Rugby Union

Mon 15 Apr 2019

FOLAU: Ablett embroiled in mess as coach speaks out

FOLAU: Ablett embroiled in mess as coach speaks out

GEELONG champion Gary Ablett and Carlton midfielder Matt Kennedy have been embroiled in the Instagram scandal that is set to end Israel Folau's rugby career.

Folau: ‘I was directed by what it says in the Bible’

premium_icon Folau: ‘I was directed by what it says in the Bible’

Israel Folau says the polarising anti-gay social media comments which could end his football career were shared “with a whole lot of love”.

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Israel Folau’s view has to be ‘respected’

Israel Folau’s view has to be ‘respected’

Underfire Wallabies star Israel Folau has been labelled “extremely naive or stupid”, but there is a call for his anti-gay stance to be “respected”.

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Beaten Rebels plan to throw everything at Waratahs

Beaten Rebels plan to throw everything at Waratahs

Frustrated Melbourne Rebels coach demands stern response from his team against the Waratahs after their lacklustre effort in Friday night's loss to the Stormers

Fri 12 Apr 2019

ScoMo and Ardern weigh in on Folau controversy

ScoMo and Ardern weigh in on Folau controversy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described rugby player Israel Folau's latest social media attack on homosexuals as "terribly insensitive”

Tuivasa slams ‘hypocrite’ Israel Folau

Tuivasa slams ‘hypocrite’ Israel Folau

Aussie UFC fighter Tai Tuivasa has blasted Israel Folau as a hypocrite over his anti-gay remarks, claiming he once saw rugby superstar out “blind as a skunk”

Loophole could save Folau’s millions

Loophole could save Folau’s millions

Rugby Australia has reportedly left itself open to a legal challenge from Israel Folau that could result in the Wallabies star earning his full $4 million

‘Man was made for woman’: England star’s Folau defence

‘Man was made for woman’: England star’s Folau defence

Star England backrower Billy Vunipola could face sanctions after he appeared to back a homophobic Instagram post published by Wallabies fullback Israel Folau

Cowboy escapes with fine for alleged eye gouge on Munster

Cowboy escapes with fine for alleged eye gouge on Munster

North Queensland forward Josh McGuire has escaped with a fine for his alleged eye gouge on Melbourne's Cameron Munster in Townsville on Friday night

Folau to be terminated for gay posts

Folau to be terminated for gay posts

Rugby Australia plans to drop the hammer on Israel Folau following his social media posts on Tuesday that caused a wave of backlash.

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Terminated: RA to cut Israel Folau loose

premium_icon Terminated: RA to cut Israel Folau loose

RUGBY Australia intends to terminate Israel Folau’s contract after the star Wallaby refused to return phone calls since posting his homophobic rant.

Reds make four starting changes for clash in Pretoria

Reds make four starting changes for clash in Pretoria

Aidan Toua is on the wing for the Queensland Reds, after Brad Thorn's unveiling of two changes to his starting backline and two to his pack to face the Bulls.

‘They have to act’: Horan, Mortlock take on Folau firestorm

‘They have to act’: Horan, Mortlock take on Folau firestorm

Wallabies greats Tim Horan and Stirling Mortlock believe Israel Folau's latest social media outburst will Rugby Australia to take action

Folau should never wear green and gold again

premium_icon Folau should never wear green and gold again

Israel Folau’s contract should be torn up. He should never play for the Wallabies or any other Australian team again after his latest social media rant.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

McGahan finally visible in build-up to Reds’ debut

premium_icon McGahan finally visible in build-up to Reds’ debut

Kiwi recruit Matt McGahan has finally shed his guise as the Reds’ invisible man with his first stint of club rugby after four months out with a broken leg.

Mon 8 Apr 2019

‘Minnows’ set for Rugby Championship inclusion

premium_icon ‘Minnows’ set for Rugby Championship inclusion

A pair of ‘minnow’ rugby nations could be included in an expanded Rugby Championship even if the proposed global league falls through.

Champions! Tahs maintain perfect Super record

premium_icon Champions! Tahs maintain perfect Super record

The Waratahs have continued their remarkable unbeaten Super W streak after denying Queensland in a nailbiting grand final for the second straight year.

Sun 7 Apr 2019

World mourns death of Australia’s first indigenous Wallaby

premium_icon World mourns death of Australia’s first indigenous Wallaby

Lloyd McDermott, the first indigenous Wallaby and a man who cut his career short by refusing to tour South Africa during the apartheid era, has died aged 79.

Blues pip Waratahs in thriller

premium_icon Blues pip Waratahs in thriller

It was close but the Waratahs’ defeat to the Blues in Auckland means they have lost four of their seven Super Rugby games this season.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Crusaders charge over the top of Brumbies

Crusaders charge over the top of Brumbies

The Crusaders have scored five tries in the second spell to overrun the Brumbies 36-14 in a Super Rugby game of two halves

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