Rugby Union

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Latest Wallaby defector clears path for NRL star

premium_icon Latest Wallaby defector clears path for NRL star

Melbourne Storm flyer Suliasi Vunivalu has reaffirmed his code switch to the Queensland Reds after Henry Speight's move.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Why Super Rugby’s return will look like never before

Why Super Rugby’s return will look like never before

Super Time, goal-line dropouts and red card replacements are among seven new laws to be introduced as Super Rugby Australia tries to lure fans back to the game.

Force sign big four for Super Rugby return

premium_icon Force sign big four for Super Rugby return

The Western Force are not about to simply make up the numbers in the revamped Super Rugby AU tournament, landing four key players for the revamped 2020 campaign

Tue 9 Jun 2020

World Rugby blindsided by ‘shameless’ NRL rip-off

premium_icon World Rugby blindsided by ‘shameless’ NRL rip-off

The rebooted Super Rugby AU competition will come with a raft of rule changes but the game’s governing body had no idea they’ve been lifted from the NRL.

Rugby training starts on June 16 as season approaches

premium_icon Rugby training starts on June 16 as season approaches

President said the junior Goats are as keen as mustard to start training

Mon 8 Jun 2020

How rugby can seal greatest weekend of sport in history

premium_icon How rugby can seal greatest weekend of sport in history

Rugby Australia is set to break with more than a century of tradition to play its part in creating the greatest weekend of sport in Australian history.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Rugby hoping rule changes can launch new golden age

premium_icon Rugby hoping rule changes can launch new golden age

Modified laws aimed at injecting pace in to matches, including "golden point" tie-breakers, will be showcased when Super Rugby returns

Burgess says ‘snake’ ruined his career

Burgess says ‘snake’ ruined his career

Rabbitohs great Sam Burgess has ripped into the man he says used him as a “pawn” during England’s Rugby World Cup disaster.

Contract rebels prove final straw for fed-up Reds

premium_icon Contract rebels prove final straw for fed-up Reds

The QRU has foreign raiders in their sights after the messy departure of Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

77 gone as Rugby Australia slashes jobs

premium_icon 77 gone as Rugby Australia slashes jobs

A third of Rugby Australia’s full-time staff have been sacked on a shocking day for the struggling organisation.

Rugby union's ugly blueprint to survival

premium_icon Rugby union's ugly blueprint to survival

Rugby Australia is one giant step closer to being able to continue operating after it was ruled a going concern by its accountants KPMG but there could be a heavy cost...

Sun 31 May 2020

Western Force bucking Super Rugby trend on return

premium_icon Western Force bucking Super Rugby trend on return

Having buried the hatchet with RA and rejoin Super Rugby, Western Force will now rub salt in the eyes of cash-strapped opponents by going on a shopping spree.

‘Things have been a bit messy and that’s putting it mildly’

premium_icon ‘Things have been a bit messy and that’s putting it mildly’

Incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie hasn’t enjoyed watching Aussie rugby almost tear itself apart in recent months and is keen for a change.

Sun 24 May 2020

Rugby Championship ‘hub’ in Australia on the cards

premium_icon Rugby Championship ‘hub’ in Australia on the cards

NEW Rugby Australian chief executive Rob Clarke opens up on the key issues facing rugby, and reveals why he’s confident the game will bounce back.

Fri 22 May 2020

Mutiny twist: Rodda to defect to Super Rugby rival

premium_icon Mutiny twist: Rodda to defect to Super Rugby rival

Wallabies lock has fallen out with Queensland coach Brad Thorn, with the man at the centre of the controversial Reds mutiny set to join a Super Rugby rival.

Tue 19 May 2020

‘Grave error’: Wallabies legend slams Reds rebels

premium_icon ‘Grave error’: Wallabies legend slams Reds rebels

Australian Rugby has again been thrown into turmoil, with a trio of Reds stars blocked from training after refusing to accept agreed pay cuts.

Sun 17 May 2020

Kiwis could come to rescue with Bledisloe spectacular

premium_icon Kiwis could come to rescue with Bledisloe spectacular

New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus may give the All Blacks an edge over the Wallabies this year as the rivals contemplate a four-game Bledisloe Cup.

How extreme diet worked wonders for Quade

premium_icon How extreme diet worked wonders for Quade

Steaks and bone broth as well as a ‘pre-hab’ routine that includes 90 minutes of stretching every day have Quade Cooper in career-best shape.

Thu 14 May 2020

Rugby’s feelgood story must not be exploited

premium_icon Rugby’s feelgood story must not be exploited

With players like Harry Wilson and Liam Wright, the Wallabies' future is bright but Tahs coach Rob Penney has warned against ‘pushing them too hard too soon’.

Wed 13 May 2020

Force waiting for invite to new competition

premium_icon Force waiting for invite to new competition

Rugby Australia wants Western Force to be part of a rebooted competition in place of Super Rugby, but the club insists they haven’t been invited.

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