Rugby Union

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Super season in tatters over player strike threat

Premium Content Super season in tatters over player strike threat

The revamped Super Rugby AU competition could be over before it started with Australia’s players issuing a strike threat following RA’s latest pay cut proposal.

Four NRL clubs circle Wallabies’ 2019 MVP

Premium Content Four NRL clubs circle Wallabies’ 2019 MVP

RA working on new contracting system to lockdown the game’s top stars after revelations four NRL teams are ready to swoop on the Wallabies’ John Eales medallist

Tue 23 Jun 2020

Wallabies coach’s selfless act for struggling code

Premium Content Wallabies coach’s selfless act for struggling code

It’s hasn’t taken long for Kiwi-born Wallabies coach Dave Rennie to endear himself to Australian rugby fans as the code braces for life without a broadcast deal

Mon 22 Jun 2020

Beale’s greatest legacy came off the field

Premium Content Beale’s greatest legacy came off the field

Australian rugby fans should stop and count themselves lucky Kurtley Beale stuck with the game when he could easily have gone to a rival code.

Sun 21 Jun 2020

Wallabies legend backs White to save rugby

Premium Content Wallabies legend backs White to save rugby

Tim Horan believes Paul White can help haul the 15-a-side code out of the financial mire.

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Kiwi offer gives ‘anxious’ Aussies something to dream on

Premium Content Kiwi offer gives ‘anxious’ Aussies something to dream on

Kiwis invite Australia’s five Super franchises to join them in a Zoom conference is sign a trans-Tasman competition is a distinct possibility in New Zealand.

Wallabies coach accused of World Cup ‘scam’

Wallabies coach accused of World Cup ‘scam’

A former Wallabies selector who was part of the inner sanctum at the ill-fated 2019 World Cup has revealed what really went wrong.

Tue 16 Jun 2020

John Howard brought in to save Australian Rugby

John Howard brought in to save Australian Rugby

Rugby Australia's new chairman, Hamish McLennan, has reached out to former prime minister John Howard to help with organisation's world cup bid

Bledisloe shake-up part of radical revamp

Premium Content Bledisloe shake-up part of radical revamp

In the biggest shake-up of the calendar since the sport turned professional, rugby could soon compete with cricket during the summer.

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Latest Wallaby defector clears path for NRL star

Premium Content 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 Content 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 Content 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.

Mon 8 Jun 2020

How rugby can seal greatest weekend of sport in history

Premium Content 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 Content 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 Content 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.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Footy’s back: Morale high as rugby training resumes

Premium Content Footy’s back: Morale high as rugby training resumes

THERE’S no contact but lots of ball skills and fitness training as footy codes are allowed back on the ground.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

77 gone as Rugby Australia slashes jobs

Premium Content 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 Content 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...

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