Rugby Union

Thu 13 Feb 2020

Cancer takes Wallaby at 60

premium_icon Cancer takes Wallaby at 60

The noted hardman played 33 games for Queensland in the 1980s and was picked for the 1982 Wallabies tour. The late Shane Nightingale is remembered fondly.

Queensland's top 50 rugby union players: Part four

premium_icon Queensland's top 50 rugby union players: Part four

Another Queenslander on the move to Japan and a Nudgee College graduate looking to break into the Brumbies. It’s 20-11 of Jim Tucker’s top 50 QLD rugby talents.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Queensland's top 50 rugby union players: Part three

premium_icon Queensland's top 50 rugby union players: Part three

A Rockhampton young gun that’s leaving the code, a bloke who wasn’t even in the top 50 ten days ago, and a junior Wallabies skipper on the road to glory.

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Huge coup for RA as club rugby set to come on board

premium_icon Huge coup for RA as club rugby set to come on board

Rugby Australia will reportedly be able to offer bidders a broadcast package for all levels of the game from grassroots clubs to the Wallabies

Part two: QLD’s top 50 rugby union players

premium_icon Part two: QLD’s top 50 rugby union players

A former Maroon trying his hand at union again, a staple of the women’s sevens team. It’s part two of Jim Tucker’s top 50 QLD rugby talents.

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Queensland's top 50 rugby union players: Part One

premium_icon Queensland's top 50 rugby union players: Part One

A living highlights reel from Downlands, a former Easts battler tearing it up for Japan, and a Marist College graduate playing for Scotland...

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Brave Reds fall short against Lions

premium_icon Brave Reds fall short against Lions

The match was there for the taking but Queensland instead digested a tough 27-20 loss to the Lions in wet conditions in Johannesburg.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

South Africa in secret talks set to exit Rugby Championship

South Africa in secret talks set to exit Rugby Championship

South Africa currently hold the Rugby Championship and the World Cup, but they could be competing in a new Seven Nations tournament by 2024

Brumbies on fire as Rebels' problems grow

premium_icon Brumbies on fire as Rebels' problems grow

The Brumbies continued their perfect start to the season, bursting out of the blocks to dominate the Melbourne Rebels and register their 10th-straight home win

Catalans hold off on unleashing Folau

premium_icon Catalans hold off on unleashing Folau

Israel Folau will not make his Catalans Dragons Super League debut at Wakefield this weekend as the fallout of his controversial signing rages on

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Can JOC solve Australian rugby’s Rubik’s cube?

premium_icon Can JOC solve Australian rugby’s Rubik’s cube?

Reds star James O’Connor will start in his third position in four months as Brad Thorn attempts to nullify the Lions’ midfield in their Super Rugby showdown.

Will Castle’s TV rights stance doom rugby in Australia?

premium_icon Will Castle’s TV rights stance doom rugby in Australia?

Raelene Castle and Rugby Australia believe they have an ace up their sleeve in their TV rights war, but it threatens to all come unstuck.

Reds skipper latest in school's production line

premium_icon Reds skipper latest in school's production line

Liam Wright’s rise to the helm of the Reds is the latest honour accumulated by his school's Class of 2014 - which included Kalyn Ponga and Brodie Croft.

Rugby on its knees after $285m blow

Rugby on its knees after $285m blow

If you thought the Israel Folau saga hurt rugby in Australia, it’s nothing compared to what a code in crisis faces after this hammer strike.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Aussie pep-talk that fired up Sunwolves

premium_icon Aussie pep-talk that fired up Sunwolves

Their team may be in its last season, but Sunwolves players have plenty to play for and a foundation player reminded them of that before their win over Rebels.

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Sydney failure puts Tokyo heat on Aussies

premium_icon Sydney failure puts Tokyo heat on Aussies

With the Olympics looming large, there is real concern the Aussie men’s and women’s sevens teams are falling further behind when they should be closing the gap.

Mon 3 Feb 2020

Speight’s Grand Slam: Aussie’s incredible Super record

premium_icon Speight’s Grand Slam: Aussie’s incredible Super record

Australian speedster Henry Speight has trumped Israel Folau by becoming the first player in Super Rugby history to complete a “try Grand Slam”

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Rugby risks player safety in 40 degree clash

premium_icon Rugby risks player safety in 40 degree clash

Playing a Super Rugby game in sweltering conditions in the middle of summer is risking the safety of both teams, writes Andrew Slack.

10 rookies who provide big hope for Aussie rugby

premium_icon 10 rookies who provide big hope for Aussie rugby

The start to the Super Rugby season wasn’t a kind one for Aussie teams but the emergence of a handful of young guns will surely ease the pain a bit.

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Waratahs crushed by Crusaders as NSW youngsters emerge

premium_icon Waratahs crushed by Crusaders as NSW youngsters emerge

Waratahs opened their Super Rugby season with a loss to the Crusaders but unearthed a future star in the process.

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