Rugby Union

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Cheika drops huge hint of Wallabies makeover

premium_icon Cheika drops huge hint of Wallabies makeover

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says his battling side have ‘a few new tricks up our sleeve’ as he admits they need to lift for feature at the World Cup.

Wallabies issued World Cup warning as Wales win Grand Slam

Wallabies issued World Cup warning as Wales win Grand Slam

Wales claimed a record third Six Nations Grand Slam of coach Warren Gatland’s reign Saturday as Gareth Anscombe kicked 20 points to help beat Ireland 25-7.

Stewart gives Reds reason to hope

premium_icon Stewart gives Reds reason to hope

He wasn’t even supposed to play but Hamish Stewart has given Brad Thorn a selection headache after his matchwinning performance against the Sunwolves.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Crusaders defy name change calls after massacre

premium_icon Crusaders defy name change calls after massacre

The Crusaders are defying calls to change it following complaints it is no longer appropriate in the wake of the Christchurch massacre.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Second-half comeback delivers Reds victory in Tokyo

Second-half comeback delivers Reds victory in Tokyo

The Queensland Reds has come back from a 21-5 half-time deficit to post their first Super Rugby win of the year with a 34-31 win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo

‘Respect and solidarity’: Rugby cancelled

‘Respect and solidarity’: Rugby cancelled

A New Zealand Super Rugby grudge match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and Highlanders has been called off

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Tahs rates Brumbies ahead of Reds

premium_icon Tahs rates Brumbies ahead of Reds

After losing four of their last five encounters with the Brumbies, the Waratahs consider them their biggest challenge, overshadowing their Reds rivalry.

QRU happy to back coach Thorn

premium_icon QRU happy to back coach Thorn

Brad Thorn will be re-signed to a new two-year coaching deal by Queensland Rugby Union bosses who see long-term success through the fog of the current losing...

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Double blow has winless Reds in danger zone

premium_icon Double blow has winless Reds in danger zone

Queensland Reds have been dealt a stinging blow on their eve of their clash with Japan’s Sunwolves with two pack aces forced out.

He’s back: Honey Badger’s World XV rugby return

He’s back: Honey Badger’s World XV rugby return

Nick Cummins and a trio of World Cup-winning All Blacks have been named as part of a World XV outfit to take on the Western Force in Perth on March 22.

Door open for Izzy to chase Olympic dream

premium_icon Door open for Izzy to chase Olympic dream

Rugby Australia Sevens officials are prepared to offer Israel Folau a special deal to compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics if he is serious about the idea.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Injury blow for Reds ahead of Tokyo clash

premium_icon Injury blow for Reds ahead of Tokyo clash

The winless Queensland Reds must find a new flyhalf with Bryce Hegarty ruled out of Saturday’s redemption mission in Tokyo.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

All Blacks great admits end is nigh

All Blacks great admits end is nigh

Former All Black Dan Carter admits his rugby career is nearing an end after failing a medical that annulled his contract with French club Racing 92.

Genia to captain, Cooper a must for Wallabies

premium_icon Genia to captain, Cooper a must for Wallabies

Coach Michael Cheika is running out of time to get his spluttering machine in gear or risk being crushed by the heavyweights at the Rugby World Cup. T

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Back-to-back champs the Crusaders cruise to another win

Back-to-back champs the Crusaders cruise to another win

The Crusaders are unbeaten in 19 matches after smashing domestic rivals the Chiefs 57-28 in Christchurch for their fourth straight win to start 2019

Quade called into Wallabies training camp

Quade called into Wallabies training camp

Melbourne Rebels playmaker Quade Cooper is set to be included in a Wallabies training squad after helping his Super Rugby side to an unbeaten start

Fox wins ‘biggest sporting event of 2019’

Fox wins ‘biggest sporting event of 2019’

Fox Sports has secured broadcast and streaming rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and will for the time deliver a dedicated 24-hour World Cup channel

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Shocked Hooper hopes there's nothing in match-fixing claims

Shocked Hooper hopes there's nothing in match-fixing claims

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper was "shocked” to learn of claims the team had been investigated for match fixing after losing a Test they were favoured to win

Thu 7 Mar 2019

Revealed: World Rugby’s plans for new championship

Revealed: World Rugby’s plans for new championship

World rugby chiefs have revealed plans for an annual Nations Championship that would see northern and southern hemisphere teams compete in a global tournament

NRL legend’s harrowing childhood

NRL legend’s harrowing childhood

Former NRL star Luke Lewis has made an emotional appeal on TV in a bid to stop bad behaviour, explaining how he saw his mother beaten.

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