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Reds Pay Cooper to be a Rebel

Reds Pay Cooper to be a Rebel Quade Cooper is one of the most divisive rugby players on the planet. Either you like him and love his unorthodox approach to the game and life in general, or you do not....

Long-Term Contract for Folau

Long-Term Contract for Folau Whilst Rugby Australia itself is habitually running at a financial loss and is desperately seeking new sources of income, they continue to throw the big bucks at their star players, a system which has already caused...

How Deep Is The Talent Pool?

How Deep Is The Talent Pool? The 2018 Rugby Championships is done and dusted. Rassie Erasmus’s first seven months in charge of the Springboks produced so much more than many had expected. Starting from a below-zero base, he hauled the...

51-Player All Black Squad, Are They Changing Their Game?

51-Player All Black Squad, Are They Changing Their Game.   Steve Hansen has announced a strong 51-player squad for the All Black’s upcoming end-of-year tour to Japan and Europe. First up, Hansen named a 32-man squad of players who go to Yokohama...

Springbok Squad For The Final Two Fixtures of RC 2018

Springbok Squad For The Final Two Fixtures of RC 2018 Rassie Erasmus has announced his Springbok squad for the final two Rugby Championship fixtures against the Wallabies and the All Blacks. The Springboks face the Wallabies next Saturday, 29 September...

Michael Hooper pens new deal with Rugby Australia

Michael Hooper pens new deal with Rugby Australia A While back I wrote of the strange spending habits of Australian Rugby. I mentioned their penchant for pouring money over the top three or four players in the country while spending...

Michael Cheika Reveals His Rugby Championship Squad

Michael Cheika Reveals His Rugby Championship Squad Michael Cheika has recalled hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and added six uncapped rookies to his 36-man Wallabies squad for this month's Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks. Returning from a stint...

Springbok Training Squad Update

Springbok Training Squad Update Eight Sharks have been added to Rassie Erasmus’ Springbok training squad as they continue with their preparations for next month’s Rugby Championships. Two have been sent home, both Stormers. The Sharks group consists of four forwards, namely...

Kuridrani Out, Cheika’s Headache!

Kuridrani Out, Cheika's Headache! Just a week ago the Aussie Roar website were singing the praises of Tevita Kuridrani as they nicknamed him the “K-Train” and spoke of his return to form just in time to solve something of a...

Test Match Preview – Saturday, 2nd June 2018 – South Africa vs Wales

Test Match Preview Saturday, 2nd June 2018 South Africa vs Wales Date: Saturday, June 2nd Venue: Robert F Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC Kick-off: 17h00 local time; 22h00 BST; 21h00 GMT; 23h00 SA Time Referee: Matthew Carley (England) Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Frank Murphy (Ireland) TMO: David Grashoff (England) Nobody knows quite what to...

Wallaby Squad Announcement

Wallaby Squad Announcement Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has named five uncapped players in his 32-man squad to take on Ireland in their three-Test series in Australia in June. Reds back-row Caleb Timu, Brumbies full-back Tom Banks, Melbourne Rebels utility back...

Springbok Squad For Wales.

Springbok Squad For Wales. Rassie Erasmus has named an interesting squad for the once-off Test against Wales this coming weekend. 26 players will travel to the USA in a squad that comprises 16 forwards and 10 backs. The mix of players...

Captain Kolisi!

Captain Kolisi! Siya Kolisi will lead the Springboks against England! Pieter Steph-du Toit will wear the armband against Wales this weekend. Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, confirmed the two appointments on Monday morning at a media conference at the...

James Slipper Banned For Two Months.

James Slipper Banned For Two Months. Wallabies and Reds front-row and sometime captain, James Slipper has been banned for two months after returning two positive tests for cocaine, between February and May this year. Under Rugby Australia’s Illicit Drugs policy the...

All Blacks 2018

All Blacks 2018 I guess the 2018 All Black squad is as interesting for the names that are not in the squad as it is for the names we do find there. Firstly, there are those who were not considered. The...

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