Rugby

KFC SuperCoach NRL podcast: Teams Round 9

Teams are in for Round 9 and it’s the most eventful teams day in months. To start, the most popular cheapie in KFC SuperCoach this week is no longer a buy. But that’s just the beginning. Join Rob Sutherland and Tom Sangster for the full story. FULL TEAMS: Pommy import one to watch CASUALTY WARD: Four key players out long-term 10 THINGS: Is it time to sell Ponga? Originally published

Super Rugby: Best of the round from New Zealand and Australia

James Gemmell reviews the best moments from the first round of Super Rugby AU and another superb round of Super Rugby Aotearoa action. AU Ready to Rumble? Australian Rugby joined the quasi-quarantined quest for the quick return to quarterly profits on the weekend, with the launch of Super Rugby AU. I ran out of puff there (quite quickly), but you catch my drift. The sport is in desperate need of

O’Connor won’t waste any more time

Birthday boy and Queensland Reds hero James O’Connor has vowed to make up for lost time after admitting he had “neglected” his rugby and kicking “talent” for too long. On Friday night, O’Connor delivered the Reds the Bob Templeton Cup for the first time since 2013, kicking two late penalties to secure Queensland a 32-26 Super Rugby AU win over the NSW Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium. O’Connor stepped up under

Manu Tuilagi tipped for huge pay rise if he makes Japan switch

Manu Tuilagi tipped for huge payday upwards of £750,000-a-year if he makes Japan switch… but he will have to sacrifice his England career Manu Tuilagi is after a new club after failing to agree a new deal with Leicester Sale could make a move but the centre is being linked with a move to Japan  Tuilagi could earn more than £750,000 a year with a move to an Asian club 

Dan Carter makes New Zealand rugby return with Southbridge

Dan Carter gave himself a pass mark after his first game of rugby in New Zealand since 2015 but was not expecting to make a marketers’ dream debut for the Blues next week against the Crusaders. The All Blacks legend surprisingly joined the Blues last month for Super Rugby Aotearoa but said he would need a few weeks to get up to speed. He took his first tentative steps back

Ivan Cleary’s hilarious reaction to fan abuse in spiteful Panthers win over Tigers

The Penrith Panthers’ win over the Wests Tigers had it all with a classic thriller that went right down to the wire. A tough clash, the result was only really decided with six minutes to go when Dylan Edwards crossed for the match sealing try to put the Panthers up 19-12. Kayo is your ticket to the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership. Every game of every round Live & On-Demand with

Warriors show Green the door as club vows to cut down on ties with Isaac Moses

The Warriors will move on Blake Green and other players managed by controversial agent Isaac Moses after the 2020 season. Having already sacked coach Stephen Kearney in a difficult season for the club, Warriors owner Mark Robinson said he won’t stop there as he aims to reduce Moses’ impact on his squad. “There’s a few of the other boys going,” he told 1 NEWS this week. Kayo is your ticket

Beauden Barrett: All Blacks fly-half to play in Japan

New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett will miss Super Rugby next year and play for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan’s Top League, but he will be available for the All Blacks’ international programme, the Blues have confirmed. Barrett last year signed a four-year contract with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the Blues through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France which included an option of a playing sabbatical overseas. Super Rugby

Moses fires back at Stuart spray over Bateman’s controversial Raiders exit

Controversial NRL agent Isaac Moses has hit back at Canberra coach Ricky Stuart’s savage spray over John Bateman’s end-of-season exit from the Raiders. Stuart delivered a fairly blunt shot at Moses on Tuesday, just hours after Bateman informed the club he would not be remaining in Canberra for the 2021 season, blasting “certain managers” for their manipulation of NRL sides. The Raiders paid a $358,000 transfer fee to secure Bateman’s

Magic Weekend: Super League cancels 2020 event in Newcastle

Super League has cancelled this year’s Magic Weekend because of ongoing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which sees all 12 sides play at the same venue over two days, was due to be held at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park on 23 and 24 May. It was postponed in April, when the league said it hoped the event would take place later in the season. The 2020