Hunt should don Wallaby gold: Hoiles

Karmichael Hunt should run out in the Wallabies gold this year, former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles says. Hunt has produced some of his best form in recent weeks for the Reds and Hoiles said it’s enough to earn himself a Test gig. “I’d like to see him in an environment under Michael Cheika and Stephen Larkham …

Rebels ready for unbeaten Crusaders

The Melbourne Rebels feel the wholesale changes to the Crusaders says more about the Kiwi side than a slight on their chances of causing a Super Rugby boilover at AAMI Park on Saturday night. The unbeaten Crusaders have made 10 changes to their starting line-up as they back their replacements to get the job done …

Waratahs vs Crusaders: Five things we learned

Another trans-Tasman defeat for an Australian Super Rugby side. What can we take away from that Crusaders win? 1. Kiwi dominance officially at all-time high Records were broken at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon and unfortunately for the Waratahs, they were on the wrong end of that. The Crusaders’ win was their 10th straight over …

Brumbies sign Abel for 2017

Robbie Abel has been upgraded to a full Super Rugby contract with the Brumbies, signing a one-year deal for 2017. Abel was signed to the ACT franchise on an extended performance squad contract for 2016 but played just five minutes across two matches in his debut Brumbies season. The hooker’s path through rugby has been …

Kerevi backs Cooper to create more magic

Reds stand-in skipper Samu Kerevi expects Quade Cooper to pull something special out against the Kings on Saturday afternoon. Cooper returns to the Reds team for the first time after a three-week suspension for a dangerous tackle, in a week where the Reds desperately need all their big guns. The flyhalf’s magical flick pass in …

Waratahs sign Sevens star Clark

The NSW Waratahs have pulled off a major coup, signing Aussie Sevens star Cam Clark until 2018. Click Here: geelong cats guernsey 2019 After a disappointing eighth-place finish at Rio, Clark has opted to switch out of the Sevens code and pursue a Super Rugby dream. The 23-year-old Clark joined the national Sevens squad straight …

'You can't do that' – Neuer annoyed with Bayern Munich's defensive 'madness'

The German giants conceded after 13 seconds in their 3-2 win over Augbsurg and the goalkeeper is wary that Liverpool will pose a greater threat Manuel Neuer acknowledged that Bayern Munich must improve in defence if they are to stand a chance of progressing past Liverpool in the Champions League. Neuer returned to Bayern’s team …

Martino's view on Liga MX, MLS players refreshing, if overly optimistic

Europe’s top leagues are still ideal for El Tri players, but the manager’s apathy about moves back to North American leagues could serve him well If Tata Martino didn’t believe it, he wouldn’t say it. The recently appointed Mexico national team coach is a man of his word. And Martino not only has he said …

Lealiifano wins Brett Robinson Medal

Christian Lealiifano was awarded the Brumbies’ top gong on an emotional club awards night on Friday. The Brumbies captain took out the Brett Robinson Medal on the awards night and a standing ovation for the 28-year-old showed the esteem in which he is held by the wider rugby community. Lealiifano has been discharged from hospital …

Defence the key to toppling Waratahs: De Bruin

Coach Swys de Bruin believes a strong defensive effort from the Lions in their Super Rugby quarter-final will give them a solid foundation when they take on NSW Waratahs in next weekend’s semi-final. The Lions beat the Jaguares 40-23 at Ellis Park on Saturday to keep themselves on course to reach the final for a …