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
The Crusaders' already-thin playmaking stocks have been further reduced by a serious hand injury to first-five Richie Mo'unga.. The 22-year-old Kiwi broke a bone in his left hand against the Brumbies on Saturday, but played through the pain barrier
A hamstring injury means Nehe Milner-Skudder's long wait to return to Super Rugby with the Hurricanes continues.. All Blacks winger Milner-Skudder wasn't among the 25 players who boarded a flight to Tokyo for Saturday's opening-round match against
NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson will throw all his major scrummaging artillery at a Western Force side he expects will test his team in that area.. Gibson opted for an all-Wallabies starting front row of props Sekope Kepu and Tom Robertson and
Australian rugby is mourning the death of former Wallabies lock Dan Vickerman at age 37.. The Australian Rugby Union confirmed that Vickerman died at his family home in Sydney overnight.. It is understood there were no suspicious circumstances
All Blacks rugby great Dan Carter has apologised for a drink driving offence which will put him before the courts in Paris.
Brothers Beauden and Jordie Barrett will take the field together for Hurricanes for the first time when they face the Crusaders in a final Super Rugby trial.. World player of the year and All Blacks pivot Beauden Barrett makes his first appearance
Israel Folau and Bernard Foley will take greater ownership this season of a youthful NSW Waratahs backline, some of who will be unveiled in Thursday's Super Rugby trial against the Highlanders in Sydney.. The Tahs have named six Wallabies in their
Forty-three-year-old Andrew Walker is ready to return to Super Rugby with the Brumbies if required.. The dual international hasn't played professional rugby since retiring from the Queensland Reds in 2008.. But after playing for the Canberra-based
Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan insists his side will be much-improved when their Super Rugby season begins on Thursday week, after a second-successive pre-season trial drubbing.. The Quade Cooper-inspired Queensland Reds thrashed the Rebels
The most injury-prone Super Rugby team last year, the Chiefs have made a catastrophic start to 2017.. Halfback Brad Weber and prop Mitchell Graham both suffered broken legs at the Brisbane Global Tens and both will require season-ending surgery