All Black Dan Carter will join Racing Metro after next year’s World Cup in a deal worth a reported €1.67 million a year (Photograph: INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga)

Saracens are leading calls to scrap the Aviva Premiership salary cap, with chief executive Edward Griffiths claiming it “has served its purpose.”In a (...)

Dan Carter will become rugby’s highest paid player after singing a three-year contract with Racing Metro reportedly worth €1.6 million a year

World leading points scorer Daniel Carter will join French club Racing Metro on a three-year contract after next year’s World Cup, a move that will al(...)

Billy Twelvetrees during an England training session held ahead of the Autumn Series clash against Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s sad news from Australia has reminded everyone that professional sport’s ups and downs are strictly relative. It does not ultimately matter(...)

Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray during Ireland’s captain’s run at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland-Australia matches don’t tend to do dull, and with a favourable forecast this should be no different. Like all previous match-ups, this will be(...)

French winger Teddy Thomas breaks the Australia defence on the way to scoring a try at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

France 29 Australia 26Inspiration and determination helped France take revenge against Australia with a 29-26 victory at the Stade de France on Saturd(...)

 Malakai Fekitoa scored the crucial try for New Zealand in Brisbane.  Photograph: Getty Images

Australia 28 New Zealand 29 New Zealand scored and converted a last-gasp try to seal a dramatic 29-28 victory over Australia in Brisbane on Saturday i(...)

Eben Etzebeth  and Bryan Habana tackle Israel Folau when the sides met in  Perth earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa v Australia (Saturday, 4.05pm): South Africa and Australia will both aim to keep alive slim hopes of landing this season’s Rugby Champion(...)

Captain Richie McCaw with team-mates at a New Zealand training session ahead of their Bledisloe Cup match against Australia on Saturday in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

At 8.05pm local time in Sydney, or 11.05am Irish time on Saturday morning, New Zealand will attempt to establish the longest winning sequence in the (...)

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika: “We made ourselves the opportunity this year and we took it and that was really nice. It does not mean that we’re not going to try and do it again next year, I can guarantee you that.” Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Bernard Foley’s late penalty will go down in the record books as winning New South Waratahs their first Super Rugby title but for coach Michael Cheika(...)

Australia’s Nick Cummins  scores a try against France  at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Jason O’Brien / Reuters

Australia 50 France 23Australia scythed through a porous French defence to score seven tries and a 50-23 victory over the visitors in their first test(...)