What's new for rugby's top 10 nations this July?
The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?
July rugby Tests Week 1: Everything you need to know for the weekend
A tantalising three weeks of Test rugby kicks off this weekend, as the two rugby hemispheres collide across the globe. Stay across all the line-ups, team news, odds and our individual match previews here.
Schmidt the All Blacks ace after wild COVID week
What a wild week for the All Blacks. But there is often opportunity in crisis and with Ian Foster and other New Zealand coaches forced to isolate, the situation has allowed Joe Schmidt to come in early -- and that may prove vital against Ireland.
All Blacks hand debut to Crusaders winger
Leicester Fainga'anuku will make his Test debut on the left wing against Ireland as All Blacks coach Ian Foster named all three Barrett brothers in the run-on side to face Ireland.
Wallabies name two debutants for England opener
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has sprung a selection shock for the first Test against England, with 33-year-old Brumbies lock Cadeyrn Neville to make his Test debut as Australia sets its sights on having the "best maul in the world."
How rugby sevens star Sharni Williams discovered her pride, and her hopes for the future
Australian rugby sevens star and Olympic gold medallist Sharni Williams has celebrated the growing importance of Pride Month while also revealing the struggle she faced to gain acceptance within her own family.
RFU apologise after Burrell racism claims
The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby have issued an apology to Luther Burrell after he said racism was "rife" in the sport.
Cooper happy to share tips with England's Smith
Ahead of the opening Test against England in Perth, Wallabies veteran Quade Cooper says his exchanges with the old enemy's playmaker Marcus Smith are mutually beneficial and for the good of rugby.
All Blacks hit by COVID ahead of first Ireland Test
New Zealand's preparations for their opening Test against Ireland have been rocked with head coach Ian Foster and his assistant John Plumtree as well as two key players all testing positive for COVID-19.
Rennie's role is not in doubt -- but the Wallabies' rejuvenation demands series win
This series is in no way make-or-break for Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, but if Australia are to be taken as serious World Cup contenders next year they simply must end their losing Test streak to England and claim the series win.
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