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 (...)

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 (...)

George North carries the ball and Australia’s Israel Folau downfield at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Australia 16 Lions 15: This always had the look of a game which would be decided by one moment, and long before the end, in truth, the Wallabies looke(...)

Dan Lydiate (right) who will captain the Lions against Melbourne Rebels alongside outhalf Owen Farrell during the British and Irish Lions captain’s run at AMMI Park today.  Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Dan Lydiate beamed with pride after being named British and Irish Lions captain for tomorrow’s final midweek match against the Melbourne Rebels. The W(...)

Australia wing Digby Ioane will report to police authorities in Victoria after he failed to attend court over an assault charge. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Australia rugby international Digby Ioane today just days before the crucial second test against the British an(...)

 Paul O’Connell  will miss the rest of the tour with an arm injury. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree today refused to dwell on Paul O’Connell’s tour-ending fractured arm.O’Connell sustained the (...)

Sean O’Brien in action against the Combined Country earlier on the tour. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sean O’Brien will get his chance to force his way onto the bench for the second test against Australia next weekend when he lines out for the British (...)

Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side.  Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image

With so much unrest, globally in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and internationally, with the loss of Declan Kidney it’s hard to foc(...)

Australia international Kurtley Beale was one of two Melbourne Rebels players sent home from South Africa after an incident on their team bus. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Australia internationals Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna have been sent home from South Africa by Super Rugby side Melbourne Rebels and face furt(...)