<
>

, play
Wright: Released Reds trio still our mates (00:54)
Dan Mullan/Getty Images
1dReuters

I should have left sooner: Cheika

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said he should have quit the job in early 2019 after Rugby Australia (RA) brought in Scott Johnson as director of rugby and introduced a three-man selection panel.

Daniel Jayo/Getty Images
2dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Australia slams door on Reds trio

The door back to Australian rugby has been slammed shut on Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings after Rugby Australia and the Reds terminated their contracts on Saturday morning.

Daniel Jayo/Getty Images
2dBrittany Mitchell

Reds trio terminate RA contracts

Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have terminated their contracts with Rugby Australia and Queensland Rugby Union days after they were sensationally stood down by the QRU.

Toru Hanai/Getty Images
3dReuters

Sunwolves unlikely for Aussie comp - Rebels CEO

Japan's Sunwolves are unlikely to take part in Australia's stand-in domestic competition with the country's four Super Rugby teams and Western Force because of logistical problems, the CEO of the Melbourne Rebels says.

Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images
4dESPN

Premiership clubs unable to train for 2 more weeks

Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs will be unable to resume training for at least another two weeks, according to the Professional Game Board Chair Chris Booy.

Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images
4dReuters

Kolbe prefers Lions SA tour over Olympics

Springbok Cheslin Kolbe has said he would rather play against the British & Irish Lions next year and forego the chance to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

, play
NRL CEO confident of settling referees' concerns before restart (01:07)
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
4dReuters

Waratahs coach Rob Penney's COVID-19 ordeal

New South Wales Waratahs coach Rob Penney almost did not make it back to Australia last Sunday but has now got used to coaching a group of "sausages" while being confined to quarantine.

NRFL
4dSam Bruce

How the NRFL plans to take rugby to mainstream America

The latest attempt to bring the sport of rugby union to the American masses certainly isn't short on ambition. Those behind it are determined to create the "IPL of rugby" by tapping in to the nation's love for contact-tackle sports.

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
4dReuters

Warrick Gelant signs for Stormers from Bulls

The South Africa international has been been signed to fill the gap left by another Springboks fullback, Dillyn Leyds, who has moved from Cape Town to La Rochelle in France.

Daniel Jayo/Getty Images
4dSam Bruce, Brittany Mitchell

Round Table: How will Brad Thorn respond to wayward Reds?

Given what he was building at Ballymore, how will Brad Thorn react to the dissenting Reds trio? And should the Sunwolves be involved in Australia's planned domestic Super Rugby tournament? Welcome to the Round Table.

Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images
5dESPN staff

NZ Minister in cheeky Bledisloe dig at Wallabies

You might think that Wallabies 18-year Bledisloe drought would earn some sort of sympathy in New Zealand, yet one politician certainly couldn't help himself when the prospect of some trans-Tasman play was raised.

, play
Rugby player performs outrageous pass with American football (00:16)
, play
Cruden ready for extra spice of New Zealand derbies every week (00:52)
Phil Walter/Getty Images
7dESPN staff

Barrett breaks Blues fitness record first day back

Prized Blues recruit Beauden Barrett has emerged from New Zealand's lockdown in astounding condition, certainly if his effort in Monday's "Bronco" fitness was anything to go by anyway.

, play
Reds stand down trio over pay-cut refusal (00:47)
Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
7dSam Bruce

'Disappointing' Reds trio flout 'mateship, accountability'

Australia's director of rugby Scott Johnson is disappointed by the decision of the dissenting Reds trio as all three players are central to the game's future, while QRU chief David Hanham said the move went against what the franchise had been building.