Rugby May 18, 2020

Super Rugby's Reds bench three for refusing pay cuts

Super Rugby side Queensland Reds have suspended Wallabies lock Izack Rodda and two other players for declining to accept pay cuts that were agreed to by the players' union amid a shutdown of the season due to the coronavirus outbreak. Rodda, fullback Isaac Lucas and ...

Queensland Reds crush Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 22, 2020

Queensland Reds crush Sunwolves

The Queensland Reds overwhelmed the visiting Sunwolves at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, winning 64-5. The Sunwolves are 1-2 in this year's Super Rugby competition. Starved of possession, Naoya Okubo's team wilted defensively to allow the young Reds team, whose average age was just over 23, ...

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Rugby May 3, 2019

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Indiscipline once again cost the Sunwolves as they went down 32-26 to the Queensland Reds on Friday night at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. Tony Brown's side was given five yellow cards, one of which was turned into a red, to ensure the Sunwolves spent 40 minutes ...

Sunwolves blow big lead in loss

Rugby Mar 16, 2019

Sunwolves blow big lead in loss

The Sunwolves scored three-first half tries but were unable to hold onto the lead Saturday, losing a heartbreaker to the visiting Queensland Reds 34-31. Playing in front of a full house at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the Sunwolves took a 21-5 lead into halftime, ...

Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds

Rugby Mar 14, 2019

Amanaki Lelei Mafi named on bench for Sunwolves' encounter with Reds

The Sunwolves on Thursday named Amanaki Lelei Mafi in the 23-man match-day squad for their upcoming Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds. The 29-year-old No. 8, who is undergoing criminal proceedings for assault in New Zealand, has been named on the bench for Saturday's ...

More Sports / Rugby Jul 9, 2016

Goromaru positive about Super Rugby experience

Although the playing time was hard to come by and injury forced him to miss final fixtures, Ayumu Goromaru has reflected positively on his Super Rugby season with the Reds. "It was a good experience being able to play in matches although chances were more ...

Goromaru signs with French side Toulon

More Sports / Rugby Jun 8, 2016

Goromaru signs with French side Toulon

Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru said Wednesday he will play in the French Top 14 with Toulon from August. "As it has been announced today, it's been decided I will play at Toulon from August in the French league," Goromaru said on his official blog site. "I ...

More Sports / Rugby May 27, 2016

Reds' Goromaru undergoes shoulder surgery

Queensland Reds fullback Ayumu Goromaru has undergone surgery on his right shoulder in Brisbane, Australia, a club source said Friday. Goromaru suffered a separation of the AC joint that connects the collarbone with his right shoulder when attempting to prevent a try during the Reds' ...

Reds get past Sunwolves

More Sports / Rugby May 21, 2016

Reds get past Sunwolves

The Sunwolves once again suffered heartbreak Saturday as they lost 35-25 to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium. Besides once again losing a game that was within their grasp, the Sunwolves also lost lock Tim Bond to a season-ending knee injury. "It was a very unfortunate result," ...

Yamaha source casts doubt on Goromaru's Toulon move

More Sports / Rugby May 19, 2016

Yamaha source casts doubt on Goromaru's Toulon move

The mystery over where Ayumu Goromaru will play rugby next season intensified Thursday with a Yamaha Jubilo source saying the club was still waiting to hear from the Japan fullback. Reports earlier in the week suggested the 30-year-old had decided to leave the Reds at ...

More Sports / Rugby May 17, 2016

Goromaru set to join Toulon next season

Ayumu Goromaru, Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup hero, has reached a basic agreement to join French first-division club Toulon next season, Kyodo News learned Tuesday. The 30-year-old fullback is in the final round of negotiations with the three-time European champions and a deal could be ...