Rugby Union

Mon 20 May 2019

Rookie running Red hot with Cup chance

premium_icon Rookie running Red hot with Cup chance

One door closes. One door opens. With Tolu Latu booted out of the Wallabies’ World Cup training camp, young Reds hooker Alex Mafi is now right on their radar.

Sun 19 May 2019

Latu kicked out of Wallabies camp

premium_icon Latu kicked out of Wallabies camp

Tolu Latu has been booted out of the Wallabies’ World Cup training camp in Brisbane after being arrested and charged with drink driving.

Folau appeal hits major setback

Folau appeal hits major setback

Israel Folau’s legal challenge against his Rugby Australia termination is already off to a shaky start as Raelene Castle unloaded.

Cops find rugby star ‘slumped behind the wheel’

premium_icon Cops find rugby star ‘slumped behind the wheel’

Rugby Australia has been hit with another off-field scandal with a Test hooker who has been charged with drink driving.

Waratahs extend streak as kicking costs gallant Reds

premium_icon Waratahs extend streak as kicking costs gallant Reds

Not since Kevin Rudd was prime minister have the Reds beaten the Waratahs and a costly goalkicking display has created more heartache for Brad Thorn’s team.

Sat 18 May 2019

Israel Folau: Plan may run afoul of church tax laws

premium_icon Israel Folau: Plan may run afoul of church tax laws

The ATO will monitor donations given to Israel Folau's church to assess whether the money is used to fund his expected legal challenge against Rugby Australia.

No winners in the Folau saga? That’s rubbish

premium_icon No winners in the Folau saga? That’s rubbish

Plenty of people have written there’s no winners in the battle between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia. There’s at least two winners, writes Mike Colman

Israel Folau hits back with Insta post after sacking

Israel Folau hits back with Insta post after sacking

An understandably gutted Israel Folau has issued a parting jab at Rugby Australia shortly after his official axing from the Wallabies.

Fri 17 May 2019

Sacked: Rugby Australia tears up Folau contract

premium_icon Sacked: Rugby Australia tears up Folau contract

ISRAEL Folau is expected to launch action against Rugby Australia in the Supreme Court after his $4 million contract was officially terminated today.

Thu 16 May 2019

Back from a broken neck: All Blacks star’s remarkable return

Back from a broken neck: All Blacks star’s remarkable return

Flanker Sam Cane’s remarkable bid to resume his All Blacks career begins this weekend when he returns to rugby seven months after breaking his neck

Revealed: 11th-hour bungle created Folau mess

Revealed: 11th-hour bungle created Folau mess

Fresh details have emerged of Rugby Australia’s mishandling of Israel Folau’s contract, as the cross-code star awaits a decision on his future

Izzy’s likely successor says he’s up to the challenge

premium_icon Izzy’s likely successor says he’s up to the challenge

If Israel Folau’s contract is torn up, Haylett-Petty, the frontrunner to replace him as Wallabies fullback, believes Australia can still win the World Cup.

Wed 15 May 2019

Folau’s cryptic message on verdict D-Day

Folau’s cryptic message on verdict D-Day

Israel Folau has sent a cryptic message by deleting his Instagram profile picture just hours out from his reported contract termination D-Day

Tue 14 May 2019

Subtle hint Izzy’s accepted axing fate

premium_icon Subtle hint Izzy’s accepted axing fate

As Israel Folau awaits the decision on his future, he has dropped a hint that he’s accepted his playing days with rugby union are over.

Crazy rule leaves Reds feeling blue

premium_icon Crazy rule leaves Reds feeling blue

Livewire Isaac Lucas has been grounded from their season-defining interstate clash because the Reds have lost an exasperating “club v country” debate.

Relationship breakdown in Folau mess

Relationship breakdown in Folau mess

The casualties of Israel Folau’s saga keep mounting as a key relationship looks to have broken down in the wake of his social media scandal

Coalition matches Labor's promise on Ballymore redevelopment

Coalition matches Labor's promise on Ballymore redevelopment

A $35 million upgrade of Brisbane rugby stronghold Ballymore firmed after the Federal Government matched Labor's election promise on Tuesday

Unanimous verdict to terminate Folau’s contract

premium_icon Unanimous verdict to terminate Folau’s contract

Israel Folau’s future is set to be decided this week, with the three-person panel to hand down their verdict on either Wednesday or Thursday — and it looks bleak...

Mon 13 May 2019

Colts keep heads up despite loss to Frenchville

premium_icon Colts keep heads up despite loss to Frenchville

Frenchville exhibited a full-strength side with a large bench of about 10 players

Rugby’s olive branch to save World Cup hopes

premium_icon Rugby’s olive branch to save World Cup hopes

Rugby Australia has moved to ease tension among the playing ranks amid concerns the Israel Folau saga could creep into the Wallabies’ World Cup camp.

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