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Wayne Barnes of England, on his way to the World Cup, will referee the decider for the Tri-Nations crown in Brisbane.
Changes made around five key areas of play - the tackle, scrum, offside, ruck, and maul - over the past three seasons have begun to have an impact in shaping the game that SANZAR wants to see played in Super Rugby.
Rugby has long been considered a ‘gentleman’s game’ and as such some of society’s most influential characters from Oscar Wilde to Elizabeth Taylor to a car bumper sticker have commented on the game of rugby. See what is being said about the game from these rugby quotes.
Like most aspects of life, the world of rugby is played out on twitter. Check out USA scrumhalf Tim Usasz talk on Eagles RWC squad, John Smit 'finally feeling himself, and more from What the Tweet!
Craig Joubert replaces Jonathan Kaplan in Dublin though the news is good that Kaplan's rehab if good enough to have him running again and in a positive frame of mind. In all four of the World Cup referees are in action this weekend - Joubert, George Clancy, Dave Pearson and Romain Poite.
England must accept their limitations heading into the Rugby World Cup, Hook can fill Henson gap, 'Weak' team packs plenty of muscle, and more in this edition of What the Papers Say.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with George Vecsey at the New York Times. We have never actually met but over the last three or four years we have spoken from time to time about the progress we are making growing the sport of rugby in the USA.
Its a busy week here in the City of Glendale, and particularly at Infinity Park as the tension builds ahead of tomorrow's re-match against Canada.
The Tri-Nations moves to Durban for Round 3 and an ever-growing band of officials, some of whom are given here. There are also matches warming up for the World Cup. Jonathan Kaplan was to have refereed Wales-England at Millennium Stadium but he is recovering from injury and his place is taken by Alain Rolland.
This was in reality the start of the 2011 Tri-Nations when New Zealand and Australia each put their best teams in the field to play each other. It may not happen again in 2011.
The Club Sevens was once again a huge success and Nigel Melville looks back at event giving thanks to the host Golden Gate Rugby Club and all those who took part.
Like most aspects of life, the world of rugby is played out on twitter. Check out what some of the rugby players and rugby teams are saying.
by John Ewing - I enjoy reading stories about rugby experiences around the world, this week I was contacted by John Ewing, whose rugby career started in New Zealand. With the World Cup just around the corner, I thought his club rugby experience would paint a picture of club rugby in New Zealand...the cartoons are drawn by John, a talented artist...I will let you make up your mind about his rugby talent..
During the next three weeks the Eagles Men will play Canada twice and Japan, all important games in preparation for the Rugby World Cup, Eddie O'Sullivan and his squad are in camp and preparations have been going well.
Great effort by the Eagles Women's team last night, their 10-11 lead going into injury time was taken from them by a late (6 minutes of injury time) try by England. With only a short assembly time going into the game, this was a huge effort and we are looking forward to them building on this performance at the weekend against Canada. Congratulations to Peter Steinberg, their new Head Coach - solid start!
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The Barbarians are one of the top invitational rugby sides with a long history and classic rugby jersey.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Lions get ready for their matches with this green training jersey. It's what the players wear. Get in the Gear!
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The Lions are ready to get their Australia tour underway. They arrive in Perth on Monday.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.