Quade Cooper, the Australian flyhalf, has been cited for kneeing Richie McCaw, the New Zealand captain, in the head during the Tri-Nations/Bledisloe Cup match played in Brisbane on Saturday and won 25-20 by Australia.
The All Blacks suffered their second successive Tri-Nations defeat, just a fortnight out form the World Cup, when they lost 20-25 to the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.
Australia lifted the final-ever Tri Nations trophy after a narrow 25-20 win over New Zealand at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
England number eight Nick Easter failed a fitness test on his tight calf shortly before Saturday's World Cup warm-up clash with Ireland.
Australia ended a 10-year Tri-Nations drought with their 25-20 win over New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday.
Australia won their first Tri-Nations title in 10 years, when they beat New Zealand 25-20 in a nailbiting affair in Brisbane on Saturday.
Efforts to get Sonny Bill Williams to renew his New Zealand Rugby Union contract have taken a new twist with Williams' ally, boxer Anthony Mundine, taking a swipe at the All Black coaches.
Canterbury will meet Waikato in the NPC Final, after the two teams scored impressive victories in their final round of league action on Saturday.
Paul O'Connell fears England will be fired up by their Grand Slam failure when they meet Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Minus many top players, France's Top 14 kicks off this weekend.
Defending champions Toulouse were brought down to earth when they were beaten 18-13 at Bayonne in the first round of the new Top 14 French championship season on Friday.
Western Province took control early and never looked back as they picked up their fourth win of the Currie Cup season with a 24-13 victory over the Pumas in Witbank on Friday night.
The Blue Bulls managed to register a 28-20 victory over the Leopards in Rustenburg on Friday night, but fell short in their efforts to secure a bonus point in a scrappy affair.
Hendre Fourie is on standby to start for England against Ireland - just five days after being omitted from Martin Johnson's World Cup squad.
rugby365.com columnist Tom Dawson-Squibb takes a look at what makes a good team-talk and whether a motivational speech really does have an impact on how players perform on the pitch.