Rugby

Gay rugby club set to give 'pantomime villain' Folau colourful welcome

Israel Folau will be greeted with rainbow flags by members of a gay rugby club with a transgender captain when he makes his first appearance on English soil for Catalans against Hull FC on Sunday (2am Monday morning AEDT). The cross-code star and fundamentalist Christian recently became the most contentious signing in Super League's 25-year history after joining the Dragons on a one-year deal. After being thrown out of rugby

PRO14: Munster seal bonus point; Dragons edge out Cheetahs

We round up the action from Saturday’s two PRO14 matches, which saw Munster and the Dragons both take victories… Munster 29-10 Scarlets Gavin Coombes scored an 84th-minute bonus-point try as Munster overcame 14-man Scarlets at Thomond Park. Opening his try account at senior level, the Cork-born replacement lock crossed twice during the final quarter as Munster’s Conference B rivals paid the price for Sam Lousi’s 33rd-minute red card and a

Taranto injury takes gloss off Giants' annihilation of the Swans

Greater Western Sydney's reigning best-and-fairest winner Tim Taranto could be facing a long spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder just 10 minutes into the club's Marsh Series pre-season campaign on Saturday. In a horror start to their 94-point mauling of the Sydney Swans, Taranto's right shoulder – which was already heavily strapped – dislocated from its socket as he reached for the ball in a stock-standard contest, and

Waratahs call on SANZAAR to investigate eye contact on Simmons

The Waratahs have asked SANZAAR to look into a possible act of foul play from Lions second-rower Ruben Schoeman on NSW captain Rob Simmons during their 29-17 victory in Sydney on Friday night. The incident was not picked up during the match, but a photo emerged on Saturday showing Schoeman’s fingers making contact with Simmons’ eye region. Ruben Schoeman makes contact with Rob Simmons’ eye on Friday night.Credit:Peter Mitchell Footage

Geelong claim first AFLW win as Brennan downed by high hit

Geelong 10.7 (67) def. Richmond 7.3 (45) The goals flowed and Geelong claimed their first win of the AFLW season beating Richmond at Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo on Saturday. The Cats and Tigers put on a high-scoring game with 17 goals and plenty of inside-50s but it was the second-year Cats who took their chances, especially in the second term where they scored 35 points to build a match-winning lead.

Frizell to make call on his future before season starts

Tyson Frizell will make a call on his future in the next fortnight as Dragons officials remain confident they can ward off big-money interest from Newcastle and keep their representative back-rower. The Dragons met with Frizell's management during the week with the 28-year-old keen to avoid his contract negotiations dragging into the early rounds of the season. Tyson Frizell is a man in demand and is set to make a

Rookie Tahs five-eighth Harrison earns praise for mental toughness

Emerging NSW Waratahs five-eighth Will Harrison has earned praise from his coach and Springboks stalwart Elton Jantjies after steering his side to their first Super Rugby victory of the season. Highly regarded Harrison distributed the ball well and also ran effectively as the Tahs ran in five tries in their 29-17 victory in Sydney on Friday. The Junior Wallabies playmaker has started all four of the Waratahs' games but has

Wales love nothing more than beating England at Twickenham

Grown men were in tears… it was unbelievable: From smashing Skinner to bashing Burgess, Wales love nothing more than beating England at Twickenham Wales travel to Twickenham to face England in the Six Nations on March 7 Wales have won just five times in the last 35 years at the home of their rivals  Their most recent win saw them dump out England at the 2015 Rugby World Cup  Welsh triumphs

Waratahs bounce back after week of soul-searching

It's not yet the revival but it is proof of life. A week after the Brumbies and Reds staked a defiant claim for the Australian resistance in Super Rugby, the Waratahs and Rebels followed it up with rousing wins against the Lions and Highlanders on Friday night. Call it a line in the sand, not to mention a grab for dignity for two teams who had to look themselves in

Brayshaw eyes round one after elbow passes first big test

Melbourne star Angus Brayshaw is on track for selection in round one after getting through his first competitive hit-out for the year unscathed in a practice match against North Melbourne at Arden Street on Friday. Brayshaw’s pre-season hit a snag a month ago when he damaged a ligament in his elbow at training, which has restricted him to mainly running duties since then. Angus Brayshaw is hopeful of being ready