Matthew Burke Why do we allow inept performances from the whistle-blowers to ruin a game?
Darren Walton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has placed the onus squarely on referees to ensure Australia's showpiece series against the British and Irish Lions lives up to the hype with vibrant, free-flowing rugby.
Matt Burke I remember a training session with the Wallabies in Caloundra in 1998. Wayne Bennett had come along to observe.
Referees must get penalty ratio right in defence and attack to promote attractive rugby and reward adventure
Ewen McKenzie When you become the first team to hold the Crusaders tryless in Christchurch since 2000, it is difficult to understand why the statistic did not come with a memorable win.
Spiro Zavos TOM Keneally, wordsmith, describes the hype before big matches as the foreplay. Not unexpectedly, the qualifying finals between the Crusaders and Bulls and the Reds and Sharks have generated intense...
Chris Dutton Injured superstar David Pocock sent messages of support to the Brumbies before kick-off against the Hurricanes.
Chris Dutton He was once head coach of the Brumbies, now Laurie Fisher will take charge as director of rugby, alongside rookie head coach Stephen Larkham. Fisher details his plans with Chris Dutton.
Georgina Robinson International Rugby Board lawyers scuppered a plan to use "injury passports" to monitor at-risk players for concussion more than two years ago.
The fight to raise awareness of concussions in English rugby has moved forward with the announcement of a compulsory education program for all professional players and coaches.
Mick Cleary Dan Carter is the last man to call for tackles such as the fearsome one he suffered on Saturday to be banned, writes Mick Cleary.
Veteran Test prop Ben Alexander says the Wallabies and Brumbies need to keep a player of teammate Ben Mowen's calibre in their ranks.
World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry faces an investigation for saying referees and the judicial panel in this season's Rugby Championship have been "totally inconsistent" and "a weakness in the game.
Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie launched a passionate defence of the Australian scrum before Sunday's crucial final Rugby Championship clash against Argentina.
Spiro Zavos Brad Thorn, a Rugby World Cup winner and multiple NRL premiership champion, once reckoned it was harder to win a Tri-Nations/Rugby Championship tournament than the Rugby World Cup.
Georgina Robinson Death, taxes and set-piece scrutiny are the only certainties in life for a Wallabies forward.
Spiro Zavos THE stadium at Twickenham, where the Wallabies are playing England on Sunday morning (AEST), has been described as the venue where the Forsytes and their class equivalents are ''at play''.
Paul Cully The Wallabies start their grand slam tour this weekend armed with some players who bring real attacking purpose, but where do the opposition threats come from?
Daniel Gilhooly The All Blacks admit their scrum has been a chink in their armour this year and fully expect France to try to exploit it in their Test at Paris.
Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are tackling perceptions of the Australian scrum head-on with a lengthy please-explain submission to the International Rugby Board.
Spiro Zavos TALK about a sucker for punishment. I watched the Australia-England Test at Twickenham in the early hours of Sunday morning. I had the earphones on to allow my wife upstairs to sleep.