Sydney Australia's latest rugby captain continues his incredible final season.
John Eales Elite sport must judge itself by a higher standard than that by which society judges itself.
Georgina Robinson Incumbent Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper is responding the only way he knows how to the selection threat posed to him by returning Test veteran George Smith. He's playing his heart out.
Matthew Burke I'm sensing the vibe is a little different for this series against the British and Irish Lions compared with 2001.
Chris Dutton George Smith enhances his ACT Brumbies legend on Sunday, but the 32-year-old wants to leave Australia with a legacy.
John Eales Fifteen reds, 10 whites, nine greens and only three blues. No Jonny Wilkinson either, but no real surprise there, although sentiment can sometimes trump realism, age and form when picking a team...
Coach Damien Hill will consult the rest of the Rebels playing group before deciding whether or not to rush Kurtley Beale back for Friday night's Super Rugby showdown with the Chiefs.
Rupert Guinness When Justin Harrison moved to the south-west of France last year and began unpacking, two items he found prompted him to stop and fondly reflect.
Paul Cully EWEN McKenzie is not a coach who takes backward steps. He has declared he wants the Wallabies job and says he already has plans on how to beat the All Blacks.
Matthew Burke Sitting back on Monday night watching the news unfold for the day, I caught an interview from Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter and his comment about how their loss to the Storm was directly related to...
Georgina Robinson Troubled Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale has been stood down from rugby indefinitely and will undergo counselling after being sent home from the Rebels tour of South Africa last weekend.
Chris Dutton George Smith's arrival in Canberra is the ''perfect solution'' to ensure David Pocock is at his peak, Clyde Rathbone says.
Peter FitzSimons The first time the Lions truly hove to on the horizon of John Eales, he was still a callow teenager, living in Brisbane, who had never pulled on a representative jersey.
Ewen McKenzie In 1882, a Queensland team first took on NSW in a two-match rugby union series before the Queensland Rugby Union was officially formed at Brisbane's Exchange Hotel on November 2, 1883.
David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies have pulled off a massive coup and recruited a player so good he'll keep ''David Pocock on his toes''.
Brisbane He may have been on a fishing trip, but retired Wallabies captain hooks another award.
Richard Hinds Yes, it was only a trial game. A cleaning of cobwebs and clearing of throats for the Waratahs and Rebels.
Melbourne Rebels lock wants to be doing more than just reading about the Lions in June.
David Polkinghorne Ben Mowen's first season as ACT Brumbies captain was so outstanding there would have been ''more downside'' in stripping his captaincy this year.
Melissa Woods Wallaby in-waiting Cadeyrn Neville is hoping to earn his first Test cap against the touring British and Irish Lions in June.