Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Rugby Aug 10, 2019

Wallabies clobber 14-man All Blacks in Rugby Championship test

Australia gave itself a huge boost ahead of the World Cup when it stunned a New Zealand side reduced to 14 men for half the match 47-26 in a thrilling Rugby Championship test on Saturday. Lock Scott Barrett's dismissal for a dangerous tackle just before ...

Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash

Rugby Jul 26, 2019

Former Wallabies bad boy James O'Connor on bench for Pumas clash

James O'Connor is poised to play his first test in six years after being named on the Australia bench in a revamped squad for the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on Saturday. The 29-year-old former bad boy of Australian rugby, whose last Wallabies contract was ...

Injured Crusaders Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett to miss Super Rugby final

Rugby Jul 2, 2019

Injured Crusaders Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett to miss Super Rugby final

The Canterbury Crusaders have suffered a double blow ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final against Argentina's Jaguares, with Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett both suffering injuries that will also end their Rugby Championship hopes. The Crusaders said on Monday veteran centre Crotty suffered a broken ...

Rugby Jun 21, 2019

Fiji, Japan could be added to expanded Rugby Championship

Fiji, Japan and even the United States could join an expanded Rugby Championship now that World Rugby's proposed global league has collapsed. Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle revealed Friday that governing body SANZAAR had been working on new models for the Southern Hemisphere competition in ...

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

Rugby Mar 8, 2019

Proposed new league presents issues for Japan

by Rich Freeman

A World Rugby news release late Wednesday night from Dublin may have appeased some parties concerned by plans for a new worldwide league, but many questions remain as to how Japan will be affected. The sport's governing body was attacked from all sides last week ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 7, 2017

Arrest made in bugging of All Blacks' hotel

Australian police have arrested and charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief after an investigation into the discovery of a listening device at the All Blacks hotel in Sydney ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last year. The world champions notified police ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 15, 2016

Savea awaits first All Blacks start

Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday. Savea, who has played five tests off the bench since making his debut against Wales in June, ...

More Sports / Rugby Sep 7, 2016

All Blacks ready to face Pumas

New Zealand is planning to confound Argentina's best efforts in their Rugby Championship clash this weekend and maintain the high tempo that has taken its game to new heights this season. The world champions will look to extend their latest winning streak to 14 tests ...

More Sports / Rugby Nov 10, 2015

Lapasset lauds rugby's 'global vision'

Bernard Lapasset, the chairman of World Rugby, said Monday that he supports the inclusion of Japan in the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship alongside New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. In Tokyo for planning ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted ...