Rugby Union

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Huge injury blow for rampant All Blacks

Huge injury blow for rampant All Blacks

THE All Blacks look set to be without injured star forward Brodie Retallick for the rest of the Rugby Championship.

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

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.

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

‘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

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Alan Jones' personal attack sparks backlash

Alan Jones' personal attack sparks backlash

Radio shock jock and former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has come under fire for a stunning, unprovoked attack on a female rugby reporter

Special brew produced for rugby union grand final

premium_icon Special brew produced for rugby union grand final

BEER lovers have another reason to cheer on Dalby and Goondiwindi in the Downs rugby grand final this weekend.

Cherry, Pelite sign on until Tokyo 2020

Cherry, Pelite sign on until Tokyo 2020

RIO Olympic champions Emilee Cherry and Evania Pelite have signed on to the Australian women’s seven program until 2020 when the sport will make its second Olympic...

Thu 30 Aug 2018

Broken system: The fundamental flaw Aussie rugby must fix

Broken system: The fundamental flaw Aussie rugby must fix

TUNE out from social media, move towards a centralised system and back the coach you hired. That’s the impassioned plea from Daniel Herbert.

Good enough for the All Blacks, but not the Tahs

Good enough for the All Blacks, but not the Tahs

FORMER Waratahs prop Angus Ta’avao has been called into the All Blacks after Joe Moody was ruled out of the Rugby Championship with injury.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Brisbane Bronco: it’s my dream to be an All Black’

premium_icon Brisbane Bronco: it’s my dream to be an All Black’

Jamayne Isaako has been a revelation this season, but the Broncos sensation still harbours ambitions to emulate his idol, the All Blacks' Dan Carter

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