Queensland Sports Minister, Phil Reeves (R), Drew Mitchell of the Wallabies and former Wallaby Brett Robinson at the Lions schedule launch

NSW to host three British Lions fixtures

New South Wales will host three matches – including a game against the HSBC Waratahs and the third and final Test – when the British and Irish Lions make their…

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu (L) talks with Australian rugby union star Quade Cooper (2/L), ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill (2/R) and Welsh international player Gareth Delve (R) at the 2013 Lions Tour

Rebels welcome the Lions to Melbourne

Melbourne Rebels CEO, Steven Boland, has welcomed today’s announcement that will see Melbourne host two matches, including one of three Tests, when the British and Irish Lions make their long-awaited…

James O’Connor, here eluding Seru Rabeni, has given the Wallabies a genuine new option at fly-half

Barbarians v Australia – verdict

OUCH. The Barbarians-Australia match (11-60) proved a damp squib, with the Baa-Baas losing interest after they got too far adrift on the scoreboard early in the second half. The number…

Anthony Watson

Rising star Anthony Watson

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THIS WEEKEND’S Heroes Rugby Challenge will see many legends of the sport take to the Twickenham turf, but it’s also worth looking out…

Eliota’s appeal against misconduct decision upheld

Eliota’s appeal against misconduct decision upheld

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu’s appeal against the misconduct decision for comments made via social media has been refused by the Independent Appeal Committee hearing his case. The Samoa player’s appeal was…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…