Ella reluctant, but 'honoured' by Cook Cup overhaul
Wallabies great Mark Ella needed to be persuaded to have his name as part of the new trophy to be contested by Australia and England from Saturday week, but he says it is a great honour and "probably time" that two former players were recognised.
'It's hilarious': McLennan laughs off NZ reaction to Super Rugby bombshell
Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has doubled down on comments that his organisation could walk away from Super Rugby, saying it is a 50/50 call while also describing the reaction stemming out of New Zealand as "hilarious".
Leinster scrum-half McCarthy comes out as gay
Leinster scrum-half Nick McCarthy has announced he is gay, and has thanked coaches Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster for their "unbelievable" support in what he said has been a difficult decision.
Vunivalu re-signs, eyes debut vs. England
Despite his limited pro rugby experience, Suliasi Vunivalu says playing in four NRL grand finals with Melbourne means he can handle the pressure of a Wallabies debut in the England Test series next month.
England's Care, Vunipola return for Australia tour
Coach Eddie Jones has brought Billy Vunipola and Danny Care back from international exile after including them on Monday in a 36-man squad for England's July tour of Australia.
Rennie reaffirms support for trans-Tasman rugby
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has reaffirmed his desire that Australian rugby remains engaged with New Zealand at provincial level, despite the recent comments of Rugby Australia [RA] chairman Hamish McLennan.
Skelton sent off as Baa-Baas hammer England
Wallabies giant Will Skelton has made an unwelcome piece of rugby history by becoming the first player to ever get sent off while playing for the Barbarians.
Last-minute drop goal wins Leicester Premiership
Replacement fly-half Freddie Burns landed a last-minute drop goal to give Leicester their first English Premiership rugby title for nine years as they overcame a dogged Saracens 15-12 at Twickenham on Saturday.
McLennan's Super Rugby bombshell a power play in uneasy trans-Tasman relationship
Thursday's bombshell from Hamish McLennan that Rugby Australia could walk away from Super Rugby Pacific may have caught New Zealand off guard, but it is in no way a surprise given the rocky road the two rugby neighbours have ridden in recent times.
Cook Cup dumped for Wallabies-England series
Australia and England will have a battle each other for a new rugby trophy after they agreed to shelve the 25-year-old Cook Cup named after the British explorer.
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