All Blacks coach Graham Henry wasted no time in bringing back all his big guns for the Tri-Nations decider against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.
England have been given a timely boost with the news that James Haskell has been passed fit to face Ireland in the final World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday.
England flanker James Haskell has been passed fit to face Ireland after a scan revealed only mild inflammation to a tendon in his foot.
New Zealand wing Hosea Gear says he may move overseas after missing selection for the All Blacks 30-man squad for the World Cup.
Australian newspaper publishers on Wednesday said they would not send accredited journalists to next month's World Cup in New Zealand due to restrictions on digital news coverage.
Toulouse coach Guy Noves admitted that turning down the offer to become the next French coach had been one of the toughest decisions he had ever made.
Toulon Sporting Director Philippe Saint-Andre insisted he was focusing on the Top 14 side, after it was revealed he is set to replace Marc Lievremont as France coach after the World Cup.
Italy may not be considered capable of winning the World Cup but in captain Sergio Parisse they have a player who could easily be the tournament's stand-out performer.
Toulouse prop Daan Human will have surgery Wednesday on his left arm, general manager Guy Noves said, without indicating how long the South African would be missing from first team action.
Taranaki regained the Ranfurly Shield with a gritty 15-12 victory over Southland in their national provincial championship match in Invercargill on Wednesday.
England go in search of revenge when they face Ireland in their final World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday and that means the match will be anything but friendly according to Red Rose scrum coach Graham Rowntree.
Sekope Kepu thinks the winner of Saturday's Tri Nations game with the All Blacks in Brisbane will take a psychological edge into the World Cup.
SANZAR, organisers of the Tri-Nations series, have revealed how teams will be split should there be a draw when the Wallabies and All Blacks go head-to-head in the tournament decider in Brisbane on Saturday.
South African musician Ard Matthews has apologised after bungling the national anthem on live television on Tuesday.
Richie McCaw carries the weight of a nation on his broad shoulders as New Zealand looks to the inspirational All Blacks captain to end a 24-year World Cup drought.