Organisers of the Rugby World Cup have revealed the ticket prices for the 2011 showpiece.
Australia finished their autumn trip well with a strong victory over Wales at Cardiff, boosting hopes their international future could be rather more rosy.
Mike Ford has dropped out of the race to become England's next Rugby League coach.
The Scottish rugby team upset the odds over the weekend by beating the Australian team for the first time in 28 years.
Early betting for the 2013 rugby league World Cup has Australia already way out in front following their Four Nations victory.
New Zealand can go into Saturday's Hillary Shield match against England knowing all the pressure is on the home side.
Scotland have pledged to approach Saturday's game against the Wallabies with "ambition" as they look to overcome the big odds posted by rugby bookmakers.
Two new South Sydney Rabbitohs recruits are to make their debuts in the Return to Redfern 2010 match in February.
Australia saw their chances of a grand slam tour fly between the posts in Dublin but can look forward to a game against Scotland in which they have been rated overwhelming favourites.
Commentators have warned the Wallabies still have some growing to do despite an encouraging win against England at Twickenham.
Australia have hinted they will be targeting England's young half backs when they take on the hosts in the Four Nations final today.
The Wallabies have made only one change to the side which beat England last weekend as they bid to overturn Ireland at Croke Park on Sunday.
Australia coach Robbie Deans says Ireland will take "some containing" at Croke Park on Saturday thanks to their Six Nations win and a lively home crowd.
Controlling the power of England's pack could be the key to victory in Saturday's Four Nations final, Aussie prop Petero Civoniceva has said.
Bookmakers have installed the Wallabies as marginal outsiders for their next rugby union tie after they kicked off their series of spring tests with victory over England.
England's Four Nations odds have plummeted after a bruising win over New Zealand propelled them into the final against Australia.
The Kangaroos have made a number of changes to the side which beat England in last weekend's Four Nations clash as they bid to make good their odds of tournament favourites.
Former Australia fly-half Brian Smith has warned the Wallabies will be a dangerous prospect for England at Twickenham on Saturday despite their poor form.
Australia have been positioned as favourites in rugby betting markets to overcome England on Saturday but must face a resurgent Johnny Wilkinson.
Australia remain hot favourites to win the Four Nations tournament despite an imperfect win over England on Saturday and a crushing victory for New Zealand over France.
Australia's rugby union side are also in action on Saturday as they take on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup Test in Japan.
Australia captain Darren Lockyer has said his side's hammering of England in last year's World Cup will have no influence on the feel of Saturday's Four Nations game.
Star full-back Jarryd Hayne is hoping for another good atmosphere on Saturday as Australia look to take the spoils from their next rugby league Four Nations clash.
Rugby league odds on Australia clinching the Four Nations tournament have remained largely unscathed after their dramatic 20-20 draw with New Zealand on Saturday.
England centre Lee Smith has extra motivation for the Four Nations as he plays his last-ever rugby league tournament.
New Zealand have made only minor adjustments to their team as they bid to overturn Australia in the Four Nations on Saturday.
Betfair has installed England and Australia as overwhelming favourites to triumph in their opening Four Nations fixtures.
New Zealand look to have sharpened their chances of overcoming the odds in the Four Nations with a hard-fought 40-24 win over Tonga.
Australia are clearly prepared to make big sacrifices to justify their Four Nations odds – one player is even postponing his wedding to make the tournament.
Melbourne Storm will begin the defence of their NRL title away at Cronulla Sharks in March, with bookmakers rating them at 8.00 to triumph in 2010.
A number of injuries have cast a shadow over the Kangaroo's chances against New Zealand in their opening Four Nations tie on October 24.
The form of Parramatta full-back Jarryd Hayne could hold the key to The Eels upsetting Melbourne Storm in today's NRL grand final.
Many online bookmakers are already taking bets for next year's NRL premiers battle even before the 2009 grand final kicks off tomorrow.
NRL grand final outsiders Parramatta Eels have named their team for Sunday's show piece, with captain Naythan Cayless named at prop.
Sunday's sell-out NRL grand final between Melbourne Storm and Parramatta Eels could be a battle of fine margins, according to tipsters.
Melbourne Storm are on 1.67 for the NRL premiership title after booking their place in the grand final with a Saturday night victory over Brisbane Broncos.
Brisbane Broncos are keeping the pundits guessing as they mull over their starting line-up for the second NRL preliminary final on Saturday night.
Online NRL betting markets have the Eels and Bulldogs almost toe-to-toe ahead of their blockbusting preliminary final on Friday.
Fearsome form and the performance of star front-rower Dave Taylor could prove the edge for the Brisbane Broncos when they take on St George Illawarra on Saturday.
A four match suspension has come to an end for William Zillman, who has been named in the Gold Coast Titans squad for their crunch NRL finals encounter on Friday.
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The return from injury of two players could aid the Gold Coast Titans as they go into their Saturday night NRL finals clash with the Broncos.
The fitness of star utility man Jamie Lyon could influence punters with an eye on Manly Sea Eagles' clash with Melbourne Storm in Friday's NRL qualifying final.
A minor premiership victory awaits the Bulldogs if they can overturn the Wests Tigers in Friday night's NRL clash - with the away side odds-on with many bookmakers.
NRL betting markets are gearing up for the final home-and-away round of the season, with punters' eyes on the form of teams readying themselves for a crack at the finals.
The Wests Tigers face a crunch NRL tie with The Titans on Saturday night with the lingering chance of a finals berth still at stake.
The number crunching has begun in the battle to predict the destination of the NRL premiership, with online betting set to hit top gear as the season heads for the finals.
Rugby league betting could see plenty staked on the Eels thanks to their fine form, but the premiership could still be a step too far according to some commentators.
Poor away form could decide a Saturday night NRL tie featuring 7th versus 11th as the season enters its 'business end'.
Attention was already turning to next week even as the whistle was blown on the West Tigers' crushing NRL victory over Cronulla.
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