Rugby Union

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Tongan Thor inks monster Wallabies deal

premium_icon Tongan Thor inks monster Wallabies deal

The blow of Australian rugby’s mass overseas exodus has been softened after Rugby Australia secured the services of prop prodigy Taniela Tupou on a long-term deal.

Bittersweet weekend for Folau, wife

Bittersweet weekend for Folau, wife

Israel Folau and his wife Maria endured vastly different fortunes on the weekend as the rugby outcast’s plight was highlighted in brutal fashion.

Sun 11 Aug 2019

‘We’re pumped but job’s only half done’

premium_icon ‘We’re pumped but job’s only half done’

While the Wallabies can taste their first Bledisloe Cup glory in 17 years, Michael Cheika knows the job is only half done.

World reacts to Wallabies boilover

World reacts to Wallabies boilover

The Wallabies may have claimed a famous victory in Perth but the side will face a very different story in the Bledisloe decider.

Wallabies’ victory one for true believers

premium_icon Wallabies’ victory one for true believers

The Wallabies’ hammering of the All Blacks iwas a night for Australian rugby’s true believers, but Michael Cheika’s men know there’s much more work to be done.

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Bledisloe Cup war of words erupts

Bledisloe Cup war of words erupts

The 2019 edition of the Bledisloe Cup has started with extra spice as both the Wallabies and All Blacks fire sledges across the ditch

The man All Blacks fear more than Folau

premium_icon The man All Blacks fear more than Folau

Sacked superstar Israel Folau may be a whiz at hogging the headlines, but it’s the man who will fill his boots that has the All Blacks on edge.

Thu 8 Aug 2019

The Bledisloe insult that backfired

premium_icon The Bledisloe insult that backfired

Few things will fire up a team like their opponent claiming the match over before it begins — that’s what the All Blacks did to Australia — and it backfired.

Wallabies’ huge O’Connor gamble for Bledisloe I

premium_icon Wallabies’ huge O’Connor gamble for Bledisloe I

James O’Connor’s rugby redemption is complete. The former Wallabies outcast returns to the starting side.

Wed 7 Aug 2019

All Blacks vulnerable? You have to be kidding!

premium_icon All Blacks vulnerable? You have to be kidding!

The Wallabies insist they won’t be hoodwinked by two disappointing All Blacks performances as they look to build on some form leading into the World Cup.

All Blacks expecting Pocock ambush

premium_icon All Blacks expecting Pocock ambush

David Pocock is one of the few Wallabies who forces the All Blacks to think twice about their game plan so the sight of him at training has set off alarm bells.

Grim Bledisloe reality facing Wallaby legends

premium_icon Grim Bledisloe reality facing Wallaby legends

Australia’s core group of Wallabies are just two losses away from suffering a black mark on their international careers.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Wallabies wary as All Blacks go for two playmakers

premium_icon Wallabies wary as All Blacks go for two playmakers

Nothing is said by chance in the build-up to a Bledisloe Cup game, not by the Wallabies, not by the All Blacks as the mind games begin ahead of the Perth clash.

Time’s ticking for Wallaby World Cup hopefuls

premium_icon Time’s ticking for Wallaby World Cup hopefuls

Crunch time has arrived for Wallabies to impress for a World Cup berth and Saturday’s clash against the All Blacks will sort out the contenders from pretenders

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Drovers secure spot in Rugby Capricornia grand final

premium_icon Drovers secure spot in Rugby Capricornia grand final

Huge defeat at Moura lands dominant team in final game of the season

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Pocock to be put on ice until World Cup

premium_icon Pocock to be put on ice until World Cup

The Bledisloe Cup series against New Zealand is imminent, but key Wallaby David Pocock is set to miss it and be rested until the World Cup

NZ media tells Sonny Bill Williams to ‘shove it’

NZ media tells Sonny Bill Williams to ‘shove it’

Sonny Bill Williams is under pressure to hold his All Blacks spot for the World Cup and the blowtorch has been applied by the Kiwi press

Reds gun returns to lift Uni’s hopes

premium_icon Reds gun returns to lift Uni’s hopes

University head into their sudden-death minor semi-final against Easts at Ballymore having received a big boost.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

Dawson Valley primed for tough semis clash

premium_icon Dawson Valley primed for tough semis clash

Coach: 'We haven't come this far in the season to go into the finals with the wrong attitude'

Wallabies’ World Cup hell in jungle paradise

premium_icon Wallabies’ World Cup hell in jungle paradise

The Wallabies will take their pre-World Cup camp to the island paradise of Noumea but Michael Cheika’s team can expect to be pushed to the limit in the jungle.

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