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All Black yawns because he’s nervous

If you spot Beauden Barrett yawning on the All Blacks’ bench at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, it’s not because he’s bored or tired. Barrett, who has yet to taste defeat in 19 Tests, says there’s a nervous edge in the New...

Beale named as Wallabies five-eighth

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has overlooked Bernard Foley and named NSW teammate Kurtley Beale at five-eighth for Saturday night’s Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener against the All Blacks. Foley is the incumbent Australian No.10 and...

Folau seeking first win over All Blacks

Israel Folau has compared the hype surrounding the Bledisloe Cup to that of State of Origin rugby league and ranks getting his first win over the All Blacks as one of the biggest challenges of his glittering career. Folau enjoyed plenty of success...

Stirzaker to captain Melbourne Rising

Promising young halfback Nic Stirzaker has been handed the captaincy of the Melbourne Rising in the new National Rugby Championship (NRC). In the leadership group assisting Stirzaker will be fellow Melbourne Rebels back Mitch Inman, Pat Leafa and...

Faingaa called up to Wallabies

Experienced Queensland Reds rake Saia Faingaa has been called into the Wallabies squad after an injury to Tolu Latu further depleted Australia’s thinning hooking stocks. Latu was forced out of the squad after breaking an arm in a Sydney club...

Hosea Gear returns to New Zealand rugby

Former All Blacks wing Hosea Gear is returning to Super Rugby with the Waikato Chiefs, making him eligible to join New Zealand’s World Cup defence in England next year. Gear, 30, signed with French club Toulouse last year, and after finishing...

Gear returns to Super Rugby with Chiefs

Former All Blacks winger Hosea Gear has signed with the Chiefs for the next Super Rugby season. The 30-year-old winger is currently playing in Japan and will return to New Zealand early next February at the conclusion of his club season. The...

Australia crowned wheelchair rugby champs

Australia are the new wheelchair rugby world champions following a physical 67-56 defeat of Canada in Odense, Denmark. Veteran Ryley Batt was unstoppable, scoring 45 goals in the final of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships earned their maiden...

Weeks and Tomane suffer hamstring injuries

Prop Paddy Ryan and uncapped winger Tom English have been added to the Wallabies Rugby Championship squad, with hamstring injuries set to rule out Laurie Weeks and Joe Tomane for the first two matches against New Zealand. Both injuries are...

Nathan Charles fills lungs with success

Nathan Charles was just two when his dream to become a Wallaby first sprouted in his mind. Watching his older brother playing rugby, Charles tugged onto his nana’s hand and begged her to let him play as well. “She told me...

Reds scouting for talent in Fiji

The Queensland Reds have launched a recruitment drive in Fiji as they look to rebound from a disappointing Super Rugby season. Operations manager and former Wallaby scrum-half Sam Cordingley, was scouting for talent on Saturday at the local league...

Reds scouting for talent in Fiji

The Queensland Reds have launched a recruitment drive in Fiji as they look to rebound from a disappointing Super Rugby season. Operations manager and former Wallaby scrum-half Sam Cordingley, was scouting for talent on Saturday at the local league...