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No Wales Cup spot safe - Halfpenny

After Richard Hibbard, James Hook and Mike Phillips' omissions, full-back Leigh Halfpenny says no Wales spots are safe.

VIDEO: 'I know you - you're Leigh Halfpenny'

Wales star Leigh Halfpenny surprises eight-year-old by telling him he has been picked to be a Rugby World Cup mascot.

McCaw sets record as All Blacks win

Richie McCaw becomes the most capped player in Test history as New Zealand beat Australia to the Bledisloe Cup.

Burgess has big-game nerve - Farrell

England backs coach Andy Farrell says the big-match nous of Sam Burgess will ensure the high-profile debutant prospers against France.

Who is new Scotland skipper Pyrgos?

Jamie Lyall delves into the past of Scotland captain Henry Pyrgos to chart his rise and uncover what makes him tick.

Champions Toulon start against Bath

Toulon start their bid for a fourth consecutive European title against Premiership runners-up Bath on 14 November.

Scots must take chance to impress

Players in an experimental Scotland side are competing with each other for World Cup places, writes Mike Blair.

JJ backs Cuthbert for Wales Cup spot

Alex Cuthbert should remain part of Wales' 2015 World Cup plans, says legendary wing predecessor JJ Williams.

Stubborn Gatland won't call - Jones

Ex-Wales prop Adam Jones does not expect coach Warren Gatland to ask him to return to the international fold.

Falcons sign ex-England lock Botha

Premiership side Newcastle Falcons sign former England second-row Mouritz Botha on a three-year deal.

Tigers youngsters will 'step up'

Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill says the club's youngsters must "step-up" at the start of the season.

Coach Cotter has much to ponder

Tom English highlights the choices facing Scotland head coach Vern Cotter in the run up to the World Cup.

The team player who now stands alone

In the ultimate team game, the ultimate team player is about to make history. Fellow All Blacks open up about Richie McCaw.

Bold Gatland puts careers on trial

Former Wales captain Colin Charvis considers the futures of Richard Hibbard, James Hook and Mike Phillips after they are cut from the World Cup squad.

Revitalised May relishing recall

England wing Jonny May says being dropped during the Six Nations has spurred him on to make an impact before the World Cup.

Wales drop Hibbard, Hook & Phillips

Wales coach Warren Gatland drops Lions trio Richard Hibbard, James Hook and Mike Phillips from his World Cup training squad.

Blake starts for Scotland in Dublin

Back-row Hugh Blake will make his Scotland debut in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.

Ireland handed Trimble fitness boost

Ireland winger Andrew Trimble will be fit for the World Cup after a "positive" second scan on his injured foot.

Irish give Conan debut for warm-up

Leinster flanker Jack Conan will make his senior Ireland debut in Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against Scotland in Dublin.

Andrew says rugby has changed

Ex-England fly-half Rob Andrew says rugby union has become safer and more accessible in the last two decades.

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