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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.

Wales win high-octane clash

Warren Gatland's Welsh rugby team have received a pre-World Cup boost after beating Ireland 16-10 in Dublin.

Samoa gets game time ahead of Cup

Tim Nanai-Williams showed glimpses of attacking brilliance but was starved of possession in Samoa's defeat to the Barbarians.

Thompson red card a worry for Samoa in Barbarians defeat

London (AFP) - Kane Thompson has put his availability for Samoa's opening World Cup match against the United States in Brighton next month in jeopardy after he was sent off in the Pacific Islanders …

Scotland wing their way to record rout of Italy

Edinburgh (AFP) - Scotland wings Sean Lamont and Tim Visser each plundered two tries as Vern Cotter's side coasted to a record 48-7 win over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday in their only warm up …

Wales spoil O'Connell's Dublin farewell

Dublin (AFP) - Wales landed a psychological blow on World Cup contenders Ireland and spoilt Paul O'Connell's Dublin send-off with a dramatic 16-10 warm-up victory at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Scotland score six tries in rout of Italy

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland ran in six tries to overwhelm Italy 48-7 in a one-sided World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield on Saturday. Wingers Sean Lamont and Tim Visser crossed …