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Canterbury coach Des Hasler has defended the club’s decision to make their players unavailable for next week’s NSW City-Country clash, claiming to prioritise player welfare.Hasler also described the emotion of the past week following the announcement>

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Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga won’t take action against drink-driving forward Josh Papalii until the NRL and his club Canberra reveal his punishment.Meninga hasn’t ruled out dropping Papalii from the Kangaroos side to play New Zealand next week after h>

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David vs. Goliath part two Two years ago Stormers back Cheslin Kolbe was in the wars against the Highlanders in Dunedin. The little hot-stepper from the Cape regularly found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, as he had to make a plethora o

David vs. Goliath part two Two years ago Stormers back Cheslin Kolbe was in the wars against the Highlanders in Dunedin. The little hot-stepper from the Cape regularly found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, as he had to make a plethora oSource Source link Read more
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Ian Evans: Bristol and Wales lock to retire on medical advice

A knee injury forces Bristol’s Wales lock Ian Evans to retire, while forward Jon Fisher is to take time out from rugby. Source Previous articleOmar Mouneimne: Former Edinburgh and Italy coach joins Worcester Warriors Source link Read more
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Omar Mouneimne: Former Edinburgh and Italy coach joins Worcester Warriors

Worcester appoint former martial arts fighter Omar Mouneimne as defence & kicking strategy coach. Source Source link Read more
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Former Wales and British & Irish Lions second row Ian Evans has retired from rugby due to a knee injury. The 32-year-old spent the majority of his career as an Osprey but has been with Bristol since 2014. Despite talk of a move to the Dragons next te>

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Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants

Team news as Leeds Rhinos host Huddersfield Giants in Thursday’s Super League match at Headingley (20:00 BST). Source Source link Read more
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Former NSW captain Paul Gallen has reportedly been urged to consider coming out of representative retirement to play in next week’s City-Country Origin game.Cronulla captain Gallen ended his representative career last year as the most-capped NSW skip>

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Cronulla hitman Wade Graham is refusing to drop his bundle after being overlooked by Australia and has set his sights on a World Cup berth.Despite being one of the form back-rowers of the competition and a major catalyst behind the Sharks’ breakthrou>

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ARLC chairman John Grant says there is too much « great theatre » in player contract sagas for the NRL to rush into introducing a transfer window.Endless speculation around the futures of some of the game’s biggest stars has again dominated the headlin>

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Manly’s Jackson Hastings wants NRL clubs to do more to protect teenage prodigies from hype as they discover the pitfalls of professional rugby league.Hastings made his debut at the Roosters in 2014 as an 18-year-old star in the making, but fell out o>

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Quins pair extend contracts | RUGBY 247

Harlequins confirmed on Wednesday that Ross Chisholm and Charlie Mulchrone have re-signed for the club.Confirming the news, Harlequins Director of Rugby, John Kingston said: “It is great news that both Charlie and Ross have agreed to extend their time at Harlequins.“Ross has been at the Club since he was a boy and has always given […] Read more
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Warburton rallies Blues support | RUGBY 247

Sam Warburton has highlighted the influence of Cardiff Blues’ home crowd and urged supporters to snap up 2017/18 season memberships.The Blues are preparing for their final home game of the regular season on Friday, where they will take on Zebre at Cardiff Arms Park.Following the clash against the Italian outfit, Danny Wilson’s men will travel Read more
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Two-week ban for Qovu | RUGBY 247

La Rochelle lock Jone Qovu Nailiko has been suspended for two weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Paris on Wednesday.Nailiko was cited by the match Citing Commissioner, Alberto Recaldini (Italy), for striking Gloucester hooker Richard Hibbard in the 45th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (a).Law 10.4 (a) Striking Read more
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Gareth Widdop: England stand-off ruled out of Samoa Test through injury

England’s Gareth Widdop will miss the mid-season Test match against Samoa after he was ruled out for six weeks with knee ligament damage. Source Previous articleBrown wary of wounded Stormers Next articleTwo-week ban for Qovu Source link Read more
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Ireland international prop Mike Ross has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of this season. The 37-year-old Leinster forward won 61 caps, making his Test debut in 2009, and was part of two Six Nations title-winning squads. Ross also repre

Ireland international prop Mike Ross has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of this season. The 37-year-old Leinster forward won 61 caps, making his Test debut in 2009, and was part of two Six Nations title-winning squads. Ross also repreSource Previous articleConnacht duo sign new deals Source link Read more
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Connacht duo sign new deals

Connacht and the Irish Rugby Football Union have announced contract extensions for local players Eoin McKeon and Darragh Leader.Galway-born McKeon made his professional debut away to Scarlets in April 2010 and has since played 105 times for his home province. A graduate of the Connacht Academy, the 25-year-old has represented Ireland at U18, U19 Read more
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The Wests Tigers have moved quickly to cover the loss of skipper Aaron Woods, signing Warriors prop Ben Matulino to a three-year NRL deal.The Tigers on Tuesday announced they had inked a deal with the former New Zealand Test prop until the end of 202

The Wests Tigers have moved quickly to cover the loss of skipper Aaron Woods, signing Warriors prop Ben Matulino to a three-year NRL deal.The Tigers on Tuesday announced they had inked a deal with the former New Zealand Test prop until the end of 202

The Wests Tigers have moved quickly to cover the loss of skipper Aaron Woods, signing Warriors prop Ben Matulino to a three-year NRL deal.The Tigers on Tuesday announced they had inked a deal with the former New Zealand Test prop until the end of 202 Source Source link Read more
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Canterbury have reportedly excluded their players from playing in the final NSW City-Country Origin match.The Bulldogs have prioritised NRL fixtures as selected players would otherwise face the prospect of playing two games in four days, News Corp Au

Canterbury have reportedly excluded their players from playing in the final NSW City-Country Origin match.The Bulldogs have prioritised NRL fixtures as selected players would otherwise face the prospect of playing two games in four days, News Corp AuSource Previous articleJustin Carney faces eight-match ban for racial abuse Source link Read more
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Justin Carney faces eight-match ban for racial abuse

The former Castleford player was sent off by referee Jack Smith 26 minutes into the Red Devils’ 29-22 win over Toronto Wolfpack in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup at the AJ Bell Stadium. Source Source link Read more
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