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(...)

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 Habana (right) will be winning his 100th Test cap when he lines out for South Africa against Australia in Perth today. Photograph:   Kim Ludbrook/EPA

The headlines have focused on Bryan Habana’s 100th Test and a new Wallabies halfback partnership but it is in the maelstrom of the forward battle that(...)

James Horwill and Israel Folau share a joke during an Australian Wallabies training session at Sanctuary Cove on June 3rdin Gold Coast, Australia. Getty Images

Having led Australia into a World Cup and helped secure the nation’s first Southern Hemisphere title in a decade, former captain James Horwill finds h(...)

 Coach Ewen McKenzie speaks to media during an Australian Wallabies team announcement at Sanctuary Cove on June 3rd. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has dumped scrumhalf Will Genia and relegated former skipper James Horwill to the bench for his side’s first test agains(...)

 Australia outhalf Quade Cooper spins out a pass during the Autumn International Series encounter with Ireland at Croke Park in November 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s not ridiculous to believe that Australia coach Ewen McKenzie’s recipe for making Quade Cooper sweet is a dash of child psychology and a ladle of (...)

Scott Fardy will start in the back row for Australia against Ireland this weekend.

Australia have made three changes to the side that beat Italy 50-20 last week. All of the switches are in the pack, reinforcing Wallaby coach Ewen McK(...)

Les Kiss: “We definitely need to be aware that they’re a sleeping animal.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Les Kiss is invariably wheeled out for his typically considered thoughts in the week of a Test against his native Australians, but this week his insig(...)

Ireland’s Sean O’Brien in action against Johnny Leota of Samoa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Seán O’Brien may be on another branch of the rugby evolutionary tree from Will Genia. But the chances are the Ireland flanker and Australia scrumhalf (...)

Nick Cummins of Australia breaks through to score his team’s second try against Italy   at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Italy 20 Australia 50Australia rebounded from their England defeat to record a 50-20 victory over Italy in their second autumn international at the St(...)