Blues beat Hurricanes in pre-season match

The Blues have pulled away in the second half to beat the Hurricanes 40-12 in their Super Rugby pre-season match at Eketahuna.

Larkham backs Pocock to make right call

Brumbies chief Stephen Larkham says the Super Rugby franchise and the Wallabies star are disappointed his future has been under the spotlight this week.


McLean returns at fullback for Italy

(Reuters) - Luke McClean returns at fullback in Italy's only change to their starting side for Sunday's home Six Nations match against England. McClean replaces David Odiete who …

Jones wants 'ruthless' England in Rome

London (AFP) - Eddie Jones has ordered his England players to be "ruthless" in Rome but also prepare for a fierce early Italian onslaught when the two sides clash in the Six Nations on Sunday.


Youngs, Lawes and Vunipola start for England

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Ben Youngs, Mako Vunipola and Courtney Lawes will return to England's starting team to play Italy in the Six Nations in Rome on Sunday while …

Pulver wants Wallabies to win it all

ARU boss Bill Pulver says the Wallabies will be shooting to refill the trophy cabinet over the coming seasons following their World Cup success.