Rugby

England suffer double injury blow with Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes helped off in Sale’s win at Northampton

England suffered a potentially devastating double injury blow as Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes limped off in Sale’s 34-14 Premiership victory at Northampton. Lawes departed in the ninth minute after falling awkwardly when challenging Tom Curry for a high ball, the Saints second row catching his right ankle in the turf as his body twisted on landing. Soon after, Tuilagi followed him off the pitch having taken a bang to

Gunston adds to resume with Hawthorn best and fairest crown

Jack Gunston added to his increasingly impressive football resume on Wednesday night, named Hawthorn's best and fairest for season 2020. Already a three-time premiership player and an All-Australian in 2018, Gunston claimed his first Peter Crimmins Medal after a season in which the forward kicked 31 goals for the Hawks to be the club's leading goalkicker for the third time. Gunston, 28, also led Hawthorn for marks in 2020, averaging

New Broncos coach fights back tears

Kevin Walters has fought back tears in an emotional interview as he spoke about just how much his new role as Brisbane Broncos coach means to him. Walters was officially unveiled as the man to help lead the Broncos back up the NRL ladder following a tumultuous season in 2020 on Wednesday. Watch the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals on Kayo. Every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand

Panthers still wary of wounded Roosters

Penrith hooker Api Koroisau thought the NRL app was broken when he saw that South Sydney had racked up 60 points on the Sydney Roosters last week. But he quickly dismissed the result knowing that the back-to-back premiers will hit back hard on Friday night. The Panthers, this year’s minor premiers, will host the Roosters in a qualifying final, just a week after the Tricolours suffered a record loss to

South Africa blames New Zealand for being forced to quit Super Rugby

Super Rugby as we’ve known it in the professional age since 1996 appears at an end. The South African Rugby Union has confirmed it voted to explore moving the Bulls, Stormers, Sharks, and Lions into an expanded PRO16 competition in Europe. If approved, they would take the place of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings who have been playing in the current PRO14 competition for three seasons with little success. Watch

Luke Thompson to miss four games after judiciary finds Bulldog guilty of eye gouge

Luke Thompson is concerned his reputation has been damaged after he was found guilty of an eye gouge against James Tamou during Saturday's game. The English import will sit on the sidelines for the first four games of the 2021 season after facing the judiciary panel on Tuesday night. "I'm obviously disappointed with the outcome. It wasn't intentional to eye gouge or whatever they've accused me of," Thompson said after

South Africa set to send its four strongest franchises to Europe to play in Pro16 competition

Australia’s 25-year association with South African Super Rugby clubs will almost certainly end later on Tuesday when the general council of SA Rugby meets to vote on whether to send its four strongest franchises north into what will become the European Pro16 competition. After threatening for so long to switch its provincial focus from SANZAAR to Europe, South Africa finally is about to do the deed, though it has taken

Storm forward sent straight to judiciary for hip drop tackle

Melbourne's Max King has been referred straight to the judiciary for a hip drop tackle which had commentators seething and even prompted Greg Alexander to claim there was "an intent to injure". The NRL's match review committee has ordered the 23-year-old to front the judiciary on Tuesday night after he was placed on report for the incident during the first half of the Storm's loss to St George Illawarra on

‘They are a joke’: Wooden spoon Broncos’ real problem with Darius Boyd’s ‘disgusting’ stunt

Paul Gallen believes the Broncos problem with Darius Boyd’s infamous gender reveal stunt stems from the fact they were left in the dark over the incident. Despite claiming a historic wooden spoon with their record extending 11th straight loss to finish the season, the Broncos were seen laughing and joking during Boyd’s gender reveal. Boyd chose to kick a ball, which exploded with pink smoke symbolising he and his wife

Reports Broncos to name Kevin Walters as coach this Wednesday as Bellamy rumours firm

Kevin Walters is set to claim the biggest job in the NRL and reportedly claim the Brisbane Broncos’ head coaching job ahead of former Cowboys coach Paul Green. Walters is the Queensland State of Origin coach but The Daily Telegraph reported he had won the role ahead of the long-term North Queensland mentor. Kayo is your ticket to the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership. Every game of every round Live &