Rugby Union

Thu 5 Dec 2019

‘NRL can’t stop clubs negotiating with Folau’

premium_icon ‘NRL can’t stop clubs negotiating with Folau’

NRL clubs claim their governing body – fearing a possible legal backlash – could backflip on their Israel Folau ban following his case with Rugby Australia.

$8 million for axed Wallaby Israel Folau

premium_icon $8 million for axed Wallaby Israel Folau

Israel Folau says he was vindicated by Rugby Australia’s dramatic cave-in, which included an apology to the former Wallaby and an $8 million settlement.

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Bravo, Izzy, my faith has been restored

premium_icon Bravo, Izzy, my faith has been restored

The former Wallaby fought, and won, against an organisation that battered him from pillar to post all while simply standing up for what he believes in.

What will happen to money donated to Folau

premium_icon What will happen to money donated to Folau

The feud between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia has been settled after a surprise resolution to his claims of unfair dismissal have avoided ending up in court

Opinion: Most stunning Folau claim of all

Opinion: Most stunning Folau claim of all

As the credits finally rolled in the last episode of Israel Folau and Rugby Australia’s explosive soap opera, one factor emerged that defied belief.

Folau saga finally comes to an end

Folau saga finally comes to an end

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have finally resolved their explosive legal dispute after the parties agreed to a confidential settlement.

Rugby continues infatuation with NRL wingers

premium_icon Rugby continues infatuation with NRL wingers

Wendell Sailor, Lote Tuqiri, Cooper Vuna, Israel Folau, Marika Koroibete ... now Rugby Australia is banking heavily on another NRL flyer to provide the potency so...

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Wallabies steal code-hopping NRL flyer

Wallabies steal code-hopping NRL flyer

Rugby Australia has snuck under the Melbourne Storm’s guard to turn star winger Suliasi Vunivalu into a code-hopping sensation

Kent: Folau decision in lap of the gods

premium_icon Kent: Folau decision in lap of the gods

Folau began Monday’s mediation hearing in Melbourne with a prayer outside court.

Folau’s 13-hour meeting fails to break conflict

Folau’s 13-hour meeting fails to break conflict

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have walked away on Monday night after a marathon 13-hour mediation that failed to unlock a resolution.

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Another contract dead end for Latrell Mitchell

premium_icon Another contract dead end for Latrell Mitchell

Latrell Mitchell’s options for a new home continue to disappear with another prospective suitor ruled out of the race to sign the Sydney Roosters superstar.

Sat 30 Nov 2019

Teammate delivers blunt reality check for Folau

Teammate delivers blunt reality check for Folau

Israel Folau’s former Wallabies teammate David Pocock has weighed in after the divisive star's upping of the ante in his war with Rugby Australia.

Latrell Mitchell reportedly considers switch to rugby union

Latrell Mitchell reportedly considers switch to rugby union

The Latrell Mitchell saga has taken another stunning twist with a report emerging he has sounded out the possibility of playing rugby union

Fri 29 Nov 2019

FitzSimons shreds Folau's  ‘absurd’ claim

FitzSimons shreds Folau's ‘absurd’ claim

Peter FitzSimons has ripped into Israel Folau for an “absurd” claim as the sacked Wallaby launches fresh action against Rugby Australia

War with Folau’s backers averted

premium_icon War with Folau’s backers averted

A civil war within Australian rugby has been averted after it was revealed the players who provided affidavit’s in support of Israel Folau are based overseas.

Thu 28 Nov 2019

$14m Folau ‘smokescreen’ exposed

$14m Folau ‘smokescreen’ exposed

Israel Folau’s $14 million demand hides an intriguing tactical switch in his case against Rugby Australia, a leading legal expert has said

Cruel fallout to 11-year-old's ‘disgusting’ rugby ban

Cruel fallout to 11-year-old's ‘disgusting’ rugby ban

The mother of a “traumatised” 11-year-old has revealed the tragic truth behind Australian junior rugby’s controversial size-for-age policy

All Black opens up on toilet sex scandal

All Black opens up on toilet sex scandal

Aaron Smith has revealed what led to him being banned for having sex in an airport bathroom, and how the scandal changed his life.

New Red Speight enjoying fresh surrounds

premium_icon New Red Speight enjoying fresh surrounds

After nine seasons at the Brumbies, Henry Speight is excited about starting the next chapter of his career at the Reds.

Rugby NSW explains why ‘humiliated’ 11-year-old was banned

Rugby NSW explains why ‘humiliated’ 11-year-old was banned

Australian rugby officials have tried to explain why an 11-year-old was reduced to tears when kicked off the field because of his body

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