Rugby Union

Thu 16 May 2019

Revealed: 11th-hour bungle created Folau mess

Revealed: 11th-hour bungle created Folau mess

Fresh details have emerged of Rugby Australia’s mishandling of Israel Folau’s contract, as the cross-code star awaits a decision on his future

Wed 15 May 2019

Folau’s cryptic message on verdict D-Day

Folau’s cryptic message on verdict D-Day

Israel Folau has sent a cryptic message by deleting his Instagram profile picture just hours out from his reported contract termination D-Day

Tue 14 May 2019

Relationship breakdown in Folau mess

Relationship breakdown in Folau mess

The casualties of Israel Folau’s saga keep mounting as a key relationship looks to have broken down in the wake of his social media scandal

Coalition matches Labor's promise on Ballymore redevelopment

Coalition matches Labor's promise on Ballymore redevelopment

A $35 million upgrade of Brisbane rugby stronghold Ballymore firmed after the Federal Government matched Labor's election promise on Tuesday

Mon 13 May 2019

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

‘God spoke to me’: Folau explains

Israel Folau has opened up for the first time since his code of conduct hearing, detailing how he rejected temptation and the work of Satan.

Sat 11 May 2019

All Black fires shot in Folau war

All Black fires shot in Folau war

An All Blacks star has blasted a claim that Rugby Australia should sack all Pacific Islanders in the wake of the Israel Folau storm

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Rebels kick clear at top but may lose concussed Cooper

Getting separation from their Australian conference rivals took some doing for the Melbourne Rebels in their local derby win over the Queensland Reds

Fri 10 May 2019

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

21kgs in 18 months: shredded Skelton’s World Cup sacrifice

Wallabies lock Will Skelton admits turning his back on a crack at the Rugby World Cup to re-sign with Saracens has been the toughest decision of his career

Thu 9 May 2019

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Wallabies star shuts down Alan Jones

Former Wallabies star Clyde Rathbone says Israel Folau is “extremely ignorant” and has shut down Alan Jones after the broadcaster’s on-air spray.

Wed 8 May 2019

Disputed claim at heart of Folau storm

Disputed claim at heart of Folau storm

After Israel Folau was found guilty of breaching his contract, he has privately raised concerns about a claim from Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle.

Tue 7 May 2019

Tahs urge RA to settle as Folau hearing drags on

Tahs urge RA to settle as Folau hearing drags on

As Israel Folau’s Code of Conduct hearing begins its third day, the Waratahs have called for the case to be resolved “quickly”.

‘Beyond ridiculous’ Folau hearing gunned

‘Beyond ridiculous’ Folau hearing gunned

The battle grounds have been moved for the fourth day of the Israel Folau code of conduct hearing, triggering condemnation of Rugby Australia.

Sat 4 May 2019

Folau leaves Rugby HQ after frustrating result

Folau leaves Rugby HQ after frustrating result

RUGBY Australia's Folau decision puts nothing short of the code’s survival on the line.

Cheika makes surprise appearance at Folau's conduct hearing

Cheika makes surprise appearance at Folau's conduct hearing

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made an intriguing appearance at Rugby Australia headquarters in Sydney as Israel Folau fights to save his career

Fri 3 May 2019

Folau backlash faced in Christian Tongan communities

Folau backlash faced in Christian Tongan communities

As rugby superstar Israel Folau’s fate gets decided, the fallout from his social media antics still runs deep

2.05m teenage giant joins Brumbies from Crusaders

2.05m teenage giant joins Brumbies from Crusaders

Rising teenage rugby star Nick Frost has joined the Brumbies after a stint at one of the best nurseries in the sport

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Popular rugby referee dies after on-field heart attack

Popular rugby referee dies after on-field heart attack

THE Northern Rivers rugby community is in mourning after the shock death of "friend, mentor, coach and referee" Ian Hooper.

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Teammate’s big Israel Folau worry

Teammate’s big Israel Folau worry

KURTLEY Beale has addressed a worrying concern about Israel Folau that’s largely gone unspoken of since his homophobic Instagram post.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Foley reveals Folau distraction has hurt Tahs

Foley reveals Folau distraction has hurt Tahs

Long-time teammate Bernard Foley says Israel Folau has hurt the Waratahs after the superstar was stood down by the NSW Rugby Union after a social media storm

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Surprise Folau supporter emerges

Surprise Folau supporter emerges

Israel Folau has found support in an unlikely place; from gay Liberal MP Tim Wilson, who has issued a warning to Rugby Australia.

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