Southern hemisphere rugby

Southern Hemisphere rugby has had to endure a period of change in the last month. Not battered to the same degree as Europe has, yet wage cuts, fans and players’ seasons disrupted, and unease for what the future may hold is certainly is disarming. While still well mannered and constructive, everything has been spoken of, […]

Super Saturday: Rugby Union and Rugby League overload

It is not often that Rugby Union and Rugby League fans have such conflicting match schedules, as they do on this Super Saturday. With both the All Blacks and NZ Warriors playing, it might end up as a question of sport? Which one do i watch Live? That decision is similar to other choices that […]

Raelene Castle Steps Into Rugby Australia Top Job from 2018

Succeeding Bill Pulver, the new position will see Castle take on the challenging task of resurrecting Rugby Australia. Sitting in a conference that was obliterated in Super Rugby 2017, with the Wallabies having a fair season–while still not wrestling the Bledisloe Cup from the All Blacks grasp.

Chris Duffy - Oct 14, 2016

Fiji Rugby have made an historic announcement as they will enter a team into the 2017 Australian National Rugby Championship.

Chris Duffy - Oct 2, 2016

The Melbourne Rising failed to hold on to the Horan-Little Shield as the Western Sydney Rams defeated them 68-30 in a nine try to four demolition.

Chris Duffy - Sep 5, 2016

The Melbourne Rising put Round One disappointment behind them as they fought back to secure victory over Queensland Country. Jack Debreczeni marshaled a second half resurgence from the home side to claim a 46-32 victory. Tale of Two Half Backs Ben Meehan was a late addition to the starting line up in place of regular […]

Chris Duffy - Aug 25, 2016

The launch of the 2016 Buildcorp National Rugby Championship (NRC) took place in Sydney this week. With the main focus being on engaging the fans. NRC 2016 will see the third instalment of the premier national rugby competition in Australia. A reduced number of eight sides will battle it out across 14 locations as the […]

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