Rugby Union

Mon 16 Jul 2018

All Blacks’ World Cup defence given boost

All Blacks’ World Cup defence given boost

THE All Blacks have retained two of their top young talents with Ardie Savea and Jordie Barrett agreeing to stay for their Rugby World Cup defence next year.

Quirk cops ‘embarrassing’ ban for ‘love tap’

Quirk cops ‘embarrassing’ ban for ‘love tap’

SUNWOLVES flanker Ed Quirk was deemed to have committed “physical abuse” for the “love tap” that saw him controversially red-carded in clash against the Reds.

Rebels’ star bailed after assault charge on teammate

Rebels’ star bailed after assault charge on teammate

MELBOURNE Rebels star Amanaki Mafi will be allowed to return home after appearing in a New Zealand court accused of assaulting teammate Lopeti Timani.

Sun 15 Jul 2018

Thorn takes aim at 'soft' send-off

Thorn takes aim at 'soft' send-off

EXASPERATED Reds coach Brad Thorn has sided with former All Black Tony Brown in bemoaning rugby going soft in the wake of the ridiculous Ed Quirk send-off.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Rebels face nervous wait after heartbreaking loss

Rebels face nervous wait after heartbreaking loss

A virtuoso display by Reece Hodge wasn’t enough as the Rebels fell 43-37 to the Highlanders, leaving the Aussie side's Super Rugby finals hopes teetering

Ref blasted by coaches after sending Sunwolves player off

Ref blasted by coaches after sending Sunwolves player off

Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk's farcical red card on Friday night has renewed concerns that rugby union has gone "soft", according to players and coaches

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Super Rugby: Tahs unchanged, Brumbies to start twin towers

Super Rugby: Tahs unchanged, Brumbies to start twin towers

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has the luxury of naming an unchanged line-up from the one that slaughtered the Sunwolves 77-25 last weekend

Wed 11 Jul 2018

‘Rooted in racism’: former Springboks star speaks out

‘Rooted in racism’: former Springboks star speaks out

Former South African winger — who stormed off a TV show alleging he was a victim of racism from other pundits — vows to complain to the human rights commission

Smith ruled out of his own Super farewell

Smith ruled out of his own Super farewell

GEORGE Smith will miss his own Super Rugby farewell party after it was decided not to risk his knee in Friday night’s Queensland Reds match.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Exiled Reds: One down, three to go

Exiled Reds: One down, three to go

THE Reds have offloaded one member of their unwanted Wallabies quartet after halfback Nick Frisby signed a two-year deal with the Glasgow Warriors.

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