Daniel Lewis At one end of Concord Oval yesterday were the might, tradition and privilege of the University of Sydney.
Veteran All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore confirmed his international retirement on Wednesday after 83 Test appearances for New Zealand.
Georgina Robinson With a bit of luck, the first thing rugby fans did after waking up from their World Cup hangovers two years ago was open savings accounts in preparation for London in 2015. This baby is going to cost.
Georgina Robinson ARU chief executive Bill Pulver believes it was a mistake to axe the Australian Rugby Championship after one loss-making year.
Australian international winger Digby Ioane is still waiting for the medical staff of his Top 14 club Stade Francais to give him permission to start playing again, he said on Wednesday.
Morgan Parra guided a listless France to a 38-18 victory over Tonga in an ill-tempered one-off Test match at Le Havre's Stade Oceane on Saturday.
Paul Cully Nick Cummins was handed man of the match, but it belongs to the collective effort of the pack.
Chris Dutton Halfback Nic White insists he's ready as the ACT Brumbies brace for a disrupted preparation.
Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will put faith in Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher's long-standing relationship to deliver a championship when the club announces its new European-style coaching structure on Friday.
The protracted saga over where Ma'a Nonu will play in 2014 is finally over with the All Blacks star signing with the Blues.
Santiago Phelan resigned as coach of the Argentine rugby team with immediate effect on Monday ending a five-year spell in charge, the Argentinian Rugby Federation (UAR) announced.
Rupert Guinness James O'Connor plans to return to Australia from a playing stint in England in May to resume Super Rugby and resurrect his Test career.
Julian Guyer Mediators called in to help resolve the row over the future of European club rugby insisted on Thursday "progress has been made on a number issues" following a two-day meeting in Dublin.
Jim Morton Wallabies poised to accept pay cuts to help stop the cash-strapped code going broke.
Daniel Gilhooly A Test rugby relationship that began on slow burn will scale new heights when All Blacks midfield pair Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu face the Springboks in Johannesburg.
Former All Black Jerome Kaino revealed on Friday he will return to New Zealand from Japan after signing a two-year contract that takes him through to the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Georgina Robinson Pumas captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe says he is 10 years too late to play in the "best" provincial competition in the world but he thinks younger Argentinians deserve the chance.
Jim Morton Veteran Wallabies prop Benn Robinson has been recalled to Australia's squad for their two-match Rugby Championship tour of South Africa and Argentina.
Georgina Robinson While the James O'Connor controversy roars afresh, consider another post-game furore from the weekend.
David Sygall You get the feeling Ewen McKenzie can't wait to get on that plane.