Jul 7, 2015: Head coach John McKee says match is vital in build up to World Cup and opening match against England.
Jul 7, 2015: Leeds coach takes up contract until after 2017 World Cup, ruling him out of England job.
Jul 7, 2015: Full-back played only two more games after suffering concussion in February, but admits 'paranoia' over injury.
Jul 7, 2015: Pat Leafa ready to fight incoming James Hanson and Siliva Siliva for hooking berth
Jul 7, 2015: The most overdue match in rugby history takes place in Apia with the Samoan public likely to support both sides like a proud mother would two sons playing each other, writes Dan Leo.
Jul 7, 2015: Queensland Reds have re-signed talented youngsters Chris Feauai-Sautia and Curtis Browning in some rare good news for the under-fire franchise
Jul 7, 2015: Forgotten Queensland Reds centre Ben Tapuai will join Western Force on a two-year deal from next season
Jul 7, 2015: Melbourne Rebels have launched the #Redhotchillichallenge as a fundraiser to aid a local club player who suffered a serious neck injury; watch the video
Jul 7, 2015: Test observers are struggling to remember the last time the All Blacks played in the uncomfortable conditions promised for Wednesday's Test against Samoa
Jul 7, 2015: Towering lock Dominic Bird has turned his back on the Crusaders to sign a two-year deal with the Chiefs
Jul 6, 2015: Kane Douglas and Zane Kirchner appear to have Leinster's backing as they aim to secure a World Cup spot
Jul 6, 2015: As Stuart Lancaster prepares to trim his World Cup training squad, Joe Marler has admitted few feel assured of their place.
Jul 6, 2015: "There's a special link between us and the people are really keen to see the All Blacks here - in the flesh, at last."
Jul 6, 2015: "They're the best team in the world and this is the respect that they've given us"
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Jul 6, 2015: England opt for red change strip as special edition home shirt to set supporters back £120.
Jul 6, 2015: 'It's all about preparing well and going out there on a day and giving it your all,' says Australia captain.
Jul 6, 2015: The France-based pair are the first beneficiaries of the Australian Rugby Union's relaxed eligibility rules for overseas players.
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Jul 6, 2015: South Africa's player of the year Duane Vermeulen faces a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup after being told he will need neck surgery
Jul 6, 2015: Stephen Moore has been reinstated as Wallabies captain for the Rugby Championship and Rugby World Cup
Jul 6, 2015: Full-back Tim Nanai Williams is the only uncapped player named in a hardened Samoan starting team to face the All Blacks in Apia on Wednesday