Rugby Union

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Resisting arrest, assault: England rugby star charged

Resisting arrest, assault: England rugby star charged

England rugby star and former Melbourne Rebels import Danny Cipriani has been charged with assaulting police on the English Channel island of Jersey

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Dumped All Black accuses coach of not telling the truth

Dumped All Black accuses coach of not telling the truth

Axed Vaea Fifita accuses coach Steve Hansen of “not telling me the truth” about the reasons for the All Black's Bledisloe Cup omission

Folau still aiming to ruin All Blacks from above

Folau still aiming to ruin All Blacks from above

Israel Folau hasn’t been given a full explanation about what he can and can’t do in the air but insists he won’t be changing a thing in the Bledisloe Cup opener

All Blacks target Pocock threat

All Blacks target Pocock threat

THE All Blacks have gone a year without having to worry about David Pocock but they’re on high alert for the return of the Wallabies back-row menace.

Genia calls for permanent Wallabies indigenous jersey

Genia calls for permanent Wallabies indigenous jersey

Genia urges Australian rugby officials to consider making permanent the indigenous jersey worn by the Wallabies in last year’s third Bledisloe Test

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Sydney factor has the All Blacks on edge

Sydney factor has the All Blacks on edge

The All Blacks are toning back their ‘Wallabies are favourites" line but believe the Sydney factor makes the Bledisloe Cup opener a danger game

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Chiefs dominate Super team of the season

Chiefs dominate Super team of the season

WINGER George Bridge was the only star from the champion Crusaders to be included in controversial Super Rugby team of the season.

Australian bid for Women’s Rugby World Cup

Australian bid for Women’s Rugby World Cup

AN against-the-grain plan to play the entire women’s Rugby World Cup in the one city is the driver for Rugby Australia to earn hosting rights for 2021 event.

Tue 7 Aug 2018

‘Load of tripe’: Mortlock calls out All Blacks coach

‘Load of tripe’: Mortlock calls out All Blacks coach

FORMER Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock has rubbished All Blacks attempts at underdog status for the looming Bledisloe Cup series as laughable.

Brumbies sign Chiefs excitement machine

Brumbies sign Chiefs excitement machine

The Brumbies have pulled off a Super Rugby recruitment coup, signing speedy Chiefs winger Toni Pulu on a two-year contract

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Hansen confirms Barrett for Bledisloe opener

Hansen confirms Barrett for Bledisloe opener

RICHIE Mo’unga’s form won’t be enough to stop Beauden Barrett from wearing the All Blacks five-eighth jersey against the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup opener

Former Wallaby suffers neck injury

Former Wallaby suffers neck injury

FORMER Wallabies and Waratahs centre Richard Tombs has suffered a serious neck injury in a freak accident while playing soccer.

All Blacks coach declares Wallabies favourites

All Blacks coach declares Wallabies favourites

AFTER naming a predictably powerful squad, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has started the mind games by declaring the Wallabies favourites for Bledisloe Cup.

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Peerless Crusaders claim ninth Super Rugby title

Peerless Crusaders claim ninth Super Rugby title

FOR the second straight year the Crusaders have defeated the Lions in the Super Rugby final, fending off a second half challenge to win 37-18.

Veteran back in frame but rookies far from forgotten

Veteran back in frame but rookies far from forgotten

HOOKER Tatafu Polota-Nau and six uncapped rookies feature in Michael Cheika’s Wallabies train-on squad for Bledisloe Cup opener against the All Blacks.

Thu 2 Aug 2018

Thorn urged to bury hatchet and recall Cooper at Reds

Thorn urged to bury hatchet and recall Cooper at Reds

Former Wallaby Greg Martin has urged rookie Reds coach Brad Thorn to bury the hatchet and give discarded playmaker Quade Cooper a chance in 2019

Wed 1 Aug 2018

‘Embarrassed’: Wallaby breaks silence on cocaine ban

‘Embarrassed’: Wallaby breaks silence on cocaine ban

WALLABIES prop James Slipper says he’s sorry and embarrassed after serving a two-month drug ban and while not fully fixed, he’s happier than in a long time.

Foley backs Folau for Bledisloe positional change

Foley backs Folau for Bledisloe positional change

WALLABIES five-eighth Bernard Foley believes Israel Folau could star as outside centre against All Blacks in this month’s Bledisloe Cup matches.

All Blacks blow: SBW ruled out of Bledisloe

All Blacks blow: SBW ruled out of Bledisloe

ALL Blacks back Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of both Tests against Australia this month, continuing a rotten run with injury.

Cooper, Hunt earn spots in City squad

Cooper, Hunt earn spots in City squad

QUADE Cooper and Karmichael Hunt will take their first steps back from the representative wilderness together after being named in the Brisbane City NRC squad

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