Pollard stars as South Africa win Rugby Championship
A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style, beating Argentina to claim the Rugby Championship.
Late Jantjies try gives Springboks draw against All Blacks
Replacement scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored a try in the final minute of play to help South Africa snatch a 16-16 draw with New Zealand in a tense Rugby Championship clash in Wellington on Saturday.
Steve Hansen not concerned with All Blacks' 'June series'
Steve Hansen has expressed his disappointment at the amount of errors the All Blacks have committed in their Rugby Championship matches but is confident they will be back to their best by the World Cup.
The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?
How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.
Adam Ashley-Cooper's unconventional World Cup call
Sitting in a birthing class alongside his expectant wife, Adam Ashley-Cooper thought Matt Giteau was ringing up for a yarn. But his great mate had some special news of his own to relay.
Steve Hansen back, but must prove himself 'all over again'
New Zealand's first Rugby World Cup-winning captain wants Steve Hansen to keep making the big selection calls as he attempts to "prove himself all over again" on the game's biggest stage.
Wallabies' Rugby World Cup squad: Winners and losers
The Wallabies' 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup is in and as ever, there were some good and hard-luck stories across the group.
Petaia gets nod in Wallabies' Cup squad
Michael Cheika has unveiled his 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, handing uncapped Reds star Jordan Petaia a place at the expense of Tom Banks.
Curry, Underhill back for England; Ireland hand Byrne first start
Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will line up either side of Billy Vunipola in a new-look, highly mobile back row for England against Ireland on Saturday.
Ex-England rugby star Haskell joins Bellator
Haskell, 34, will compete in Bellator's heavyweight division and could make his professional debut in 2020, the promotion said in a press release on Thursday.
All Blacks stars to snub rugby sevens in Tokyo
New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved.