Rumours of a fracas in Paris last year involving Quade Cooper, Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor have been kicked into touch.
James O’Connor has been suspended from this Saturday’s Tri Nations decider in Brisbane after failing to show up for the Wallabies’ squad announcement in Sydney last week.
Wallabies utility back James O’Connor faces the prospect of missing this Saturday’s Tri Nations decider against the All Blacks in Brisbane after failing to attend last week’s Rugby World Cup squad announcement.
The All Blacks scored the only try but paid the price for a lack of dominance at breakdowns where infringements allowed South African kicking ace Morné Steyn to kick his side to an 18-5 win in the Investec Tri Nations game in Port Elizabeth.
Saturday’s test against the Springboks in Port Elizabeth is the Last Chance Saloon for several All Blacks to prove their worth before the Rugby World Cup.
Newly re-appointed Wallabies coach Robbie Deans never had any intention of signing with the New Zealand Rugby Union after the Rugby World Cup.
Springboks coach Peter de Villiers has once again tinkered with his team ahead of the must-win clash against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth this Saturday.
Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has extended his contract with the Australian Rugby Union for a further two seasons.
The All Blacks have decided to rest nine players for their Tri Nations clash against the Springboks in Port Elizabeth next weekend.
Tom Donnelly has been called into the All Blacks camp as injury cover for Jarrad Hoeata.
Scott Higginbotham will make his first start for the Wallabies when they play South Africa in Durban on Saturday.
Halfback Fourie du Preez and flanker Heinrich Brüssow will play their first test for the Springboks in 21 months when they take on the Wallabies in Durban on Sunday morning.
The Wallabies should expect a Springboks backlash when the two teams go head to head in Durban this Saturday, says veteran lock Victor Matfield.
The Wallabies are expected to field a new-look pack when they play the Springboks in Durban on Saturday.
Things just got a lot whole worse for the All Blacks’ major sponsor, who is in damage control.
Mystery surrounds Victor Vito’s surprise call-up to the All Blacks squad.
The Springboks have delayed the announcement of their squad to face the Wallabies in Durban this Saturday due to injury concerns over two key forwards.
The decision to rest Dan Carter for the South African leg of the Tri Nations is a good one, says former All Blacks first five Grant Fox.
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