Rugby Union

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

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.

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

Israel Folau has opened up for the first time since his code of conduct hearing, detailing how he rejected temptation and the work of Satan.

Sun 12 May 2019

Folau says he refused ‘temptation’ of Rugby Aus’s offer

premium_icon Folau says he refused ‘temptation’ of Rugby Aus’s offer

Israel Folau has told a church congregation that “the way Satan works is he offers you stuff that could look good to the eye”.

Prop praying to end NSW dominance

premium_icon Prop praying to end NSW dominance

Taniela Tupou has been a Queenslander for less than five years but he is desperate to break the Waratahs’ 10-game stranglehold over the Reds.

Reds seek exemption for young gun Lucas

premium_icon Reds seek exemption for young gun Lucas

A special exemption will be sought so young spark Isaac Lucas can play in the first Queensland Reds team to topple the Waratahs in six years

Waratahs loss comes with a bonus

Waratahs loss comes with a bonus

The NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby finals hopes are hanging by a thread following a gut-wrenching one-point loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

What Cooper concussion means as Wallaby’s return looms

What Cooper concussion means as Wallaby’s return looms

Melbourne’s Mr Fixit Reece Hodge’s next job could be at five-eighth with Quade Cooper in doubt for the Rebels’ Super Rugby match against the Bulls on Friday night.

Sat 11 May 2019

All Black fires shot in Folau war

All Black fires shot in Folau war

An All Blacks star has blasted a claim that Rugby Australia should sack all Pacific Islanders in the wake of the Israel Folau storm

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Getting separation from their Australian conference rivals took some doing for the Melbourne Rebels in their local derby win over the Queensland Reds

Fri 10 May 2019

Ex-teammate warns Folau not to ruin Rugby for everyone else

Ex-teammate warns Folau not to ruin Rugby for everyone else

A FORMER Wallabies teammate of Israel Folau has broken down what’s at stake in the crippling stand off between him and Rugby Australia.

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

Wallabies lock Will Skelton admits turning his back on a crack at the Rugby World Cup to re-sign with Saracens has been the toughest decision of his career

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