Rugby Union

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.

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...

Sun 31 May 2020

Western Force bucking Super Rugby trend on return

Premium Content Western Force bucking Super Rugby trend on return

Having buried the hatchet with RA and rejoin Super Rugby, Western Force will now rub salt in the eyes of cash-strapped opponents by going on a shopping spree.

‘Things have been a bit messy and that’s putting it mildly’

Premium Content ‘Things have been a bit messy and that’s putting it mildly’

Incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie hasn’t enjoyed watching Aussie rugby almost tear itself apart in recent months and is keen for a change.

Sun 24 May 2020

Rugby Championship ‘hub’ in Australia on the cards

Premium Content Rugby Championship ‘hub’ in Australia on the cards

NEW Rugby Australian chief executive Rob Clarke opens up on the key issues facing rugby, and reveals why he’s confident the game will bounce back.

Fri 22 May 2020

Mutiny twist: Rodda to defect to Super Rugby rival

Premium Content Mutiny twist: Rodda to defect to Super Rugby rival

Wallabies lock has fallen out with Queensland coach Brad Thorn, with the man at the centre of the controversial Reds mutiny set to join a Super Rugby rival.

Tue 19 May 2020

‘Grave error’: Wallabies legend slams Reds rebels

Premium Content ‘Grave error’: Wallabies legend slams Reds rebels

Australian Rugby has again been thrown into turmoil, with a trio of Reds stars blocked from training after refusing to accept agreed pay cuts.

Sun 17 May 2020

Kiwis could come to rescue with Bledisloe spectacular

Premium Content Kiwis could come to rescue with Bledisloe spectacular

New Zealand’s handling of the coronavirus may give the All Blacks an edge over the Wallabies this year as the rivals contemplate a four-game Bledisloe Cup.

How extreme diet worked wonders for Quade

Premium Content How extreme diet worked wonders for Quade

Steaks and bone broth as well as a ‘pre-hab’ routine that includes 90 minutes of stretching every day have Quade Cooper in career-best shape.

Thu 14 May 2020

Rugby’s feelgood story must not be exploited

Premium Content Rugby’s feelgood story must not be exploited

With players like Harry Wilson and Liam Wright, the Wallabies' future is bright but Tahs coach Rob Penney has warned against ‘pushing them too hard too soon’.

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