Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament

Rugby Aug 10, 2020

Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament

Rugby Australia has given New Zealand a three-week deadline to agree to a trans-Tasman competition in 2021 that will include five Australian teams or face organizing its own domestic tournament next year. RA interim chief executive Rob Clarke said the governing body was submitting tender ...

Rugby Australia director resigns after six weeks in role

Rugby May 6, 2020

Rugby Australia director resigns after six weeks in role

Rugby Australia director Peter Wiggs has resigned after less than six weeks in the role amid reports of disharmony on the board as the embattled governing body seeks a new chief executive to replace Raelene Castle. Private equity manager Wiggs had been endorsed by influential ...

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia reach settlement

Rugby Dec 4, 2019

Israel Folau, Rugby Australia reach settlement

Rugby Australia and Israel Folau reached a settlement Wednesday that will end the former Wallaby's multi-million dollar lawsuit over his dismissal for anti-gay comments. Rugby Australia apologized for "any hurt or harm" caused to Folau as part of a joint statement confirming the confidential agreement ...

Rugby Apr 25, 2018

Rugby Australia looking to deepen ties with Japan

by Rich Freeman

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle said Tuesday night she was looking to strengthen links with Japan not just for Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but well beyond. Speaking at an event organized by the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce ...