Rugby

Sunwolves’ Australian flanker Ed Quirk says the club’s fans are the best in the world.

‘Quite a lot of damage’: Asian rugby’s humiliating blow

June 6, 2019

      Japan’s Sunwolves will be axed from Super Rugby from 2021.Source:AFP     The decision by Super Rugby organisers to give Japan’s Sunwolves the boot six months before the country hosts the World Cup has sparked concerns about the sport’s growth prospects in Asia.   The axe will fall on the Tokyo-based franchise […]

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Nehe Milner-Skudder scores a try for the Hurricanes at Eden Park in Auckland.

All Blacks excitement machine joins French foreign legion

February 28, 2019

Nehe Milner-Skudder of New Zealand scores during the 2015 World Cup final.Source:Getty Images The All Blacks career of exciting winger Nehe Milner-Skudder is all but over after he signed a three-year French club rugby deal. Toulon has confirmed the 27-year-old’s contract will join them in June next year before their Top 14 campaign, ruling him […]

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Sunnybank captain Kirby Sefo celebrates

The ‘Red Heavies’ go straight through

February 7, 2019

The 2018 Queensland Premier Rugby semi-finals saw thousands of players and supporters flock to Ballymore with games played across Saturday and Sunday. The Premier Grade semi-finals didn’t disappoint, with two tightly contested matches providing fans with a brilliant grassroots Rugby spectacle. Here are five things we learned: 1. UQ go straight through The minor premiers […]

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James Stannard of Australia runs away for a try against Canada at Allianz Stadium.

‘Getting aggressive, puffing his chest out’: English tourist’s Stannard claims

January 28, 2019

    James Stannard arrives at Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney.Source:AAP     A YOUNG Englishman accused of king hitting Australia’s rugby sevens captain in Sydney’s east says he was “in good spirits” before a bout of aggressive name calling began and he “lashed out” in reply, a court has heard.   Sam Oliver, […]

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Misery.

Wallabies star reveals tragedy after attack

November 19, 2018

THE ugly moment Wallabies players were attacked by livid fans on the Gold Coast has been captured live on TV by Fox Sports cameras. Fans appeared to berate Wallabies players on the sidelines after Australia’s dramatic loss to Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday night. The Wallaby at the centre of the altercation, Lukhan […]

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New Zealand players celebrate at the end of the Rugby Championship match.

All Blacks wild Springboks comeback

November 12, 2018

    New Zealand players celebrate after winning the Rugby Championship match.Source:AFP     REPLACEMENT flanker Ardie Savea has scored a try in the final minute as champions New Zealand staged a stunning comeback to secure a 32-30 victory over South Africa in their final Rugby Championship clash at Loftus Versfeld.   The Springboks led […]

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Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock dives over for a try.

Mortlock’s four-point solution to fix stumbling Wallabies

October 26, 2018

    Former Australian captain Stirling Mortlock has back Michael Cheika to turn the Wallabies’ fortunes around.Source:AAP   THURSDAY marks one year till the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup but former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock is urging Australian fans not to panic.     Even if they have every right to.   “They’ve […]

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Italy centre Tommaso Benvenuti is tackled by All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo in Rome.

Changing of the guard? Every Rugby World Cup contender rated

October 17, 2018

    Ireland’s Luke McGrath and Keith Earls celebrate beating the All Blacks in Dublin.Source:AP   In the last showdown between the major rugby teams of the northern and southern hemispheres before the Rugby World Cup, the north came out on top 7-5 in wins this month.     The south filled the semifinals at […]

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