Otago Daily Times: Rugby News

Rugby: Palu, Giteau return to Wallabies squad

Rugby: Palu, Giteau return to Wallabies squad

Number eight Wycliff Palu and centre Matt Giteau have been recalled to the Australia squad for next week's Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand with uncapped prop Toby Smith also getting the nod for the Sydney test.

Rugby: Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?

Rugby: Will Sopoaga fit into World Cup plans?

As Lima Sopoaga celebrated his excellent All Blacks debut at Ellis Park with a favourite milkshake, he might have allowed his thoughts to wander to a Rugby World Cup tournament in England and Wales.

Rugby: Hooper cops ban but free to face ABs

Rugby: Hooper cops ban but free to face ABs

Australia flanker Michael Hooper has been handed just a one-week ban for slapping Argentina's Nicolas Sanchez in the head in last weekend's Rugby Championship test and will be free to face the All Blacks in back-to-back tests next month.

Rugby: US double-header on cards for ABs, Maori

Rugby: US double-header on cards for ABs, Maori

NZR chief Steve Tew New Zealand Rugby is considering matches in Chicago for the Maori All Blacks and All Blacks on successive nights next year.

Rugby: Best bets for World Cup squad

Rugby: Best bets for World Cup squad

Forget the ifs and maybes and the end-of-August deadline.

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