Royals skipper Ben Johnston has extra motivation to chase another John I Dent Cup premiership on Saturday.
Tom Decent Alan Jones wants Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev to become the new boss of the Australian Rugby Union.
Tom Decent Wallabies debutant Curtis Rona says he has faith in his own ability and won't be worried if the All Blacks target him during the Bledisloe Cup opener on Saturday.
Malcolm Knox The pre-match hype around the Bledisloe Cup cannot paper over a code that is in decline.
Chris Dutton Wests had hoped to launch an appeal to save Ben Coutts' grand final dream, but it fell short on Thursday.
Matt Lucas will compete with Joe Powell and Ryan Lonergan for game time next year.
Tom Decent Steve Hansen says he spoke to Michael Cheika in Japan earlier this year and reaffirmed to him that no one from the All Blacks ever blamed the Wallabies or inferred that someone from within their camp planted a listening device in the team's hotel room ahead of last year's Bledisloe Cup opener.
The All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup preparations have been thrown into disarray after allegations emerged that star halfback Aaron Smith lied to New Zealand Rugby officials about last year's sex scandal in an airport toilet.
Marc Hinton Warning: This column contains references to Sonny Bill Williams. Read with caution if you are easily offended by the mere mention of the lightning rod of New Zealand rugby.
Chris Dutton Tom Cusack and Bruce Kaino were crowned Canberra's best rugby duo, but they'll be rivals on Saturday.
The State Government replacing the ageing XPT, Xplorer and Endeavour-class trains