Posts Tagged "Rugby Union"

It’s a rare event that you get to do a token season preview piece after a season has begun, and this was an opportunity I wasn’t going to miss.

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Seasoned Wallabies lock Rob Simmons feels like a rookie who needs to prove himself to teammates going into his first Super Rugby game for the NSW Waratahs.

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Karmichael Hunt won’t be permitted to resume training with the Queensland Reds despite dodging a conviction for drug possession.

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Karmichael Hunt has pleaded guilty to possession of Xanax and contravening a police direction in court on Monday, and has been hit with a $600 fine.

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2017 was a year that, for rugby fans in the southern hemisphere, made Queen Elizabeth’s 1992 ‘Annus Horribilis’ or Barnaby Joyce’s last few months seem like a walk in the park.

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The Maori have a poignant saying when a great person dies: “A mighty Totara has fallen in the forest.”

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As we approach the start of the new Super Rugby season, accepting of course that SA have already gone off early, it’s time to wave some burning sage around the room, cleanse all prior year grievances and start this year with a clean slate.

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The first two weeks of the 2018 Six Nations are in the books, and sadly the highlight of my rugby calendar is already nearly half over.

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For some time there has been a divide between rugby league and rugby union but is it time to put arguments aside?

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The 2018 Super Rugby season commences this weekend in Capetown, with the Stormers taking on the Jaguares. Join The Roar for all the action from 12 midnight (AEDT).

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Geoff Parkes is the canary in the coal mine. The Roar’s prolific scribe took a break from weekend rugby wraps and making Melbourne’s beautiful people’s smiles even straighter and whiter, to write a book which may later be seen as a harbinger.

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Concussed rugby players – from those on the fringe of Super Rugby to 12-year-olds – won’t be allowed to return to action for at least 12 days under stronger player safety rules.

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NSW Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley wants his side to capitalise more on the “electric and special” skills of returning fellow playmaker Kurtley Beale.

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Rugby Australia has announced two big changes that will have an impact on junior and senior rugby in order to improve safety at all levels.

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I wonder what Taniela Tupou thinks of the latest grumble from a former Western Force player.

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It was supposed to be a trial but instead Queensland Reds received a wake up call in their tight 17-15 win over the second tier Fiji Warriors at a steamy Ballymore on Thursday night.

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Israel Folau has marked his return from an unusually long off-season break with a trademark try and an assist in the NSW Waratahs’ 47-5 win over the Melbourne Rebels.

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In December 2014, the South African Rugby Union General Council approved a five-year roadmap in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup, called the Strategic Transformation Plan.

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Rumours are abounding that notorious code-hopper Jarryd Hayne is eyeing off a switch to rugby union in an effort to represent Fiji at the 2019 World Cup.

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Yes Roarers, it is time. All the pre-season talk can stop, the last-minute research can cease, and so can the sleepless nights.

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