Qantas has killed Rugby Australia, or has it?

|

Earlier this week, Qantas announced they would stop as sponsor of the Wallabies. It ends a partnership of 30 years. Financially, it could be the deathblow for struggling Rugby Australia. In other ways, it might just be their saviour too. The financial shortfall could not come at a worse time. The union was in trouble […] READ MORE


The ‘Last Word’ on Rugby Australia Israel Folau settlement

|

While confidential in its nature, the Rugby Australia Israel Folau settlement decision, and the long-drawn-out process has come to a conclusion. This week, arbitration has seen a settlement of the Folau social media fracas. Not quite a circus, although with the mass media attention, religious context and freedom of speech connotations, the decision from both […] READ MORE


Israel Folau social media actions lead to Contract Breach notice

|

After hugely unpopular public statements from the Wallabies/New South Wales player, the recent Israel Folau social media statements has lead to a Contract Breach notice being issued by Rugby Australia. The Rugby Australia Integrity Unit deemed that Folau had committed a high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct, warranting termination of his employment […] READ MORE


Round Six Super Rugby Snapshot

|

In this Round Six Super Rugby Snapshot, followers of the competition find that ‘you win some, and you lose some’. And for leading teams and those at the bottom of the table, results were at the two extremes this round. No matter if you are at the top, or down at the bottom of the ladder, […] READ MORE



Joe Schmidt’s Ireland claim historic series win in Sydney

|

A rocky start to the final and deciding test for Joe Schmidt and Ireland team, as the Sydney traffic delayed the Irish arrival by over 30 minutes! Not the ideal start, the unease visible on Schmidt’s face obvious as he dismounted the bus. The 2016 Six Nations posed the same issue for Schmidt in Scotland, […] READ MORE



Israel Folau story growing day-by-day

|

Over the last month, the Israel Folau story is growing day-by-day. Aided by social media and public opinion, events over this week have seen Rugby Australia offer only a peace-meal verbal caution to the International player. Received rebuke from the public, commentators and now, players are displaying their disgust READ MORE


Israel Folau under enormous pressure for Public statements

|

With the furore over reported statements and social media comments, Australian rugby player Israel Folau is under enormous pressure for his public opinion, that have placed his future under incredible scrutiny and pressure over their context and insensitivity. Rugby Australia and the New South Wales (NSW) Waratahs/Rugby Union will all be present at a meeting Tuesday, […] READ MORE


Rugby Sabbatical, the New Rest and Recuperation Policy that Works

|

In the Army, rest and recuperation was a wartime policy to assist service men and women who had faced injury or at worst, suffered from the mortality of their fellow officers and personnel. It was to take them away from the environment–and in a sporting parlance, today, the Rugby Sabbatical is the closest policy. It […] READ MORE