Jun 19, 2008: The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced the appointment of former South African international, Gert Smal as forwards coach to the Ireland team.
Jun 18, 2008: Watch the IRB Junior World Championship Final in style
Jun 17, 2008: "His brilliance kept Wales in the game just as it did at crucial times in the Grand Slam campaign
Jun 15, 2008: As England lamented their defensive deficiencies and an impotent backline, Steve Hansen issued an ominous warning -- the New Zealand rugby side are apparently only running at 50 percent of their capacity.
Jun 15, 2008: Debutant Topsy Ojo's pair of opportunistic tries was trumpeted as a rare positive as England's rugby press lamented an almost ritualistic test defeat against the All Blacks at Eden Park here last night.
Jun 14, 2008: England will play South Africa and Wales will face New Zealand in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship following another dramatic day of action.
Jun 14, 2008: Competitive rugby is drawing to a close in France with the final round of league matches concluding on Saturday, and we're now set for two mouth-watering semi-finals due to be played next weekend.
Jun 14, 2008: NZ skipper Richie McCaw voiced satisfaction with his sides strong 37-20 victory over England, but said the All Blacks had enough elements of their game to work.
Jun 13, 2008: Check out the official preview of the latest round of matches in the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship that kick off on Saturday.
Jun 13, 2008: Read England Saxons captain Will Skinner's twice weekly Barclays Churchill Cup diary.
Jun 12, 2008: They may share the star billing in the All Blacks, but there couldn't have been a greater contrast between the re-signings of Richie McCaw and Daniel Carter to the NZRU.
Jun 10, 2008: England U20s will face their Australian counterparts with a place in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship at stake on Saturday.
Jun 9, 2008: Check out the official preview of Tuesday's IRB Junior World Championship games including Ireland v New Zealand and England v Canada.
Jun 9, 2008: In Will Skinners latest diary enrty he applauds England Saxons great start to the Barclays Churchill Cup.
Jun 7, 2008: Second last in 2007 and second best in 2008 was an impressive jump for the New South Wales
Jun 7, 2008: Wales head coach Warren Gatland admitted he was left ''embarrassed'' following Saturday's 43-17 rout by South Africa at Vodacom Park.
Jun 5, 2008: "The building site that used to be Lancaster Park, being reconstructed in advance of the 2011 World Cup, served as an uncomfortable metaphor for the state of the game in these parts." Huw Turner writes
Jun 5, 2008: June ordinarily offers little appeal to All Blacks fans but 2008 is no ordinary season, thanks to the hangover from last year's World Cup
Jun 4, 2008: "For those who love the unexpected this was a bumper season proving all over again that rugby is the greatest game in the world when it comes to overturning the form book." John Taylor draws a line under the European season
Jun 1, 2008: "Mapasua always plays with a smile and looks as though he is having fun