Rugby Union

Mon 16 Jul 2018

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

Wake-up call for Waratahs to get heads straight

premium_icon Wake-up call for Waratahs to get heads straight

IF rugby really is a game that is won and lost in the mind then the Waratahs should book themselves an appointment on the shrink’s sofa as soon as possible.

Mariners on track for SCRU finals

Mariners on track for SCRU finals

Fraser Coast Mariners needed a bonus point win when they returned to Urangan on Friday and that is exactly what they earned.

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.

Waratahs rue wasted opportunity

Waratahs rue wasted opportunity

DARYL Gibson blasts Waratahs players for looking ahead to finals after they were soundly beaten 40-31 by the Brumbies in their final-round match in Sydney.

Sharks bite! Rebels bounced out of Super Rugby finals

Sharks bite! Rebels bounced out of Super Rugby finals

THE Rebels have been knocked out of the Super Rugby finals in agonising fashion after the Sharks beat the Jaguares to seal the eighth and final playoff place. The...

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

Thorn: Young Reds have plenty to build on

Thorn: Young Reds have plenty to build on

ALL the young players who have broken into the Reds this season should have a fire burning inside for Friday night’s final game and their part in the build-up to...

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Mariners finally return home for first time in months

premium_icon Mariners finally return home for first time in months

The Mariners have not played at its Walkers Rd, Urangan, home ground since April 21.

Death of a mate led Tate to Reds

Death of a mate led Tate to Reds

When he heads out on Friday night to take on Japan's Sunwolves at Suncorp Stadium, the Reds' Tate McDermott will carry cherished memories of a late mate

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

Waratahs bracing for Brumbies onslaught

premium_icon Waratahs bracing for Brumbies onslaught

THE Brumbies only have a slim chance of making the Super Rugby playoffs but there’s still the incentive of sending the Tahs into the finals with a loss.

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.

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