Does James O'Connor finally have the maturity to match his talent?
Round 1: Opportunity abounds for new-look Wallabies
The abbreviated Rugby Championship kicks off in Johannesburg and Buenos Aires. We have a complete preview of the weekend's games.
McCaw: Wallabies can shock the World Cup
Wallabies name mixed bag for Springboks
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.
Behavioural clauses at O'Connor's behest, RA says
James O'Connor pushed for unprecedented behavioural clauses to be inserted in his Rugby Australia (RA) and Queensland Reds contract to prove he's put his bad boy days behind him.
How Nic White honed his halfback craft for a World Cup shot
On the cusp of a first Test in almost four years, Nic White says he is now better equipped for international rugby after honing his halfback craft overseas in the northern hemisphere.
Wallaroos eye further history
Australia's players have been urged to stay grounded as they target a second slice of women's rugby history in the space of a week against Japan in Sydney.
The Rugby Championship: What's to be gained before the World Cup?
How important is momentum ahead of the World Cup? Will we see James O'Connor and Sonny Bill Williams? Who can bolt their way into squad for Japan? We analyse some of the big talking points ahead of the condensed Rugby Championship.
Rattled Wallabies turn attention to Springboks
The Wallabies are banding together as Taniela Tupou continues his recovery from a brazen robbery during their preparations for Saturday's Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg.
What the All Blacks will want out of Pumas 'banana skin'
The All Blacks' Test against the Pumas in Argentina presents a challenge. But if an under-strength All Blacks nail four key areas they should not only emerge victorious but also take a significant step on their road to the World Cup, Craig Dowd writes.
Pumas seek to rediscover scrum reputation for Rugby Championship
Genia, Cooper to reprise halves partnership in Japan
Will Genia and Quade Cooper will join Japan's Kintetsu Liners following the Rugby World Cup, the club announced on Thursday.
Dynasty achieved, do ABs beckon for Robertson?
Crusaders boss Scott Robertson made history on Saturday, becoming the first player to win three straight Super Rugby titles as a player and then a coach. A dynasty achieved, his All Blacks coaching case is a compelling one.
Mo'unga's poise revives All Blacks No. 10 debate
Richie Mo'unga's form for the Crusaders in their run to a 10th Super Rugby title could yet thrust All Blacks coach Steve Hansen back into a debate over his fly-half options that he thought was long done and dusted.
Wallabies' chance for evolution in Pocock's continued absence
The Waratahs' 2018 season came to a crushing halt in Johannesburg. So how are they using that as fuel this year amid off-field commitments, the delayed return of their Wallabies and an eager generation-next? Sam Bruce investigates.
The careers of Will Genia and Quade Cooper have taken some interesting turns since their title-winning run at Queensland Reds. But they won't be resting on their laurels in Melbourne, the duo determined to secure some Rebels success and have fun doing it.
With 2018 drawing to a festive close, we take a look at Australia's major football codes and make some bold predictions about next year.
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