Ben Horne 3:33am Ian Thorpe has provided inspiration for the Australian sevens' road to the Rio Olympics by detailing the efforts of the 4x100m relay team's win in Sydney.
Ben Horne 3:31am The International Rugby Board are confident sevens will be as big a success in rugby-poor Rio for the Olympics as it was in rugby-mad Scotland.
Richard Knowler 10:00pm It wasn't just Jacques Potgieter that reminded Owen Franks of South Africa whenever he watched the Waratahs.
GEORGINA ROBINSON 7:00pm History can take a walk on Saturday night.
GEORGINA ROBINSON 6:36pm It is shaping as the David and Goliath battle of the Super Rugby final and diminutive NSW winger Alofa Alofa is backing heart to win out over heft on Saturday night.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 8:44pm Momentum is hard to stop and Wallabies prop Ben Alexander believes if the NSW Waratahs win their inaugural Super Rugby title then it will help springboard the Australian side to ending its 12-year Bledisloe Cup drought.
GEORGINA ROBINSON 5:44pm As little as two years ago, when Waratahs fans weren't booing - they were mute. Dead quiet.
Marc Hinton 9:59am Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby Championship squad named on Monday.
Paul Mulvey 8:19am Kenya's Caleb Ndiku has taken advantage of Mo Farah's absence to claim a decisive victory in the 5000m on the opening day of Commonwealth Games athletics.
PHIL LUTTON 9:03pm Liam Gill says he expects a host of Super Rugby players to put up their hand for the Rio Olympics but has cautioned the ARU about stacking the side in favour of proven Sevens performers.
Ben Horne 8:59am New Zealand's reign in rugby sevens is over, but Australia missed out on a chance to be the team to do it, with South Africa taking gold.
Ben Horne 7:13am The unsung hero behind Australia's bronze medal result at Glasgow James Stannard, admits he's next to no chance of going to the Rio Olympics.
Ben Horne 7:08am One of the success stories of Australia's rugby sevens Commonwealth Games campaign, Pama Fou, nearly missed out on getting citizenship in time for Glasgow.
PHIL LUTTON 9:04am Australia has picked up the Commonwealth Games bronze medal in Rugby Sevens after defeating Samoa in the third-place playoff at Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium.
Ben Horne Australia have salvaged a bronze medal in sevens rugby at the Commonwealth Games, defeating Samoa in a playoff at Ibrox Stadium.
Ben Horne Sevens is set to extend its reach at the Olympic Games, as the IRB plans to turn the men's and women's into a six-day festival.
PAUL CULLY Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday night.
GEORGINA ROBINSON They are taking the hard road to glory and they would not have it any other way.
GEORGINA ROBINSON His big brother might be a cult hero in NSW but Cameron Skelton wants to make his name elsewhere.
GEORGINA ROBINSON A Super Rugby record crowd of more than 55,000 could swamp ANZ Stadium to watch the Waratahs shoot for a historic first Super Rugby title against seven-time champions the Crusaders on Saturday night.
Darren Walton The NSW Waratahs have identified assistant coach and Crusaders great Daryl Gibson as the key to winning their first Super Rugby title.
CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies have vowed to use three heartbreaking years to make them a better team.
CHRIS DUTTON The Brumbies✓ have thrown their support behind the Waratahs to win their first Super Rugby title
PETER FITZSIMONS Oh people my people, “’Tah-gics” all ... Long, long have we suffered, meandering in ever diminishing numbers through the shadow of the Valley of Death, heaped with derision and suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, but now, now my people, the hour of redemption is upon us. For we can see the Promised Land up ahead!
Darren Walton Coach Michael Cheika has hailed Nick Phipps' phenomenal work rate in the NSW Waratahs' heroic Super Rugby semi-final win over the Brumbies.
Ben Horne Get outta my dreams, get into my car. No, that's not Billy Ocean. It's his son, Barbados sevens player Anthony Bayne-Charles, on going head-to-head with the greatest rugby team on the planet, New Zealand, at the Commonwealth Games.
Darren Walton Departing captain Ben Mowen and coach Laurie Fisher say the Brumbies on are on the cusp of another special era despite falling short of the Super Rugby final.
Ben Horne The son of music legend Billy Ocean has featured for Barbados at sevens rugby at the Commonwealth Games.
MALCOLM KNOX Australia topped its group in the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament with a 15-7 win over England, but the most enthusiastic cheer of Saturday night’s play at Ibrox was reserved for a team that lost by 59 points.
Ben Horne Australia's gold medal campaign in sevens rugby is firmly on track after they toppled England 15-7 to finish on top of their pool at the Commonwealth Games.