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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Rugby Union

Australia set to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

Australia has been given an effective green light to stage the 2027 men's Rugby World Cup, being listed as the "preferred candidate".

Bernie’s back! Larkham confirmed at Brumbies from 2023

Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham is returning to Australian rugby on a two-year to coach the Brumbies from 2023.

Wallabies furious at officials after loss to Wales

Australia coach Dave Rennie has been left enraged over officiating after the Wallabies' ill-fated tour to Europe ended with a last-kick 29-28 loss to Wales.

Samu gets nod to replace Wallabies’ Hooper

Pete Samu will replace injured Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper against Wales with Dave Rennie saying he needs to play to his own strengths.

England beat the Wallabies 32-15 at Twickenham

The Wallabies have lost again to an Eddie Jones-coached England, and looked as toothless as they were tryless in a 32-15 loss.

Wallabies earn tough win over Japan

Dave Rennie lamented a frustrating day in the coaches' box as the Wallabies opened their spring tour with a 32-23 victory over Japan.

Kellaway stars as Wallabies beat Argentina

An Andrew Kellaway hat-trick has him within reach of Wallabies history after a 32-17 defeat of Argentina gave them four-straight wins.

Holmes, McMahon set for Wallabies returns

Sean McMahon will make his his Test return and 38-year-old Greg Holmes is poised to become the oldest Wallabies player since WWII.

Forward momentum spurring on Wallabies

Tim Horan has hailed the improved Wallabies' forward pack for restoring order but warned a different test will truly reveal their progress.

Door opens for Quade Cooper citizenship bid

Wallabies match-winner Quade Cooper has thanked his supporters for helping clear a path towards gaining Australian citizenship.

Wallabies look to back up shock Boks win

Taniela Tupou and Feleti Kaitu'u are set for more game time after delivering the Wallabies' scrum that turned the Test against South Africa.

Quade Cooper earned his Wallabies recall

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says Quade Cooper has earned his opportunity to make a dramatic return to Test rugby.

Veteran Benji Marshall undecided on NRL future

Benji Marshall will head into the NRL finals without a call made on his future, the half insisting he still hasn't decided if he will retire.

Super Rugby Pacific set for 2022 kick off

Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika will join the Australian and New Zealand rugby sides in a new-look Super Rugby Pacific competition from 2022.

New Zealand won’t travel to Perth for Bledisloe Cup

The Rugby Championship fixture has been thrown into chaos after New Zealand Rugby (NZR) decided against sending the All Blacks to Perth.

Toutai Kefu leaves hospital after home invasion

Former Wallabies star Toutai Kefu has left hospital along with two family members after they were injured in a violent home invasion in suburban Brisbane.

Rugby Australia hopeful of Perth Bledisloe

RA hopes the third Bledisloe Cup Test will proceed in Perth later this month despite a change in border arrangements with New Zealand.

Former Wallaby Toutai Kefu stabbed during burglary

Toutai Kefu has reportedly been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the stomach in his Brisbane home when he disturbed a burglary.

Wallabies want referee on watch at lineout

The Wallabies have fired off a reminder to New Zealand referee Brendon Pickerill to keep the All Blacks in check at lineout time.

Wallabies name side for Bledisloe Cup opener

Veteran Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper has missed out on a spot in the match-day squad for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup opener.

Wallabies set for twin Eden Park missions

The Wallabies will get two chances to break their Eden Park hoodoo this month after the second clash was moved to Auckland.

NZ grants Wallabies border exemption

The New Zealand government has granted the Wallabies a border exemption for the Bledisloe Cup.

Koroibete signs for Japan’s Wild Knights

Marika Koroibete is officially leaving Australian rugby and the Melbourne Rebels, with the winger confirming his move to Japan.

Hooper hails ‘special’ Wallabies win

It shaped as a disaster but could be the making of Dave Rennie's Wallabies as they celebrate a defiant series win over France.

Mass Wallabies changes to line up for series decider

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has made mass changes to his starting team for Saturday's series-deciding third rugby union Test against France.

Wallabies to take on NZ, SA and Argentina

The Wallabies will play in Canberra for the first time in more than four years when they host Argentina in October.

No govt favours for former Wallabies star

Quade Cooper won't be able to sidestep any citizen application requirements with Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews firm on the rejection.

Wallabies to make changes for final France Test

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has forecast changes to his line-up for the deciding Rugby Union Test in Brisbane on Saturday against France.

Tupou to start in only Wallabies change

Powerhouse prop Taniela Tupou has been promoted to start in the only change to the Wallabies team for the second Test against France.

Wallabies win Test after France make late blunder

The Wallabies have stolen the most remarkable Test victory over France 23-21, Noah Lolesio kicking a penalty goal to seal the win.