• All Blacks close in on record

    While South African cavemen ponder the workings of a simple wheel, the All Blacks spaceship looks set to go where no tier-one Test side has gone before, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    All Blacks recall Savea

    All Blacks wing Julian Savea will start against the Wallabies in Auckland on Saturday.

    Kriel, Brussow can aid Boks

    Jaco Kriel is the obvious candidate to replace Francois Louw, but the injury to the Boks’ first-choice openside flanker may also precipitate a recall for Heinrich Brussow on the end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

    Halfpenny back to boost Wales

    Star fullback Leigh Halfpenny has been included in Wales' 36-man squad to play the Springboks, Wallabies, Argentina and Japan in November.

    Smith to miss Bledisloe Test

    All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith has been issued with a formal warning and will voluntarily miss this weekend's Bledisloe Cup Test following a misconduct meeting.

    Double boost for Wallabies

    David Pocock and Sean McMahon have returned from injury to bolster the Wallabies squad for the final Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks next weekend.