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.
Saracens captain Steve Borthwick has agreed a new contract with the Aviva Premiership champions.
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.
Talking Rugby... To see this sub-standard, grossly inferior stuff again being churned out last weekend by northern hemisphere countries was to despair.
Talking Rugby: The South Africans will try to retain their World Cup crown by playing virtually a similar game to 2007.
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.
Talking Rugby: A single rugby result last weekend will have caused something close to panic in a lot of major rugby unions around the world. For sure, eyebrows will have been raised inside the Welsh and Springbok camps.
High-ranking officials from the 12 Aviva Premiership clubs are ready to voice their concerns over the Rugby Football Union's ability to govern the game.
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.
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.
Tackling The Issues
Northampton and England winger Chris Ashton leads the nominations for the Aviva Premiership's Player of the Season.
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.
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 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.
After a barnstorming season with Northampton, the flanker tells Chris Hewett he is ready to be thrown in the deep end for England