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Peter Bills: The road south is easier than it used to be

Talking World Cup Rugby: Every time I go to Australia, I marvel at the ease of modern day travel over such a distance. And reflect on how it must have been for those travellers in earliest times making the long journey there by sea.

Peter Bills: Buoyant send-off for the Springboks

Talking Rugby... For South African rugby fans everywhere, Saturday’s victory over the New Zealanders’ second string side in the Tri-Nations clash in Port Elizabeth, was a re-affirmation of principles by the Springboks, a restoration of faith.

Wasps role delights ex-Dragon Turner

Wasps' director of rugby, Dai Young, has made the Newport-Gwent Dragons' former head coach Paul Turner an attack and skills coach. The 51-year-old is Young's first appointment after arriving at Adams Park in June.

Rugby star retires to fight homophobia

As England's world cup-winning winger, rugby union star Ben Cohen has faced down his fair share of immovable obstacles. Now, after hanging up his boots for the last time, the 32-year-old is taking on sport's most formidable opponent: homophobia. This week Cohen, who won 57 caps and scored 31 tries for his country, sets out on a tour of the US on behalf of a new foundation set up in his name, devoted to fighting homophobia in sport.

South Africa rallies round unwell Van der Westhuizen

The news that former South Africa captain Joost van der Westhuizen is suffering from a form of motor neurone disease was described yesterday as "distressing in the extreme" by his country's rugby union president.

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Sports stars in embarrassing commercials

If England's rugby team weren't embarrassed enough by their implosion in Dublin, they hit a new low today after an advert for Nike was leaked on the internet.

Mike Tindall agrees new Gloucester deal

England centre Mike Tindall will spend a seventh season at Gloucester after agreeing a new one-year extension to his contract with the Aviva Premiership club.

Rob Andrew applies for new RFU role

Rob Andrew has applied for the newly-created role of operations director at the Rugby Football Union after his current position was scrapped as part of a managerial overhaul.