Rugby Rugby's news office in the southern hemisphere produces and distribute this rugby news feed. The news feed has all the best of the global game but with a southern hemisphere slant. Keep up on the latest from our Northern Hemisphere feed as well. Visit the World Rugby Shop for official rugby gear from around the globe.
The Lions survived a brave fightback from the Cheetahs to secure a 17-10 victory in their Currie Cup match in Johannesburg on Saturday - retaining their unbeaten status and first place on the standings.
Australia, content to play the counter-punch game in the first half and then taking on the South Africa pack after the break, recorded a morale-boosting 14-9 Tri-Nations win in Durban on Saturday.
South Africa, displaying a far more expansive approach to their game, ran out of steam after a good start and suffered a heartbreaking 9-14 loss to Australia in Durban on Saturday.
Australia kept their Tri-Nations hopes alive when they came from behind to edge South Africa 14-9 in a tense Test in a wet and windy Durban on Saturday.
James Hook inspired Wales to a 19-9 victory over England with a haul of 13 points and the game's only try in the World Cup warm-up game in Cardiff on Saturday.
In the curtainraiser in Durban to the Tri-Nations match between South Africa and Australia, France Under-19 were much too strong for the South African Academy team and beat them 36-24.
World Cup-winning flank Juan Smith may make a surprise return to the playing field against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth next week.
England suffered a late blow with confirmation that Rugby League recruit Chris Ashton has been ruled out of the World Cup warm-up match against Wales with an ankle injury.
France-based centre Seremaia Bai kicked 12 points and tackled doggedly as Fiji beat Tonga 27-12 in a World Cup warm-up match in Lautoka on Saturday.
International Rugby will go to the Gold Coast on Friday August 26, when the Australian Barbarians take on Canada in a one off match at Skilled Park.
Beaten 45-21 by Tonga in June, the Flying Fijians turned the tables, winning 27-12 in a Punjas Series match at Churchill Park in Lautoka, the same venue for the year's earlier defeat.
Forgotten All Blacks lock Jason Eaton is a free agent and without a Super Rugby contract for 2012.
Southland showed heart to repulse a stirring challenge from North Harbour and retain New Zealand's most prized trophy, the Ranfurly Shield.
Griquas bagged a morale-boosting win - continuing their roller-coaster Currie Cup ride - with a clinical 32-18 victory over the Leopards in Kimberley on Friday.
French star Freddy Michalak won the kicking contest as the Sharks edged Western Province 21-19 in their Currie Cup encounter at a wet Newlands on Friday.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.