French get a shot at World Cup glory

Gloom may be dogging their footballers but France's rugby league players are quietly preparing to play a quarter-final.


Racism: Tolerated and trivialised in New Zealand

Indigenous groups seek to fight back against stereotypes being pushed in mainstream media.

by David Mayeda
- Patti Sobieski

Inside Story

Can CITES come to nature's rescue?

We examine if the global conservation summit can offer a meaningful respite for threatened wildlife.


'We are in it up to our ears'

Scotland keep themselves in the fight for the Six Nations title after coming from behind to shock Ireland.

Humanitarian crises

Tropical Cyclone Evan hits Samoa

The first named storm of the South Pacific cyclone season triggers flooding and structural damage


All Blacks handed easy draw

Not such good news for England, Wales and Australia who are all drawn together in the 2015 Rugby World Cup pool.


New Zealand top rankings as Wales slide

Wales drop into third tier with defeat against Australia while All Blacks remain top of the pile in IRB world rankings.


New blood for Scotland rugby team

With November tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga, Scotland coach Andy Robinson selects seven new players.


Harlequins win first Premiership title

The team to beat throughout the Premiership season, Harlequins triumph over Leicester in the final at Twickenham.

Human Rights

Tonga holds funeral for King George

Monarch credited with ushering in democracy in South Pacific island is laid to rest.

Human Rights

Tonga king dies in Hong Kong hospital

The Polynesian monarch had ruled his South Pacific nation since September 2006 following the death of his father.


Adamu loses bribery appeal

Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds former FIFA official's ban for seeking bribes during football World Cup bidding.


Harinordoquy criticises 'lost' Lievremont

Number eight insists he 'will not miss' former France coach, claiming he was 'lost' during Rugby World Cup.