL dream

Making the switch: Australian rugby sevens player Jesse Parahi has signed with NRL club Wests Tigers.

Brad Walter   Wallabies stars set to dominate Australian Rugby Sevens team for Olympics in Rio so Jesse Parahi switches to Wests Tigers.

Speight's grandfather the wind beneath his World Cup wings

Henry Speight poses during an ARU media opportunity at Allianz Stadium on Thursday in Sydney.

David Polkinghorne   In an odd way, Henry Speight's five-week suspension came at the perfect time for the ACT Brumbies winger, allowing him to return home for his grandfather Jope Seniloli's funeral. 

Super Speight winging it to Rio

Wallabies and ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight will chase Olympic gold and the Super Rugby title next year.

David Polkinghorne   Henry Speight could miss the Super Rugby finals in his pursuit of Olympic gold.

Speight of Wallabies signings continue

Brumbies winger Henry Speight.

David Polkinghorne   World Cup winning winger Joe Roff says Henry Speight has the "X-factor" to be a match winner on the world's biggest stage.

White's chance to badger his way into Wallabies World Cup squad

Former Brumby Nic White has a chance to impress for the World Cup after an injury to Will Genia.

David Polkinghorne   The Honey Badger's translator one minute, a chance to book a ticket to the World Cup the next. And Larkham says a Brumby is one of the most damaging players in the world.

Sio wants to make World Cups a family tradition

Brumbies prop Scott Sio: hoping to add to his five Test caps this weekend against the Springboks.

David Polkinghorne   ACT Brumbies prop Scott Sio wants to begin a "tradition of Sios" playing at World Cups, but he's still unsure whether he's done enough to make the Wallabies 23 to take on South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday.

Giant 12 months fills Arnold with great expectations

It's been a big 12 months for Wallabies squad member Rory Arnold.

David Polkinghorne   Twelve months ago giant lock Rory Arnold arrived in Canberra with a busted shoulder and hopes of earning himself an ACT Brumbies contract through the National Rugby Championship.

Nemani Nadolo lifts Fiji to win over Italy

A handful: Nemani Nadolo in action for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby competition.

Fiji triumphed in their one-off Test against Italy in Suva as former NSW Waratahs winger Nemani Nadolo scored 15 points in a 25-14 victory.


The unknown just another day for Brumbies

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Scott Fardy of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and Argentina at Patersons Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Wallabies lock Scott Fardy.

Chris Dutton   Halfback Nic White insists he's ready as the ACT Brumbies brace for a disrupted preparation.


Chris Robshaw: captaining England is special

Chris Robshaw

Gavin Mairs   Chris Robshaw is eager to retain the England captaincy for next month's international series, describing the honour of leading his country during the last two seasons as "very special".

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Bunny guy Manu Tuilagi gives David Cameron the fingers

Manu Tuilagi and David Cameron.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told rugby prankster Manu Tuilagi there is no need to apologise for giving the Prime Minister "bunny ears" during a photo shoot at Downing Street.


Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

Ben Mowen of the Wallabies shapes to pass during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton   The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday.


Don't give up on Mogg, Toomua: Jones

15 Jesse Mogg during the during the Bledisloe Cup Game 1 Qantas Wallabies vs  All Blacks ANZ Stadium 17th august 2013Photography Brendan Esposito smh,17th August,2013

Chris Dutton   Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says Matt Toomua and Jesse Mogg deserved another chance to ''find their feet''.


Brumbies 'the key' in Bledisloe

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13:  Matt Toomua smiles as he talks to Michael Hooper during an Australian Wallabies training session at Victoria Barracks on August 13, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne   A Brumbies-dominated Wallabies side could help end our Bledisloe Cup misery, two ACT legends believe.


Richie McCaw returns in All Blacks training squad

Richie McCaw.

Veteran flanker Richie McCaw has been included in a 30-man All Blacks squad to train in Auckland this week.

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White names unchanged Brumbies side for Bulls clash

SPORT: Qualifying final at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies v Cheetahs. Brumbies players  Clyde Rathbone and George Smith celebrates their win. 21st JULY 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies coach Jake White will stick by the players which broke the club's nine-year finals drought as they chase a slice of history in South Africa on Sunday morning.

Lions' not-so-secret agent wows fans

Daniel Craig

Edited by Daisy Dumas   The play on the pitch was as bloody as political antics of late, so the distraction of a bone fide action man, a James Bond no less, was a high point of the evening at ANZ Stadium.

Daniel Craig flies in for Lions game

Daniel Craig

Sarah Whyte   Eyes may wander from the British Lions game tonight to catch a glimpse of James Bond's alter ego, Daniel Craig, among the crowd, after he arrived in Sydney for the final match this morning.


Argentina fight back to beat Georgia

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Argentina came back from a 12-9 halftime deficit to beat Georgia 29-18 in a one-off Test on Saturday.