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Japan Test special for Wallaby Sekope Kepu

Wallabies tighthead prop Sekope Kepu will be looking to his teammates for a big effort in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Yokohama, Japan.
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Shields keen to provide edge Eddie Jones wants

Former Hurricanes captain Brad Shields has nailed his colours to England's mast and says he is prepared to offer the hard-nosed approach coach Eddie Jones wants from his loose forwards.
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Respect still a core part of rugby - Nigel Owens

One of the world's top referees Welshman Nigel Owens has gone on the attack over unsportsmanlike play in rugby.
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Eight uncapped players in England squad

Eight uncapped players have been named in a 36-man squad by coach Eddie Jones for England's November Tests, including a November 10 match with the All Blacks.
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Injuries increase pressure on England and Jones

England's injury crisis, which worsened when prop Mako Vunipola joined his No.8 brother Billy as unavailable for the November Test programme, has shifted the focus to coach Eddie Jones and the pressure he will be under.
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'Smart thinking' from All Blacks - Dallaglio

World Cup-winning England No.8 Lawrence Dallaglio believes All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has got it right with the naming of his extended squad for the side's northern hemisphere tour.
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White says Boks are 'real deal' for World Cup

World Cup-winning South African rugby coach Jake White believes the Springboks are set to build on their competitive showing in the Investec Rugby Championship.
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Japanese legend has strong NZ connection

As the rugby world increasingly looks towards next year's Rugby World Cup being staged in Japan, the World Rugby Museum has highlighted one of the early stars of Japanese rugby, Yoshihiro 'Demi' Sakata, who has a strong New Zealand connection.
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Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

The Maori All Blacks squad to play in the USA, Brazil and Chile for their end of year tour, has been named today.
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England facing injury crisis ahead of All Blacks

Ahead of England's November 10 Test with the All Blacks at Twickenham, former England and British & Irish Lions hooker Brian Moore wonders where England can find the players to match the All Blacks, and the Springboks, who they meet on November 3.
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Papali'i shocked, happy and grateful

New All Black Dalton Papali'i follows hooker Asafo Aumua as members of the New Zealand Under-21 team that won the 2017 world tournament in Georgia in stepping up to full international class after his inclusion in the All Blacks touring squad to Europe next month.
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New Zealand Under-18 women set pace in Buenos Aires

New Zealand's Under-18 women's sevens team topped the pool at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires at the weekend and will play Kazakhstan for a place in the final on Tuesday (NZT).
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Anscombe lights up Cardiff in mixed weekend for Kiwis

Former Chiefs and Auckland utility back Gareth Anscombe marked his Cardiff Blues' side's return to Champions Cup rugby in Europe by scoring 20 points in their 30-21 win in Lyon.
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Lowe turns it on again for Leinster

Former Tasman and Chiefs wing James Lowe continues to make an impact with Irish side Leinster, scoring two tries in the weekend's first Champions Cup game, a 52-3 win over Wasps.
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