The Australian Rugby Union has rejected an offer in the ballpark of $50 million from billionaire mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest to save the code and look after the financial burden of the Western Force.
Richard Knowler While Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was the obvious target of fans' discontent, the rotten fruit could also have been reserved for another in the Wallabies camp.
The ACT Brumbies see Andrew Smith's experience and versatility as invaluable.
Tom Decent Israel Folau has described the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup capitulation on Saturday as "quite shocking".
Tom Decent ???SANZAAR is investigating whether All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams should have been sent off the field for a head injury assessment in the opening minutes of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup fixture in Sydney.
Tom Decent Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey has taken responsibility for Australia's inept showing on the weekend, saying it "stings" knowing his men conceded 54 points in the opening 48 minutes but believes he is the right man to help them out of their troubles.
Caden Helmers Christian Lealiifano is Ulster-bound as he continues his comeback from leukaemia.
Paul Cully Frustration? Yes. Surprise? No. A lot of what we previewed in the past fortnight unfolded on Saturday night.
Tom Decent All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says back-rower Jerome Kaino will be given all the time he needs after allegations of infidelity resulted in him flying home from Australia on Saturday.
Chris Dutton Sam Carter got the chance to see how strong Australian club rugby is, even if that meant getting booed.