Rugby: Wallabies deliver another reality check for Boks with second straight win

BRISBANE (REUTERS) – Australia breathed life into their Rugby Championship campaign with a bonus-point 30-17 win over South Africa on Saturday (Sept 18) to puncture the world champions’ aura for the second time in a week. Having upset the Springboks 28-26 on the Gold Coast last Sunday with a Quade Cooper penalty after the siren, the Wallabies’ running game shone

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Rugby league: PM tackles NRL plan – No Covid exemption for Auckland league grand final

The Prime Minister has effectively put the kibosh on any NRL bid to host its grand final in Auckland. Jacinda Ardern said the Australian league competition would not be given special quarantine exemptions allowing the game to bypass Covid travel restrictions. The NRL’s all-powerful boss Peter V’landys fears the October 3 grand final will be badly devalued if it is

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Rugby league: New Zealand Warriors playmaker Chad Townsend takes costly brain explosion on the chin

Put it down as one of the brain explosions of the season. With his new side up by eight points with six minutes remaining against a down and almost out St George Illawarra, Warriors halfback Chad Townsend inexplicably attempted a field goal. It never looked like hitting the mark and instead went dead, gifting the desperate Dragons a seven tackle

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Rugby: SportSG working towards October date for Singapore Sevens

SINGAPORE – Sport Singapore (SportSG) is working with its partners towards the Oct 29-30 date for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, the national agency told The Straits Times on Friday (June 4). A SportSG spokesman said: “Recognising the fluidity of the Covid-19 situation around the world and taking into account the prevailing national posture and safe management measures, we will

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Ireland vs England rugby: Kick-off time, TV channel and live stream free for TODAY'S Six Nations game

ENGLAND draw the curtain on their Six Nations campaign with a father-son clash away to Ireland TODAY. Captain Owen Farrell, rejuvenated after a brilliant performance against France, takes on dad Andy, who is Ireland head coach. SIX NATIONS OFFERS, BETTING ODDS AND FREE BETS Both sides have endured mixed Six Nations campaigns and no longer have any chance of winning

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