World Cup bolter emerges from Australia A win over Japan, score, analysis, video, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Langi Gleeson

World Cup bolter emerges from Australia A win over Japan, score, analysis, video, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Langi Gleeson

Saturday’s unofficial Test against a Japan XV in Tokyo was never about the result, it was about opportunity – and who might take it. With the Test against Scotland four weeks away – the first of five on the end-of-season tour – only a handful of Wallabies have established themselves as first-choice picks after a … Read more

Eight Wallabies picked, Ben Donaldson, Suliasi Vunivalu, analysis, video

Ben Donaldson has been given first crack to push for a spot on next month’s Spring Tour, after the rising playmaker was picked in the No.10 jersey for Australia A in the first of three unofficial tests against a Japan XV in Tokyo. He was one of a handful of interesting selections, with Jock Campbell … Read more

Taniela Tupou to re-sign with Rugby Australia, Super Rugby, Brad Thorn, Queensland Reds, video

Taniela Tupou is expected to sign a four-year extension with Rugby Australia – but, crucially, he won’t announce which Super Rugby franchise he will play for until he knows who will coach Queensland beyond 2023. The future of Tupou is the biggest piece of the puzzle in Australian rugby at present – ​​and dual international … Read more

Wallabies vs All Blacks Eden Park, live scores, result, blog, highlights, video

Welcome to live coverage of Bledisloe II between the Wallabies and All Blacks from Eden Park. Kick-off: 5:05pm AEST. The stage is set for one of the spiciest Bledisloe Cup Tests in years, after a dramatic build-up to their trans-Tasman rivalry. From the moment French referee Mathieu Raynal blew his whistle to stop Bernard Foley … Read more

Bernard Foley snub that may have cost Australia, Wallabies vs All Blacks, video, highlights, Mathieu Raynal, reaction

Bernard Foley’s decision to take a quick shot at goals proved pivotal in the Wallabies’ rousing comeback in Bledisloe I, but new footage shows that it may have ultimately cost his side. With the Wallabies under the pump in the second half, Foley took the ball to the line and got away an offload to … Read more

Socceroos vs New Zealand All Whites, football news 2022, live updates, scores, results, teams, how to watch, start time

LIVE: The Socceroos face New Zealand in a milestone match celebrating the centenary of the Australian national team – and doubling as the final home game for coach Graham Arnold’s men ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos’ first ever match took place on June 17, 1922, losing 3-1 to New Zealand … Read more

Wallabies vs All Blacks, Darcy Swain banned for six weeks, hearing, Quinn Tupaea, video, report

Darcy Swain has been suspended for six weeks by a Sanzaar judiciary, after the rising Wallabies lock was found guilty of a “reckless” breakdown effort in Bledisloe I. His guilty verdict will see Swain miss six weeks, including three Tests. As well as the late drama surrounding Mathieu Raynal’s decision to award the All Blacks … Read more

Nigel Owens gives verdict to Bernard Foley penalty, Wallabies vs All Blacks, warning for World Rugby over TMO, video

Nigel Owens says Mathieu Raynal made a “strong refereeing decision” to award a scrum feed for the All Blacks at the conclusion of their Bledisloe opener against the Wallabies but admits he would have handled the controversial moment at the death differently. Owens, the game’s most capped international rugby referee, added that the involvement of … Read more