Rugby Union

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Sacked NRL coach’s surprise Waratahs role

Sacked NRL coach’s surprise Waratahs role

Axed NRL coach Anthony Griffin has found a new role helping the rival code, bobbing up as a surprise consultant for the NSW Waratahs.

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 4 Dec 2018

Ex-Hawk makes code-hopping surprise

premium_icon Ex-Hawk makes code-hopping surprise

Kiwi Kurt Heatherley’s AFL dream didn’t exactly work out. Now he has turned his attention to a new sport and is looking to get back on the big stage.

Sun 2 Dec 2018

‘Need to be great’: Aussie men rue Dubai near misses

‘Need to be great’: Aussie men rue Dubai near misses

Australian men’s sevens coach Tim Walsh blamed a lack of composure at key moments for his team falling just short of a medal at the Dubai Sevens.

‘Hero’: Ex-Springbok shot three times in armed robbery chaos

‘Hero’: Ex-Springbok shot three times in armed robbery chaos

World Cup winner hailed as a “hero” after being shot three times while tackling armed robbers in a scary home invasion in South Africa.

‘An emotional one’: Aussie women claim bronze in Dubai

‘An emotional one’: Aussie women claim bronze in Dubai

A stunning breakaway try from 18-year-old Lily Dick earned the Australian women’s team a bronze medal at the Dubai Sevens.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Secret call to replace Cheika

premium_icon Secret call to replace Cheika

A confidential phone hook-up with South Africa’s former World Cup-winning coach Jake White is planned for Thursday.

Rugby Australia cancel secret coach call

premium_icon Rugby Australia cancel secret coach call

Jake White was expecting to speak to the head honchos of Rugby Australia on Thursday night but leaking the details didn’t help his cause.

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.

Cheika’s methods leading to ‘fear and anxiety’

premium_icon Cheika’s methods leading to ‘fear and anxiety’

Former Wallabies have demanded Michael Cheika be stripped of the overarching power he wields at Rugby Australia HQ as the WOrld Cup countdown speeds up.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Inside the night Australia’s’ Spring Tour unravelled

premium_icon Inside the night Australia’s’ Spring Tour unravelled

When he found out Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale had broken team protocol, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper feared it would cause chaos.

Coast councillor quiet about Wallabies coaching rumours

premium_icon Coast councillor quiet about Wallabies coaching rumours

Mooloolaba councillor and former Wallabies coach John Connolly has kept tight-lipped about whether he would take charge again.

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

No three peat for Barrett as Irishman wins Player of the Year

No three peat for Barrett as Irishman wins Player of the...

All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett is no longer the world’s best player, after Irish playmaker Johnny Sexton was named World Player of the Year.

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Wallabies lose again, fans lose faith

premium_icon Wallabies lose again, fans lose faith

The Wallabies finish the year ranked sixth. And after another hammering at the hands of England, fans are losing faith and their love for the national team.

‘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.

Shocking Wallabies sink to 109-year low

Shocking Wallabies sink to 109-year low

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika fumed over a “ludicrous” English crime after the Wallabies slumped to a historic low under his watch.

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Real reason Wallaby Beale was dropped

premium_icon Real reason Wallaby Beale was dropped

Wallabies Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper were not selected for Sunday’s match against England after breaching team protocol.

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Cheika axes Beale for England clash

premium_icon Cheika axes Beale for England clash

Kurtley Beale, the Wallabies’ only Aboriginal squad member on tour, will be denied the chance to wear the indigenous-designed jersey at Twickenham.

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