Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup

Rugby Championship/Bledisloe Cup

O’Connor to move closer to action

Utility back James O’Connor could see game time at first or second five during the Wallabies’ two-match tour of the UK, says coach Robbie Deans.

Deans names uncapped trio

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has included three newbies in his squad for the side’s two-match tour of the UK.

Wallabies to play Scots midweek

The Wallabies will open their 2012 season with a historic midweek test against Scotland in Newcastle.

Test match footy returns to SFS

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.

Guildford takes criticism on the chin

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.

Rugby race row for Qantas

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.

Cooper cleared of striking

A charge of foul play against Wallabies first five has been dismissed by a SANZAR judicial panel.

Slow start costs All Blacks TN title

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.

Genia in doubt

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.

ABs name near full-strength side

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.

Much ado about nothing

Rumours of a fracas in Paris last year involving Quade Cooper, Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor have been kicked into touch.

O’Connor to miss Tri Nations decider

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.

O’Connor remorseful after no-show

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.

ABs fail to take chances

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.

Last chance to impress

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.

Deans: All Blacks never an option

Newly re-appointed Wallabies coach Robbie Deans never had any intention of signing with the New Zealand Rugby Union after the Rugby World Cup.

PDV seeks winning formula

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.

Two more years for Deans

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has extended his contract with the Australian Rugby Union for a further two seasons.

ABs to rest front-line players

The All Blacks have decided to rest nine players for their Tri Nations clash against the Springboks in Port Elizabeth next weekend.

All Blacks call-up Donnelly

Tom Donnelly has been called into the All Blacks camp as injury cover for Jarrad Hoeata.

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