Glen Ella another weapon in Eddie Jones' 'Bodyline' arsenal
As Eddie Jones has made it clear he is taking a Douglas Jardine approach to his Australian tour, it's no surprise Glen Ella is suddenly part of the England set-up -- Greg Growden writes.
Nick Frisby set for 50th Super Rugby cap as Wallabies calls grow
Nick Frisby was flat out just getting a game in his favoured position at the Reds last year - now he's being talked of as a Wallabies contender, if a few things fall his way.
Three English rugby union players banned for anti-doping violations
Three English rugby union players have received bans ranging from two to 12 years for anti-doping rule violations.
Glen Ella to help England find their attacking edge against Australia
Glen Ella will work with the England squad during their tour of Australia next month, as head coach Eddie Jones attempts to improve his side's attack.
Sale flanker Mark Easter announces retirement to become a teacher
Sale Sharks flanker Mark Easter has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the season to become a teacher.
Leadership key if young Blues are to succeed in Super Rugby
The Blues have the talent and an excellent coach in Tana Umaga, but they'll need strong leadership if they're to succeed in Super Rugby -- Craig Dowd writes.
Punters rushing to back Jaguares for Super Rugby title
Clear outsiders before naming their squad, the Jaguares sat at $251 to take the title; but with the naming of 23 Pumas stars in their squad, they are now one of the most favoured teams.
Greg Growden: Expanded Super Rugby a convoluted mess
Super Rugby enters its 21st season this week, but there is no reason to party as expansion has made the competition woefully lopsided, Greg Growden writes.
Eddie Jones - Behind the iron mask of England's coach
Eddie Jones is set to shake up England, but how did an Aussie youngster who grew up loving cricket morph into the hardened leader the rugby world knows today?
The wild and winding road that led John Mitchell to coach USA Eagles
We take a look back through John Mitchell's coaching career, beginning with that stint in charge of the All Blacks.
All Blacks have selection options; only concerns for Wallabies, Boks
New Zealand's selection options are a world away from the Super Rugby form and general Test concerns of Australia and South Africa, Craig Dowd writes.
Michael Cheika's Test regrets help drive Wallabies philosophy
Regrets... even successful coach Michael Cheika has a few. One of the most pressing is that he never wore the Wallabies Test jersey.
Wallabies unveil new jersey ahead of England Test series
The Wallabies have unveiled a new jersey ahead of the eagerly-anticipated series with England, though it appears to be largely similar to its pre-World Cup design of last year.
Quade Cooper ruled out of contention for Rio Olympics
Quade Cooper's Olympic dream is over after Australian Sevens head coach Andy Friend confirmed he would not be considered for selection.
France wing Virimi Vakatawa set to sign exclusive Les Bleus deal
France winger Virimi Vakatawa is expected to turn down the chance to play Top 14 rugby and instead sign a new two-year deal contracting him exclusively to Les Bleus.
An introduction to the basics and terminology of the game of Rugby Union in all its guises - fifteens, sevens and tens
World Cup final referees, tries, debutants and Test captains
World Cup final debutants, try scorers, referees and Test captains' winning records. Historian John Griffiths answers your latest queries in Ask John
Waratahs courting London Irish and Narbonne
Ruck'n Maul reveals that ARU chiefs are eager for the shaky Waratahs set-up to involve private equity as soon as possible
Nonu comes full circle to reform dreadlocked duo
Hairstyles come in all kinds of cuts in rugby nowadays, but there's just one do in Wellington this week as Ma'a Nonu equals Tana Umaga's Hurricanes record
Dan Carter and Richie McCaw: portrait of All Blacks legends in six scenes
Dan Carter and Richie McCaw are admired in Australia, and will be missed even north of 'the Ditch'. Greg Growden paints a portrait of two legends.
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