Posts Tagged "rugby"

The Melbourne Rebels received up to double the funding of the Western Force in the years leading up to the latter’s axing from the Super Rugby competition, a Senate hearing has heard.

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There’s been one theme right through Michael Cheika’s rugby and business life – my way or the highway.

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Western Force coach Dave Wessels says he won’t make a decision on his future until hearing more details about Andrew Forrest’s breakaway rugby competition.

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Of all the absurdities aired during the Western Force’s Super Rugby axing saga, Brendan Cannon’s dig at Australian Rugby Union chairman Cameron Clyne for not wearing a coat and tie at the announcement tops the list.

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Compared to Bledisloe Cup games, the annual home Test against South Africa used to be the bogey prize for those in search of Wallabies tickets every year – the equivalent of getting a pair of socks for Christmas while your sibling received a games console, a surfboard or a new bicycle.

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Australian rugby union chairman Cameron Clyne has declined to express an opinion on billionaire Andrew Forrest’s touted plan for a rebel competition.

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This week on Club Roar, we’ve seen some absolute jaw-dropping moments across a host of sports. From long range strikes to speccies in the clouds, unbelievable catches and some bone-rattling hits. This is the best, and worst, of Club Roar over the past week.

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Alan Jones’ recent call for the outgoing Commonwealth Bank CEO, Ian Narev, to replace Bill Pulver as CEO of the Australian Rugby Union highlights what is fundamentally wrong with the sport of rugby both on and off the field.

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The opening half onslaught, barrage and blitz from New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup final could best be described as heavy metal rugby, a term paraphrased from football to describe Jurgen Klopp’s insanely all-action Borussia Dortmund team.

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Rugby in Australia has had a very painful 2017 and it’s still far from over. From the debacle with the Western Force, a board that has all but fallen apart and a CEO on the way out, the ARU is losing faithful fans across the country.

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Warringah will carry sentimental favouritism when they line up against reigning premiers Northern Suburbs in the Shute Shield final on Saturday.

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This week, Club Roar has witnessed some of the biggest hits of the season, some early season cricket and one of the quickest tries you’ll see all year in another big week of grassroots sporting action. This is the best, and worst, of Club Roar over the past week.

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just three changes to the side which was comprehensively beaten 54-34 by the All Blacks in the opening Bledisloe match in Sydney.

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A NSW Supreme Court judge has granted the Western Force the right to appeal the Australian Rugby Union’s decision to axe the team from the Super Rugby competition.

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This week, Club Roar takes a look back at two very different sides of the sporting spectrum, from the big hits and beastmode to the hilarious bloopers and blunders of sporting action. This is the best, and worst, of Club Roar over the past week.

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Wallabies superstar Israel Folau is urging fans to get behind their bold bid for a morale-boosting victory over the All Blacks amid fears of the worst Bledisloe Cup turnout ever at ANZ Stadium.

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Can the Wallabies beat the All Blacks on Saturday night? It’s possible. It’s highly unlikely, but it’s possible.

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This week there have been plenty of questions asked about Australian rugby.

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Waratahs scrumhalf Matt Lucas has defected to their Australian rivals the Brumbies, with the ACT-based franchise announcing today the 25-year-old had signed a two-year deal with the team.

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Christian Lealiifano has admitted he thought he would never play rugby again, even when he resumed training, and says he’s grateful for the changed outlook he got from his leukaemia battle.

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