A Trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition between the New Zealand and Australian franchises is back on track and set to start on 14 May after confirmation of a travel bubble in line with Covid-19 protocols.
At least three Australian-born players have pledged allegiance to Japan in the hope of qualifying to play international rugby for the Brave Blossoms.
New Zealand are looking to co-host this year’s Rugby Championship with a southern-hemisphere partner, but South Africa and Australia are not in agreement.
Lions fullback Tiaan Swanepoel has described his on-field partnership with skipper Elton Jantjies, and the benefit of sharing the goal-kicking duties. DYLAN JACK reports.
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan would like Australia to host a ‘mini World Cup’ in July.
Michael Cheika has revealed he would be open to taking the Wallabies to another World Cup campaign in future.
Reece Hodge missed a defining penalty with two minutes remaining as the Wallabies and Argentina played out to a 15-15 draw in Newcastle on Saturday.
Mario Ledesma has left Argentina’s starting XV unchanged but made three changes among the reserves for their match against the Wallabies on Saturday.
Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed a six-week trans-Tasman tournament will take place next year following their respective domestic Super Rugby competitions.
The Wallabies have ruled out kneeling during the national anthem in the third Bledisloe Test against the All Blacks on 31 October after a unanimous vote by the players.