Former All Blacks assistant Joe Schmidt is a leading contender to replace Eddie Jones as head coach of Australia, according to reports.
Former Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has been warned against his planned move to sevens rugby by New Zealand’s former cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams.
New Zealand playmaker Richie Mo’unga said Tuesday that he can imagine playing in Japan “until I retire” and is not thinking about a future return to the All Blacks.
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan was on Sunday ousted from his position and replaced by a member of the Wallabies’ 1999 World Cup-winning team.
Maro Itoje could be set to leave England after reportedly being asked to more than halve his R18 million a year salary to stay with Saracens.
Stephen Larkham is open to coaching the Wallabies but clarified that he hasn’t had talks with Rugby Australia regarding the vacancy left by Eddie Jones.
Legendary No 8 Duane Vermeulen made his first Springbok appearance against Australia in 2012, before winning two World Cups and multiple accolades over a 76-Test career.
2023 World Cup hosts France are set to host the Springboks and All Blacks in the next two November Test windows, having faced both at the global showpiece.
World Rugby has reportedly conceded that Aaron Smith’s disallowed try in the World Cup final between New Zealand and eventual champs, the Springboks, should have stood.
Eddie Jones would “definitely be interested” in coaching Japan but has yet to receive an offer, and is reportedly the front-runner with Frans Ludeke also a candidate.