Rugby Union

Sun 13 Jan 2019

Boks skipper ignites race row

Boks skipper ignites race row

Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi has said he does not believe former South African president Nelson Mandela would have backed racial quotas.

Tahs’ Karmichael player swap talks as AAC deal looms

Tahs’ Karmichael player swap talks as AAC deal looms

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson hopes Adam Ashley-Cooper will finally sign next week for his Super Rugby squad, but there’s less certainty about a potential deal...

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Big moments in Northern Rivers sport

premium_icon Big moments in Northern Rivers sport

NORTHERN Star Sports Editor Mitchell Craig looks back at some of the big moments in 2018

Sun 30 Dec 2018

Pocock putting his neck on the line

premium_icon Pocock putting his neck on the line

Months after his neck was hurt against the All Blacks, David Pocock is still in pain. Now the Wallabies warhorse has been warned he risks permanent damage.

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Karmichael Hunt gets rugby lifeline from NSW Waratahs

Karmichael Hunt gets rugby lifeline from NSW Waratahs

In a boost for Australia's rugby depth, Karmichael Hunt is set to resume his Super Rugby career after being thrown a lifeline by the NSW Waratahs

Dad sues rugby club as son barred

premium_icon Dad sues rugby club as son barred

A businessman is taking legal action against a rugby union club he claims has barred his nine-year-old son from playing in a junior team next year.

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Our sport stars of 2018

premium_icon Our sport stars of 2018

SPORTS Editor Mitchell Craig lists his six outstanding performers in Far North Coast sport over the course of the year

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Australia Day ceremony scores ex-Wallaby

premium_icon Australia Day ceremony scores ex-Wallaby

FORMER Wallabies fullback Matthew Burke will be in Ballina for Australia Day

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Witt to the rescue at the Rats

premium_icon Witt to the rescue at the Rats

HARRY Witt to lead Rats revival in rugby union club's 50th year next season

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Woeful Wallabies spark drastic shake-up

Woeful Wallabies spark drastic shake-up

The powerbrokers at Rugby Australia have responded to the Wallabies’ woeful year by announcing a dramatic shake-up.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Wallaby legend’s insane ambition

Wallaby legend’s insane ambition

Australian rugby great George Smith has revealed that he wants to become the first professional player to compete across four different decades.

Game changer: All Blacks coach to bow out after World Cup

Game changer: All Blacks coach to bow out after World Cup

The incomparable reign of Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach will finish after next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Cheika on tight leash after surviving axe

premium_icon Cheika on tight leash after surviving axe

Cheika will remain as Wallabies coach through to next year’s World Cup but his powers will likely be reduced

McDermott relishes fresh outlook on pre-season

premium_icon McDermott relishes fresh outlook on pre-season

SUNSHINE Coast product Tate McDermott says the Queensland Reds have embraced a different approach to pre-season this year and he's loving every minute of it.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Queensland Reds land Wilkinson’s kicking guru

Queensland Reds land Wilkinson’s kicking guru

The man who mentored England World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson has been appointed kicking coach by the Queensland Reds.

‘It sucks’: Young gun gutted by Broncos defection

‘It sucks’: Young gun gutted by Broncos defection

Rising rugby star Jordan Petaia says it sucks seeing former Queensland Reds teammate Izaia Perese defect to rugby league.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Pocock’s ‘excellence’ honoured by peers

premium_icon Pocock’s ‘excellence’ honoured by peers

David Pocock picked up another two major awards to crown his return to Australian rugby after claiming the RUPA Medal For Excellence for the third time.

Queensland Reds charge into Coast camp

premium_icon Queensland Reds charge into Coast camp

QUEENSLAND Reds prop Ruan Smith believes time spent sweating it out on the Sunshine Coast will prove an important stepping stone to a big 2019 campaign.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Australian rugby’s ‘pathetic’ new low

Australian rugby’s ‘pathetic’ new low

Australian ruby fans are desperate for answers but the latest attempt to address the Wallabies’ woes was met with a savage backlash.

Sevens heaven for Boardman at Queensland Reds

premium_icon Sevens heaven for Boardman at Queensland Reds

LENNOX Head product Dan Boardman part of winning Queensland Reds team

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