Rugby Union

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Folau to miss World Cup as RA saga drags into 2020

premium_icon Folau to miss World Cup as RA saga drags into 2020

A date has been set for Israel Folau’s unfair dismissal trial.

All Black banned for Bledisloe cheap shot

All Black banned for Bledisloe cheap shot

All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider after receiving a ban for a shoulder charge.

Poms dump former NRL star from World Cup squad

Poms dump former NRL star from World Cup squad

England have dropped former NRL star Ben Te’o from its Rugby World Cup squad on Monday after he was involved in a scuffle with a teammate at a training camp.

Folau reactivates social media accounts

Folau reactivates social media accounts

Israel Folau has reactivated his Twitter and Instagram accounts after shutting them down a day before his $10 million unfair dismissal fight reaches court

All Blacks’ fury over Wallabies' dangerous tactic

All Blacks’ fury over Wallabies' dangerous tactic

A NEW Zealand review of the Bledisloe Cup opener has revealed Australia got away with an incredibly dangerous tactic 14 times.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Folau disappears from social media

premium_icon Folau disappears from social media

ISRAEL Folau has gone MIA on social media ahead of his legal battle against Rugby Australia, with both his Instagram and Twitter accounts disappearing.

The Wallaby the All Blacks love to hate

premium_icon The Wallaby the All Blacks love to hate

If they’d spent less time trying to belt Michael Hooper on Saturday night New Zealand might be one-up in the battle for the Bledisloe, writes MIKE COLMAN

University upset 12-man GPS side

premium_icon University upset 12-man GPS side

Livewire halfback Tate McDermott has inspired UQ to an upset and a spot in Sunday’s Brisbane rugby union grand final against Brothers at Ballymore.

‘Ridiculous’: Former Aussie coach unloads

‘Ridiculous’: Former Aussie coach unloads

The controversial red card shown to an All Blacks star during the Bledisloe clash has drawn the wrath of one former Wallabies coach.

Bittersweet weekend for Folau, wife

Bittersweet weekend for Folau, wife

Israel Folau and his wife Maria endured vastly different fortunes on the weekend as the rugby outcast’s plight was highlighted in brutal fashion.

Sun 11 Aug 2019

‘We’re pumped but job’s only half done’

premium_icon ‘We’re pumped but job’s only half done’

While the Wallabies can taste their first Bledisloe Cup glory in 17 years, Michael Cheika knows the job is only half done.

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Bledisloe Cup war of words erupts

Bledisloe Cup war of words erupts

The 2019 edition of the Bledisloe Cup has started with extra spice as both the Wallabies and All Blacks fire sledges across the ditch

The man All Blacks fear more than Folau

premium_icon The man All Blacks fear more than Folau

Sacked superstar Israel Folau may be a whiz at hogging the headlines, but it’s the man who will fill his boots that has the All Blacks on edge.

Thu 8 Aug 2019

The Bledisloe insult that backfired

premium_icon The Bledisloe insult that backfired

Few things will fire up a team like their opponent claiming the match over before it begins — that’s what the All Blacks did to Australia — and it backfired.

Wed 7 Aug 2019

All Blacks vulnerable? You have to be kidding!

premium_icon All Blacks vulnerable? You have to be kidding!

The Wallabies insist they won’t be hoodwinked by two disappointing All Blacks performances as they look to build on some form leading into the World Cup.

All Blacks expecting Pocock ambush

premium_icon All Blacks expecting Pocock ambush

David Pocock is one of the few Wallabies who forces the All Blacks to think twice about their game plan so the sight of him at training has set off alarm bells.

Grim Bledisloe reality facing Wallaby legends

premium_icon Grim Bledisloe reality facing Wallaby legends

Australia’s core group of Wallabies are just two losses away from suffering a black mark on their international careers.

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Wallabies wary as All Blacks go for two playmakers

premium_icon Wallabies wary as All Blacks go for two playmakers

Nothing is said by chance in the build-up to a Bledisloe Cup game, not by the Wallabies, not by the All Blacks as the mind games begin ahead of the Perth clash.

Time’s ticking for Wallaby World Cup hopefuls

premium_icon Time’s ticking for Wallaby World Cup hopefuls

Crunch time has arrived for Wallabies to impress for a World Cup berth and Saturday’s clash against the All Blacks will sort out the contenders from pretenders

Fri 2 Aug 2019

NZ media tells Sonny Bill Williams to ‘shove it’

NZ media tells Sonny Bill Williams to ‘shove it’

Sonny Bill Williams is under pressure to hold his All Blacks spot for the World Cup and the blowtorch has been applied by the Kiwi press

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