All Black drunken Zac locked up on Cook Islands

All Blacks winger Zac Guildford has apologised for a drunk and disorderly night in Rarotonga which ended with him being locked up in a police cell. A naked and bleeding Guildford allegedly ran into Trader Jacks bar on the island on Thursday night, punching one man who asked if he needed help and then hitting … [Read the full story]

League could lose Benji Marshall to Union

Kiwi rugby league captain Benji Marshall and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper…entirely unpredictable, both capable of turning a game in a split second and both the key to their respective country’s hopes of victory on Sunday. Kangaroos coach Sheens reckons Marshall is guaranteed to become a target for rugby union at the end of his current … [Read the full story]

Sporting great Dick Thornett dies

Dick Thornett, who represented Australia in three sports, has died aged 71. The youngest of three brothers in one of Australia’s greatest sporting families, Thornett was labelled a “truly inspirational sporting star” by Australian Rugby League chief executive Geoff Carr. He was one of only five Australians to have represented their country in three sports … [Read the full story]

Hot babes demonstrating the rules of rugby

This is most certainly an essential guide to rugby rules for men If you ever wanted to have the rules of rugby explained to you in a clear, concise, easy to understand manner, look no further. There isn’t much more to be said. You may have to close your eyes if you actually want to … [Read the full story]

Sapolu banned for calling ref a ‘racist’

Samoa‘s Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu was banned from playing rugby at all levels last week after calling Welsh referee Nigel Owens “racist” in a Twitter message. The centre, who in an earlier post said tournament organisers were guilty of “slavery” for the way they treated teams like Samoa, failed to attend a disciplinary hearing inAucklandon Tuesday and received … [Read the full story]

Jonah Lomu rushed to Auckland hospital

The All Blacks urged Jonah Lomu to “be strong” on Wednesday, as the legendary New Zealand winger battles a health scare in an Auckland hospital. Lomu, who suffers from kidney problems, was admitted to Auckland Hospital’s renal unit on Friday suffering from an undisclosed illness. The Auckland District Health Board could not be contacted for … [Read the full story]

James O’Connor may make the switch to NRL

First it was Quade Cooper. Now James O’Connor may be the latest Wallabies star to consider a shock code switch after being approached by the Brisbane NRL bid consortium. James O’Connor’s management has held informal talks with the prospective NRL franchise in a sign the 20-year-old Western Force phenomenon could be lost to rugby union. … [Read the full story]

Major stakeholders unhappy with John O’Neills re-contract

The most significant appointment in Australian rugby in the last three years, the re-contracting of John O’Neill as chief executive officer of the ARU, was greeted by a deafening silence from the game’s major stakeholders on Monday. Senior officials of the New South Wales, Queensland, Victorian and West Australian rugby unions all declined to comment … [Read the full story]

Wallabies secure Mitchell and Alexander

The Australian Rugby Union continues to dominate its war with French rugby after securing the services of key duo Drew Mitchell and Ben Alexander until the end of 2013. The pair’s decision to reject lucrative offers to play club rugby in France lifts the number of Wallabies that have re-signed to four in five days … [Read the full story]

South African Rugby Union stars Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle failed doping tests

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) said Monday the ‘B’ samples of winger Bjorn Basson and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle confirm they took a banned stimulant during a tour of Britain and Ireland. Basson and Ralepelle failed random doping tests for methylhexaneamine after the Springboks beat Ireland 23-21 in Dublin last month at the start of … [Read the full story]

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