The southern hemisphere’s showpiece Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches were in jeopardy after Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak popped its trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.
Australia’s rugby community has reacted furiously to the red card shown to Marika Koroibete in the fifth minute of the Wallabies’ 33-30 win over France in Brisbane.
France are the most dangerous side in Europe, with almost as much depth in their squad as the All Blacks, Australia’s rugby director warned on Monday ahead of their Test series next month.
Wallaby centre Samu Kerevi has been included in Australia’s 12-man squad that will compete in the pre-Olympics Oceania Sevens Championship.
Dave Rennie has included 11 uncapped players in the Wallabies squad while there was also a recall for Sitaleki Timani eight years after his last Test appearance.
England and British & Irish Lions great Jonny Wilkinson has revealed the five players he ranks as the greatest flyhalves of all time.
On this day 26 years ago, the third edition of the Rugby World Cup kicked off in South Africa with the Springboks claiming a shock 27-18 win over defending champions Australia at Newlands.
Japanese club NEC Green Rockets has announced the appointment of former Wallabies boss Michael Cheika as its director of rugby.
Rugby Australia has confirmed that it will submit a bid for the 2027 World Cup which would be the third time the tournament is held in the country.
A Trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition between the New Zealand and Australian franchises is back on track and set to start on 14 May after confirmation of a travel bubble in line with Covid-19 protocols.