A judicial hearing into a head-butting incident during Saturday night's NPC Premiership Final in Hamilton, has resulted in a six-week suspension for Waikato lock Romana Graham.
The game of rugby plays a huge role in the lives of people who take up the sport and guest contributor Baron Hanson looks at how it translates to help ruggers in the business world.
Having quit rugby union for rugby league and then come back again, France center Fabrice Estebanez has finally made up his mind what he wants to do: shine at the World Cup.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon likened international diplomacy to rugby union on Tuesday, although he conceded he was unlikely to have his teeth smashed while strutting the world stage.
Lions coach John Mitchell has made three changes to his team, bringing back some senior players, for the Currie Cup front-runners' clash with the Griquas in Johannesburg this weekend.
Wales believe they will need to score two or three tries to beat South Africa in their World Cup 2011 Pool D match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday.
There will be 13 different stadiums which will host matches in the World Cup, we take a look at each of them and where they are situated in our guide to the venues for the global showpiece in New Zealand.
South Africa's players have the same quiet belief they had heading into the 2007 World Cup in France, Springbok flyhalf Butch James said on Tuesday.
The World Cup in New Zealand represents a double-whammy for the people of earthquake-shattered Christchurch, Wallaby coach and home-town icon Robbie Deans said on Tuesday.
The fearless physical approach of Pacific island rugby could take centre stage during the World Cup opening match, where Tonga won't hold anything back against hosts New Zealand.
Jonny Wilkinson said on Tuesday he was on a "journey to improve" alongside Toby Flood after apparently beating him to become England's first-choice flyhalf for the World Cup.
The Highlanders' board has decided it will retain the Highlanders' 2011 home colours for next year's Super Rugby season, and introduce their new green strip as the team's official away playing jersey.
Sias Ebersohn is part of a crop of exciting young playmakers in South Africa that have just come through their first full Super Rugby seasons and who now seem to be running things in South African provincial rugby.
Veteran lock Marco Bortolami says he is looking forward to not being burdened with the responsibility of the captaincy for Italy in his third and possibly last World Cup in New Zealand.
Wales have revised their tackling game and are targeting the breakdowns, the Springboks' chief on-field defensive co-ordinator, Jaque Fourie, said on Tuesday.