Posts Tagged "Super Rugby"

When Jack Debreczeni left the Melbourne Rebels for Japan at the end of a miserable 2017 Super Rugby season he didn’t expect to return, ever.

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Spiro’s nostalgic trips down memory are great reads, but he seems to have one foot perennially stuck in the past.

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‘Union’ was never in the international governing body’s name for good reason.

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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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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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SANZAAR has done its best to stuff up the Super Rugby tournament over the last three years, but the governing body has surpassed itself in the stupidity stakes with the Waratahs’ first seven weeks.

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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 Lions will host the Sharks in Round 1 of the new Super Rugby season. Join The Roar for live scores of the match, beginning at 2:15am (AEDT).

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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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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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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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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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A leaner Super Rugby season with fewer, but likely more-competitive, fixtures starts on the weekend in what organisers, broadcasters and fans hope will be a slicker product.

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Speaking with the four Australian Super Rugby CEOs last week was an interesting and insightful exercise on number of fronts, and reaction to the two articles were many and varied, and equally insightful from the supporter’s perspective.

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There’s been a lot of player movement over the last 12 months, something we’ve become accustomed to with both rugby union and professional sports in general. Some of the switches we’ve seen occur wouldn’t have been thought possible this time last year.

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Some members of the Australian rugby media and several players are upset about Brad Thorn’s decision to boot Quade Cooper out of his Reds squad, despite the controversial playmaker’s massive $650,000 annual contract from the Queensland Rugby Union.

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The Melbourne Rebels can realise their massive Super Rugby potential and fill the empty stands at AAMI Park if they’re prepared to work hard enough, coach David Wessels says.

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