The spate of injuries in the hooking position suffered by the Wallabies emphasises the importance of set piece play at Test level.
James O'Connor will return to Australia in January after signing for the Reds and will be joined by cross-code star Karmichael Hunt.
The International Rugby Board have embarked on a major rebranding programme and will become World Rugby from November 19.
Brumbies and Wallabies back Pat McCabe has written an open letter expressing his feelings after being forced to retire from rugby.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is confident his side will be able to retain star Kurtley Beale when they defend their Super Rugby title....
New Zealand produced rugby from another planet as they bounced back from the draw in Sydney with a superb 51-20 win over Australia.
Round Two of the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup sees both teams dried out and ready to fire as New Zealand host Australia.
Crusaders centre Ryan Crotty will make his first start for New Zealand at inside centre against Australia at Eden Park on Saturday.
Australia hooker Nathan Charles prefers to make his name on the pitch rather than because of his route to the top.
Australia have announced an unchanged squad for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup Test against New Zealand in Auckland.
All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw admitted to feeling "hollow" after his side drew with the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
Australia and New Zealand couldn't be separated in a wet slugfest of a game in Sydney, ending in a 12-12 draw.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has questioned the Wallabies' selection of Kurtley Beale ahead of Bernard Foley for Saturday.
Australia head coach Ewen McKenzie has named Kurtley Beale at fly-half for their Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand.
Australia have been dealt yet another front-row injury blow with the news that Tolu Latu has become their third hooker to be sidelined....
Australia suffered a setback ahead of their clash with New Zealand in Sydney, losing prop Laurie Weeks and wing Joe Tomane to injury....
Pat McCabe is in line for a first Test start in almost two years in Australia's opening game of the Rugby Championship next weekend.