Toulouse coach Guy Noves admitted that turning down the offer to become the next French coach had been one of the toughest decisions he had ever made.
Toulon Sporting Director Philippe Saint-Andre insisted he was focusing on the Top 14 side, after it was revealed he is set to replace Marc Lievremont as France coach after the World Cup.
Italy may not be considered capable of winning the World Cup but in captain Sergio Parisse they have a player who could easily be the tournament's stand-out performer.
Toulouse prop Daan Human will have surgery Wednesday on his left arm, general manager Guy Noves said, without indicating how long the South African would be missing from first team action.
Taranaki regained the Ranfurly Shield with a gritty 15-12 victory over Southland in their national provincial championship match in Invercargill on Wednesday.
England go in search of revenge when they face Ireland in their final World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday and that means the match will be anything but friendly according to Red Rose scrum coach Graham Rowntree.
Sekope Kepu thinks the winner of Saturday's Tri Nations game with the All Blacks in Brisbane will take a psychological edge into the World Cup.
SANZAR, organisers of the Tri-Nations series, have revealed how teams will be split should there be a draw when the Wallabies and All Blacks go head-to-head in the tournament decider in Brisbane on Saturday.
South African musician Ard Matthews has apologised after bungling the national anthem on live television on Tuesday.
Richie McCaw carries the weight of a nation on his broad shoulders as New Zealand looks to the inspirational All Blacks captain to end a 24-year World Cup drought.
Even the harshest critics of South African World Cup captain John Smit have to admit he takes criticism like a true warrior.
Luke Charteris thinks Wales' gruelling World Cup preparations can give them a crucial edge when they meet South Africa in their Pool D opener.
Eight years ago, Manu Tuilagi sat at home cheering on Samoa as they threatened to pull off the biggest upset of the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville looks at an effort by Kutztown Rugby to help fight cancer. A great program.
During the last 4 years USA Rugby have developed a strong Youth and High School Department, the goal was to develop a foundation for the game. And USA Rugby Nigel Melville talks about the importance of finding young players.