Rugby

6:18 AM BST The Wallabies have a discipline problem. That’s probably not breaking news for even casual rugby supporters of the past couple of years, nor is the sound of Michael Cheika complaining about a decision — or series of decisions — following a defeat unfamiliar, either. But as the countdown to Rugby World Cup
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2:05 PM BST Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been left out of head coach Eddie Jones’ third World Cup training camp in Treviso, Italy. Cipriani was included in the previous training squad selection but spent time away from the team to do specialised strength and conditioning work. Jones has picked a 38-man squad ahead of
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4:23 AM BST A stewing Argentina team missing veteran hooker Agustin Creevy will land in Australia with words of praise from the All Blacks still ringing in their ears. The Pumas face the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday hoping to bounce back from a gutting 20-16 Rugby Championship loss to an under-strength New Zealand in
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8:30 AM BST The Wallabies have covered all bases in their side to face South Africa in Saturday’s opening Rugby Championship at Ellis Park, including debutants, redemption stories and players rewarded for Super Rugby form. While the Springboks openly stated they had picked a B side with their eye on next week’s clash with the
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6:58 AM BST Electric winger Sevu Reece will start for the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash with Argentina while four more uncapped players are lined up on the bench. Reece will be on the right wing for his maiden Test in Buenos Aires on Sunday (AEDT), having knocked down the selection door with
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12:47 PM BST The Wallabies’ hopes of a breakthrough Rugby Championship win at Ellis Park have suffered a blow with a number of key players including Christian Leali’ifano sent home. Six players are returning to Australia through injury, personal circumstances or to play club rugby. Brumbies playmaker Leali’ifano has been carrying a shoulder injury through
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