Rugby

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

Geelong claim first AFLW win as Brennan downed by high hit

Geelong 10.7 (67) def. Richmond 7.3 (45) The goals flowed and Geelong claimed their first win of the AFLW season beating Richmond at Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo on Saturday. The Cats and Tigers put on a high-scoring game with 17 goals and plenty of inside-50s but it was the second-year Cats who took their chances, especially in the second term where they scored 35 points to build a match-winning lead.

Frizell to make call on his future before season starts

Tyson Frizell will make a call on his future in the next fortnight as Dragons officials remain confident they can ward off big-money interest from Newcastle and keep their representative back-rower. The Dragons met with Frizell's management during the week with the 28-year-old keen to avoid his contract negotiations dragging into the early rounds of the season. Tyson Frizell is a man in demand and is set to make a

Rookie Tahs five-eighth Harrison earns praise for mental toughness

Emerging NSW Waratahs five-eighth Will Harrison has earned praise from his coach and Springboks stalwart Elton Jantjies after steering his side to their first Super Rugby victory of the season. Highly regarded Harrison distributed the ball well and also ran effectively as the Tahs ran in five tries in their 29-17 victory in Sydney on Friday. The Junior Wallabies playmaker has started all four of the Waratahs' games but has

Wales love nothing more than beating England at Twickenham

Grown men were in tears… it was unbelievable: From smashing Skinner to bashing Burgess, Wales love nothing more than beating England at Twickenham Wales travel to Twickenham to face England in the Six Nations on March 7 Wales have won just five times in the last 35 years at the home of their rivals  Their most recent win saw them dump out England at the 2015 Rugby World Cup  Welsh triumphs

Waratahs bounce back after week of soul-searching

It's not yet the revival but it is proof of life. A week after the Brumbies and Reds staked a defiant claim for the Australian resistance in Super Rugby, the Waratahs and Rebels followed it up with rousing wins against the Lions and Highlanders on Friday night. Call it a line in the sand, not to mention a grab for dignity for two teams who had to look themselves in

Brayshaw eyes round one after elbow passes first big test

Melbourne star Angus Brayshaw is on track for selection in round one after getting through his first competitive hit-out for the year unscathed in a practice match against North Melbourne at Arden Street on Friday. Brayshaw’s pre-season hit a snag a month ago when he damaged a ligament in his elbow at training, which has restricted him to mainly running duties since then. Angus Brayshaw is hopeful of being ready

'I'll be more persuasive': Bellamy to hook Cameron Smith when he can

Craig Bellamy has seen no signs of Cameron Smith slowing down as he enters a mind-boggling 19th season in the NRL, but the Melbourne coach will make a conscious effort to cut back the champion hooker's game time whenever possible to help preserve his mind and body. Smith has been the only player brave enough to ignore Bellamy's order to come from the field in the past, but the Storm

Premiership Rugby in a standoff with the Six Nations

Premiership Rugby could end up in a standoff with the Six Nations over the release of players for Tests affected by Coronavirus as agreement only covers English players Ireland vs Italy has already been postponed and more cancellations are possible Premiership clubs are not obliged to release players that are not from England   As a result, players such as Italy flanker Jake Polledri could miss the matches  Premiership Rugby could

Scott Baldwin: Wales and Harlequins hooker reveals gambling problem

Media playback is not supported on this device Wales hooker Scott Baldwin has revealed he has been battling with a gambling problem during his life. Baldwin says he has lost “tens of thousands of pounds” after admitting he was “addicted” to gambling. The 31-year-old says he has now stopped totally because of his young family. “It’s one of those addictions that no one will know other than you or the