The Wallabies will open their 2012 season with a historic midweek test against Scotland in Newcastle.
Test match footy will return to the Sydney Football Stadium from 2012 after the Australian Rugby Union struck a 10-year deal with the ground’s owners.
Under-siege All Blacks wing Zac Guildford says he needs to “mentally harden up” in the wake of his bumbling effort during the Tri Nations loss to the Wallabies at the weekend.
The Wallabies’ major sponsor has been forced to apologise for after awarding a prize and posting a highly offensive picture of two rugby fans dressed up in black face paint at Saturday’s Tri Nations match in Brisbane.
A charge of foul play against Wallabies first five has been dismissed by a SANZAR judicial panel.
The All Blacks were left to lament a slow and lacklustre start as the Wallabies claimed their first Tri Nations title in 10 years following a 25-20 victory in Brisbane last night.
Wallabies halfback Will Genia is in doubt for tomorrow night’s Tri Nations decider against the All Blacks in Brisbane following his second serious training mishap in three days.
The inclusion of Piri Weepu in the starting XV and Ali Williams’ demotion to the bench are the key features of the All Blacks side named to face Australia in the Tri Nations decider in Brisbane this Saturday.
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.
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