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Aussies on a high ahead of NZ rematch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) After denying the All Blacks one record, the Wallabies will attempt to deprive them of another of more powerful and personal significance in the second Bledisloe Cup rugby test at Eden Park on Saturday. (MORE)

Argentina make two changes for SA match

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina made two changes to its starting 15 on Wednesday for the Rugby Championship rematch against South Africa in Salta this weekend. (MORE)

All Blacks make three changes to lineup

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Ryan Crotty will start a test for the first time in an all-new midfield combination with Conrad Smith as part of three changes to the All Blacks lineup for Saturday's Rugby Championships test against Australia. (MORE)

Flanker Smith named in South Africa team

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Flanker Juan Smith will return to test rugby with South Africa 18 months after being forced to retire because of a chronic ankle injury and nearly four years after his last international. (MORE)

Australia name unchanged squad

SYDNEY (AP) Kurtley Beale has kept his place as the starting flyhalf for the return Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand, with Australia coach Ewen McKenzie retaining the 23-man squad which held the All Blacks to a 12-12 draw in the series-opening match last weekend. (MORE)

England win Women's Rugby World Cup

PARIS (AP) England ended 16 years of heartbreak when it won the Women's Rugby World Cup by beating first-time finalist Canada 21-9 on Sunday. (MORE)

Nonu, Kaino to undergo scans

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks center Ma'a Nonu and flanker Jerome Kaino will undergo scans on Monday to determine if they will be fit to play for New Zealand in Saturday's second Rugby Championship test against Australia. (MORE)

Springbok's Smit out of Autumn series

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Captain John Smit will miss South Africa's end-of-season Grand Slam rugby tour to Britain and Ireland after undergoing a back operation. (MORE)

Elsom confident ahead of Hong Kong test

HONG KONG (AP) Australia may have lost 10 straight matches to New Zealand to break a 63-year record, but captain Rocky Elsom still believes the All Blacks can be beaten in their final Bledisloe Cup game of the season next month. (MORE)

Mai out of Samoa's sevens squad

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Uale Mai has withdrawn from Samoa's rugby sevens squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi to take up a playing contract in Spain. (MORE)

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