Rugby Union

Sun 3 May 2020

Old guard retains control of World Rugby

premium_icon Old guard retains control of World Rugby

Challenger Agustin Pichot has failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Bill Beaumont as the boss of World Rugby.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Rugby’s billionaire is ‘force’ of nature game needs

premium_icon Rugby’s billionaire is ‘force’ of nature game needs

Rugby Australia must call on the man who is “key to uniting and repairing the game with his resources and acumen”.

Mon 27 Apr 2020

Trans-Tasman comp set to erase Super Rugby forever

premium_icon Trans-Tasman comp set to erase Super Rugby forever

The mooted trans-Tasman series could become the permanent norm.

Sun 26 Apr 2020

Cross-code star calls time on eventful journey

premium_icon Cross-code star calls time on eventful journey

It would be bending the truth to say that the coronavirus scourge prematurely ended his enduring career.

Rugby Australia bet on an outsider in huge gamble

premium_icon Rugby Australia bet on an outsider in huge gamble

For all the talk about breaking away from SANZAAR and going it alone, Rugby Australia needs its biggest rivals more than ever

Fri 24 Apr 2020

‘Abhorrent’ bullying broke rugby boss

‘Abhorrent’ bullying broke rugby boss

Rugby Australia chairman Paul McLean has launched a stinging attack on Raelene Castle’s critics after she resigned as CEO last night.

Will Castle resignation impact incoming coach?

premium_icon Will Castle resignation impact incoming coach?

Could newly appointed Wallabies coach follow resigned Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle out the door?

Thu 23 Apr 2020

Rugby boss resigns on the spot

Rugby boss resigns on the spot

Raelene Castle has walked away from the top job in Australian Rugby, releasing a statement to confirm her immediate resignation.

Pandemic puts the brakes on Aussie golden couple's dreams

premium_icon Pandemic puts the brakes on Aussie golden couple's dreams

Rugby’s power couple tend to Southern Downs farm instead of chasing gold in Tokyo.

Tue 21 Apr 2020

‘Stand aside’: Wallabies legends’ incredible RA demand

premium_icon ‘Stand aside’: Wallabies legends’ incredible RA demand

In an unprecedented move, 11 of Australia’s most decorated rugby captains have co-signed a letter calling for the current RA leadership to stand down.

Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ may give look at Super future

premium_icon Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ may give look at Super future

After locking in the player pay deal, Rugby Australia is now turning attention to competition structures after the COVID-19 crisis eases.

Mon 20 Apr 2020

Overseas stints part of rugby stars’ pay deal

premium_icon Overseas stints part of rugby stars’ pay deal

Australia’s biggest rugby stars will be allowed to chase lucrative, short-term overseas contracts to supplement lost wages.

New deal delivers hit to Wallabies captain’s pay packet

premium_icon New deal delivers hit to Wallabies captain’s pay packet

Australia’s 192 professional players are expected to finalise the details of the new pay proposal in coming days.

Thu 16 Apr 2020

NRL coach’s huge play to sign Quade, SBW

premium_icon NRL coach’s huge play to sign Quade, SBW

Quade Cooper’s potential NRL move is gaining momentum.

The gift that will save Australian rugby

premium_icon The gift that will save Australian rugby

Agustin Pichot is set to launch a bold takeover bid of World Rugby - and he’s guaranteed a multimillion-dollar sacrifice that could revive Australian rugby.

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Home schooling: McDermott’s lessons with Wallabies great

premium_icon Home schooling: McDermott’s lessons with Wallabies great

Queensland Reds’ Tate McDermott is making good use of rugby’s lockdown, spending quality time sharpening his skills with Will Genia.

Copy cats: Rugby could turn to NRL to save game

premium_icon Copy cats: Rugby could turn to NRL to save game

Rugby Australia will have their greatest rival to thank if the latest radical proposal to get the struggling 15-man code back up and running comes to fruition.

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Wallaby legend calls on Castle to come clean on future

premium_icon Wallaby legend calls on Castle to come clean on future

Tim Horan insists it’s time for details on how the code can be saved to be shared.

Fri 10 Apr 2020

Foreign raiders move on cut-price Wallabies

premium_icon Foreign raiders move on cut-price Wallabies

A sick Rugby Australia official has forced a delay in pay-cut talks, as foreign clubs target disgruntled players

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Revealed: the revolutionary quick fix to save rugby

premium_icon Revealed: the revolutionary quick fix to save rugby

Gloomy rugby fans may be given the ultimate Christmas gift if an exciting plan to deploy a Bledisloe Cup triple threatcomes to fruition.

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