Rugby Union

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Pacific Islands Super Rugby bid rejected

Pacific Islands Super Rugby bid rejected

An ambitious bid to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

‘Throw the bank at him’: New solution for Wallabies woes

‘Throw the bank at him’: New solution for Wallabies woes

With under-siege Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to front Rugby Australia next week, former Test hooker Brendan Cannon says David Nucifora is an ideal solution

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Dwyer’s solution for Wallabies woes

Dwyer’s solution for Wallabies woes

World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer wants the cap threshold for overseas players reviewed to bolster the struggling Wallabies’ depth.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Jones tells RA what they must do to get Wallabies on track

Jones tells RA what they must do to get Wallabies on track

TEN months before the start of the Rugby World Cup, the Wallabies look miles away from lifting the trophy but former coach Eddie Jones has some advice

Sun 25 Nov 2018

‘We’ll turn them into wins’: Defiant Cheika won’t walk away

‘We’ll turn them into wins’: Defiant Cheika won’t walk away

Embattled Wallabies coach Michael Cheika maintains he’s still the man to take Australia to the World Cup despite falling to a ninth loss of a miserable year.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

French rugby’s classy support for gay hate crime victim

French rugby’s classy support for gay hate crime victim

France players will wear rainbow laces in their match against Fiji in support of ex-Wales captain Gareth Thomas - the victim of a homophobic assault last week

Low blow, bro: All Blacks blame Wallabies for form slump

Low blow, bro: All Blacks blame Wallabies for form slump

South Africa is the only southern hemisphere country providing the All Blacks with the top-flight opposition they need, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen says

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Hottest property in world rugby has a huge call to make

Hottest property in world rugby has a huge call to make

Joe Schmidt says whether he stays on as Ireland rugby coach after next year’s World Cup or moves on, probably to the All Blacks, will be decided by his family

Carter, Giteau linked to breakaway comp

Carter, Giteau linked to breakaway comp

Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says star players from around the world are banging down the door to ask about his Global Rapid Rugby competition.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Jones ready for Wallabies scrap

Jones ready for Wallabies scrap

Coach Eddie Jones has warned England to be wary of his native Australia when they face a Wallabies side coached by “street-fighter” Michael Cheika.

All Blacks coach declares Ireland world No.1

All Blacks coach declares Ireland world No.1

Ireland is the team to beat at next year’s Rugby World Cup — at least according to All Blacks coach Steve Hansen after the Irish shocked New Zealand.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Now for the Wallabies: ‘Seduced’ England overcome Japan

Now for the Wallabies: ‘Seduced’ England overcome Japan

Eddie Jones said his team “played like England” after they came from behind to beat Japan 35-15 at Twickenham. Next up are the Wallabies in London.

Springboks storm Murrayfield to down the Scots

Springboks storm Murrayfield to down the Scots

South Africa became the first visiting team in a year to storm Murrayfield after beating Scotland 26-20 in their rugby international.

‘Beyond belief’: Outrage in Wallabies win

‘Beyond belief’: Outrage in Wallabies win

ITALY'S coach has unleashed on the referee following a controversial snub that paved the way for the Wallabies to finally record a victory.

Sat 17 Nov 2018

‘It’s insane’: radio hos blows up at racist caller

‘It’s insane’: radio hos blows up at racist caller

A New Zealand sports radio host has delivered an epic take-down of a “racist” listener who rang in to air some controversial views

How Cooper won over Rebels coach

How Cooper won over Rebels coach

Despite his domination at club level, there were doubts over ex-Wallabies star Quade Cooper. So Rebels coach Dave Wessels flew to meet the one-time bad boy

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Cooper backed to make Wallabies comeback

Cooper backed to make Wallabies comeback

Melbourne Rebels coach believe a season out of Super Rugby has been a good thing for their star recruit Quade Cooper and that he play for the Wallabies again

Alan Jones savages ’unwatchable’ Wallabies

Alan Jones savages ’unwatchable’ Wallabies

Ahead of the important Test against Italy, former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has unloaded a brutal smackdown on the current side

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Shake-up: Umaga demoted as Blues Super Rugby coach

Shake-up: Umaga demoted as Blues Super Rugby coach

Tana Umaga has been demoted to an assistant role at the Blues Super Rugby team, with Leon MacDonald taking charge as head coach

‘Destructive’: Karmichael Hunt opens up on mental demons

‘Destructive’: Karmichael Hunt opens up on mental demons

Broncos premiership winner Karmichael Hunt has opened up on the issues that forced him out of rugby league and have haunted his sporting career since

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