Lukhan Tui will miss the Wallabies' upcoming Tests against South Africa and Argentina as two players prepare for debuts.
Sam Whitelock is poised to reclaim the All Blacks captaincy against Argentina in Buenos Aires as regular skipper Kieran Read is handed a week off.
Andrew Fifita has emerged as a surprise contender to replace injured skipper Sika Manu for Tonga's historic Test against Australia in Auckland on October 20.
Rugby flyhalf Danny Cipriani has not been dropped from the England squad because of his assault on a female police officer, coach Eddie Jones says.
Wallabies superstar Israel Folau has won yet another accolade taking out the Matthew Burke Cup, the NSW Waratahs players' player award.
The rugby league referees union will find out on Friday whether their members have approved industrial action to be taken over their pay and working conditions.
Jamie Joseph will stand aside as Sunwolves head coach next year as his focus switches to preparing the Brave Blossoms for the World Cup in Japan.
A look at the 10 best rugby league games to be played at Allianz Stadium ahead of its redevelopment following the South Sydney v Sydney Roosters prelim final.
Australia will play host to power brokers from the 15-a-side code next week with key World Rugby committee meetings being held in Sydney.
Cricket sensation Ashleigh Gardner will miss the opening round of the Women's National Cricket League season due to concussion.
Rival NRL captains Boyd Cordner and Greg Inglis paved the way in negotiations that led to the Kangaroos taking a pay cut for the Tonga Test.
Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo have been named to headline a strong 29-man Tonga squad for next month's Test against the Kangaroos in Auckland.
South Sydney's Campbell Graham grew up despising the Sydney Roosters and will run out against the Rabbitohs' local rivals in Saturday's NRL preliminary final.
The countdown to the 2019 Rugby World Cup's on, with the global showpiece kicking off in a year on Thursday - and Michael Cheika remains the man for Australia.
Sonny Bill Williams will fight reality TV star and millionaire Stu Laundy in the headline event of a charity boxing promotion in Sydney.