Super Rugby: Dark days continue for Australian teams

Super Rugby: Dark days continue for Australian teams

Posted May 13, 2018 10:56:30 Photo: The Waratahs threw away a big lead to continue Australia’s hoodoo against New Zealand sides. (AAP: Martin Hunter) The Reds were thumped by the Sunwolves, the Waratahs suffered a horrendous choke against the Crusaders, and the Rebels and Brumbies played in front of a …

Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby highlights, video of comeback win in Canberra

Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby highlights, video of comeback win in Canberra

MELBOURNE have ended a five-match losing streak with a 27-24 win over the Brumbies in Canberra thanks to a late Reece Hodge penalty goal. The Brumbies led by 14 points with 20 minutes to go, but with their season on the line, failed to repel the Rebels in front of …

Rugby Australia, Super Rugby not doing game any favours, axed sevens coach Andy Friend says

Rugby Australia, Super Rugby not doing game any favours, axed sevens coach Andy Friend says

Posted May 05, 2018 12:40:48 Photo: Andy Friend coached the Brumbies as recently as 2011 but doesn’t even follow Super Rugby anymore. (Supplied: ARU media) Less than a month after losing his job as Australia’s rugby sevens coach, Andy Friend is disillusioned with what is going on in the game. …

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

As Israel Folau defends anti-gay comments, is an end to his rugby career the most likely outcome?

By Steve Wilson Updated April 19, 2018 17:33:35 Photo: Israel Folau has stated that his faith is of far greater importance to him than his football career. (AAP: Paul Miller) Could the Wallabies line up for their opening World Cup match next year unable to call on arguably their most …

Israel Folau is prepared to ‘walk away’ from rugby union over beliefs

Israel Folau is prepared to ‘walk away’ from rugby union over beliefs

Posted April 17, 2018 08:24:32 Photo: Folau broke ranks with the Wallabies during last year’s same-sex marriage debate. (AAP: David Moir) Wallabies star Israel Folau has said he is prepared to walk away from rugby if his situation becomes untenable due to his Christian beliefs. Folau was heavily criticised for …

‘A monumental moment’: women’s rugby sevens kicks off at the Commonwealth Games | Sport

The chance to make history fell to Caroline Crossley after just 51 seconds at Robina Stadium. The Canadian forward burst over the line and touched down to become the first woman to score a try in a Commonwealth Games rugby sevens match. “It was definitely special,” Crossley, 19, said after …

Video shows rugby league players Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor snorting cocaine

Video shows rugby league players Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor snorting cocaine

Updated April 11, 2018 06:18:28 Video: CCTV shows rugby league players Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor doing lines of cocaine in 2017. (ABC News) Before dawn on a Saturday in May last year, police in Canberra identified a group of men on CCTV. Two of them had played in the …

Israel Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, Rugby boss Raelene Castle says

Israel Folau a ‘strong role model’ despite saying gay people go to hell, Rugby boss Raelene Castle says

Updated April 10, 2018 14:07:52 Photo: Israel Folau’s social media post landed him in hot water. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle has described besieged Wallabies star Israel Folau as a “strong role model” despite his social media post saying that gay people were going to hell. …

Australian rugby sevens Captain James Stannard ‘heartbroken’ after alleged one-punch attack

Australian rugby sevens Captain James Stannard ‘heartbroken’ after alleged one-punch attack

Posted April 02, 2018 17:28:08 Photo: James Stannard will miss out on competing at his third Commonwealth Games after suffering a fractured skull in an alleged one-punch assault. (AAP: Lukas Coch) Related Story: Rugby sevens captain out of Commonwealth Games after alleged one-punch attack Related Story: ‘I thought he was …

Commonwealth Games: Rugby sevens coach Andy Friend thought punch on James Stannard was fatal

Commonwealth Games: Rugby sevens coach Andy Friend thought punch on James Stannard was fatal

Updated March 31, 2018 17:34:17 Photo: Australian rugby seven’s head coach Andy Friend and two members of the team chased down a man who alleged assaulted captain James Stannard. (Supplied: ARU media) Related Story: Rugby sevens captain out of Commonwealth Games after alleged one-punch attack Australia’s rugby sevens head coach …