Rugby Union

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Burgess says ‘snake’ ruined his career

Burgess says ‘snake’ ruined his career

Rabbitohs great Sam Burgess has ripped into the man he says used him as a “pawn” during England’s Rugby World Cup disaster.

Contract rebels prove final straw for fed-up Reds

Premium Content Contract rebels prove final straw for fed-up Reds

The QRU has foreign raiders in their sights after the messy departure of Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings.

Mon 1 Jun 2020

77 gone as Rugby Australia slashes jobs

Premium Content 77 gone as Rugby Australia slashes jobs

A third of Rugby Australia’s full-time staff have been sacked on a shocking day for the struggling organisation.

Rugby union's ugly blueprint to survival

Premium Content Rugby union's ugly blueprint to survival

Rugby Australia is one giant step closer to being able to continue operating after it was ruled a going concern by its accountants KPMG but there could be a heavy cost...

Fri 22 May 2020

Mutiny twist: Rodda to defect to Super Rugby rival

Premium Content Mutiny twist: Rodda to defect to Super Rugby rival

Wallabies lock has fallen out with Queensland coach Brad Thorn, with the man at the centre of the controversial Reds mutiny set to join a Super Rugby rival.

Tue 12 May 2020

Rugby clubs given ballpark start date for 2020 season

Premium Content Rugby clubs given ballpark start date for 2020 season

A new subcommittee will work together to decide when the season will resume.

Rugby’s drastic five-team comp revealed

Rugby’s drastic five-team comp revealed

An Australian rugby organisation has been resurrected after years in exile as Rugby Australia reportedly pursues a split from Super Rugby.

Merciless NRL to pick at carcass of rugby

Premium Content Merciless NRL to pick at carcass of rugby

With Rugby Australia on the brink of insolvency, NRL clubs are set to launch cross-code raids to snare the 15-a-side game’s established stars and elite rookies.

Sun 10 May 2020

Worst blunder in sporting negotiation history

Premium Content Worst blunder in sporting negotiation history

The breakdown of a longstanding relationship with Fox Sports, followed by an economy-killing virus, has left rugby with no friends.

Thu 7 May 2020

Bright light at end of another tumultuous day for rugby

Premium Content Bright light at end of another tumultuous day for rugby

Rugby Australia has finally arrived at a position of hope, with one of the country’s leading rugby administrators taking on the job of interim CEO.

Mon 4 May 2020

Speculation grows on rugby’s new boss

Premium Content Speculation grows on rugby’s new boss

Matt Carroll reported to be replacing Raelene Castle as Rugby Australia CEO.

Sun 3 May 2020

Old guard retains control of World Rugby

Premium Content Old guard retains control of World Rugby

Challenger Agustin Pichot has failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Bill Beaumont as the boss of World Rugby.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Rugby’s billionaire is ‘force’ of nature game needs

Premium Content Rugby’s billionaire is ‘force’ of nature game needs

Rugby Australia must call on the man who is “key to uniting and repairing the game with his resources and acumen”.

Mon 27 Apr 2020

Trans-Tasman comp set to erase Super Rugby forever

Premium Content Trans-Tasman comp set to erase Super Rugby forever

The mooted trans-Tasman series could become the permanent norm.

Sun 26 Apr 2020

Cross-code star calls time on eventful journey

Premium Content Cross-code star calls time on eventful journey

It would be bending the truth to say that the coronavirus scourge prematurely ended his enduring career.

Rugby Australia bet on an outsider in huge gamble

Premium Content Rugby Australia bet on an outsider in huge gamble

For all the talk about breaking away from SANZAAR and going it alone, Rugby Australia needs its biggest rivals more than ever

Fri 24 Apr 2020

‘Abhorrent’ bullying broke rugby boss

‘Abhorrent’ bullying broke rugby boss

Rugby Australia chairman Paul McLean has launched a stinging attack on Raelene Castle’s critics after she resigned as CEO last night.

Will Castle resignation impact incoming coach?

Premium Content Will Castle resignation impact incoming coach?

Could newly appointed Wallabies coach follow resigned Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle out the door?

Thu 23 Apr 2020

Rugby boss resigns on the spot

Rugby boss resigns on the spot

Raelene Castle has walked away from the top job in Australian Rugby, releasing a statement to confirm her immediate resignation.

Pandemic puts the brakes on Aussie golden couple's dreams

Premium Content Pandemic puts the brakes on Aussie golden couple's dreams

Rugby’s power couple tend to Southern Downs farm instead of chasing gold in Tokyo.

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