O'Driscoll: Ireland win would give edge over All Blacks
Brian O'Driscoll says Ireland will have an advantage heading into the Rugby World Cup next year if they beat New Zealand on Saturday.
Kearney, Toner return for All Blacks clash
Ireland bolstered their lineout and defence under the high ball by bringing Devin Toner and Rob Kearney back into their side to face New Zealand.
Crotty replaces SBW for Ireland Test
Ryan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world's top-ranked teams in Dublin.
November Test Predictions - Round 3: Ireland to show who's No.1?
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Holmes to win first Wales cap against Tonga
Jonah Holmes will make his first Wales appearance on Saturday after Warren Gatland made 14 changes for the visit of Tonga.
Scotland star Hogg quits Glasgow for Exeter
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021
New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Crucial TMO call was right, but England will learn from All Blacks defeat
New Zealand showed why the road to the Rugby World Cup runs through them, but Eddie Jones' side laid a marker at Twickenham.
Kepu says Wallabies standing strong with Cheika
With the Wallabies coaching staff in the firing line following one of the worst years in their history, players maintain they still have faith in their message.
Petaia, Gordon to make Wallabies debut
Jake Gordon and Jordan Petaia will make their Wallabies debuts against Italy in Padova on Saturday, while Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his return to the gold jersey.
England rotate for Japan; Farrell, Hartley rested
Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan on Saturday as Eddie Jones made 11 changes to the side that started in the defeat to New Zealand last weekend.
Fired up Eddie Jones tells Japan 'be worried'
A fired-up Eddie Jones says his England side will be "absolutely ruthless" and aiming to "physically smash" Japan when the teams meet on Saturday.
Gray returns for Scotland vs. South Africa
Jonny Gray has been recalled to the Scotland team as head coach Gregor Townsend attempts to beef up his pack for the visit of the Springboks.
Why Franco Mostert is so important to the Boks
One of South Africa's more understated players, Franco Mostert, seems to bring a calmness to the Springboks' lineout thanks to his calling and skill in the air.
Undefeated tour a 'pass mark' for Wallabies: Castle
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has said an undefeated tour of Europe would be a "pass mark" for the Wallabies as they look to finish off a tough season on a high note.
Dyantyi, Larmour, Tu'inukuafe Breakthrough Player nominees
"The Breakthrough Player of the Year Award recognises the most exciting talent to burst onto the international 15s or sevens stage and highlights the 'ones to watch'," World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont says.
Coleman out, Naivalu returns for Wallabies
Israel Folau will start at outside centre, while a groin injury has forced lock Adam Coleman out of the Wallabies' Test against the All Blacks on Saturday in Yokohama.
McKenzie to start in Bledisloe III
The All Blacks have sprung a major surprise by naming Damian McKenzie to start at fullback in the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Yokohama on Saturday.
Savea's big opportunity arrives in Hansen's mega squad
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has again shown his smarts in adding an extra 19 players for the tour of Japan, while Ardie Savea finally has an extended run to prove his worth at No.7 - Craig Dowd writes.
How Wallabies nod off against All Blacks
They're the coach killers that have Michael Cheika demanding his Wallabies toughen up and take the fight to the All Blacks for the full 80 minutes in Saturday's final Bledisloe Cup duel of the year in Japan.
Team of the Tournament: All Blacks, Springboks star
There were some magnificent individual performances in the Rugby Championship. But who were the guys who were consistently good throughout the competition? Read on for our Team of the Tournament.
All Blacks still Cup kings, but gap has closed
Australia may have disappointed during the Rugby Championship but the performance of South Africa, despite throwing the game away in Pretoria, shows the All Blacks aren't World Cup certainties -- Craig Dowd writes.
Wallabies must learn from Salta: Cheika
Michael Cheika has declared it's up to Wallabies players, not him, to ensure their miracle win over Argentina proves a defining moment in their evolution and not just another false dawn.
Rebooted: ABs, Wallabies pull off great escape
The Wallabies went from a team of flops to superstars in the span of a 10 minute bollocking from coach Michael Cheika, while the All Blacks managed their own escape act in South Africa. Your R6 review is here.
Victory not enough for Cheika
A half-time shellacking from coach Michael Cheika turned around one of the most remarkable rugby internationals in history on Saturday but the Australians will need more than words if they are to improve on a disappointing Rugby Championship.
All Black Cane sidelined by broken neck
Flanker Sam Cane will miss the All Blacks tour of Japan and Europe after suffering a broken neck during their win over South Africa.
RA can't allow comeback win to camouflage frailties
Rugby Australia must not let the Wallabies' Keystone Cops-esque win in Argentina camouflage glaring frailties within the outfit. Nor can the team or management be allowed to get away with any 'we showed the critics' carry-on -- Greg Growden writes.
Wallabies produce 24-point comeback win
The Wallabies have produced a huge second-half comeback to beat Argentina 45-34 and potentially save coach Michael Cheika's skin.
The All Blacks-Springboks rivalry is back
Five takeaways from the epic Rugby Championship match between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld.