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Hansen unveils World Cup pool strategy

A full-strength All Blacks side is set to tackle the Pumas in their World Cup opener, with nearly every other squad member getting a run against Namibia.

Hawera boy roaming to World Cup

Spotting an advert for a Romanian club side wanting players and sending off an email has led to Hawera's Mike Wiringi landing a spot in the Rugby World Cup.

Samoan stalwart Thompson suspended for World Cup opener

Dublin (AFP) - Veteran Samoan lock Kane Thompson will miss his country's opening game of the upcoming rugby union World Cup against the United States after receiving a two-match ban for punching an …

Six-point tries to be trialled in Wales

London (AFP) - Tries scored in the Welsh Premiership will be worth six points this season, as part of an innovative trial approved by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) board on Wednesday.

Plaintiffs drop race case against Springboks

Pretoria (AFP) - South African plaintiffs on Wednesday dropped a legal attempt to stop the Springboks from playing in the Rugby World Cup in a dispute over a lack of black players in the squad.