Rugby Australia has announced its intent to secure the hosting rights for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup and 2027 Rugby World Cup (Men's).
Highly-regarded sports administrator Raelene Castle has today been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Australia.
A brace from new cap Hadleigh Parkes helped Wales beat South Africa 24-22 in their end-of-year Test at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Warrick Gelant and Dan du Preez will get their first starts for the Springboks in the final Test of 2017, against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
New Zealanders Beauden Barrett and Portia Woodman have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year 2017 in association with Mastercard respectively at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo.
Ireland claimed their third win in three November Tests with a clinical 28-19 victory over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
The Springboks produced a workmanlike performance in terrible conditions to beat Italy 35-6 and record their second win of their November Tour.
Sustained defence and ability to make most of their chances saw the All Blacks win 33-18 in Cardiff to extend record of victories over Wales.
The Wallabies were defeated by an upbeat Scotland 53-24 in a disappointing end to their 2017 Spring Tour campaign at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Although Argentina have won the most recent meeting between the two sides, Los Pumas have never beaten Ireland in Dublin in seven previous attempts.
Bongi Mbonambi will make his first start for the Springboks against Italy, while Pieter-Steph du Toit returns to the starting team for the match in Padova.
Sam Whitelock, the most capped All Blacks lock of all time, takes over as Captain against Wales in Cardiff for Kieran Read, who will miss the Test because of injury.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named Stephen Moore to start in what will be his 129th, and final, Test of a professional career that has spanned 15 years
Argentina got their end-of-year Test campaign back on track when they secured a deserved 31-15 victory against Italy in Florence.
The Springboks dug deep and earned a hard-fought but nail-biting 18-17 win over France at Stade de France in Paris.
The All Blacks' usual fourth quarter stamina was crucial, but it wasn't enough to shake a determined Scotland who finished the game with a flourish and the All Blacks defences stretched as they attempted to break their 31-Test duck against New Zealand.
The Wallabies have had their winning run ended in a controversial showdown with England on a rain-soaked Twickenham Stadium in London.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made 10 changes to the match-23 for the Test against France in Paris, which include starts for experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen and flyhalf Handré Pollard.
Coach Steve Hansen has made two chnages tho the match day 23 for the All Blacks Test against Scotland in Edinburgh.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika had named an unchanged team for Saturday's big clash with England at Twickenham, however lock Adam Coleman failed a fitness test on his injured thumb.
The World Rugby Council has awarded Rugby World Cup 2023 to France, which was selected following two rounds of voting during its interim meeting in London.
England sealed a fourth win over Argentina in less than 12 months with a hard-earned 21-8 victory at Twickenham Stadium.
Ireland produced a perfectly composed and controlled performance to record a record 38-3 win over the Springboks at a bitterly cold Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
A strong first half performance laid the foundation for the All Blacks' 38-18 win over France in Paris befoee the home team mounted a spirted comeback.
The Wallabies opened their 2017 Spring Tour with a 29-21 victory over Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Experienced props Tendai Mtawarira and Coenie Oosthuizen, as well as inside centre Damian de Allende, all return to the Springbok starting team to face Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made three changes to his starting fifteen ahead of the Test against Wales at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on 11 November.
Captain Kieran Read, hooker Dane Coles, lock Sam Whitelock, halfback Aaron Smith and midfielders Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty return to starting XV for Paris.
The Wallabies scored a comprehensive 63-30 victory over Japan at the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Yokohama on their way to Europe.
New Zealand’s title defence will begin on 21 September when they take on Rugby World Cup 2007 winners South Africa in Yokohama. Australia opens its tournament against Fiji while Argentina face France.
Wallaby coach Michael Cheika names Reece Hodge at flyhalf and Kurtley Beale at fullback with star trio unavailable for the Test against Japan.
Beauden Barrett will captain the All Blacks for the first time, while three new All Blacks, hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and outside back Matt Duffie have been named on the reserves bench.
The Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board has unanimously recommended to the World Rugby Council the selection of South Africa as Rugby World Cup 2023 host.
The Wallabies have defeated New Zealand 23-18 in a Bledisloe Cup clash for the ages at a rain-soaked Suncorp Stadium.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made one forced change to his starting fifteen with Rob Simmons shifting into the second row after Izack Rodda underwent surgery on an injured shoulder.
Coach Steve Hansen makes four changes to the All Blacks team to play the Wallabies at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
The Wallabies will host Ireland in the first three-Test series ever played between the two nations in June 2018.
Australia wrapped up second spot in the Rugby Championship as they saw off Argentina 37-20 at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in the sixth and final round.
The All Blacks finished with a perfect Rugby Championship record as they secured a 25-24 win over the Springboks at Newlands in Cape Town.
Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade has named a pair of fresh locks in search of extra grunt as Argentina prepare to face the Wallabies in Mendoza.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting fifteen for the Round 6 clash with Argentina at Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in Mendoza.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made several changes to the Springbok forward pack ahead of the last Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Cape Town.
As expected, the five All Blacks who headed to South Africa early and missed the Argentina match have all been named in the matchday 23. Samuel Whitelock, Liam Squire, Sam Cane, Ryan Crotty and Nehe Milner-Skudder will feature in the run-on team as the All Blacks search for an unbeaten Rugby Championship season for second year running.
South Africa and Australia again could not be separated as they played out a highly entertaining 27-27 draw in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
New Zealand moved 13 points clear at the Rugby Championship summit after they beat Argentina 36-10 at Estadio Vélez Sarsfield on Saturday.
Argentina have made three changes, including two positional switches, for the Round 5 Rugby Championship Test with New Zealand in Buenos Aires.
The All Blacks are four from four in this year’s tournament and excluding the two reduced editions that fell in World Cup years (2011, 2015 – Australia winning both) they look set for a sixth straight title.
A first Test start for Dillyn Leyds and Francois Louw’s inclusion in the back row are two of the four changes to the Springbok squad to face the Wallabies in the Round 5 Rugby Championship match in Bloemfontein.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made three changes to his starting fifteen for the Roubd 5 Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Bloemfontein's Toyota Stadium.
Crusader David Havili set for his debut in a matchday 23 that also features a number of other changes in the backs. Anton Lienert-Brown has been named in the 13 jersey, Waisake Naholo is on the right wing for his first match in this year's Rugby Championship, while Ngani Laumape will provide extra back cover.