Super Rugby’s regular season is done for 2018, after a final round that produced a couple of upsets and ensured the final make-up of the top eight remained unknown until the hooter sounded in Durban. The Sharks’ victory over the Jaguares was enough for the South Africans to squeeze into the playoffs at the expense
SANZAAR will launch a review into television match official (TMO) interventions, admitting current rules are “clearly not working” after a string of recent controversies in Super Rugby and Tests. The review comes after widespread uproar over a red card to Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk for a “love tap” on a Queensland Reds opponent on Friday
Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk has been issued with a two-week ban for the “love tap” that saw him controversially red-carded in Friday night’s Super Rugby clash against the Queensland Reds. Reds back-rower Caleb Timu has also copped a two-week suspension for another incident in the game- but neither will miss a single minute of rugby.
Melbourne Rebels star Amanaki Mafi has been charged by New Zealand police following an alleged assault on teammate Lopeti Timani in Dunedin. Loose forward Mafi will appear in Dunedin District Court on Monday charged with injuring with intent to injure in an incident in South Dunedin. It’s a dismal postscript to the Rebels’ bold but
Disappointment is set to galvanise the chastened NSW Waratahs, for their Super Rugby quarter-final against a Highlanders side poised to bring back some of their biggest stars. A lacklustre effort in their 40-31 home loss to the Brumbies on Saturday dropped NSW to third overall, propelling them into a tough elimination game against the Highlanders
Veteran fullback Israel Dagg has ruled himself out of All Blacks contention for the rest of the year after signing a short-term contract in Japan. Dagg confirmed he will join the Canon Eagles when his Super Rugby duties finish and return to New Zealand in December. The 66-Test veteran hasn’t played for New Zealand since
Every member of the U.S. Sevens squad is getting super excited because the days are counting down to the start of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco — it is only a week away! After thinking about it for so long, we are now so close to that first game in the biggest
A return to the days of round-robin competition and a little more ‘common sense’, that’s what Chiefs veteran Liam Messam wants for Super Rugby as he prepares to sign off from the tournament after 12 seasons in Hamilton. The former All Blacks back-rower will likely play his final home game on Friday as the Chiefs
Stade Delort in Marseille, France, will host the Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage tournament to decide the 20th and final place at the Rugby World Cup. The line-up for the four-team tournament will be confirmed on Aug. 18, when the Rugby Africa Gold Cup concludes; the winners of that tournament will qualify directly for the
Even at under-8s level, people were talking about George Smith. On Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the young Smith was dominating junior-age rugby and forging a path that, almost 30 years later, would see him bow out of the Australian game as a Wallabies great and a player who inspired a generation of No. 7s Down Under.