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Toulouse’s French scrumhalf Antoine Dupont has been named as World Rugby’s World Player of the Year. Photograph: Romain Perrocheau/AFP via Getty Images

Sometimes it has been a contentious award but rarely will there be such widespread agreement in the global game that Antoine Dupont has been voted Wor(...)

Michael Hooper will miss the final game of Australia’s European tour. Photograph:  Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images

Australia captain Michael Hooper has been ruled out of Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series clash with Wales. The Wallabies announced on Twitter that Ho(...)

 Samu Kerevi, right,  of Australia in action against Wales during the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019.  Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia captain Michael Hooper and team-mate Samu Kerevi led the nominations for the men’s player of the year while scrumhalf Antoine Dupont became (...)

England’s Jamie Blamire celebrates with his team-mates after scoring his team’s second try late in the game against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

England 32 Australia 15 England extended their winning run against Australia under Eddie Jones to eight matches but they had to dig deep for a 32-15 (...)

Ellis Genge  of Leicester Tigers,  who will miss the Autumn Nations Series match against Australia on Saturday after testing positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

As every Australian outback resident knows, you can never be entirely sure what is lurking beneath the seat of the outdoor dunny. Eddie Jones is curre(...)

Australia’s Rob Leota  scores a try during the international  against  Japan at the Oita Stadium. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 23 Australia 32 Australia had a minor scare late in the game but held on to launch their end-of-season tour with a 32-23 victory over Japan in (...)

Quade Cooper starred as the Wallabies beat the world champions. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/Getty/AFP

Barry John was the greatest Welsh outhalf of the 1960s and 70s. He was the most mesmeric attacking player of his generation. The images of his awesom(...)

David Pocock: ‘“We have the resources in our own backyard to be a world leader in this field and, as a sporting nation, we’re used to performing on the world stage. It’s time we harness that to focus on strong climate action.” Photgraph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

A who’s who of Australian sport, spearheaded by the former Wallabies captain, David Pocock, have been brought together in a new initiative that aims t(...)

Ireland’s Joy Neville is the first woman to officiate (as TMO) in a Tier One Test match. File photograph: Inpho

Twickenham provided a strange affair. The first half gave us a kicking duel, with neither team showing any appetite to play an expansive game. The sec(...)

Australian former rugby union player Dan Palmer: ‘The longer the [Israel] Folau saga dragged on, the more I felt a responsibility to say something.’ Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

There has been an outpouring of support for Dan Palmer, the Australian former rugby union player, after he became the first Wallabies player and just (...)

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