Return of historic Bok jersey… Read more

Return of historic Bok jersey…

Waratahs prop Benn Robinson returns Springboks jersey thought to have been lost for decades Date April 5, 2014 Georgina Robinson Chief Rugby Reporter Safely returned: David Malan and Benn Robinson with the jersey that had been thought to be lost. Photo: Thys Lombard Benn Robinson could finally relax. The Waratahs and Wallabies prop had been on […]

Jake White baits Michael Cheika after Sharks swamp Waratahs Read more

Jake White baits Michael Cheika after Sharks swamp Waratahs

DURBAN: Jake White was only too eager to pour salt into the gaping wounds left in the Waratahs’ confidence by his new team the Sharks. March 30, 2014 5 reading now Comments 18 Georgina Robinson Former Brumbies coach: Jake White. Photo: Getty Images   The former Brumbies coach, who made niggling the Michael Cheika-led Waratahs a sport during his […]

Super Rugby refs axed for poor displays Read more

Super Rugby refs axed for poor displays

South African official Stuart Berry – who whistled the Queensland Reds off Ellis Park in Johannesburg on the weekend – is among four Super Rugby referees axed for poor performances. Berry, compatriot Lourens van der Merwe, Argentina’s Francisco Pastrana and Australian referee Angus Gardner were all stood down by governing body SANZAR on Monday. Date March 24, […]

Eyeing domestic player movement under new Bok selection policy (updated) Read more

Eyeing domestic player movement under new Bok selection policy (updated)

Having recently selected a Springbok side containing no less than 10 players contracted to oversea’s clubs, Heyneke Meyer has certainly set a new precedent for domestic players both young and older, who harbour Springbok aspirations. Some like former Springbok coach Jake White have recently said the Springbok’s policy of picking overseas players is a ticking […]

All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test Read more

All Blacks lose Richie McCaw, Cory Jane for Wallaby Test

The All Blacks suffered a double blow on the eve of Saturday’s Test against the Wallabies with captain Richie McCaw and wing Cory Jane ruled out after picking up injuries in training. DateOctober 18, 2013 – 10:29AM Cory Jane on the burst against Australia at Eden Park. Photo: Peter Meecham   “Richie McCaw has been ruled […]

Support flows for ‘perfectionist’ Jones Read more

Support flows for ‘perfectionist’ Jones

Former Brumbies and Wallabies have rallied to support Jones following what appeared to be a minor stroke in Japan on Tuesday. Date October 18, 2013 Chris Dutton Sports Writer, The Canberra Times   ”He’s the Mecca, pretty much what he says goes over here [Japan]. He’s very highly regarded,” Andy Friend says on Eddie Jones. Former […]

Springboks name unchanged squad Read more

Springboks name unchanged squad

South Africa will field the same starting 15 and the same bench as they did for their 38-12 humbling of Australia in Brisbane last weekend. Date September 11, 2013 – 2:02PM Zane Kirchner is upended by Israel Folau in Brisbane. Photo: Getty Images Coach Heyneke Meyer says the Springboks will need to go up a gear […]

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies Read more

Will Genia dropped, Ben Mowen to captain Wallabies

The Wallabies have a new captain with Ben Mowen to lead the team into action against Argentina on Saturday night after Will Genia was dumped from the starting XV on Wednesday. Date September 11, 2013 – 1:12PM Chris Dutton   Will Genia has been dropped from the Wallabies starting side. Photo: Getty Images   Mowen becomes […]

Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz Read more

Cooper starts, Folau at 15 for Oz

Israel Folau has made the long-awaited switch to fullback and Quade Cooper will start for the Wallabies against the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday. Date September 4, 2013 – 11:02AM Georgina Robinson Quade Cooper will start at five-eighth for the Wallabies against South Africa. Photo: Getty Images Folau has been named in a back three […]

South Africans boost Whites. Read more

South Africans boost Whites.

This is the South African quartet that has helped put Queanbeyan on the verge of ending its grand final drought. But if Whites coach Adam Fahey has his way, he won’t see them again next season. Date August 31, 2013 Jon Tuxworth Sports reporter at The Canberra Times HP Momsen, Altus Momsen, Marco Kotze and […]

Arthur ready to pack down with Force Read more

Arthur ready to pack down with Force

The former coach of the Australian cricket team, Mickey Arthur, is in talks to join Perth-based Super Rugby franchise the Western Force. Date August 28, 2013 Georgina Robinson Rugby Reporter Talks: Mickey Arthur. Photo: Getty Images Arthur is understood to have spent the past couple of months in discussions with Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry about […]

Matt Toomua to make Test debut against the All Blacks Read more

Matt Toomua to make Test debut against the All Blacks

The Qantas Wallabies have announced five uncapped players in their 23-man Test squad with playmakerMatt Toomua to make his debut at flyhalf in Saturday night’s opening Bledisloe Cup and Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship clash against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium. Toomua is the sole debutant to be chosen in new coach Ewen McKenzie’s inaugural Test starting line-up while fellow uncapped […]

ARU leaning towards two Super conferences Read more

ARU leaning towards two Super conferences

​The Australian Rugby Union is open to an overhaul of Super Rugby that would see more trans-Tasman derbies and up to two Argentinian teams included in the competition. Date August 8, 2013 – 6:16PM Georgina Robinson Rugby Reporter New challenge: up to two Argentinian teams could included in a revamped competition. Photo: AFP Super Rugby’s governing […]

Lions ring changes to stop history repeating Read more

Lions ring changes to stop history repeating

The Lions have been here before. We won the first Test in Brisbane 12 years ago and everyone was feeling confident off the back of that performance. But we came to Melbourne and were beaten and then we lost the series in Sydney. No one wants a repeat of that. It is all about making […]