Rugby Union

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Analysis: The pros and cons of the Wallabies ‘Pooper’ combo

Analysis: The pros and cons of the Wallabies ‘Pooper’ combo

Greg Martin has a blunt rationale as to why Australia’s selectors have got it right by reuniting David Pocock and Michael Hooper at the Rugby World Cup.

Beale: All Black day still haunts me

Beale: All Black day still haunts me

Kurtley Beale has never seen Semi Radradra in the flesh, but is ready to take down the Fijian giant as the Wallabies chase World Cup redemption.

Wallabies beware: Underdogs have sniff of upset

premium_icon Wallabies beware: Underdogs have sniff of upset

Fiji are looming as a more formidable force than the side who suffered double-figure losses to Australia, England and Wales four years ago.

Rugby World Cup rocked by betting scandal

Rugby World Cup rocked by betting scandal

Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign has been thrown into disarray after coach Rob Howley was sent home immediately.

Lock and load: Rodda set to secure new deal

premium_icon Lock and load: Rodda set to secure new deal

Rodda set to become the reliable bedrock of the Wallabies for the four years beyond the World Cup as the towering lock closes in on securing a long-term deal

Tue 17 Sep 2019

‘Farcical’ joke exposes wide open World Cup

‘Farcical’ joke exposes wide open World Cup

Aussie rugby legends believe the Rugby World Cup is wide open in 2019 but a bizarre system makes a mockery of the sport.

‘Four more years boys!’ 20 best Aussie World Cup moments

premium_icon ‘Four more years boys!’ 20 best Aussie World Cup moments

Australia’s Rugby World Cup history is rich with drama, be it a great escape or tackles that had no right to be made. Jim Tucker rates the 20 greatest moments

Wallabies can’t afford loss to Wales

Wallabies can’t afford loss to Wales

Australia start favourites to top Pool D but Wales are the Six Nations champions and have reason to bedent while Fiji have potential to pull off an upset.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

‘Cute little thing’ ready for emergency halfback role

premium_icon ‘Cute little thing’ ready for emergency halfback role

Bernard Foley might not be the first name people think of as a Wallabies halfback. But according to Will Genia, the ‘cute little thing’ is ready to step up.

How Wallabies plan to shock the world

premium_icon How Wallabies plan to shock the world

Wallabies to bring new approach to their bid to claim the World Cup.

Pool B: Battle of the big guns

Pool B: Battle of the big guns

It will be one of the games of the pool rounds when South Africa and New Zealand go head to head. Whoever wins that game, wins this group.

Hooper: Sacrifice, hard work to pay off

premium_icon Hooper: Sacrifice, hard work to pay off

Captain Michael Hooper explains the team doesn’t have to be on top form from the first match.

Cheika bristles at Mortlock criticism

Cheika bristles at Mortlock criticism

Michael Cheika has described the Wallabies’ lead-up to the World Cup as “perfect” while hitting back at former skipper Stirling Mortlock.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Proud Pioneers win six straight titles

premium_icon Proud Pioneers win six straight titles

WOLLONGBAR-Alstonville dominates in Far North Coast rugby grand final

Rugby legend’s secret left him suicidal

Rugby legend’s secret left him suicidal

A Wales rugby legend has opened up on the health battle he’s kept secret for years and it left him wanting to “drive off a cliff”.

Tie-breaker threatens to put boot into Wallabies hopes

premium_icon Tie-breaker threatens to put boot into Wallabies hopes

Football fans know all about penalty shoot-outs deciding big games. Now rugby supporters may have to get their heads around the same thing.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

Grand final pain no barrier for Gibbon

premium_icon Grand final pain no barrier for Gibbon

KNEE injury won't keep Wollongbar-Alstonville player out of grand final

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Wallabies great makes Pocock Cup call

premium_icon Wallabies great makes Pocock Cup call

Few people know what it takes to dominate a World Cup from the backrow like George Smith, and the legendary Wallaby has a surprise take on David Pocock’s role.

Barbarians on the cusp of history

premium_icon Barbarians on the cusp of history

Casuarina Beach go into Saturday’s Far North Coast Rugby Union grand final as the underdogs against Wollongbar-Alstonville who are aiming for their sixth-straight...

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Wallabies’ legend demands Foley start

Wallabies’ legend demands Foley start

For the Wallabies it might just be a case of going back to the future at the upcoming Rugby World Cup and backing in Bernard Foley to start in the No.10 jersey.

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