Jul 2, 2008: One team coming off World Cup glory and two with points to prove after freezing on rugby's grandest stage -- this a Tri-Nations truly worthy of the name
Jul 1, 2008: Wasps centre Riki Flutey was named among Martin Johnson's first 32-man elite player squad on Tuesday while the new England manager also dropped some big names.
Jun 29, 2008: A match that is nine months too late for some, New Zealand and South Africa open an eagerly awaited 2008 Tri-Nations series shrouded in intrigue and debate
Jun 28, 2008: "Clermont's misery in finals continued as they were beaten for the ninth time in all, the fourth by Toulouse and the second year in a row." Huw Richards reports
Jun 28, 2008: One of the biggest names in the history of English club rugby is in danger of disappearing
Jun 27, 2008: Former Australia rugby league international Les Kiss has been named as Ireland's new defence coach.
Jun 27, 2008: Perpignan have emerged from left field to secure the services of Dan Carter after the All Blacks star ended speculation about his lucrative sabbatical in France.
Jun 24, 2008: "The Boks have spoken optimistically about South Africa's chances of beating the All Blacks in New Zealand for the first time since 1998." Stephen Nell reports
Jun 22, 2008: The RWC runners-up have been dispatched but the champions loom as a monumental challenge for an All Blacks side stripped of their talisman Richie McCaw.
Jun 22, 2008: England Saxons were crowned Barclays Churchill Cup champions for the fourth time in six years on a triple header day of international action at Toyota Park.
Jun 22, 2008: Another rugby tour from hell
IRB Junior World Championship
Jun 20, 2008: Thirty two games down and eight to go
Jun 20, 2008: England players are to be banned from bringing women back to their hotel rooms after four members of the touring squad were accused of a serious sexual assault.
Jun 19, 2008: New Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has been belting out the Australian national anthem and says he has found the same "willingness to listen, learn, contribute and work with others" as when he was at home in New Zealand.
Jun 19, 2008: The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced the appointment of former South African international, Gert Smal as forwards coach to the Ireland team.
Jun 18, 2008: Watch the IRB Junior World Championship Final in style
Jun 17, 2008: "His brilliance kept Wales in the game just as it did at crucial times in the Grand Slam campaign
Jun 15, 2008: As England lamented their defensive deficiencies and an impotent backline, Steve Hansen issued an ominous warning -- the New Zealand rugby side are apparently only running at 50 percent of their capacity.
Jun 15, 2008: Debutant Topsy Ojo's pair of opportunistic tries was trumpeted as a rare positive as England's rugby press lamented an almost ritualistic test defeat against the All Blacks at Eden Park here last night.
Jun 14, 2008: England will play South Africa and Wales will face New Zealand in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship following another dramatic day of action.