Sportsbet
Rugby Union News

Honey Badger back for Rugby World Cup

The World Cup dream of Nick Cummins is alive again, with the Wallaby winger securing a loan deal back to the Western Force for the 2015 Super Rugby season. Cummins was granted a release from his Force contract on compassionate grounds at the end of...

Sam Burgess bags first rugby union try

Former NRL star Sam Burgess has scored his first try in rugby union. Playing at blindside flanker, Burgess crossed just before half-time to put Bath 20-0 up in what became a 44-5 win over London Irish on Monday. The 26-year-old Englishman had an...

Nick Cummins set for Aust return: report

Former Wallabies winger Nick Cummins is set to return to Australia and play for the Western Force. News Corp reported the flyer was finalising a move from Japan so he can play Super Rugby in 2015 and potentially be part of the Wallabies’ World...

Bath silent on salary cap claims

Sam Burgess’s English rugby club Bath remain silent on claims they are being investigated over breaches of the salary cap. Big-money former NRL forward Burgess came off the bench late to play on the wing in Bath’s 39-16 win over...

Sonny Bill says sport-hopping here to stay

He accepts the NRL may not like it, but Sonny Bill Williams says players switching codes and dabbling in boxing are realities of modern-day sport that make football careers even more enticing. Having waltzed straight back into the All Blacks ranks...

Toulon regain French rugby lead

Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell was among the tryscorers for Toulon as the French rugby heavyweights regained their lead in the Top 14 with a 30-6 win over Lyon. Winger Mitchell scored in the second half for Toulon, who shrugged off a host of injury...

Nonu signs with French rugby’s Toulon

Veteran All Blacks centre back Ma’a Nonu will play for Toulon after next year’s World Cup, the French club has announced. Nonu, 32, signed a two-year deal with the European champions, making him the second long-serving New Zealand Test...

Five-try Stade go top in French rugby

Stade Francais took the lead in French rugby’s Top 14 on Friday with a five-try 43-30 victory at Grenoble who surrendered their unbeaten home record. Fiji winger Waisea Nayacalevu grabbed two of Stade’s tries to take his season total to...

Cipriani helps halt Exeter’s rugby march

Former England star Danny Cipriani was in fine form on Friday as Sale ruined Exeter’s hopes of climbing to the top of English rugby’s Premiership with an 18-11 win. In-form Exeter knew a victory would lift them into first place ahead of...

O’Connor backs Hunt in Reds switch

Dual international Michael O’Connor has backed the Queensland Reds’ gamble on code-hopper Karmichael Hunt to spark them into Super Rugby title contention. With Reds fans’ expectations building following the signing of Hunt,...

Wallabies coach unfazed by overseas exodus

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika remains unfazed about the prospect of a mass exodus of stars after next year’s Rugby World Cup despite two more stalwarts having confirmed their departures. Veteran lock James Horwill, captain at the last World...

Carter to become rugby’s best-paid player

All Blacks great Dan Carter is poised to become the world’s highest-paid rugby player when he moves to France after next year’s Rugby World Cup on a three-year deal with Racing Metro. The 32-year-old five-eighth, capped 102 times by his...