England centre Te’o joins Toulon to cover for World Cup absentees

England international Ben Te'o has joined Toulon until November to provide cover for players leaving the Top 14 side for the World Cup.

Ghiraldini named in Italy squad for Rugby World Cup

After overcoming a serious knee injury, hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini has been included in Conor O'Shea's 31-man squad.

France 32-3 Scotland: Les Bleus scythe through sorry Scots

Maxime Medard claimed a brace of tries as France ran riot against Scotland in Nice as part of their Rugby World Cup preparations.

South Africa 24-18 Argentina: Springboks rely on Nkosi class to see off Pumas

Sbu Nkosi dazzled but South Africa were not at their best, earning a battling win against Argentina in their Rugby World Cup warm-up.

Cheika: Australia must take Bledisloe Cup blow on the chin

Australia were trounced at Eden Park but coach Michael Cheika trusts his players will put the defeat behind them and focus on the World Cup.

Special thanks to JJ Williams – Biggar revels in perfect response

JJ Williams wrote off Wales' World Cup chances after Dan Biggar stepped into the number 10 shirt, but he responded with a fine display.

Wales 13-6 England: Wales top of the world as Biggar makes his point

George North scored the only try and Dan Biggar answered his critics in a 13-6 win over England that put Wales top of the world rankings.

Hansen dismisses fears over Mo’unga World Cup prospects after shoulder blow

Steve Hansen expects Richie Mo'unga to be available for New Zealand's Rugby World Cup campaign, dismissing worries over a shoulder injury.

Kieran Read hails hard-working All Blacks after Bledisloe Cup triumph

New Zealand atoned for defeat in Perth by thrashing Australia 36-0 in Auckland to retain the Bledisloe Cup, pleasing captain Kieran Read.

New Zealand 36-0 Australia: All Blacks take revenge with thumping Auckland victory

New Zealand scored five tries in a clinical Bledisloe Cup victory over an Australia side who humbled them seven days earlier in Perth.

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