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All Blacks: 'RWC without us inconceivable'

The All Blacks have hit back at claims from International Rugby Board chief executive Mike Miller that they’re not essential to the Rugby World Cup.

Fuimaono-Sapolu suspended from all rugby

Samoan centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has been suspended from all rugby after criticising Welsh referee Nigel Owens on Twitter.

Miller: All Blacks are replaceable

The All Blacks are not essential to the survival of the Rugby World Cup, says International Rugby Board chief executive Mike Miller.

Fuimaono-Sapolu to face hearing over Twitter remarks

Samoan centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu will face a misconduct hearing after criticising Nigel Owen’s refereeing performance during his side’s loss to the Springboks last Friday.

Cueto hits out at UK press

England wing Mark Cueto has attacked the British media for its coverage of two salacious incidents involving his teammates during the Rugby World Cup.

All Black Dan Carter out of Rugby World Cup

All Blacks playmaker Daniel Carter has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a serious groin injury.

O’Gara keeps No 10 jersey

Ronan O’Gara has retained his spot at first five for Ireland’s crucial Rugby World Cup pool match against Italy in Dunedin on Sunday.

Oz front-rowers want greater consistency from refs

Referees need to be more consistent with their calls at scrum time, says Wallabies prop James Slipper.

Interest in wing Samo rises

The Wallabies cannot wait to see how Radike Samo goes on the wing against Russia in Nelson tomorrow afternoon.

Muliaina, Read, Guildford handed starts

Mils Muliaina will play his 99th test, while Kieran Read and Zac Guildford earn their first starts of the Rugby World Cup after All Blacks coach Graham Henry named his team to play Canada in Wellington on Sunday.

Fury over mouthguard incident

Outrage is mounting after it was revealed hulking Samoan winger Alesana Tuilagi was fined $10,000 by the International Rugby Board because he wore a “branded” mouthguard.

Coaches banned for ball switching

Two England coaches have been handed a one-match ban by the Rugby Football Union after illegally changing the match balls used in their side’s Rugby World Cup victory over Romania last Saturday.

Hansen reaffirms desire to coach ABs

Assistant coach Steve Hansen has once again reaffirmed his desire to become All Blacks coach should incumbent Graham Henry step down after the Rugby World Cup.

Samo named on the wing

Radike Samo will run on the wing when the Wallabies play Russia in their final pool game of the Rugby World Cup in Nelson on Saturday.

Lawes, Stevens back for England

Lock Courtney Lawes will make his return from suspension when England plays Scotland in its key Rugby World Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday night.

Scotland change seven for England

Scotland has added some much-needed speed and tryscoring nous to its line-up, making seven changes for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup clash against England at Eden Park on Saturday night.

Stopping Tuilagi is the key

The Springboks need to stop Alesana Tuilagi when they play Samoa in Albany tomorrow night, says backs coach Dick Muir.

Dwyer – drop Horwill and Cooper

The Wallabies should drop Quade Cooper and James Horwill if they want to remedy their form slump, says World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer.

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