David Pocock (centre) impressed on his first start for Australia in more than two years in Saturday’s Rugby Championship match    in Mendoza. Photograph: Andres Larrovere/AFP/Getty Images

Argentina 9 Australia 34 Australia coach Michael Cheika has moved quickly to dampen expectations of a long-awaited upset of the All Blacks, saying the(...)

Tevita Kuridrani’s last minute try gave Australia an opening victory over South Africa in the Rugby Championship. Photograph: Afp

Tevita Kuridrani scored a last gasp try to give Australia a dramatic 24-20 victory over South Africa in their Rugby Championship opener at Lang Park o(...)

Listen up: Australian coach Michael Cheika lays down the law. Photo: Xavier Laine/Getty Images

“You don’t got to love me but you will respect me.” Tony Soprano to Christopher Moltisanti, in the doctor’s surgery after Jackie Jnr shot Furio in the(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll touches down for his last-minute try. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 20 Australia 20 Croke Pk, Dublin November 15th, 2009The game began and ended on set moves to release Brian O’Driscoll; the first of them coug(...)

Rob Kearney receives treatment from Lions physiotherapist Prav Mathema during the British and Irish Lions captain’s run at NIB Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will return to full training tomorrow while Welsh prop Gethin Jenkins took part in all of today’s sessio(...)

Brian O’Driscoll bursts through against Western Australia in 2001. Photograph: Nick Wilson /Allsport

Whatever about logistically or climactically, financially it makes abundant sense for the Lions to stop off in Hong Kong en route to Australia. Whe(...)

Digby Ioane has undergone a knee operation. Photograph: Getty Images

Wallabies winger Digby Ioane is a doubt for the first test against the British and Irish Lions after undergoing a knee operation today. (...)

Kurtley Beale will likely miss the Lions tour for discipline reasons. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The news that Kurtley Beale has seemingly been ruled out of the upcoming Lions series is a shame, for the player, the Wallabies and the series (...)

George Smith: has extended his Brumbies contract and could earn an Australia recall. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Former Australia flanker George Smith is in the frame to face the British and Irish Lions a second time after securing a contract extension wit(...)

Quade Cooper of the Queensland Reds in action against the Highlanders in Dunedin last month. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Australia outhalf Quade Cooper has no problem with coach Robbie Deans and his omission from a Wallabies planning camp for the British and Irish(...)