Rugby

Kerevi, McMahon just the start: The other Wallabies on RA’s return list

The return of Samu Kerevi and Sean McMahon to the Wallabies fold is just the start of Rugby Australia’s push to field a team capable of contending for the World Cup in 2023. The Herald can reveal six overseas-based Wallabies have been targeted to be part of the Wallabies’ World Cup campaign in two years as RA prepare to change the Giteau Law criteria ahead of this year’s spring tour.

English rugby clubs to relax Covid measures if they hit vaccine target

English rugby clubs to be allowed to ditch mask-wearing and distancing if they hit vaccine uptake target From Monday, a rugby club that is 85 per cent jabbed can relax Covid measures The announcement hopes to encourage jab uptake among men’s clubs Clubs will still conduct at least two lateral flow tests a week to stop any spreads The number of clubs close to or over the 85 per cent

‘Be offensive’: Ruck great’s wise words to Martin ahead of Gawn battle

The only ruckman to win a North Smith Medal has advised Stefan Martin to not forget his own offensive game when he seeks to tame Melbourne star Max Gawn in the AFL grand final. Simon Madden, the Essendon champion who torched Hawthorn in the 1985 grand final, said Martin, the robust Western Bulldog, had a key role to play against a man who will be one of the favourites to

‘A bit affronted’: The driving lesson that shaped a young Demon’s career

Jake Bowey’s talent was never a point of dispute but his commitment to becoming the elite player others thought he could be was a question incoming Sandringham Dragons coach Josh Bourke posed late in 2018. Bowey, now a Demon, may be preparing to play in an AFL grand final in only his seventh senior match but the determination and willingness to excel can be relayed back to a blunt chat

Wild ride leads a fan to the heartland home of the Bulldogs

As she lapped up the sun during a Sunday walk, Western Bulldogs supporter Eloiza Soluta felt the urge to celebrate the team’s grand final berth at her club’s home ground. Ms Soluta started following the Bulldogs in 2005 while studying for her Australian citizenship, and her love for the club has grown over the years, including the unforgettable premiership win in 2016. Western Bulldogs supporter Eloiza Soluta celebrates her team

Ugo Monye: Who is new Question of Sport captain and former England rugby international?

Ugo Monye has been unveiled as one of the new team captains on A Question of Sport Ugo Monye is the latest sports star to be named as one of the team captains on long-running TV quiz show A Question of Sport, with the former rugby player set to make his first appearance on the programme later this year. The former England international enjoyed a 13-year professional rugby career and

Emotional Dees celebrate grand final berth, May ‘a chance’ to play

Melbourne are “quietly confident” that key defender Steven May will be able to play in the grand final after he suffered what coach Simon Goodwin said was suspected back-related hamstring tightness. Goodwin said May, who left the field in the first quarter and then came back in the second before being subbed off in the third term, would be assessed in the coming days and that the extra week’s break

Merciless Melbourne march on after dominant finals win over Sea Eagles

The first piece of what many consider to be an inevitable confrontation has been put in place, with Melbourne now one game away from another grand final after tearing Manly apart 40-12 at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Penrith have yet to play their part – they begin their campaign against South Sydney on Saturday – but the Storm are on their way in no uncertain terms, dominating the Sea Eagles from

From the Archives, 2006: Desperate acts can’t split Cats, Demons

First published in The Age on August 27, 2006 Desperate acts can’t split Cats, Demons FOOTBALL is played on a huge field, over a marathon 120 minutes. But Melbourne and Geelong‘s thrilling draw at Skilled Stadium yesterday proved that, when it goes down to the wire, football can be a game of millimetres and milliseconds, not to mention one percenters. Players look shocked as the siren sounds leaving the result