Carling tips Wallabies to progress at Cup

Former skipper Will Carling believes England will struggle to progress from the group of death at the World Cup, preferring Australia and Wales instead.

Wonder cure puts Naholo in All Blacks World Cup squad

Wellington (AFP) - Waisake Naholo completed a stunning comeback from a broken leg Sunday when he was named in the New Zealand World Cup squad, while stalwarts Israel Dagg and Cory Jane missed out.

Jane and Dagg gutted at RWC omission

Two All Blacks match-winners at the last Rugby World Cup - Cory Jane and Israel Dagg - have expressed disappointment at missing out on the 2015 edition.

Naholo a match-winner: All Blacks coach

Waisake Naholo simply has more firepower than the big-name backs he has kept out of the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad says coach Steve Hansen.

Ashley-Cooper seeks fairytale RWC ending

Backline ace Adam Ashley-Cooper is tipping the Wallabies to improve on the quarter and semi-final appearances they made at the past two Rugby World Cups.

NZ born Skelton happy to be a Wallaby

He grew up in New Zealand, but giant Wallaby lock Will Skelton says he's blessed to be playing for Australia at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.