Melbourne Rebels expected to welcome back Dane Haylett-Petty for Sunwolves clash, but Will Genia unlikely to be rushed back

THE Melbourne Rebels are expecting to welcome back Wallaby Dane Haylett-Petty to the fold for Friday’s clash against the Sunwolves at AAMI Park.

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Bernard Foley sets target for Waratahs’ Super Rugby title win

THE trans-Tasman hoodoo is over but playmaker Bernard Foley is interested in bigger things, declaring the NSW Waratahs can push for another unlikely Super Rugby title.

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Reds rookie Brandon Paenga-Amosa could solve Wallabies’ hooking conundrum

ROOKIE Reds hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa has transformed from little-known Sydney club player to likely Wallabies bolter in nine months thanks to the talent-spotting of Brad Thorn.

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Australia sevens skipper Lewis Holland returns from injury for London tournament

THE Australian men’s sevens team will get a major boost for the London Sevens with skipper Lewis Holland to make a long-awaited return from injury.

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Eddie Jones looking for new England defence coach as Paul Gustard leaves to take up role with Premiership club Harlequins

PREMIERSHIP club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen concedes his squad’s discipline must improve, defends decision to leave out winger Ben Lam

ALL BLACKS coach Steve Hansen has concerns about his squad’s discipline ahead of next month’s Tests against France, saying suspended props Joe Moody and Owen Franks need to give themselves a “wee uppercut”.

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Winger Izaia Perese goes above and beyond to wrestle back Queensland Reds jersey

IZAIA Perese’s desperate bid for a Reds recall started with a rapid 30-minute drive across Brisbane to score the match-turning try for his Easts club last Saturday night.

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Crusaders prop Owen Franks banned two weeks for foul play

THE Crusaders have had a second All Blacks prop suspended in as many weeks, with Owen Franks outed for two Super Rugby matches for striking.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said he would have picked Brad Shields

BRAD Shields’ decision to opt for an England jersey cost him a “probable” slot in the All Blacks, coach Steve Hansen said as two new loose forwards were selected for New Zealand.

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Five potential Wallabies bolters in coach Michael Cheika’s sights

WHAT selection surprises will Michael Cheika spring on May 30 when he names his Wallabies squad to play Ireland?

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