Rugby Union

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Rebels sign assault accused’s replacement

Rebels sign assault accused’s replacement

MELBOURNE Rebels have a ready-made replacement for departing backrowers Amanaki Maki and Lopeti Timani, signing a rising star who is firmly in Michael Cheika’s...

Wallabies centre crisis: Kuridrani out for three months

Wallabies centre crisis: Kuridrani out for three months

EXCLUSIVE: The Wallabies’ hopes of snapping a 16 year Bledisloe Cup drought have taken a massive hit with Brumbies outside centre Tevita Kuridrani to miss the...

English rugby’s touching gesture to former Wallaby

English rugby’s touching gesture to former Wallaby

WHEN former Wallabies and Waratahs back Rob Horne suffered a life-changing injury in England, two of the fiercest rivals in England have agreed to set aside their...

Wed 18 Jul 2018

Surprised Kerevi crowned Queensland Reds’ best

Surprised Kerevi crowned Queensland Reds’ best

Centre Samu Kerevi was “a bit surprised but honoured” to win the Pilecki Medal as olayer of the year for the Queensland Reds despite missing the final two games

Mon 16 Jul 2018

All Blacks’ World Cup defence given boost

All Blacks’ World Cup defence given boost

THE All Blacks have retained two of their top young talents with Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett agreeing to stay for their Rugby World Cup defence next year.

Quirk cops ‘embarrassing’ ban for ‘love tap’

Quirk cops ‘embarrassing’ ban for ‘love tap’

SUNWOLVES flanker Ed Quirk was deemed to have committed “physical abuse” for the “love tap” that saw him controversially red-carded in clash against the Reds.

Rebels’ star bailed after assault charge on teammate

Rebels’ star bailed after assault charge on teammate

MELBOURNE Rebels star Amanaki Mafi will be allowed to return home after appearing in a New Zealand court accused of assaulting teammate Lopeti Timani.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Thorn takes aim at 'soft' send-off

Thorn takes aim at 'soft' send-off

EXASPERATED Reds coach Brad Thorn has sided with former All Black Tony Brown in bemoaning rugby going soft in the wake of the ridiculous Ed Quirk send-off.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Rebels face nervous wait after heartbreaking loss

Rebels face nervous wait after heartbreaking loss

A virtuoso display by Reece Hodge wasn’t enough as the Rebels fell 43-37 to the Highlanders, leaving the Aussie side's Super Rugby finals hopes teetering

Ref blasted by coaches after sending Sunwolves player off

Ref blasted by coaches after sending Sunwolves player off

Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk's farcical red card on Friday night has renewed concerns that rugby union has gone "soft", according to players and coaches

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Super Rugby: Tahs unchanged, Brumbies to start twin towers

Super Rugby: Tahs unchanged, Brumbies to start twin towers

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has the luxury of naming an unchanged line-up from the one that slaughtered the Sunwolves 77-25 last weekend

Wed 11 Jul 2018

‘Rooted in racism’: former Springboks star speaks out

‘Rooted in racism’: former Springboks star speaks out

Former South African winger — who stormed off a TV show alleging he was a victim of racism from other pundits — vows to complain to the human rights commission

Smith ruled out of his own Super farewell

Smith ruled out of his own Super farewell

GEORGE Smith will miss his own Super Rugby farewell party after it was decided not to risk his knee in Friday night’s Queensland Reds match.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Exiled Reds: One down, three to go

Exiled Reds: One down, three to go

THE Reds have offloaded one member of their unwanted Wallabies quartet after halfback Nick Frisby signed a two-year deal with the Glasgow Warriors.

Sorovi hoping to inspire next wave

Sorovi hoping to inspire next wave

HALFBACK Moses Sorovi will proudly wear his Reds Indigenous Round jersey against the Sunwolves, a symbol for two Queensland schoolboys stars striving to reach the...

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Rebels maintain finals hope

Rebels maintain finals hope

HOW can the Melbourne Rebels still make the Super Rugby finals for the first time ever despite two losses in a row?

Red sheds light on Wallabies mix

Red sheds light on Wallabies mix

WALLABIES great George Smith is certain the David Pocock-Michael Hooper partnership can be a force at next year’s World Cup and has annointed an abrasive young No.6...

Aussies aim to lift standards at World Cup

Aussies aim to lift standards at World Cup

THEY are the World Series champions, but Australia’s women’s sevens team say they haven’t been up to standard and aim to rectify that at the World Cup.

Is this George Smith’s final goodbye?

Is this George Smith’s final goodbye?

GEORGE Smith’s knee trouble has settled and the decorated flanker will get the farewell night he deserves in Australian rugby at Suncorp Stadium.

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Brumbies’ season looks over after controversial finish

Brumbies’ season looks over after controversial finish

The Brumbies’ late season surge towards the Super Rugby finals seems forlorn after their 24-19 loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton

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