Cooper vows to mend ARU bridges

Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper has apologised to fans and admitted he let Australian rugby down after being fined $60,000 for two disciplinary breaches.

Proteas no bogey side, says Hussey

Veteran Australian batsman Mike Hussey doesn't believe he has anything to prove against South Africa in their upcoming three-Test series despite having a horrid recent record against the Proteas.

Ryder's heroics earn outright points

Whatever your opinion of Jesse Ryder may be, the fact that he is a match-winner and a talent far too good for domestic cricket are as black and white as the New Zealand strip he may wear again soon.

Heat sign Steyn for BBL opener

Brisbane Heat have pulled of a coup by securing the services of gun South African paceman Dale Steyn for their Big Bash League clash against Hobart Hurricanes on December 9 at the Gabba.

NZ Super Rugby squads - 2013

New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises named their squads for 2013 on Wednesday.

Finkler in it for the long haul

Brazilian midfielder Gui Finkler sees his future at Melbourne Victory as he looks to finally feel settled at a club.

Hore to lead, promotion for Gear

Hosea Gear's promotion to vice-captain is one of the talking points of the Highlanders rugby squad named on Wednesday.

Hurricanes reunite Savea boys

Julian and Ardie Savea haven't played 15s rugby together since their school days at Wellington's Rongotai College. But that could change in Super Rugby next year now Ardie has joined his sibling at the Hurricanes.

Record fee for All Blacks in England

New Zealand will receive $NZ2.93million for its appearance at Twickenham against England on December 1.

Broncos confirm Prince pick-up

Scott Prince has joined the Brisbane Broncos just hours after his departure from rivals Gold Coast was made official.

Player rivalries to ignite Chiefs

Ahead of their 2013 Super Rugby title defence, Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is confident he has filled his roster with the perfect mixture of personnel for an explosive season.

Christie: Cool to catch up with McCaw

Tasman flanker Shane Christie, one of nine newcomers to the Crusaders 32-man squad named on Thursday, remembers as a youngster talking to Richie McCaw.

Gibson-Park in fast lane with the Blues

It's been a heady few days for Jamison Gibson-Park.

Kerr ready for pressure at first five

New Blues first five-eighths Baden Kerr is aware of the extra focus that will be on him after his selection ahead of discarded Aucklander Gareth Anscombe when the Super Rugby season gets underway next year.

Mitchell: Jets to take it to Glory

Newcastle Jets defender Josh Mitchell believes his side needs to 'get in the face' of his former Perth Glory team-mates if they want to earn their first win in Perth this weekend.

Tupou lone Crusaders import

Counties Manukau flanker Jimmy Tupou's rapid climb to fame continued on Wednesday when he was among nine newcomers named in the Crusaders 32-man squad for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.

17 changes for Blues

Out with the old and in with the new is the story for the Blues organisation with 17 members of Pat Lam's last ill-fated squad missing from the team named in Auckland on Wednesday to contest the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Northey looks to consolidate

Aucklander Mike Northey used his power up Bluff Hill to claim the leadership of the tour of Southland on Tuesday.

Arsenal pull off Reading miracle

Arsenal have come from four goals down to pull off a stunning 7-5 extra-time victory over Reading in a thrilling League Cup tie.

El Shaarawy saves Milan again

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri may have earned a stay of execution after his side fought from behind for a 2-2 draw with Palermo.
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