Bledisloe Cup star Beauden Barrett has made way for Richie Mo'unga in a much-changed All Blacks team to face Argentina in Nelson.
Ryan Crotty's All Blacks career is set to resume just two weeks after a wave of public sentiment that he consider retirement because of ongoing head knocks.
Unseeded Australian John Millman has turned the US Open upside down with a colossal fourth-round upset win over 20-times grand slam champion Roger Federer.
A teenager who lost a leg after being hit by a car during a wild brawl in Melbourne at the weekend was a witness to an alleged murder in July.
A man has died after paramedics trying to treat him for a suspected drug overdose were attacked by dozens of angry men in Sydney.
A Brisbane police officer has serious injuries after a wild ride on the bonnet of a stolen car used to deliberately run him down.
An Australian woman lost all the blood in her body eight times before she came out of the birth of her third child, shaken but alive.
After more than 17 hours firefighters have brought under control an explosive, toxic Melbourne warehouse fire but crews are expected to stay there for days.
Australia's Catholic leaders have vowed to end the cover-up of child sexual abuse but steadfastly refuse to break the seal of confession, even if it means priests could face criminal charges.
Residents living near an out-of-control warehouse blaze in Melbourne are being warned about toxic smoke spewing over the city's west.
Convicted US whistleblower Chelsea Manning could have her visa application denied by the Australian government just days before her speaking tour is due to start.
A code violation handed to French tennis player Alize Cornet for taking off her shirt on court at the US Open has sparked outrage, and claims it was sexist.
An Australian teenager has become one of the nation's highest paid sports stars after winning $3 million from just one e-sports tournament.
Under-fire Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has the full support of the Rugby Australia board and will see out his contract, according to CEO Raelene Castle.
An Uber driver has been charged with the rape of a teenager after dropping her friends off in Sydney's beachside eastern suburbs.
Australia's former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has told his supporters he will quit parliament on Friday, sparking a by-election in his Sydney seat of Wentworth.
Winston Peters says there's danger of trans-Tasman work in the Pacific stalling after Julie Bishop's resignation as Australia's foreign minister.
Fifteen foreign nationals have been detained and Australian authorities are searching for others who abandoned a boat which ran aground in crocodile country north of Cairns.
Beauden Barrett is barely touching his potential, according to Steve Hansen in a warning that should send ripples of dismay through New Zealand's test rugby rivals.
Julie Bishop is expected to quit as foreign minister under new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but stay in parliament until the next election.