Rugby Union

Tue 26 Nov 2019

Eddie Jones’ assistant firms for Wallabies gig

Eddie Jones’ assistant firms for Wallabies gig

Rugby Australia looks set to get one over England after Eddie Jones’ assistant Scott Wisemantel's decision to move on from the team following the World Cup

Reds-to-Regions reconnects rugby with heartland

premium_icon Reds-to-Regions reconnects rugby with heartland

A tour of 22 regional hubs across Qld connected Reds players with the communities they are playing for. It gave a confronting view of their drought-hit state.

English billionaire crushes Russell Crowe's Radradra dream

premium_icon English billionaire crushes Russell Crowe's Radradra dream

South Sydney’s bid to sign Fijian powerhouse Semi Radradra looks all but over, with an English billionaire coming to the party with an enormous offer

Sun 24 Nov 2019

Dump the Boks! South Africa travel is ‘torture’

premium_icon Dump the Boks! South Africa travel is ‘torture’

Michael Lynagh says Aussie and Kiwi players are being physically imperilled by the travel demands of the Super Rugby model.

Fri 22 Nov 2019

Stephen Colbert trains with All Blacks

Stephen Colbert trains with All Blacks

The late-night American TV host was brave enough to sledge a pair of All Blacks greats but quickly found rugby isn’t his game.

Homesick Semi’s $2m sacrifice to return to NRL

premium_icon Homesick Semi’s $2m sacrifice to return to NRL

Radradra is set to sacrifice millions and return to the NRL on a cut-price deal, revealing to friends which Sydney club he wants to sign with.

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Controversial ‘Giteau Law’ under microscope

premium_icon Controversial ‘Giteau Law’ under microscope

Australian rugby’s controversial "Giteau Law", a concept introduced by Michael Cheika, could be scrapped as the governing body reviews the Wallabies’ World Cup

NZ Rugby copping stick for missing out on Rennie

NZ Rugby copping stick for missing out on Rennie

NZ Rugby accused of getting it wrong by leaving their All Blacks coaching appointment so late, allowing some of their finest minds to align with other teams

Israel Folau trolled by Kiwi restaurant

Israel Folau trolled by Kiwi restaurant

A New Zealand restaurant visited by Israel Folau and his wife Maria has revealed he inadvertently donated to a pro-gay cause

How new Wallabies coach plans to win over fans

premium_icon How new Wallabies coach plans to win over fans

Dave Rennie understands rugby fans want an Australian coaching their national team but the new Wallabies coach had a reassuring message for them.

Wed 20 Nov 2019

New Wallabies coach revealed

New Wallabies coach revealed

Rugby Australia has finalised who will succeed Michael Cheika as Wallabies coach, ignoring the former mentor’s outgoing demand.

Mon 18 Nov 2019

Another head rolls amid Wallabies crisis

Another head rolls amid Wallabies crisis

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is already on his way out and now another powerbroker in Australian rugby has fallen on his sword.

Wallabies vice-captain set to switch allegiances

premium_icon Wallabies vice-captain set to switch allegiances

Wallabies mid-field veteran Samu Kerevi could run out against Australia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup - a move that would all but end his green and gold career.

NRL premierships mean more for SBW

NRL premierships mean more for SBW

Sonny Bill Williams has admitted he holds his two NRL premiership triumphs above his World Cup wins with the All Blacks in terms of importance.

Rugby gun’s weird plan for success in new sport

premium_icon Rugby gun’s weird plan for success in new sport

He’s the former Australian captain and Olympian with a strange secret and an unusual plan for a race this weekend.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Thorn adds Wallaby heavyweight in retention drive

premium_icon Thorn adds Wallaby heavyweight in retention drive

The relentless re-signing rush at the Queensland Reds refuses to slow down with coach Brad Thorn securing another young star on a long-term deal.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Former NRL star claims historic John Eales Medal

premium_icon Former NRL star claims historic John Eales Medal

Just three years after switching codes from the NRL, this man is Australia’s best rugby player. See every winner from the 2019 John Eales Medal awards night.

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Tactical blunder fed All Blacks to Poms

Tactical blunder fed All Blacks to Poms

Former New Zealand coach Wayne Smith has exposed the tactical “stuff up” that set the All Blacks up for failure before their Rugby World Cup elimination.

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Eddie Jones wants to coach NRL club

Eddie Jones wants to coach NRL club

Rugby World Cup coaching guru Eddie Jones wants to return to coach in Australia. But in a stunning twist, it’s not the Wallabies job he wants.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Relief as Aussie men’s sevens secure Tokyo passage

Relief as Aussie men’s sevens secure Tokyo passage

Australia’s men’s rugby sevens team are finally headed for Japan next year, but only after a second-half surge proved too much for Samoa in a tense Oceania playoff.

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