Rugby Union

Thu 31 Jan 2019

On ice! Aussie billionaire delays new ‘global’ rugby comp

On ice! Aussie billionaire delays new ‘global’ rugby comp

Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest has decided to postpone his Global Rapid Rugby competition to 2020.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Irish great’s sledge for English captain

Irish great’s sledge for English captain

Peter Stringer has said Ireland will look to get under the skin of ‘hothead’ England captain Owen Farrell when the teams meet in their Six Nations clash.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Crunch time in New Zealand for Aussie sevens men

Crunch time in New Zealand for Aussie sevens men

While Tim Walsh would love to see his Australian men’s sevens team win the close games more often, the coach would rather they avoid that scenario altogether.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

New Brumbies stars let off leash against Rebels

New Brumbies stars let off leash against Rebels

New Brumbies recruits James Slipper, Toni Pulu and Irae Simone have been named to start against Rebels in Saturday’s Super Rugby trial.

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Sevens star back to boost Aussie squad

Sevens star back to boost Aussie squad

Simon Kennewell will return for the Australian rugby sevens tilt in Hamilton on Saturday, a year on from a serious knee injury.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Beale escapes disciplinary action over white powder videos

Beale escapes disciplinary action over white powder videos

Rugby Australia says Wallabies star Kurtley Beale won't face any disciplinary action for any involvement in two videos purportedly involving drugs.

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Beale apologises over white powder video

Beale apologises over white powder video

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has apologised for his role in a controversial video that shows NRL player Corey Norman and a man snorting white powder.

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Karmichael Hunt gets rugby lifeline from NSW Waratahs

Karmichael Hunt gets rugby lifeline from NSW Waratahs

In a boost for Australia's rugby depth, Karmichael Hunt is set to resume his Super Rugby career after being thrown a lifeline by the NSW Waratahs

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Perfect Aussies set up sevens showdown with New Zealand

Perfect Aussies set up sevens showdown with New Zealand

Australia have beaten Wales to win all three of their pool matches and book a quarter-final showdown with New Zealand at the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens.

Cheika’s fate to be decided in high stakes board meeting

Cheika’s fate to be decided in high stakes board meeting

Michael Cheika’s fate as Wallabies coach will be determined at a Rugby Australia board meeting as the governing body digests the worst season in 60 years.

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Sacked NRL coach’s surprise Waratahs role

Sacked NRL coach’s surprise Waratahs role

Axed NRL coach Anthony Griffin has found a new role helping the rival code, bobbing up as a surprise consultant for the NSW Waratahs.

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Pacific Islands Super Rugby bid rejected

Pacific Islands Super Rugby bid rejected

An ambitious bid to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

‘Throw the bank at him’: New solution for Wallabies woes

‘Throw the bank at him’: New solution for Wallabies woes

With under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to front Rugby Australia next week, former Test hooker Brendan Cannon says David Nucifora is an ideal solution

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Dwyer’s solution for Wallabies woes

Dwyer’s solution for Wallabies woes

World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer wants the cap threshold for overseas players reviewed to bolster the struggling Wallabies’ depth.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Jones tells RA what they must do to get Wallabies on track

Jones tells RA what they must do to get Wallabies on track

TEN months before the start of the Rugby World Cup, the Wallabies look miles away from lifting the trophy but former coach Eddie Jones has some advice

Sun 25 Nov 2018

‘We’ll turn them into wins’: Defiant Cheika won’t walk away

‘We’ll turn them into wins’: Defiant Cheika won’t walk away

Embattled Wallabies coach Michael Cheika maintains he’s still the man to take Australia to the World Cup despite falling to a ninth loss of a miserable year.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

French rugby’s classy support for gay hate crime victim

French rugby’s classy support for gay hate crime victim

France players will wear rainbow laces in their match against Fiji in support of ex-Wales captain Gareth Thomas - the victim of a homophobic assault last week

Low blow, bro: All Blacks blame Wallabies for form slump

Low blow, bro: All Blacks blame Wallabies for form slump

South Africa is the only southern hemisphere country providing the All Blacks with the top-flight opposition they need, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Hottest property in world rugby has a huge call to make

Hottest property in world rugby has a huge call to make

Joe Schmidt says whether he stays on as Ireland rugby coach after next year’s World Cup or moves on, probably to the All Blacks, will be decided by his family

Carter, Giteau linked to breakaway comp

Carter, Giteau linked to breakaway comp

Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says star players from around the world are banging down the door to ask about his Global Rapid Rugby competition.

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