Australian Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika will now have the likes of Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell, Will Genia, Adam-Ashley Cooper and Quade Cooper all available to him for the World Cup. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The Australian Rugby Union has announced a major change to its Test squad selection policy five months before the Rugby World Cup. With immediate effe(...)

 Australian captain Michael Hooper (left) of the Waratahs and Waratahs coach Michael Cheika. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Former Leinster and current New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has agreed in principle to replace Ewen McKenzie in charge of the Australia (...)

Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie has stepped down. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Australian rugby was plunged further into crisis a year out from the World Cup on Saturday when under-fire coach Ewen McKenzie resigned a few hours be(...)

Wallabies back Kurtley Beale has been suspended pending a probe into “deeply offensive” text messages he allegedly sent earlier this year. Beale was already facing disciplinary charges over a bust-up with Di Patston on a flight from South Africa to Argentina for a Rugby Championship test last week. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The Wallabies team official at the centre of the Kurtley Beale row, team business manager Di Patston, has quit her job because of “stress relating to (...)

 Nick Cummins of the Wallabies will play his club rugby in Japan. Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

Nick Cummins has been released from Western Force and his national contract on “compassionate grounds” and will play rugby in Japan after the end o(...)

Ardie Savea of the Hurricanes runs over the defence of Nick Frisby of the Reds during their Super Rugby match last weekend.

Super Rugby’s latest plans for restructuring are likely to see it expand outside the southern hemisphere and could potentially lay the groundwork for (...)

I am a ‘Quade doubter’ but I have to admit, I have been mightily impressed by Cooper’s performances since his return. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The racist remarks that were thrown about in Australia at the end of New Zealander, Robbie Deans era as Wallaby coach, made me ashamed to be part of t(...)

James O’Connor: “I recognise that given my actions and the circumstances it is best for the team and myself to go in different directions in the short term.”

James O’Connor’s playing future was left in tatters today after he was released from his Australian Rugby Union (ARU) contract with immediate effect a(...)

 Robbie Deans.   Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Robbie Deans has been sacked as Australia head coach following the Wallabies’ Test series defeat to the British and Irish Lions, according to reports(...)

Wallabies captain James Horwill

Australia captain James Horwill could miss a potentially decisive third test against the British and Irish Lions after the International Rugby Board t(...)