Australia outhalf Christian Lealiifano, supported by Kurtley Beale,  runs the ball during the  Rugby Championship match against New Zealand at Optus Stadium  in Perth. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

At is zenith, rugby is a game requiring supreme strategy. The top eight teams in the world are so closely matched that only those who can execute a t(...)

Joey Carbery  is taken off the field injured during the Guinness Summer Series match between Ireland and Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Certitude: the best-laid plans will be ripped asunder as the 2019 World Cup becomes an event based on durability rather than ability. Who can smile t(...)

Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

 Johnny Sexton claps England’s Owen Farrell off the pitch following the home defeat in the Six Nations which inflicted significant psychological damage on Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Rugby Championship is making for somewhat uncomfortable viewing from this side of the global spectrum. Having provided all four semi-finalists at (...)

Argentina’s Ramiro Moyano  beats a diving tackle by Australia’s Isi Naisarani  during the Rugby Championship match  at Lang Park  in Brisbane on. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

Australia 16 Argentina 10 Australia held off a late fightback from Argentina to secure a much-needed victory in a scrappy Rugby Championship contest (...)

Christian Lealiifano will start for the Wallabies against Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James O’Connor is poised to play his first test in six years after being named on the Australia bench in a revamped squad for the Rugby Championship c(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Henry Speight in action for Australia against Ireland in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Australia wing Henry Speight has agreed a short-term deal with Ulster. Ulster announced the 30-year-old Speight will arrive in Belfast later this mo(...)

Ulster have signed Gloucester outhalf   Billy Burns on a two-year deal. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Ulster Rugby have moved to solve their problems at outhalf by signing Billy Burns on a two-year deal from Gloucester. The province have been without(...)

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