Latest rugby union news
Chris Dutton New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.
Richard Knowler All Blacks first five-eighth expected to announce today he has signed a multimillion-dollar deal with a French club.
Veteran Wallabies utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper has ended the chase for his signature, announcing he will join French team Bordeaux on a two-year deal after next year's World Cup.
Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore says the players will separate back-room uncertainty from on-field performance to make sure they are focused on their bid to win a Super Rugby title.
Fitzy on Thursday
Peter FitzSimons When it comes to the sudden lift in fees for registration and insurance of rugby players, there are so many points ... and so little time. So, as the bishop said to the actress, we're going to have to be quick.
Chris Dutton The growing costs to play junior rugby union have forced some clubs to consider a breakaway competition, fearing the increased registration fees will drive kids into the arms of rival sports.
Halfback Nic Stirzaker is a Melbourne Rebel until the end of 2017 after signing a new two-year deal with the Super Rugby club.
South Africa won the Dubai Sevens with a crushing 33-7 victory over Australia in Saturday's final.
Sam Burgess has made his European Rugby Champions Cup debut coming off the bench for English side Bath in a 30-5 win over Montpellier in France.
Australia's men were unbeaten to top Pool C on the opening day of the Dubai Sevens and will play surprise qualifiers Scotland in the quarter-finals of the rugby tournament on Saturday.