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Why Rugby Australia settled with Folau

Outgoing Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne has dismissed accusations the Israel Folau settlement will have any impact on grassroots rugby. Rugby Australia and Israel Folau reached an out-of-court settlement this week after months of legal proceedings. While the payout amount has not been confirmed, it is predicted to be in the millions. 51-year-old Clyne, who […]

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Commentator drools on Quadzilla’s debut

The key in sport is to keep your eyes on the ball but one commentator was transfixed by Trae Williams’ tree trunks. The former track and field star — whose personal best in the 100m is 10.10 seconds — made his rugby sevens debut for Australia against Scotland in Dubai and while he didn’t get […]

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Wallaby opens up on infamous ‘dirty’ act

Former Wallaby Quade Cooper has opened up about the time he kneed All Blacks legend Richie McCaw in the head. Cooper, who has just started his first season with the Kintetsu Liners in Japan’s second division rugby competition, spoke to former New Zealand Warriors player and friend Isaac John about his extensive and at times […]

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‘Take me back’: NRL star’s cryptic post

Latrell Mitchell’s manager, Wayde Rushton, has defended his role in the outcast Rooster’s contract negotiations which have seen a number of clubs turn their back on him. Rushton spoke for the first time since Mitchell’s options dwindled as the centre posted a photo on Instagram wearing Roosters kit next to the premiership trophy. Stream over […]

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Settlement a ‘win’ for Israel Folau

A wave of relief swept the sporting world after an agreement was finally reached between Israel Folau, Rugby Australia and Rugby NSW. After months of bitter deliberation, the explosive legal battle was resolved in an out-of-court settlement on Wednesday afternoon, ending the saga which started in April. The 30-year-old was after $14 million in compensation […]

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Folau saga finally comes to an end

Former Wallaby Israel Folau has settled his legal dispute with Rugby Australia (RA). The 30-year-old was after $14 million in damages for wrongful termination after RA sacked him for a code of conduct breach when he said on Instagram “hell awaits” gay people. RA was determined to hold its ground and a marathon 12-hour mediation […]

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Ripple effects of monster $4m NRL deal

Gold Coast Titans forward Jai Arrow is set to be lured to NRL rivals South Sydney by a whopping $4 million deal, according to reports. The Courier Mail says the off-contract Maroons representative has already met with Rabbitohs chief Shane Richardson with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he is keen to be reunited with the 24-year-old, […]