Johns’ blunt advice for NRL ‘knobheads’

Put down the phone. Read a book. Don’t be knobheads. That is Andrew Johns’ tip for NRL players to mull over in self-isolation, saying it could help avoid off-field scandals like the recent Canterbury controversy. The rugby league Immortal was left shaking his head over the behaviour of Bulldogs players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera who were this week deregistered by the NRL after it was revealed the pair had

Star Magpie is the support act to the real hero

Brodie Grundy is a high-profile All-Australian star of the AFL, playing for one of the biggest teams in the competition. He is also only the second-most important person in his household of two. Football superstar he may be, hero of this story he is not. Star Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy with his partner Rachael Wertheim, who is a physio working in hospital emergency and intensive care wards.Credit:AAP Yet Grundy brings

Eddie Jones reveals what convinced him to sign new England contract to 2023 Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones’s plan to retire to the beaches of the West Indies while filling his days with cricket have been shelved after he admitted he has unfinished business with England Rugby in their efforts to win the Rugby World Cup. The 60-year-old has penned a two-year extension to take him through to the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, ensuring he will become the longest-serving England head coach in

Eddie Jones extends England contract until 2023 World Cup

England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a new contract that will keep him in charge until the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. Jones, 60, was contracted until July 2021, but had been in discussions over his future since losing the World Cup final to South Africa in 2019. He is the highest-paid coach in international rugby, with a salary of around £750,000, although he accepted a pay cut

Jones set to sign new England contract  through to 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones set to sign new England contract keeping him on through to the 2023 World Cup in France Eddie Jones has been in charge of the England team since taking the job in 2015  Jones recently took pay cut as part of RFU’s coronavirus cost-cutting measures  The 60-year-old’s new contract will tie him to the job until the 2023 World Cup  Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you

English Premiership clubs seek state help to bail them out

Premiership clubs seek state help to bail them out as coronavirus casts dark financial shadow over rugby English Premiership clubs are asking for help to protect them from financial ruin   Clubs have taken the option of furloughing players – having already cut wages  Sale Sharks, Wasps and Gloucester have all opted to furlough their playing staff  Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor? English Premiership clubs

Live: Players question why they have to take larger pay cuts than NRL executives

Tune into our new show Fox League Live on Channel 502 at 5pm every day, and at 3pm on Saturdays. The NRL has been shut down indefinitely as the growing coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen across the world. Follow all the developments here. Watch Foxtel in an instant. Catch up and settle in with no installation & no lock-in contract. Sign up to all of Foxtel Now with a 10-day

Australia-Ireland July Test series looking 'increasingly unlikely'

Prospects of the scheduled summer Tests between Australia and Ireland being played look increasingly unlikely because of the coronavirus pandemic. The sides were to play a two-Test series in Brisbane and Sydney in July. “The July Test matches are looking less and less likely as the days go by,” Rugby Australia chief executive officer Raelene Castle said on Monday. “But that will ultimately be a decision that is made in

Super League at 25: Eddie Hemmings' memories

To celebrate 25 seasons of Super League, Eddie Hemmings joined Sky Sports News to look back on the first match and how the competition has evolved since 1996. Hemmings, Sky Sports’ long-serving ‘voice of rugby league’, was in the commentary box with Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson for the opening game of the sport’s summer era between Paris Saint-Germain and Sheffield Eagles in March 1996. Here are his memories on that night