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Michael Cheika: Wallabies are underdogs

Australia coach Michael Cheika suggests home advantage won't be enough to make them favourites for this month's three-Test series against Ireland. The Wallabies begin their summer series against the...

Mike Brown: Owen Farrell will lead from the front

England full-back Mike Brown has piled the praise on captain Owen Farrell and insists he will lead from the front during the first Test against South Africa on Saturday. Eddie Jones’ men will be...

Ireland’s Best misses Wallabies tour

Ireland captain Rory Best has been ruled out of this month's three-Test tour of Australia with a hamstring problem. Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt announced that Best will be replaced by Munster hooker...

Michael Cheika eager for Irish progress report

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika feels next month's three-Test series with Ireland will be a useful gauge as to how far his team has progressed in the last two years. Australia were swept aside 3-0 by...

Dan Carter: Lions are good enough to beat All Blacks

All Blacks legend Dan Carter believes the British & Irish Lions are good enough to win in their tour of New Zealand this summer. The Racing 92 fly-half was part of the All Blacks line-up that...

Scotland skipper targets ‘clever’ Paris performance

Skipper Greig Laidlaw says Scotland must be "subtle and clever" as well as physically up for the challenge if they are to down France in Paris this weekend. The Scots have not claimed a Six Nations...

Ireland still targeting Six Nations title

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says the Six Nations crown is still the target despite opening the tournament with a defeat in Scotland. The Irish went down 27-22 at Murrayfield but Schmidt expects a...

Wales coach Warren Gatland ready for Six Nations decider

Wales coach Warren Gatland says he sees Saturday's Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham as the tournament decider. England are chasing a Grand Slam with three wins in as many games, while Wales...

Six Nations: Dylan Hartley named England captain by Eddie Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed the appointment of hooker Dylan Hartley as his captain ahead of the Six Nations. The Northampton Star has a questionable disciplinary record and missed last...

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales handed double injury boost

Wales have reported no injury problems and have a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider against Australia at Twickenham. Gatland has had a nightmare on the injury...