The Diamonds have downed the Silver Ferns, Rafael Nadal is done for 2016, the Socceroos climb to 40th in the world rankings, and Anthony Foley is returned to his home town.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is considering using impressive young utility Reece Hodge in the centres in a Stirling Mortlock-like role against the All Blacks.
The Wallabies have identifed red-hot first five-eighth Beauden Barrett as the All Blacks' chief dangerman in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has delayed naming his team to face the All Blacks until the eve of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup battle in Auckland.
Thousands have gathered in a small Irish town to pay their respects to Munster coach Anthony Foley who died suddenly on Sunday, ahead of his funeral on Friday.
Rugby union's first ever openly gay referee says he has been treated well by players since he came out.
The Wallabies have identifed red-hot five-eighth Beauden Barrett as the All Blacks' chief dangerman in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland.
A whole list of players have found themselves with new teams in a flurry of activity as the AFL Trade period wrapped up today; and Will McCloy has the rest of the day's headlines in the Lowdown.
Western Force captain Matt Hodgson has signed on to play the 2017 Super Rugby season with an eye to a future coaching role.
Two new caps are on the Black Ferns bench for the first Test against the Wallaroos at Eden Park.
All Blacks flanker Matt Todd has retained his position at openside for Saturday's Bledisloe clash with Australia, as regular No.7 Sam Cane recuperates.
We rate the teams that made the trade period work for them and the clubs that might come to regret it.