Alun Wyn Jones backs Wayne Pivac in defiant message

‘You have to graft… change is the most difficult thing’: Alun Wyn Jones backs Wayne Pivac in defiant message as Wales captain looks to prevent three defeats on the spin ahead of blockbuster showdown with England Wales travel to Twickenham next week to take on England in the Six Nations  The 2019 champions have lost their last two games and tension is growing  Under Warren Gatland, the Welsh side never

AFL well-placed for any coronavirus shock: McLachlan

The AFL has only "limited exposure" to the coronavirus and is well-placed to weather any economic shocks from the spread of the disease, according to AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. McLachlan suggested that, as a domestic game played within this country, the coronavirus posed fewer business risks for the AFL than sports that were more international. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.Credit:AAP His views follow fears that the Olympic Games in Tokyo –

Uncapped Sharks prop shines amid fresh injury concerns for Moylan

A fresh calf injury has put Matt Moylan's season back another few weeks as coach John Morris comes to terms with a serious shortage of backs. Moylan watched Cronulla's 28-16 win over Manly at Nestrata Jubilee Stadium in a polo. There were no signs of fellow injured stars Josh Dugan and Bronson Xerri. Uncapped Sharks prop Toby Rudolf was the star of the show on Sunday.Credit:NRL Photos On field, it

Carlton stun Crows in AFLW grand final rematch

CARLTON 0.2 2.3 4.5 5.6 (36)ADELAIDE 1.2 3.2 4.3 4.4 (28)GOALS Carlton: T Harris 2 D Vescio M Prespakis N Stevens. Adelaide: A Considine A Hatchard E Jones R Metcalfe.BEST Carlton: M Prespakis T Harris C Wilson C Dalton G Egan D Vescio. Adelaide: A Hatchard E Marinoff E Phillips J Mules S Allan.UMPIRES Craig Fleer, Andrew Crosby, Tom Bryce.OFFICIAL CROWD 7,281 at Richmond Oval. Carlton have toppled reigning AFLW

Legend blasts ‘spineless’ Super League bosses over Folau decision

Legend Garry Schofield has blasted “spineless” rugby league bosses for allowing Israel Folau to play the sport. And he also let rip at “hypocritical” boxing chiefs over their handling of Tyson Fury and his own controversial views on homosexuality. LIVE stream the 2020 NRL Preseason Trials with KAYO. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly > Tedesco a Rooster for life? NRL: The Roosters are

Bulldog Toogood avoids serious knee injury

The Western Bulldogs feared the worst when star forward Bonnie Toogood hurt her knee in Saturday’s AFLW loss to West Coast. Collingwood's Ash Brazill had on Friday night become the 10th AFLW player to rupture an ACL either in preparation for, or during, this season. Bonnie Toogood has escaped serious injury,Credit:Getty Images There's no doubting the Bulldogs missed the 22-year-old once she went off. The change in structure it caused

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