Rugby Union

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Hometown hero: Country boy builds up to Australian debut

premium_icon Hometown hero: Country boy builds up to Australian debut

How to watch country rugby star make Australian debut against Samoa

Player sent off as Scots scorch Samoans

Player sent off as Scots scorch Samoans

Scotland’s World Cup campaign is back on track after they secured a bonus-point victory against Samoa, something which could become crucial in a tight Pool A.

Wallabies set to axe halves after Wales debacle

premium_icon Wallabies set to axe halves after Wales debacle

The Wallabies are set to drop two of their most experienced players in a desperate bid to find the right playmaking combination before the knockout stage of the...

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Quick fix that could save Wallabies’ Cup

premium_icon Quick fix that could save Wallabies’ Cup

The list of the Wallabies on-field problems is growing but 1999 World Cup winner Matthew Burke has a simple fix that could sold two of the biggest.

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Kerevi: ‘I just don’t want our sport to be soft’

premium_icon Kerevi: ‘I just don’t want our sport to be soft’

Samu Kerevi says players are fed up with the officials that keep meddling with the rules and has said it’s time they backed off.

‘I might as well join the NRL’

‘I might as well join the NRL’

Wallabies star Samu Kerevi was reconsidering his future after another head-scratching decision went against Australia at the World Cup.

Why Wallabies’ World Cup dream isn’t over yet

premium_icon Why Wallabies’ World Cup dream isn’t over yet

History says teams who lose a game in the group stages of a World Cup can no longer win the tournament.

Furious Cheika ‘embarrassed’ by ref shambles

premium_icon Furious Cheika ‘embarrassed’ by ref shambles

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has not held back after watching his side cop a raft of rough decisions in their tight, but hugely important, defeat to Wales.

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Wallabies comeback cruelled in World Cup farce

premium_icon Wallabies comeback cruelled in World Cup farce

The match was marred by a number of controversial decisions branded 'embarrassing and disgraceful'.

Wales coach has added incentive to beat Wallabies

premium_icon Wales coach has added incentive to beat Wallabies

Wales coach Warren Gatland fears the Wallabies because as a New Zealander.

Wallabies rule out appeal against Hodge ban

premium_icon Wallabies rule out appeal against Hodge ban

The Wallabies are convinced everyone’s got it in for them at the Rugby World Cup.

Slack: World Rugby needs head read over Hodge ruling

premium_icon Slack: World Rugby needs head read over Hodge ruling

Wallaby winger Reece Hodge was banned because of his inability to dematerialise, writes Andrew Slack.

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Pocock ‘ref clarity’ spells bad news for Wales

premium_icon Pocock ‘ref clarity’ spells bad news for Wales

Michael Cheika was baffled why David Pocock was penalised in last weekend’s win over Fiji, but he’s been given an explanation and that’s got the Welsh worried

Wales happy to see the back of Beale

premium_icon Wales happy to see the back of Beale

Wales coach Warren Gatland believes Australia will be far less dangerous in attack after dropping Kurtley Beale to the bench for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup battle

Fri 27 Sep 2019

‘Half his nose missing’: Rugby disgrace

‘Half his nose missing’: Rugby disgrace

An American player was given the first red card of the Rugby World Cup after a “disgraceful” cheap shot on an England star.

Folau blocked from Tonga move

Folau blocked from Tonga move

The Tongan National Rugby League’s international membership has been suspended, thus denting Israel Folau’s hopes of returning to rugby league.

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Beale: Wales match will be epic

Beale: Wales match will be epic

The Wallabies can earn themselves an easier path to the World Cup final if they beat Wales, but they’re expecting 80 minutes of suffocating pressure.

Benchmark ban shows up hair-larious double standards

premium_icon Benchmark ban shows up hair-larious double standards

Reece Hodge was banned yet an Argentine player caught pulling an opponent’s hair got off with a warning.

Folau saga fails to split Wallabies

premium_icon Folau saga fails to split Wallabies

Instead of dividing the Wallabies’ squad, the drawn-out Israel Folau saga has helped the players bond like brothers

Wallaby hit with ‘utterly ridiculous’ ban

Wallaby hit with ‘utterly ridiculous’ ban

Wallabies winger Reece Hodge has been banned for three matches at the Rugby World cup resulting in some epic blow ups over the ban.

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