He has finally emerged from the shadow cast by Tatafu Polota-Nau but, after almost landing there by default, Waratah Tolu Latu appears to have found his niche at hooker.. Latu's bullocking runs, ability to pilfer at the breakdown and big hits have
Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley is hopeful of returning for the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby crunch match with the Brumbies.
Kurtley Beale says Michael Cheika is the coach who has gotten the best out of him and revealed the Wallabies mentor played a big part in persuading him to return to Australia. Utility back Beale last week announced he would come home rather than
Flankers and hookers continue to crumple at the Highlanders Super Rugby team, with James Lentjes and Adrian Smith both set to be out for long periods.. The Highlanders' second home loss - 30-27 to the Crusaders on Saturday - has been followed by
Ben Barba has played his first minutes for Toulon in their French Top 14 loss to Brive, and is hoping to get more game time next weekend.
James O'Connor's alleged cocaine possession appears to have cost him a future at Toulon as the French rugby club weighs up his immediate punishment.. The Top 14 club's owner Mourad Boudjellal says O'Connor's contract, set to end in July, will be his