Waratahs prop Benn Robinson will return to start against the Rebels on Friday night but Berrick Barnes remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Paul Cully Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete, with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans naming the NSW Waratahs full-back on the right wing against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
Paul Cully Israel Folau's stunning rise in his third code is complete, with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans naming the Waratahs fullback on the right wing to face the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
David Polkinghorne Peter Kimlin was so confident he would not get called into the Wallabies squad he was already on holidays down the coast when coach Robbie Deans rang.
Rupert Guinness The appointment of second-rower James Horwill as Wallabies captain ahead of Will Genia for the British and Irish Lions series will help take the pressure off the halfback, according to Wallaby legend...
Paul Cully Michael Hooper provides the Waratahs' silver lining.
Rupert Guinness It is the first week of January. The summer sun is belting down on McKay Oval in Sydney's Centennial Park.
Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's three-year alliance with Sydney rugby union club West Harbour raised eyebrows after its announcement on Thursday but it does not follow that the Rebels playmaker is plotting a move...
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Paul Cully The burden all Crusaders teams carry is to be constantly compared to the great sides that preceded them. The one the Waratahs will face tonight is labouring somewhat to get out of those shadows.
Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says the merits of "cherry picking" Super Rugby players for the Rugby World Cup Sevens team will be determined by their Cup results.
The big, bustling Lions are on their way to Australia but aren't believing their own press.
Shane Brady Join RugbyHeaven for full, live commentary as the Waratahs look to keep their season alive in Christchurch.
Chris Dutton Three of the past five Wallabies World Cup coaches are adamant Israel Folau is the man to play fullback against the Lions.
Matthew Burke Perhaps the most significant aspect of the series against the British and Irish Lions in 2001 was the speed of play and physicality.
Georgina Robinson The Wallabies may have to do without one returning son but another is still very much in the mix.
Paul Cully The significance of Berrick Barnes' cameos against the Stormers and Brumbies in successive weeks is that he could be playing his way into the Wallabies starting XV, let alone the 25-man squad.
AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
Paul Cully One look beyond the fixture against the Rebels explains why the Waratahs' finals aspirations are on the line in Melbourne on Friday night.
Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies coach Jake White is bracing for the Wallabies to overlook his rising stars and stick with experienced players to chase glory against the British and Irish Lions next month.