Posts Tagged "Rugby Union"

The NSW Waratahs are backing greenhorn five-eighth Mack Mason to shock the Super Rugby world if Bernard Foley is ruled out of Sunday’s showdown with the Crusaders. With Foley in extreme doubt as he continues to battle post-concussion symptoms, 21-year-old Mason has emerged as the surprise frontrunner to replace the Wallabies playmaker. Coach Daryl Gibson […]

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The Western Force has announced an extension on their jersey sponsor agreement with Fortescue Metals for two years despite speculation about the Force being potentially cut from Super Rugby.

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A few weeks ago, I was moved to highlight the outright arrogance of the South African quarter of the panel, who after snaring a perfect round, proceeded to display his alpha status by sending his tips for the following week pretty much immediately.

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In light of the news SANZAAR prefer a 15-team Super Rugby format, the Western Force are being heavily viewed as the team most likely to be axed.

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The Wallabies’ problems in 2016 were many and varied. That being said they can be boiled down to four major issues.

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When rugby went professional I sincerely felt some pity for all the other nations. At last the Wallabies were going to get their fair share of the athletic talent in Australia.

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New to fullback, Melbourne’s Jack Debreczeni has a simple but effective Super Rugby game plan – get the ball to Fijian flyers Sefa Naivalu and Marika Koroibete as much as possible.

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Former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns has challenged the ARU to show some gumption and demand SANZAAR retain all five Australian teams in Super Rugby.

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A relaxed Liam Messam is set to become the eighth man in Super Rugby history to play 150 matches when he takes to the field for the Chiefs this weekend.

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A mentally recuperating Aaron Smith will raise his Super Rugby century when the Highlanders host the Rebels in Dunedin.

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On Monday, March 13, two of the wealthiest owners in the French club rugby game, Jacky Lorenzetti of Racing 92 and Thomas Savare of Stade Francais, announced that the two Parisian giants were to merge.

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The golden era of Australian rugby was the 1980s and early ’90s, regularly beating the best teams and producing some of the most exciting players the world has seen.

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With the Six Nations over and the Lions Tour of New Zealand just three months away, we take a look at five mouth-watering individual match-ups that will have rugby fans on the edge of their seats.

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The Melbourne Rebels say they’ve been studying the Highlanders’ tight win over the Brumbies to prepare for a daunting trip to Dunedin this week.

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Bernard Foley’s concussion symptoms have returned after the NSW Waratahs star played in their Super Rugby win over Melbourne on the weekend.

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The ARU has released a statement on the future of the Australian franchises’ in Super Rugby, responding to speculation about the possibility that one side may be cut from the competition.

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Player safety is all the rage at the moment, and rightfully so. Injuries are good for no one, not the advertisers, not the players, not the fans, no one.

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Western Force chairman Tony Howarth says the club’s efforts to succeed have been undermined by Australian rugby powers.

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A worrying story landed in my inbox late last week, pointing to the imminent death of Australian rugby. And not just at the professional level.

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There is a famous quote pertinent to Australian rugby right now.

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