Rugby Union

Sun 9 Sep 2018

5 straight grand final wins in a row for union champions

premium_icon 5 straight grand final wins in a row for union champions

IT WAS a hard fought battle, but in the end, big game experience showed.

'Sensational' Buccs seal grand final glory

premium_icon 'Sensational' Buccs seal grand final glory

IT WAS the first time the Buccaneers had lifted the Shield since their premiership season in 2010, and the culmination of 12 months of hard work.

Beale hardly five-star but switch shows promise

premium_icon Beale hardly five-star but switch shows promise

Beale’s first Test at five-eighth since 2014 was not five-star because he had so much less room to operate in

Wallabies stun in heart-stopper

Wallabies stun in heart-stopper

THE Wallabies have won a thriller with an “incredibly gutsy” performance that was saved with the last play of the game.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Folau out as Wallabies crisis continues

Folau out as Wallabies crisis continues

ISRAEL Folau has joined David Pocock on the sidelines for the South Africa Test, prompting a three-position reshuffle for the Aussies

HISTORY MAKER: McLennan rises for grand final

premium_icon HISTORY MAKER: McLennan rises for grand final

EXPERIENCED Number 8 keeps the lid on the side, as he stares down third grand final appearance for the Buccs since 2002.

'Chief' the heart and soul of Pioneers

premium_icon 'Chief' the heart and soul of Pioneers

WOLLONGBAR-Alstonville aiming for fifth straight rugby premiership

Dan finding his feet at Trojans

premium_icon Dan finding his feet at Trojans

SHUTE Shield forward could hold the key for Lennox Head

Fri 7 Sep 2018

‘Illegal and very dangerous’: the failure to protect Pocock

‘Illegal and very dangerous’: the failure to protect Pocock

David Pocock has been ruled out of the Test against the Springboks with a serious neck injury inflicted by the All Blacks, and David Campese has teed off

Quade Cooper set to complete rockstar Rebels backline

Quade Cooper set to complete rockstar Rebels backline

Quade Cooper appears set for a Super Rugby lifeline as the Melbourne Rebels circle the Queensland Reds' out-of-favour playmaker

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Springboks make wholesale changes for Wallabies

Springboks make wholesale changes for Wallabies

SPRINGBOKS coach Rassie Erasmus has made wholesale changes to his side for Saturday’s Rugby Championship fixture against the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Major shock as Cheika drops Wallaby big gun

Major shock as Cheika drops Wallaby big gun

BERNARD Foley has been dropped and Kurtley Beale installed as chief playmaker against South Africa on Saturday night in a major backline shake-up by the Wallabies.

GPS school rugby: Churchie on a roll

premium_icon GPS school rugby: Churchie on a roll

It's a rare thing in GPS school rugby to rebound from a round one loss to raise the GPS trophy eight weeks later

‘Dropped’ after four tries: All Blacks make sweeping changes

‘Dropped’ after four tries: All Blacks make sweeping changes

BLEDISLOE Cup star Beauden Barrett has made way for Richie Mo’unga in a much-changed All Blacks team to face Argentina in Nelson.

Progress for GPS scrum collapse victim

premium_icon Progress for GPS scrum collapse victim

WHEN schoolboy rugby player Conor Tweedy woke one morning and was able to flex his right pointer finger he knew his long road was a little shorter.

Crunch time in the footy codes

premium_icon Crunch time in the footy codes

SPORTS editor predicts who will win the FNC rugby and NRRRL grand finals

Tue 4 Sep 2018

GPS Rugby: Ipswich gain in defeat

premium_icon GPS Rugby: Ipswich gain in defeat

VETERAN coach Steve Nance believes his plucky Ipswich Grammar side has found the formula to upset the march of The Southport School.

Sun 2 Sep 2018

Old heads do it for the Trojans

premium_icon Old heads do it for the Trojans

LENNOX Head deny Ballina to qualify for first grand final in four years

‘Thor-lite’ aiming for Springbok redemption

premium_icon ‘Thor-lite’ aiming for Springbok redemption

‘TONGAN Thor-lite’ 135kg behemoth Taniela Tupou has promised to be at 100 per cent destructive power for his Wallabies return.

Cheika beefs-up Wallabies for ‘Boks test

Cheika beefs-up Wallabies for ‘Boks test

BRUMBIES lock Rory Arnold has stormed into Test contention to face South Africa at Suncorp Stadium while superstar Israel Folau may also rejoin the Wallabies

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