Australia's Ken Catchpole

Major teams: Randwick, NSW Country: Australia
 Test span: 1961-68 Australia caps: 27 (27 starts) Test points: 9 (3T) He captained Australia on his Test debut and 12 other occasions, he…

John Eales of Australia

Major teams: Brothers, Queensland Country: Australia
 Test span: 1991-2001 Test caps: 86 (86 starts) Test points: 173 (2T, 31C, 34P) His famous nickname Nobody, as in ‘nobody’s perfect’, is a…

Wallaby prop Patricio Noriega (2/R) fend

Patricio Noriega cut his teeth in the toughest of propping breeding grounds – the Pumas’ front row. Born in Buenos Aires, the tighthead played for his local club, Hindu, before…

George Smith grapples with New Zealand

Major teams: Brumbies, Toulon, Suntory Goliath, Stade Français, Lyon, Wasps Position: Openside flanker Country: Australia 
Test span: 2000-13 Test caps: 111 (93 starts) Test points: 45 (9T) In the wake…

Laying down a challenge: The Chiefs sits atop the New Zealand league

By Alex Shaw To coin a phrase from legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s squeaky bum time in Super Rugby. With just two rounds of regular season…

England win

England won a quite brilliant Test match 44-40 in an end-to-end encounter which had nine tries and a scoring rate of over a point a minute. Australia went in at…