Rugby Union

Mon 13 May 2019

Rugby’s olive branch to save World Cup hopes

premium_icon Rugby’s olive branch to save World Cup hopes

Rugby Australia has moved to ease tension among the playing ranks amid concerns the Israel Folau saga could creep into the Wallabies’ World Cup camp.

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

Israel Folau has opened up for the first time since his code of conduct hearing, detailing how he rejected temptation and the work of Satan.

Sun 12 May 2019

Folau says he refused ‘temptation’ of Rugby Aus’s offer

premium_icon Folau says he refused ‘temptation’ of Rugby Aus’s offer

Israel Folau has told a church congregation that “the way Satan works is he offers you stuff that could look good to the eye”.

Prop praying to end NSW dominance

premium_icon Prop praying to end NSW dominance

Taniela Tupou has been a Queenslander for less than five years but he is desperate to break the Waratahs’ 10-game stranglehold over the Reds.

Sat 11 May 2019

All Black fires shot in Folau war

All Black fires shot in Folau war

An All Blacks star has blasted a claim that Rugby Australia should sack all Pacific Islanders in the wake of the Israel Folau storm

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Getting separation from their Australian conference rivals took some doing for the Melbourne Rebels in their local derby win over the Queensland Reds

Fri 10 May 2019

Ex-teammate warns Folau not to ruin Rugby for everyone else

Ex-teammate warns Folau not to ruin Rugby for everyone else

A FORMER Wallabies teammate of Israel Folau has broken down what’s at stake in the crippling stand off between him and Rugby Australia.

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

Wallabies lock Will Skelton admits turning his back on a crack at the Rugby World Cup to re-sign with Saracens has been the toughest decision of his career

Folau’s dangerous call-to-arms to Christian brothers

premium_icon Folau’s dangerous call-to-arms to Christian brothers

Israel Folau has contacted Pacific Islander players urging them to stand in solidarity with him for expressing his Christian beliefs.

Thu 9 May 2019

Glimmer of hope for Folau’s return

Glimmer of hope for Folau’s return

Israel Folau’s future hangs in the balance after being found guilty of a high-level breach but the door is open for a stunning return.

Quade silences doubters with incredible statistic

premium_icon Quade silences doubters with incredible statistic

After being shunned by the Reds, armchair critics put a line through Quade Cooper’s career but an almost unthinkable statistic has proved those doubters wrong

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Former Wallabies star Clyde Rathbone says Israel Folau is “extremely ignorant” and has shut down Alan Jones after the broadcaster’s on-air spray.

Blyth gets reward for Reds loyalty

premium_icon Blyth gets reward for Reds loyalty

Angus Blyth’s reward for knocking back feelers to explore AFL with the Gold Coast Suns has paid off with his biggest break for the Queensland Reds.

Wed 8 May 2019

Folau cops fresh financial blow

premium_icon Folau cops fresh financial blow

Israel Folau loses major personal sponsor in another huge financial blow for the Wallabies star as the fallout from the Rugby Australia guilty verdict spreads

Why NRL should welcome back Israel Folau

premium_icon Why NRL should welcome back Israel Folau

Israel Folau has been condemned for his religious tweet but that doesn’t mean his career should be over. The NRL is about giving sportsmen a second chance.

Disputed claim at heart of Folau storm

Disputed claim at heart of Folau storm

After Israel Folau was found guilty of breaching his contract, he has privately raised concerns about a claim from Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle.

Tue 7 May 2019

Guilty: Folau’s rugby career on knife's edge

premium_icon Guilty: Folau’s rugby career on knife's edge

Israel Folau’s marathon code of conduct hearing is finally over, but the three-person independent panel could take days to finalise a decision in his fight against...

Tahs urge RA to settle as Folau hearing drags on

Tahs urge RA to settle as Folau hearing drags on

As Israel Folau’s Code of Conduct hearing begins its third day, the Waratahs have called for the case to be resolved “quickly”.

Folau’s fight moves to top end of town

premium_icon Folau’s fight moves to top end of town

The drawn out procedures to decide Israel Folau’s future in the game has caught out Rugby Australia again.

‘Beyond ridiculous’ Folau hearing gunned

‘Beyond ridiculous’ Folau hearing gunned

The battle grounds have been moved for the fourth day of the Israel Folau code of conduct hearing, triggering condemnation of Rugby Australia.

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