Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has played down optimism at the prospect of retaining league convert Israel Folau next year.
Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are hopeful George Smith will play at least one more game this year despite a knee injury cruelling his hopes of a historic second chance against the British and Irish Lions.
Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are hopeful George Smith will play at least one more game this year.
John Eales Know your story, tell it well and tell it often.
Phil Lutton Reds captain James Horwill has taken the next step towards becoming a one-club man after signing a new deal with Queensland and the ARU.
Ewen McKenzie The topic of George Smith playing against the Lions in June has dominated the news for some time. I think George is a freakish player who has stood the test of time.
Jim Morton Wallabies and Reds captain James Horwill has signed a new two-year deal which will take him through to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika is not the sort of coach to give up or let go but strong rumours persist that his marquee signing Israel Folau will head back to league and to Canterbury at the end of this season.
Australian Rugby Union predicts welcome surplus in 2013 thanks to British and Irish Lions tour.
Jim Morton Wallabies players will be quarantined for three weeks leading into the British and Irish Lions series in a protective move which has defied Australia's Super Rugby franchises and could open another...
Georgina Robinson FOUR years after Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team boss Thom Evans gave the ARU a spray about appalling indigenous participation rates in rugby's top grade, the Breakdown is pleased to report,...
THE Australian Rugby Union has adopted an independent governance model after voting on Monday for constitutional change.
Brad Walter QUADE COOPER'S Australian rugby career appears to be over after the ARU effectively forced the star five-eighth out of the game by offering him an incentive-based contract usually reserved for...
Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies fear Quade Cooper's boxing bout just eight days before the Super Rugby season will set a dangerous precedent for contract dealings and will ask the ARU if the five-eighth's stint in...
WALLABIES and Western Force utility forward Ben McCalman has signed a two-year extension with the Australian Rugby Union.
Quade Cooper has expressed his relief after ending a six-month standoff with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and signing a two-year deal worth $750,000 a season.
The ARU has voted in favour of a new independent governance model.
Georgina Robinson ARU's David Nucifora rejects claims Quade Cooper was offered a 'rookie' contract.
Jim Morton The Australian Rugby Union has finally sealed a new three-year deal with Will Genia seven months after the Wallabies linchpin re-signed with the Queensland Reds.
Georgina Robinson WARATAHS coach Michael Cheika has called for an end to Australia's cumbersome two-pronged player contracting system.