RUGBY LIFE (news and views) under the Rugby Lockdown

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For the majority of fans, they sustain a rugby life balance. One where participating, following and enjoying watching the game is Nirvana. But now, under the rugby lockdown, there is less and less to enjoy. So to fans who have very little to digest, we present RUGBY LIFE – news and views across the Rugby […] READ MORE


The ‘Last Word’ on Rugby Australia Israel Folau settlement

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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


Kiwis increase ‘value’ of international rugby coach

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News that Dave Rennie will step into the Australian head coach role appears to reinforce a common belief that many of the best choices are commonly New Zealanders. This appointment reinforces the idea that Kiwis (New Zealanders) increase the value of the International rugby coach. Not a statement of fact, although the evidence and widespread […] READ MORE


Dave Rennie announced as new Australia head coach

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Following the departure of Michael Cheika after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Australia have announced Glasgow Warriors’ Dave Rennie as their next head coach. Dave Rennie announcement confirmed Australia has tonight announced that Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie will take over the Wallabies role after he finishes the season in the Guinness Pro14. He […] READ MORE


2020 Super Rugby draw sees new Match-start times

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Next season’s Super Rugby match schedule has been announced by SANZAAR. Dates are now set for the domestic calendar, where the 2020 Super Rugby draw sees an earlier start date, as well as new match-start times. In reaction to survey results, and feedback from stakeholders, match-start times will move from 7:40pm to 7:15pm (in Australia), […] READ MORE


Israel Folau social media actions lead to Contract Breach notice

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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


Where to now for Australia (after 4/5 losses) in Rugby Championship

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After another loss, there are moments when teams and management have to face the facts. Times when results mount up, and the questions raised of; Where to now for Australia? (after 4/5 losses) in The Rugby Championship. Questions will be raised due to the inconsistency of performance; combined with the 2018 Super Rugby results. It […] READ MORE


Wallabies announce Pete Samu released by New Zealand Rugby

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BREAKING NEWS: The Wallabies have announced that Pete Samu has been released by New Zealand Rugby, to become available for the 2018 Qantas Wallabies fixtures. This was after earlier rumours that compensation had been sought; and not considered, for Samu's Mitre 10 Cup team, the Tasman Mako READ MORE


Two-month suspension for James Slipper positive Cocaine test

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News has broken that one-time Australian Rugby captain James Slipper is facing a two-month suspension for repeated positive cocaine tests. A Rugby Australia tribunal last Thursday made the initial call that the 86-Test prop should be stood down for two months, and receive a $27,000 fine. He had failed two random drug tests; one in […] READ MORE


Israel Folau story growing day-by-day

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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