Rugby Union News

Ailing Brumbies playmaker Christian Leali’ifano has won the 2016 RUPA Medal for Excellence, one of Australian rugby’s most prestigious awards. Leali’ifano, who is battling leukaemia, was voted by his peers …

Western Australia is set to host its first Bledisloe Cup match, with the Wallabies and All Blacks to slug it out at the new Perth Stadium. The ARU is set …

Melbourne Rebels young gun Jack Maddocks says he wants to earn his Super Rugby debut the hard way after his shock call-up to the bench late last season. Rated one …

Wallabies stalwart Sekope Kepu is excited by the emergence of some young front rowers, but says the Australian pack has to cope with the pressure of having a target on …

New Western Force recruit Bill Meakes says he had a dream welcome party upon his return to Australia – a Wallabies dress rehearsal. Meakes couldn’t even get a look-in at …

Wallabies assistant coach Nathan Grey insists reducing the amount of local Super Rugby teams won’t help the game in Australia. Australia struggled to make an impact in the 2016 Super …

Chris Latham has challenged former Wallabies teammate Stephen Larkham to dust off his boots and come out of retirement for February’s inaugural Brisbane Global Tens tournament. Former Test fullback Latham …

Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley insists the tough times endured by Australia this year have laid the foundation for future success. Australia won just six of 15 Tests in 2016, with …

Former Wallabies fullback Chris Latham will reportedly run out for Queensland at the Brisbane Global Tens – eight years after he last donned the maroon jumper. The 41-year-old will be …

Eddie Jones believes there could be 10 to 15 England players in the British and Irish Lions’ squad for next year’s tour to New Zealand. Jones has overseen 13 successive …

Eddie Jones insists England must bristle with ambition when they seek to build on a perfect first year under his guidance by successfully defending their Six Nations title. Australia were …

Michael Cheika finishes 2016 with a Wallabies’ winning percentage almost as bad as the one that got Eddie Jones sacked 11 years ago but he insists the pain can be …

WALLABIES’ EUROPE TOUR PLAYER RATINGS Outside backs: Israel Folau – Consistently Australia’s best attacking threat and is outstanding under the high ball, but his puzzling try-scoring drought continues. Interesting to …

The emergence of Dane Haylett-Petty has been one of the highlights in a disappointing year for Australia with the Western Force star almost certainly cementing his spot on the right …

The Australian men’s rugby sevens team suffered an upset quarter-final loss in the Dubai Sevens, losing 21-12 to Wales before recovering to finish fifth in the tournament. South Africa won …

England head coach Eddie Jones’ sole focus is winning the 2019 World Cup as he played down the importance of a record-equalling run. Saturday’s 37-21 victory over Australia at Twickenham …

Australia’s mens rugby sevens team suffered a shock quarter final loss in the Dubai Sevens, losing 21-12 to Wales before recovering to finish fifth. Wales were the first to strike …

Coach Michael Cheika has lamented the Wallabies’ inability to put together a complete 80-minute performance after a second-half slump against England at Twickenham. Leading 16-13 after an excellent first-half display, …