Leicester Tigers: Ollie Chessum among seven players to agree new contracts

Senior players Ollie Chessum, Julian Montoya, Harry Wells, Guy Porter, James Whitcombe and Will Hurd agree new deals at Leicester Tigers - as does academy lock Lewis Chessum.

Duncan Taylor: Centre extends contract with Saracens

Saracens centre Duncan Taylor signs a contract extension to stay with the club through the 2022-23 season.

‘Pretty devastated’: O’Connor dropped as Foley gets Wallabies recall

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie insists the door is not closed on James O’Connor’s international career despite providing a brutal assessment of his last performance at five-eighth, which has led to his axing and a Test return for Bernard Foley.

O’Connor axed, Foley returns and Tahs bolter named: Rennie’s Wallabies squad for Springboks

James O’Connor’s Test career is in limbo, after the Wallabies playmaker was dumped for their Rugby Championship Tests against the Springboks.

Foley firms for stunning Wallabies recall as Rennie prepares for Springboks blockbuster

Bernard Foley - the 71 Test playmaker - is expected to be called into the Wallabies squad, when Dave Rennie announces his squad for The Rugby Championship.

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All Blacks

Under-pressure All Blacks coach thinks he’ll keep his job — but this call proves he’s not safe yet

Ian Foster says that he expects to stay on as All Blacks coach after receiving the backing of his players, with his fate to be decided in the coming days.

Rugby Championship R2 wrap: Big calls on the money in pulsating Boks-All Blacks clash

It's one win apiece in the Rugby Championship, after the All Blacks and Pumas squared the ledger with the Springboks and Wallabies. Read on as we review some of the big talking points from the weekend.

NZ Rugby boss’ bizarre press conference

NZ Rugby boss Mark Robinson gives a bizarre press conference after an All Blacks win.

Coaching uncertainty reigns despite All Blacks’ win

All Blacks forward Ardie Savea insisted Ian Foster has the full backing of his players after their 35-23 win over South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday, but New Zealand Rugby chief Mark Robinson has still refused to guarantee the coach's future.

World Cup

Wallabies cop historic thrashing from Argentina

Argentina gained revenge on Australia for last week’s defeat with a seven-try bonus point 48-17 victory in the Rugby Championship on Saturday (Sunday AEST).

All Blacks under the pump — now they enter the ‘lost valley in hillbilly country’

Ellis Park; scene for the 1995 World Cup final that united the Rainbow Nation - and many years later the greatest Test of all time. This week it hosts the under-siege All Blacks, who will have to deal with one of the most intense atmospheres in the game.

Fixing five-eighth depth Wallabies’ top priority ahead of World Cup

The Wallabies earned a brave win in Argentina but there are still problems that need addressing if Australia is to make an impact on next year’s World Cup.

‘Phenomenal’ Cooper set for World Cup return

Wallabies halfback Nic White is confident injured teammate Quade Cooper will return in “phenomenal shape” next year to push for selection in Australia’s World Cup squad.

Wallabies not writing off Cooper’s World Cup despite long recovery

At 34, a ruptured Achilles tendon could spell the end for most athletes. But Quade Cooper is ‘ultimate professional’ and can still make the World Cup.

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