Darren Walton Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has placed the onus squarely on referees to ensure Australia's showpiece series against the British and Irish Lions lives up to the hype with vibrant, free-flowing rugby.
Spiro Zavos TOM Keneally, wordsmith, describes the hype before big matches as the foreplay. Not unexpectedly, the qualifying finals between the Crusaders and Bulls and the Reds and Sharks have generated intense...
Matt Burke I remember a training session with the Wallabies in Caloundra in 1998. Wayne Bennett had come along to observe.
Referees must get penalty ratio right in defence and attack to promote attractive rugby and reward adventure
Ewen McKenzie When you become the first team to hold the Crusaders tryless in Christchurch since 2000, it is difficult to understand why the statistic did not come with a memorable win.
Ewen McKenzie One of the more important but often unseen aspects of Super Rugby is the amount of pure logistics involved.
Paul Cully As the Stormers tried to bully the Blues into submission last Friday night, one South African journalist sent the following pithy tweet. ''Heaven help us South Africans if the IRB ever bans the maul.
Spiro Zavos Not long after the 2013 British and Irish Lions squad was announced, I received this email from a well-informed England supporter: ‘‘The two best players in their position left behind [Andrew...
Chris Dutton The Brumbies have been given a crash course in what Super Rugby referees will crack down on.
The International Rugby Board (IRB) on Thursday said that match officials for the forthcoming British and Irish Lions tour to Hong Kong and Australia will be sponsored by a leading chain of opticians.
Ewen McKenzie Former Wallabies centre Andrew Slack asked me about the offside situation in our game and how he had observed that there was an issue in this space at this time.
Chris Dutton A battle of mind games started the rivalry and now a statistics war has tensions running high for a fierce contest between the ACT Brumbies and Queensland Reds in the biggest game of their seasons.
Paul Cully The question most asked of the Chiefs has a simple answer. No, they haven't replaced Sonny Bill Williams, but for the first time this season they have picked a side that looks best equipped to...
Phil Lutton Brumbies coach Jake White says Saturday's scrap with the Reds in Brisbane could represent a changing of the guard in Australian rugby as his ambitious side tries to usurp Ewen McKenzie's former...
Chris Dutton ACT side says it ahs already turned its attention to the Western Force.
Phil Lutton Before Ricky Stuart walked into the press conference room at Skilled Park last Sunday night, there was the distinct feeling he was about to serve up something a little special.
Georgina Robinson Turnovers killed the Waratahs' star on Saturday night and coach Michael Cheika says it's been happening all season.
David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies winger Clyde Rathbone says rotation is an essential tool for Super Rugby clubs.
Paul Cully Could an answer to the game's most problematic area be on the horizon?
Matthew Burke Sitting back on Monday night watching the news unfold for the day, I caught an interview from Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter and his comment about how their loss to the Storm was directly related to...
Western Force coach Michael Foley denies the Super Rugby club have been making illegal front-row substitutions this season, claiming the moves have disadvantaged them at times.