Rugby Union

Tue 10 Sep 2019

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.

Sat 7 Sep 2019

‘Fragile’ Wallabies survive Samoa scare

‘Fragile’ Wallabies survive Samoa scare

The Wallabies have tuned up for the World Cup with a hard-fought but unconvincing victory against Samoa at Bankwest Stadium.

Trailblazing Springboks icon dies aged 49

Trailblazing Springboks icon dies aged 49

The only black player in the Springboks squad that won the World Cup on home soil in 1995, Chester Williams has died from a heart attack at age 49

All Blacks issue World Cup warning with 92-7 win over Tonga

All Blacks issue World Cup warning with 92-7 win over Tonga

The All Blacks did it so easy against Tonga, they deliberately finished the game with 14 men - not replacing centre Ryan Crotty as they cruised to a 92-7 win

Fri 6 Sep 2019

End approaches for one of our true Wallaby greats

premium_icon End approaches for one of our true Wallaby greats

In a volatile period for Australian rugby one name has stood above the rest over the last decade with David Pocock set to call time on his Wallabies career.

Cheika tight-lipped on 'Pooper' plans

premium_icon Cheika tight-lipped on 'Pooper' plans

It’s the question every Wallabies fan wants an answer to — will Michael Hooper and David Pocock play together in Japan or will the selectors choose just one?

Thu 5 Sep 2019

Folau ‘not ashamed’ to speak out

Folau ‘not ashamed’ to speak out

Israel Folau has been quiet of late but now the former rugby star is being given a huge platform to share his message with Australia.

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Andrew Walker’s fitting farewell

premium_icon Andrew Walker’s fitting farewell

His famous footy career started with Randwick at Coogee Oval, and that’s where Andrew Walker will step out for the final time in his extraordinary career.

Tue 3 Sep 2019

Scots PGC qualify for three cup grand finals

premium_icon Scots PGC qualify for three cup grand finals

WARWICK school could be the first to win a premiership in new rugby union competition.

All Blacks respond to ‘cheats’ tag

All Blacks respond to ‘cheats’ tag

The gamesmanship has begun ahead of rugby’s World Cup but the All Blacks could not care less about those slandering their game.

Eales: Wallabies giving Aussie fans plenty of hope

premium_icon Eales: Wallabies giving Aussie fans plenty of hope

Rugby World Cup winner John Eales has seen the game both in boom and bust but says winning the Cup in Japan would instantly bring back the glory days.

Mon 2 Sep 2019

Wallabies prop gears up for World Cup swansong

premium_icon Wallabies prop gears up for World Cup swansong

After more than a decade in the engine room, Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu is calling it a day on the international stage so he can spend more time with family.

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Why new religion laws might not have saved Folau

premium_icon Why new religion laws might not have saved Folau

New laws to prevent religious discrimination include heavy fines and even jail sentences. But the proposed legislation might not have saved Israel Folau.

Wallabies blow as young gun sent home

premium_icon Wallabies blow as young gun sent home

Jordan Petaia’s injury curse has struck again with the teenage whiz the first victim of Australia’s Survivor-style jungle training camp in New Caledonia.

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Playmaker final piece in Reds finals puzzle

premium_icon Playmaker final piece in Reds finals puzzle

The Queensland Rugby Union have signed nine of their core group to long-term deals and they are hoping the strategy pays healthy dividends - and soon.

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Captain’s call: Consistency key to Cup success

premium_icon Captain’s call: Consistency key to Cup success

If the Wallabies are going to win the World Cup they not only need to play their best but do it consistently, according to the captains who have been there.

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Rookie ‘X-Factor’ wins World Cup selection

premium_icon Rookie ‘X-Factor’ wins World Cup selection

Jim Tucker reveals the Wallabies’ squad for this year’s World Cup, with selectors opting for a mix of youth and experience to bring back ‘Bill’.

Team Misfit: Wallabies reveal World Cup squad

premium_icon Team Misfit: Wallabies reveal World Cup squad

Michael Cheika’s squad of rugby bad boys come good might just be what the Wallabies are looking for to end their 20-year World Cup drought writes Julian Linden.

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