Rugby Union

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Cheika must be prepared to absorb review jabs

premium_icon Cheika must be prepared to absorb review jabs

Michael Cheika may have fallen on his own sword but a panel investigating the Wallabies’ disastrous World Cup campaign will seek his input.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Rugby giants face $9.9m fine for cheating

Rugby giants face $9.9m fine for cheating

English powerhouse Saracens is facing the largest fine ever and a drop to the bottom of the table after an investigation into salary cap rorting.

Sun 3 Nov 2019

Jones stunned as England save worst until last

premium_icon Jones stunned as England save worst until last

This was all the insight a dejected coach Eddie Jones could muster in the wake of England’s resounding Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa.

How All Blacks saved Cup hero’s bacon

premium_icon How All Blacks saved Cup hero’s bacon

South Africa are world champions but just over 12 months ago they were in turmoil with their coach contemplating his future after some bad results.

World reacts to classy Cup moment

World reacts to classy Cup moment

The best moment of the Rugby World Cup final came after full-time as South African captain Siya Kolisi melted hearts across the globe.

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Brutal Boks destroy Eddie's World Cup dream

Brutal Boks destroy Eddie's World Cup dream

South Africa has shocked England to win the William Webb Ellis trophy with a remarkable and physical performance in the World Cup final.

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Haka storm sparks ‘bullying’ claim

Haka storm sparks ‘bullying’ claim

A prominent critic of the All Blacks has blasted the “bogus” aura around the haka, calling for it to be axed after it sparked drama at the World Cup.

Kiwis add insult to Wallabies’ injury

Kiwis add insult to Wallabies’ injury

Australia has identified a man to take the Wallabies out of the doldrums but the Kiwis have swooped in and may want to steal him away.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Eddie’s best is yet to come

premium_icon Eddie’s best is yet to come

With two years still to run on his contract with England, Jones won’t come cheaply but if he can do the same for the Wallabies it’ll be money well spent.

England name unchanged team for final

England name unchanged team for final

Key players have overcome injury and will take their place in England’s team for the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.

‘Southern Slam’ could hand England immortality

‘Southern Slam’ could hand England immortality

If England were to complete the first ‘Southern Slam’ with a win in the World Cup final, one former star says it would be the greatest Cup performance to date.

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Reds’ Rookie of the Year signs long-term deal

premium_icon Reds’ Rookie of the Year signs long-term deal

From sixth-choice winger to Rookie of the Year - Jock Campbell won his Super Rugby debut through sheer determination. Now he’s a Red for the next three seasons.

Final insult: Wallabies brushed in team of the Cup

premium_icon Final insult: Wallabies brushed in team of the Cup

The Wallabies need no reminding of their dismal World Cup performance – but should they check out JIM TUCKER’S Team of the Tournament, they’ll get an idea.

SBW’s big win in mass All Blacks changes

SBW’s big win in mass All Blacks changes

Sonny Bill Williams has been handed a big promotion for his final All Blacks game after ougoing coach Steve Hansen announced eight changes.

No ‘bluffing’ as Springboks lay it all on the table

No ‘bluffing’ as Springboks lay it all on the table

What you see is what you get from Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus who insists there is no point being anything but direct ahead of the World Cup final.

World reacts to ‘joke’ haka ruling

World reacts to ‘joke’ haka ruling

World Rugby has been accused of mixed messages after reportedly fining England for its eye-catching response to the All Blacks.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

All you need to know about the RWC final

All you need to know about the RWC final

Six weeks after the Rugby World Cup commenced, we’ve arrived at the final – where England will start favourites against South Africa. YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE

England faces penalty for haka drama

England faces penalty for haka drama

England’s response to the All Blacks’ haka had tongues wagging across the world but the plan may cause the Poms some unexpected pain.

SBW offered richest rugby deal ever

SBW offered richest rugby deal ever

Sonny Bill Williams has reportedly been offered the chance to be the highest paid player in the history of rugby league and union.

World Cup mastermind has no chill

World Cup mastermind has no chill

Eddie Jones has been grinning — and winning — his way through the World Cup — and his latest sledge at Wales’ coach was a beauty.

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