Jordie Barrett ruled out for season

Jordie Barrett's rugby year looks to be over due to a shoulder injury which will almost certainly require surgery and put him out of the game for between four and six months. It's a crushing blow for the 20-year-old Hurricanes...

New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams will be available for the All Blacks' Rugby Championship opener against Australia on August 19. Williams was sent off by French referee Jerome Garces during New Zealand's second Test defeat against the British and...
Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper was Wednesday named as the new Wallabies captain, replacing the soon-to-retire Stephen Moore as the team builds towards the 2019 World Cup in Japan. The openside flanker was preferred to David Pocock, who is on sabbatical, and will...
Stephen Moore

Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has announced he will quit international rugby union by the end of the year. The 34-year-old hooker also told the Australian Broadcasting Corp that he was stepping down as captain immediately. "I think it's the right time...
Six law amendments

Covering the areas of scrum and tackle/ruck law, these changes will be trialed alongside five previously confirmed laws and will come into effect on 1 August in the northern hemisphere and 1 January in the south. The World Rugby Executive...

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said "cool, calm, collected" Jordie Barrett could handle the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the decisive British and Irish Lions Test after gambling on rookies on Thursday. Injuries and Sonny Bill Williams' suspension have forced Hansen to...

Alun Wyn Jones is bracing for a furious All Blacks backlash when the British and Irish Lions arrive in Auckland for Saturday's third Test series decider. But first the Wales lock is allowing himself a moment to savour the Lions'...
Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones is bracing for a furious All Blacks backlash when the British and Irish Lions arrive in Auckland for Saturday's third Test series decider. But first the Wales lock is allowing himself a moment to savour the Lions'...
Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland's dream of one day coaching the All Blacks -- already a long shot -- is almost certainly doomed unless his British and Irish Lions can muster a Test win this weekend. Gatland, a proud Kiwi, has a complicated...
Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions in Saturday's must-win second Test against New Zealand in Wellington. The Welshman was one of three personnel changes coach Warren Gatland made Thursday to the starting side that lost the first...