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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...

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...

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...

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...

Quade’s Yesterdays, and Karmichael’s Tomorrows.

Quade’s Yesterdays, and Karmichael’s Tomorrows? The Reds lost to the Waratahs on Saturday. This was no fault of their forwards, who put in a solid day’s graft at the office. But, oy, that back division is poor! They have been...

How To Blow a Career..

How To Blow a Career.. Wallaby and Reds player, KARMICHAEL Hunt is likely to face an independent code of conduct hearing to determine his future in rugby union, despite Monday’s police decision to drop a cocaine charge. He offered a...

Super Rugby Preview: The Waratahs.

The Aussies: The Waratahs. 2017 was a dismal year for the once proud Waratahs. They lost 11 of their 15 games and finished way down in 16th position on the overall log. For a team loaded with stars such as Michael Hooper,...

Super Rugby Preview: The Sunwolves

The Aussies: (Yep, the Sunwolves are Aussies!" The Sunwolves. I am afraid that I find it very difficult to be positive about the Tokyo-based, but clearly international, Sunwolves. The entire raison d’être for their existence as a Super Rugby franchise is...

Super Rugby Preview: The Reds

The Aussies. The Reds. Strange outfit, the Reds. Champions in 2011, but down in 13th, 14th, and 15th in the last three years. A spectacular fall from grace, compounded by the disappearance of on-field skills, both tactically and strategically, as well as...

Super Rugby Preview: The Rebels

  The Aussies. The Rebels. The Rebels, or should we call them the relocated Force? As I mentioned elsewhere, the Rebels have had an off-season garage sale, disposing of no less than 26 of last year’s squad, and then recruiting 20 new signings,...

The Twiggman starts a Forrestfire….

The Twiggman starts a Forrestfire…. Aussie Billionaire and Rugby Enthusiast Andrew Twiggy Forrest is confident his Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship (IPRC) will go ahead even, if Rugby Australia (RA) does not approve it. The knight in shining armour who rode in to...

2018 Super Rugby Squads: The Brumbies.

2018 Super Rugby Squads: The Brumbies. After a horrendous 2017 campaign, the Aussies dumped the Force from Super Rugby, triggering an almost manic signing spree as the remaining four franchises fought to sign all the ex-Force players who were looking...

Wallaby Legend in Trouble

Wallaby Legend in Trouble Wallabies legend George Smith has been arrested in Japan for refusing to pay a taxi bill and then allegedly physically assaulting the driver. Smith is currently playing his club rugby for Tokyo-based Suntory Sungoliath who confirmed the...

Reds Dump Quade Cooper

Reds Dump Quade Cooper Quade Cooper’s sometimes controversial career is at yet another crossroads after he was told last week by new Reds coach Brad Thorn he wasn’t in his plans for 2018 despite having two years to run on...

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