Rugby Union

Mon 18 Mar 2019

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.

Pocock’s major admission about his playing future

premium_icon Pocock’s major admission about his playing future

Star Wallaby David Pocock is gearing up for another World Cup campaign but admits he has ‘no real plans’ beyond the end of the year.

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

Mon 11 Mar 2019

Hulking 120kg beast is the new Jonah Lomu

Hulking 120kg beast is the new Jonah Lomu

A hulking behemoth is being likened to the most terrifying winger rugby has ever seen after a scary performance that put the world on notice.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Jones eager to settle score with Scotland

Jones eager to settle score with Scotland

England coach Eddie Jones says he has a score to settle with Scotland in rugby’s Six Nations after their overzealous celebrations of 12 months ago.

NRL to hold urgent talks over SCG turf crisis

premium_icon NRL to hold urgent talks over SCG turf crisis

Friday’s NRL blockbuster between the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney has been thrown into turmoil over fears of the state of the SCG playing surface.

Same old story for Reds in Sydney

premium_icon Same old story for Reds in Sydney

There was bravery and there were counter-punches but the Reds still suffered a 10th straight knockout at the hands of arch-rivals.

‘Frieko’ Ioane scores four as Blues break duck

‘Frieko’ Ioane scores four as Blues break duck

Winger Rieko Ioane has become the 18th player to score a record equalling four tries in a Super Rugby match.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Ugly Waratahs score perfect 10 in derby

premium_icon Ugly Waratahs score perfect 10 in derby

All the talk was about NSW’s flashy backline stars, but the Waratahs made it 10 straight wins against Queensland with ugly, determined defensive grit.

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