Rugby Union News

Michael Cheika will unleash ‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou on Scotland, just a week after the powerhouse prop completed his three-year Wallabies qualification period. The 130kg 21-year-old Queensland Reds bookend was …

Michael Cheika has been ordered to moderate his coaching box language and conduct after escaping punishment for his foul-mouthed rant at Twickenham last week. The Wallabies coach was under investigation …

Will Genia is yet to don a Melbourne Rebels jersey but is already working with coach Dave Wessels to plot their Super Rugby revival. The Wallabies halfback is in Edinburgh …

Australian rugby sevens coach Andy Friend says World Series debutante Maurice Longbottom gives his side what every good team needs. The newcomer will be a marked man when he runs …

Hooker Jamie George will finally make his first start for England after 19 appearances off the bench as coach Eddie Jones on Thursday named a side featuring nine changes to …

Karmichael Hunt has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds until the end of the 2019 season. The 30-year-old former Brisbane Broncos, Queensland State of Origin and Australia representative …

Incoming Melbourne coach Dave Wessels is making no apologies for putting his players through a tortuous pre-season, saying their fitness isn’t good enough to challenge for the Super Rugby title. …

Rugby Australia’s decision to waive the Super Rugby salary cap to allow teams to absorb Western Force players is “economic madness”, NSW Waratahs chairman Roger Davis says. Rugby Australia promised …

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has shrugged off Australia’s frustration at being forced off their Edinburgh training pitch, saying other venues were offered to them. The Wallabies’ session on Tuesday descended …

The Melbourne Rebels have landed their biggest fish – both in size and value – with Wallabies lock Adam Coleman joining the Super Rugby club. The Melbourne side, which only …

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend says his side must raise the levels they reached in their gut-wrenching loss to the All Blacks when they take on the Wallabies. Townsend masterminded a …

Gregor Townsend has made four changes to the Scotland side that lost so narrowly to New Zealand. The Scots face Australia at Murrayfield this weekend after missing out on a …

Stephen Moore has announced the Wallabies’ Test against Scotland on Sunday will be his final game of rugby union. Earlier this year he declared the spring tour of the UK …

The All Blacks have defended their medical processes after a third player in their squad contracted the mumps. Flanker Ardie Savea has been in isolation since the team arrived in …

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika must wait another 24 hours to discover if he’ll face punishment following his coaching box rant at Twickenham on Saturday. Cheika was caught on camera sarcastically …

Australia’s preparations for their clash with Scotland have been thrown into chaos after they were ordered off their training pitch in Edinburgh. Michael Cheika’s side used Tuesday as one of …

Karmichael Hunt has hailed fellow rugby league convert Marika Koiribete after his standout performance for the Wallabies against England. On a bitterly disappointing afternoon at Twickenham for Australia, the flying …

Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Super Rugby club until the end of the 2020 season. The 20-year-old played three …