Draw resolved in Rugby Championship 2020 scheduling dispute

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After the conflict of schedule, the draw has been resolved for The Rugby Championship 2020 that allays the concerns of New Zealand, and ends an ugly argument between the nations. “Rugby Australia and SANZAAR, with the support of the NSW Government, South Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand, have been proactive in putting numerous workable solutions […] READ MORE


Qantas has killed Rugby Australia, or has it?

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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


“We haven’t agreed to that” – Rugby Championship schedule conflict looms

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When The Rugby Championship schedule was confirmed by SANZAAR, there were polar opposite reactions. On one hand, the promoters SANZAAR proudly confirmed ‘TRC 2020 Match Schedule and Venues’ while the host Rugby Australia were delighted. On the other, New Zealand Rugby was far from amused. Why? It appears a scheduling conflict would see the All […] READ MORE


Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, yet ‘trouble at Mill’

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With the Bledisloe Cup home tests sealed, you might assume that New Zealand Rugby were jumping for joy after announcing the two fixtures. Yet there is ‘trouble at mill’. Two matches, each uniquely scheduled for a Sunday kick-off is the bouquet. However, the trouble it took to secure those, the ignominy and frustrations caused the […] READ MORE


Ian Foster can find 2020 All Blacks squad from North v South clash

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With the 2020 All Blacks squad coming from the participants in the North v South trial game, head coach Ian Foster will select his players comprising that group on Sunday, September 6. The rescheduled fixture has been shifted to Wellington, so that players from Auckland can attend. Covid-19 restrictions limit the possibility of fans attending […] READ MORE


Super Rugby divorce: Is it a done deal

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The Super Rugby divorce between the Australasian teams, South Africa and Argentina sounds like a done deal. There are lingering questions if this is indeed the case. Super Rugby divorce NZ Rugby CEO Mark Robinson announced that New Zealand had committed itself to a new direction at Super Rugby level. In summary, they are considering […] READ MORE


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