The Wallabies will clash with South Africa’s Springboks in their Rugby Championship match on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium. Photograph: EPA

Australia outhalf Quade Cooper has apologised for lashing out at media criticism with an expletive-riddled post on his Twitter feed. The polarising pl(...)

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(...)

Australian secondrow Kane Douglas has been released from his contract with Leinster. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kane Douglas’s all too brief stay with Leinster has come to an official end as the 26-year-old arrived in on Thursday to finalise terms with the Queen(...)

All Blacks celebrates a try against Argentina during their Rugby Championship match at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

Outhalf Lima Sopoaga and lock James Broadhurst will make their All Blacks debuts against South Africa on Saturday after being named in the starting si(...)

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(...)

Leinster’s Kane Douglas: struggled to nail down a starting role in the province last season after suffering a string of injuries. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster are demanding a €250,000 release fee for their Wallaby lock Kane Douglas, according to reports in the Australian media. Douglas, one s(...)

Australia’s Israel Folau has signed an extension to his national contract until the end of 2018. Photograph: Reuters

Michael Cheika may have become jaded by jokes about being the saviour of Australian rugby but he could afford to bask in the soft glow of pride on We(...)

England Rugby coach Stuart Lancaster is delighted at news of a three-test series against Australia in 2016. Photo: Getty Images

Australia will host England in a three-test series with matches in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney during next year’s June international break, the Aus(...)

John Fogarty is currently in Italy with the Ireland Under-20s but will take on the role of Leinster scrum coach with Kurt McQuilkin coming in as a defence coach. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Leinster have confirmed the appointment of an additional two senior coaches for the upcoming 2015/’16 season but are yet to reveal who will replace Ma(...)

Highlanders assistant coach   Tony Brown  has emerged as the leading candidate to take over at Leinster next season. Photo:  Rob Jefferies/Getty Images

Former All Black outhalf Tony Brown has emerged as a leading candidate to become the next Leinster head coach. The 40-year-old, who only retired in 20(...)