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France's threat to the All Blacks could ramp up considerably with clubs there considering removing "marquee players" from the salary cap restrictions.
Karmichael Hunt will part ways with the Queensland Reds by Christmas and could be in the frame for a Waratahs call-up in 2019.
Another year of code is in the bag, but a Rugby World Cup year is on the horizon. Each day this week, Stuff's rugby writers will address a burning question ahead of what promises to be a hectic 2019.
Marginalised internationals from second-tier countries, concerns about workload and individuals feeling pressured to return early from head knocks were among the major issues highlighted by an international rugby players' survey.
A former South African rugby player has been killed in an attack at his Perpignan bar in southern France.
Fiji delivered one of the highlights of the test calendar this year with a history-making victory over France in Paris last month.
Brodie Retallick has eclipsed Beauden Barrett as the best All Black but he's still not the best rugby player in the world.
Olympic sevens champions Fiji returned to form in style in Cape Town to grab their first South African tournament title since 2005.
The English Rugby Premiership â a popular overseas destination for New Zealand rugby players â could reduce the number of players if it decides on a major revamp.
The Queensland wing once touted as the Wallabies' next big thing will pitch up for training with the Broncos on Monday in a sensational code-swapping blow to Australian rugby.
Call it the biggest bump-off in Cape Town since Jonah Lomu splattered Mike Catt in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal.
The New Zealand men's sevens side were blasted off the park by a sharp United States outfit at the semifinal stage of the Cape Town tournament early Monday (NZT).
New Zealand wing Sean Maitland scored two tries as English champions Saracens thumped the Cardiff Blues in the European Champions Cup.
Another year of code is in the bag. Next up is a World Cup year. Each day this week, Stuff's rugby writers will address a burning question ahead of what promises to be a hectic 2019.
Michael Cheika's fate as Wallabies coach will be determined at a high-stakes Rugby Australia board meeting in Sydney on Monday.
Former All Black Lima Sopoaga admits he has been struggling in England and believes New Zealanders underestimate the strength of northern hemisphere rugby.
OPINION: The Auckland Ten's decision to refuse to play 1st XV rugby against St Kentigern next season is about far more than rugby. It is about teaching kids that money can't buy your soul. It is about loyalty. It is about keeping rugby in perspective. It is about not fostering an arms race that will end up in young men injecting themselves with steroids.