Latest rugby union news
Rupert Guinness 6:10 PM Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has sent a letter of support to the Diamonds as Australia's rugby and netball teams prepare to face arch rivals New Zealand at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend.
Rupert Guinness 6:07 PM Wallabies inside centre Matt Giteau is wise enough in both age and experience to understand the dangers of saying there are weaknesses in the All Blacks game that can be taken advantage of.
Peter FitzSimons 6:04 PM A "disaster," if we lose this fourth Test, and the Ashes with it? No, a disaster was what happened at Gallipoli's Lone Pine, 100 years ago on Thursday, to the day, when in the course of that battle, we suffered 2200 Australian casualties, a quarter of them killed.
Rupert Guinness 4:22 PM Wallabies second rower Will Skelton has only played the All Blacks twice, but however far his Test career takes him he is hardly ever likely to forget that first time.
Rupert Guinness 1:01 AM They are not there yet, but Wallabies prop James Slipper believes the Australian scrum will be ready to show that they can take on the best in the World Cup.
Rupert Guinness 12:59 AM As Australian rugby has ducked and weaved its way through some terribly turbulent times, the one constant that has helped Israel Folau to stay on an upward trajectory in his career – and for the former NRL and AFL player to remain in union – has been his former Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.
Tim Moynihan Danny Cipriani, who was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following an early-morning car crash, is due to be available for England's rugby World Cup campaign after he was re-bailed until November.
Roy Ward Australian under-20 centre Reece Hodge will leave Sydney and come to Melbourne to push for Super Rugby selection.
The Springboks have released experienced backline utility Frans Steyn from their squad following the death of his brother.
Steve James George North has still not completed his recovery from the concussion problems that blighted him last season and will miss Wales's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland on Saturday.
Brad Walter Wallabies stars set to dominate Australian Rugby Sevens team for Olympics in Rio so Jesse Parahi switches to Wests Tigers.
Marc Hinton New Zealand have held the Bledisloe Cup for more than a decade but it's still as important as ever, according to veteran star Dan Carter.
Emma Stoney After Chris Coyle had a successful college career as a tight end for Arizona State, his dreams of playing in the NFL seemed about to be realised when he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans.
Marc Hinton Highlanders flyer Patrick Osborne and comeback kid Tawera Kerr-Barlow have been the big movers in Steve Hansen's enlarged All Blacks squad for back-to-back Bledisloe Cup tests, with Andy Ellis and the crocked Cory Jane the most notable absentees.
David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says David Pocock is the "best in the world at what he does".
David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham jokes becoming the next dream team coach isn't on his "bucket list".