Rugby Union

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Lock and load: Rodda set to secure new deal

premium_icon Lock and load: Rodda set to secure new deal

Rodda set to become the reliable bedrock of the Wallabies for the four years beyond the World Cup as the towering lock closes in on securing a long-term deal

Tue 17 Sep 2019

‘Farcical’ joke exposes wide open World Cup

‘Farcical’ joke exposes wide open World Cup

Aussie rugby legends believe the Rugby World Cup is wide open in 2019 but a bizarre system makes a mockery of the sport.

‘Four more years boys!’ 20 best Aussie World Cup moments

premium_icon ‘Four more years boys!’ 20 best Aussie World Cup moments

Australia’s Rugby World Cup history is rich with drama, be it a great escape or tackles that had no right to be made. Jim Tucker rates the 20 greatest moments

Wallabies can’t afford loss to Wales

Wallabies can’t afford loss to Wales

Australia start favourites to top Pool D but Wales are the Six Nations champions and have reason to bedent while Fiji have potential to pull off an upset.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

‘Cute little thing’ ready for emergency halfback role

premium_icon ‘Cute little thing’ ready for emergency halfback role

Bernard Foley might not be the first name people think of as a Wallabies halfback. But according to Will Genia, the ‘cute little thing’ is ready to step up.

How Wallabies plan to shock the world

premium_icon How Wallabies plan to shock the world

Wallabies to bring new approach to their bid to claim the World Cup.

Pool B: Battle of the big guns

Pool B: Battle of the big guns

It will be one of the games of the pool rounds when South Africa and New Zealand go head to head. Whoever wins that game, wins this group.

Hooper: Sacrifice, hard work to pay off

premium_icon Hooper: Sacrifice, hard work to pay off

Captain Michael Hooper explains the team doesn’t have to be on top form from the first match.

Cheika bristles at Mortlock criticism

Cheika bristles at Mortlock criticism

Michael Cheika has described the Wallabies’ lead-up to the World Cup as “perfect” while hitting back at former skipper Stirling Mortlock.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Rugby legend’s secret left him suicidal

Rugby legend’s secret left him suicidal

A Wales rugby legend has opened up on the health battle he’s kept secret for years and it left him wanting to “drive off a cliff”.

Tie-breaker threatens to put boot into Wallabies hopes

premium_icon Tie-breaker threatens to put boot into Wallabies hopes

Football fans know all about penalty shoot-outs deciding big games. Now rugby supporters may have to get their heads around the same thing.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Wallabies great makes Pocock Cup call

premium_icon Wallabies great makes Pocock Cup call

Few people know what it takes to dominate a World Cup from the backrow like George Smith, and the legendary Wallaby has a surprise take on David Pocock’s role.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Wallabies’ legend demands Foley start

Wallabies’ legend demands Foley start

For the Wallabies it might just be a case of going back to the future at the upcoming Rugby World Cup and backing in Bernard Foley to start in the No.10 jersey.

Injury scare for Wallabies camp

Injury scare for Wallabies camp

Australia lock Adam Coleman is staying out of contact training ahead of Rugby World Cup opener as a trio of snubbed players join the team to train in Japan.

Young guns stand tall for Brahmans in high-scoring game

premium_icon Young guns stand tall for Brahmans in high-scoring game

We were in the hunt and were actually winning until halfway through the second half.’

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Reds hit the road for Super Rugby

premium_icon Reds hit the road for Super Rugby

A tough start to Super Rugby in 2020 will put the Reds on the road for their opening three matches while the return of an Anzac Round is great news.

Cheika's huge selection dilemma ahead of World Cup

premium_icon Cheika's huge selection dilemma ahead of World Cup

The Wallabies dominated the first half of their Test against Samoa but some sloppy play in the second stanza gave rise to concerns for coach Michael Cheika

Mon 9 Sep 2019

Hansen goes whack: All Blacks coach blasts World Rugby

Hansen goes whack: All Blacks coach blasts World Rugby

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has laid blame for the plight of Pacific Island rugby on the unwillingness of World Rugby to stand up to the Six Nations.

Sun 8 Sep 2019

‘Football saved me’: Rodda opens up on father’s suicide

premium_icon ‘Football saved me’: Rodda opens up on father’s suicide

LOOKING back, Izack Rodda can see that his dad Jon needed help. He would shut himself away from people, and be reluctant to talk — or go out.

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