Samoa and Fiji are fighting for their Rugby World Cup survival.
Graham Henry says dropping Mils Muliaina was the hardest decision he has had to make in All Blacks coaching career.
Lift your attitude or face an early Rugby World Cup exit.
Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has avoided punishment after he criticised the treatment of tier two nations competing at the Rugby World Cup during a scathing, foul-mouthed rant on Twitter.
It appears Wallabies first five Quade Cooper does indeed have at least one Kiwi fan.
Zac Guildford’s All Blacks teammates are “100 percent behind him” after it was revealed he had breached an agreement with the team’s management over his excessive drinking on tour.
Ireland has provided the perfect blueprint for causing an upset at the Rugby World Cup and France plans to draw inspiration from it, says halfback Dimitri Yachvili.
Wallabies wing James O’Connor has been ruled out of his side’s Rugby World Cup match against the USA in Wellington on Friday night due to a hamstring injury.
Ireland's Jamie Heaslip has returned to New Zealand a changed man after being shown a red card for recklessly kneeing All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in the head on his last visit. BY LIAM HEAGNEY
Fiji flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle.
Morgan Parra has been named at first five for France’s key Rugby World Cup clash against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday night.
Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu may face disciplinary action after criticising the International Rugby Board during a scathing, foul-mouthed attack on Twitter.
Wing Bryan Habana has a chance to claim the Springboks’ all-time tryscoring record when he makes his return from injury against Namibia in Albany on Thursday night.
Former New Zealand Maori, Crusaders and Hurricanes No 8 Thomas Waldrom will join the England Rugby World Cup squad as precautionary injury cover for Nick Easter.
Having got its ‘easy’ matches out of the way, Japan has plenty to play for in its remaining two Rugby World Cup games.
Wales fullback James Hook is expected to miss his side’s last two Rugby World Cup pool games and potential quarter-final match due to a shoulder injury.
All Blacks wing Zac Guildford says he let himself and the rest of the side down after he breached an agreement with the team’s management over his excessive drinking on tour.
Samoa coach Dickie Tafua and captain Mahonri Schwalger did not believe their side’s short turnaround played a part in their loss to Wales last weekend – but centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu does.
There are plenty of mouth-watering clashes on offer this weekend.
Which player was unlucky to miss out on the All Blacks’ wider training squad?
Gordon Tietjens’ success in sevens is unrivalled and should place him in the same coaching league as Sir Alex Ferguson.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named a 38-man training squad and there are a couple of oversights worth highlighting