Rugby Union

Sat 4 Jan 2020

‘Gym freak’ SBW wows new coach

‘Gym freak’ SBW wows new coach

Sonny Bill Williams has impressed his new coach after arriving at training in peak physical condition ahead of his latest footy adventure

Sun 29 Dec 2019

The 40 findings Rugby Australia won’t tell you

premium_icon The 40 findings Rugby Australia won’t tell you

Rugby Australia’s review into the disastrous 2019 season has more than 40 recommendations, but you won’t know what most are.

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Cost cutting deprives new Sydney stadium of 'vital' tool

Cost cutting deprives new Sydney stadium of 'vital' tool

A sneaky feature to hide embarrassingly small crowds at Sydney’s future stadium was seen as crucial for the teams using it. But now it’s nowhere to be seen

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Kiwis bizarre nude celebration trend

Kiwis bizarre nude celebration trend

The New Zealand Rugby Sevens team are a close bunch — a little too close if you ask some people — after continuing a unique winning tradition.

Sat 14 Dec 2019

Anti-Discrimination Board accepts complaint against Folau

Anti-Discrimination Board accepts complaint against Folau

Israel Folau walked away from a longstanding legal fight with Rugby Australia, but now finds himself in a whole new battle

Thu 12 Dec 2019

ON SALE: Score cheap tickets for Reds' Gladstone match

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Wife’s blunt reaction to All Blacks coach

Wife’s blunt reaction to All Blacks coach

Ian Foster’s wife was the first person he told after he was named the new All Blacks coach. Her reaction wasn’t what he expected.

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Peers vote Alaalatoa top of the props

premium_icon Peers vote Alaalatoa top of the props

The Wallabies' Allan Alaalatoa has claimed one of the highest honours in Australian rugby, becoming just the second prop to win the coveted Medal for Excellence

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Folau just proved it was all about money

Folau just proved it was all about money

The notion Israel Folau is a martyr for his faith or flag-bearer for freedom of speech has been shown to be horses---, writes Joe Hildebrand

Israel Folau’s next big move revealed

Israel Folau’s next big move revealed

With his war against Rugby Australia coming to an end last week, Israel Folau is looking to remain in the spotlight as he eyes a new home

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Jones: Nine blunders that ruined rugby

Jones: Nine blunders that ruined rugby

Alan Jones has blasted a “delusional” Raelene Castle — not just for Rugby Australia’s treatment of Israel Folau but a long list of mistakes.

How RA boss’ 15-minute meeting could doom rugby

premium_icon How RA boss’ 15-minute meeting could doom rugby

It’s the Raelene Castle decision that could cost Rugby Australia much more than the Israel Folau settlement.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

‘Rolled over’: blowtorch turns on to rugby boss

‘Rolled over’: blowtorch turns on to rugby boss

Australian commentators have amplified calls for Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle to fall on her sword after the “costly debacle” with Israel Folau

Folau $8m settlement 'wrong', RA says

Folau $8m settlement 'wrong', RA says

Rugby Australia has rejected reports it will pay ex-Wallaby star Israel Folau $8 million in compensation as "wildly inaccurate"

Will Folau play again? Will Castle survive RA axe?

premium_icon Will Folau play again? Will Castle survive RA axe?

There are still many questions to be answered despite the multi-million settlement between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia on Wednesday.

‘NRL can’t stop clubs negotiating with Folau’

premium_icon ‘NRL can’t stop clubs negotiating with Folau’

NRL clubs claim their governing body – fearing a possible legal backlash – could backflip on their Israel Folau ban following his case with Rugby Australia.

$8 million for axed Wallaby Israel Folau

premium_icon $8 million for axed Wallaby Israel Folau

Israel Folau says he was vindicated by Rugby Australia’s dramatic cave-in, which included an apology to the former Wallaby and an $8 million settlement.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Bravo, Izzy, my faith has been restored

premium_icon Bravo, Izzy, my faith has been restored

The former Wallaby fought, and won, against an organisation that battered him from pillar to post all while simply standing up for what he believes in.

What will happen to money donated to Folau

premium_icon What will happen to money donated to Folau

The feud between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia has been settled after a surprise resolution to his claims of unfair dismissal have avoided ending up in court

Opinion: Most stunning Folau claim of all

Opinion: Most stunning Folau claim of all

As the credits finally rolled in the last episode of Israel Folau and Rugby Australia’s explosive soap opera, one factor emerged that defied belief.

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