Rugby Union

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Mariners spring out of Sunny Coast comp

premium_icon Mariners spring out of Sunny Coast comp

An unfair draw and desire to rebuild rugby participation have prompted Fraser Coast Mariners to leave the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union for Bundaberg's Spring Cup.

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Pocock putting his neck on the line

premium_icon Pocock putting his neck on the line

Months after his neck was hurt against the All Blacks, David Pocock is still in pain. Now the Wallabies warhorse has been warned he risks permanent damage.

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Karmichael Hunt gets rugby lifeline from NSW Waratahs

Karmichael Hunt gets rugby lifeline from NSW Waratahs

In a boost for Australia's rugby depth, Karmichael Hunt is set to resume his Super Rugby career after being thrown a lifeline by the NSW Waratahs

Dad sues rugby club as son barred

premium_icon Dad sues rugby club as son barred

A businessman is taking legal action against a rugby union club he claims has barred his nine-year-old son from playing in a junior team next year.

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Woeful Wallabies spark drastic shake-up

Woeful Wallabies spark drastic shake-up

The powerbrokers at Rugby Australia have responded to the Wallabies’ woeful year by announcing a dramatic shake-up.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Wallaby legend’s insane ambition

Wallaby legend’s insane ambition

Australian rugby great George Smith has revealed that he wants to become the first professional player to compete across four different decades.

Game changer: All Blacks coach to bow out after World Cup

Game changer: All Blacks coach to bow out after World Cup

The incomparable reign of Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach will finish after next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Cheika on tight leash after surviving axe

premium_icon Cheika on tight leash after surviving axe

Cheika will remain as Wallabies coach through to next year’s World Cup but his powers will likely be reduced

McDermott relishes fresh outlook on pre-season

premium_icon McDermott relishes fresh outlook on pre-season

SUNSHINE Coast product Tate McDermott says the Queensland Reds have embraced a different approach to pre-season this year and he's loving every minute of it.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Queensland Reds land Wilkinson’s kicking guru

Queensland Reds land Wilkinson’s kicking guru

The man who mentored England World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson has been appointed kicking coach by the Queensland Reds.

‘It sucks’: Young gun gutted by Broncos defection

‘It sucks’: Young gun gutted by Broncos defection

Rising rugby star Jordan Petaia says it sucks seeing former Queensland Reds teammate Izaia Perese defect to rugby league.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Pocock’s ‘excellence’ honoured by peers

premium_icon Pocock’s ‘excellence’ honoured by peers

David Pocock picked up another two major awards to crown his return to Australian rugby after claiming the RUPA Medal For Excellence for the third time.

Queensland Reds charge into Coast camp

premium_icon Queensland Reds charge into Coast camp

QUEENSLAND Reds prop Ruan Smith believes time spent sweating it out on the Sunshine Coast will prove an important stepping stone to a big 2019 campaign.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Australian rugby’s ‘pathetic’ new low

Australian rugby’s ‘pathetic’ new low

Australian ruby fans are desperate for answers but the latest attempt to address the Wallabies’ woes was met with a savage backlash.

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Future Wallabies star makes shock code switch to NRL

Future Wallabies star makes shock code switch to NRL

RISING Queensland rugby star Izaia Perese has reportedly made a shock defect to rugby league, walking away from the final year of his contract with the Reds to join...

Sun 9 Dec 2018

Perfect Aussies set up sevens showdown with New Zealand

Perfect Aussies set up sevens showdown with New Zealand

Australia have beaten Wales to win all three of their pool matches and book a quarter-final showdown with New Zealand at the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens.

Cheika’s fate to be decided in high stakes board meeting

Cheika’s fate to be decided in high stakes board meeting

Michael Cheika’s fate as Wallabies coach will be determined at a Rugby Australia board meeting as the governing body digests the worst season in 60 years.

The beginning of the end for Michael Cheika

premium_icon The beginning of the end for Michael Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika may survive Monday’s meeting with the Rugby Australia board but not for the reason you may think.

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.

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