Kane Douglas in action for Leinster against Munster last season. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lock Kane Douglas became eligible to play for Australia at the World Cup yesterday when he signed a three-year deal to join the Queensland Reds. The 2(...)

Australia captain Michael Hooper jumps to collect a lineout against Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Photograph: Amilcar Orfali/Getty images

Australia flanker Michael Hooper’s hopes of facing the All Blacks in Sydney next week suffered a blow yesterday when Sanzar launched an appeal against(...)

Leinster have confirmed that Kane Douglas has been called up by the Australian Rugby Union ahead of the Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup later in the year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Leinster Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that they have received a request from the Australian Rugby Union to release Kane Douglas under World Rug(...)

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(...)

Tatafu Polota-Nau was forced from the ground with a head injury early in the New South Wales Waratahs’ Super Rugby game on Friday night. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Sport

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau could take a long leave of absence from rugby or even the quit the game entirely if he suffers another heavy head (...)

Australian Quade Cooper will be playing for Toulon next season. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Toulon have announced the signing of Australia player Quade Cooper.In an announcement on the official club website, Toulon said that 27-year-old Coope(...)

Dan Carter is one of a number of All Blacks who had to return to New Zealand in order to represent the side again. Photograph: Getty

New Zealand have no intention of following Australia’s lead and allowing players based at foreign clubs to play for the All Blacks, rugby chief Steve (...)

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(...)

Former Ireland scrumhalf Tom Tierney has been appointed head coach of the Ireland women’s rugby team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Ireland scrumhalf Tom Tierney has been appointed the head coach of the senior women’s team by the IRFU.Tierney, who played eight times for Irel(...)

Injured former Australia captain Davod Pockock has been warned by the ARU after he was arrested for chaining himself to machinery during a mining protest 0:45

Former Australia captain David Pocock has been issued with a formal written warning by the Australian Rugby Union after he was arrested on Sunday.Poco(...)