Rugby

Harlequins 50-26 Worcester: Bitter divorce bringing best out of Brown

Harlequins 50-26 Worcester: Bitter divorce bringing the best out of ‘old’ full-back Mike Brown as former England star shines as Quins score five first-half tries on way to victory Harlequins boosted their playoff chances with a 50-26 win over Worcester  The Londoners scored five first-half tries with full-back Mike Brown impressing The departing Brown shone by starting several of Quins’ five first-half tries  For all the colours in the Harlequins

‘It’s the pantomime within the bigger movie’: Bulldogs set for Giants

The undefeated Western Bulldogs are preparing for a huge battle against their modern day rivals, Greater Western Sydney, on Friday night in Canberra after the Giants came from behind to upset Sydney in the Battle of the Bridge. Bulldogs premiership coach Luke Beveridge wore a wry smile as he contemplated the match given the two clubs’ fiery encounters in recent times and the famous preliminary final that put the Bulldogs

AFLW Grand Final 2021 LIVE updates: Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions battle for premiership cup

Key posts 12.09pmAdelaide’s match-winner 12.08pmBrisbane’s star 1 of 1 From the archives: Glory for Adelaide Crows thanks to a ‘perfect 10’ from Erin Phillips It was a Brisbane grand final but the match had to be moved to the Gold Coast because the ground had been destroyed by an Adele concert a few weeks earlier. The AFL and the Brisbane Lions were livid. Click here to read the story. Click

Harlequins star Danny Care admits he's 'playing without a burden'

Harlequins Danny Care admits he’s ‘playing without a burden’ after falling out of the England fold, the in-form scrum-half feels liberated and is back in the Lions mix this summer Danny Care, 34, is the currently the form scrum-half in Britain and Ireland   The Harlequins star has helped lead the side into Premiership title contention  Despite no longer playing for England, Care is in the mix for the Lions tour 

West Coast too powerful for plucky Pies as forwards Darling and Allen star

Collingwood’s nightmare start to the season continued in front of a packed crowd in Perth when Nathan Buckley’s injury-hit team battled bravely but couldn’t match a West Coast Eagles team desperate to atone for their round four fade out against St Kilda. At times it seemed as though a power-packed Eagles front line would blow the visitors away but Buckley’s men dug in and while they never looked seriously like

NRL to review Storm HIA calls as Papenhuyzen wins battle of fullbacks

The NRL will be reviewing the Storm’s decision to keep Cameron Munster and Harry Grant on the field after head knocks without undergoing a HIA. Roosters star Victor Radley was sin-binned and placed on report 13 minutes into the Storm’s 20-4 victory on Friday night after collecting the head of Munster, who flopped to the ground. The NRL will be reviewing the Storm’s decision to keep Cameron Munster and Harry

Wests Tigers brothers Joey Leilua and Luciano Leilua getting split apart

It’s getting awkward for the Leilua brothers at the Wests Tigers after contrasting reports about their futures at the club. Star centre Joey has had his worst start ever to an NRL season and has been dropped to reserve grade. The former Raiders star was a high-priced signing for the Tigers before the 2020 season, but he admitted before the start of the 2021 season that the club has not

Tigers youngster driven by North snub

Richmond defender Rhyan Mansell says he is spurred on by North Melbourne’s decision to bypass him in his draft year, having been a member of the Kangaroos’ next generation academy. Mansell, 20, played in a winning AFL side for the first time on Thursday night as the Tigers crushed St Kilda by 86 points at Marvel Stadium. New Tiger Rhyan Mansell.Credit:Getty Images The speedy backman had traversed a circuitous route

From the Archives, 2014: Giants stun Swans for first Sydney derby win

First published in The Age on March 15, 2014 Giants stun Swans in Sydney derby Jeremy Cameron celebrates a goal.Credit:Anthony Johnson The Giants turned giant-killers on Saturday night when Greater Western Sydney put aside two years of AFL struggle to upset intra-city AFL rivals Sydney by 32 points. GWS kicked six unanswered final-quarter goals to record an historic 15.9 (99) to 9.13 (67) win over big brother the Swans in

Gatland has selection dilemmas in EVERY position for Lions squad

Warren Gatland has major selection dilemmas in EVERY position as he prepares to name a Lions touring party of just 36… so, who will get the nod at centre and flanker? And how many England players make our squad? Lions tour to South Africa will take place this summer, it has been confirmed The Lions face Japan in Edinburgh on June 26, before three Tests from July 24 There are