Ian Foster: New Zealand head coach in limbo as resurgent All Blacks return from South Africa | Rugby Union News

Despite Saturday’s stunning victory over South Africa, doubt remains over Ian Foster’s future as head coach of the All Blacks. “My expectations are I’m the All Blacks head coach…until I’m told anything different,” he said. Last Updated: 8/15/22 12:30pm Ian Foster’s New Zealand shocked South Africa at Ellis Park after three straight defeats Ian Foster’s … Read more

Ed Slater: Former rugby union player staying positive by living in present after motor neurone disease diagnosis | Rugby Union News

Former Gloucester and Leicester Tigers forward Ed Slater revealed he had been diagnosed with MND last month and announced his retirement from rugby union Last Updated: 08/08/22 9:20am Ed Slater revealed his MND diagnosis last month Ed Slater believes living in the present is helping him face the challenge of his motor neurone disease diagnosis. … Read more

Australia rugby captain Michael Hooper withdraws from Argentina clash for personal reasons | Rugby Union News

Hooper says: “My whole career I’ve looked to put the team first and I don’t feel I am able to fulfill my responsibilities at the moment in my current mindset.” – watch Australia play Argentina live on Sky Sports Action from 8pm on Saturday Last Updated: 05/08/22 10:58pm Michael Hopper has withdrawn from Australia’s game … Read more

Rugby Championship: Ian Foster and All Blacks under intense pressure to deliver in South Africa | Rugby Union News

As the Rugby Championship gets under way, the All Blacks travel to South Africa under major pressure, with head coach Ian Foster battling for survival; watch South Africa vs New Zealand from 3:55pm and Argentina vs Australia from 8pm live on Sky Sports Action on Saturday By Brian Barry Last Updated: 04/08/22 5:01pm All Blacks … Read more

Players with early-onset dementia to issue proceedings against rugby authorities | Rugby Union News

Former Wales captain Ryan Jones and England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson are among the group of professional and semi-professional players involved in the class action lawsuit Last Updated: 7/25/22 12:01am Former England hooker Steve Thompson is one of the players to have suffered early-onset dementia A legal case involving a group of … Read more

Foot-and-mouth disease viral fragments discovered in beef at Adelaide Airport

Biosecurity efforts are being ramped up at Adelaide Airport after the discovery of viral fragments of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Key points: Foot-and-mouth disease could be devastating for Australia’s livestock industry Viral fragments were found in meat brought in by a passenger at Adelaide Airport Sanitation foot mats are being rolled out at airports Agriculture Minister … Read more

Ryan Jones: Former Wales rugby captain reveals early-onset dementia diagnosis at age of 41 | Rugby Union News

“Rugby is walking headlong with its eyes closed into a catastrophic situation,” says Ryan Jones after revealing he has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 41; he calls for the sport to take more preventive measures now Last Updated: 7/16/22 11:21pm Ryan Jones is confronting a difficult future. (Photo: David Davies/PA Wire) … Read more

Australia 17-21 England: Marcus Smith inspires third Test victory as Eddie Jones’ side win series | Rugby Union News

Fly-half pounced on fumbled ball and used his exceptional pace to out-sprint four Wallabies players in second half; England had already turned around 10-3 deficit in first half; result sealed 2-1 series win as England follow Ireland in southern hemisphere outfit winning summer series Last Updated: 7/16/22 1:20pm Please use Chrome browser for a more … Read more

New Zealand 22-32 Ireland: Andy Farrell believes win in NZ is a one-off, Johnny Sexton wants more | Rugby Union News

Ireland beat the All Blacks 32-22 in the third Test to clinch a series victory in New Zealand for the first time in their history on Saturday; Andy Farrell hails achievement as a success that will not be repeated; Johnny Sexton insists next year’s World Cup is where Ireland must kick on Last Updated: 7/16/22 … Read more

New Zealand 22-32 Ireland: Andy Farrell’s side win third Test and secure historic series | Rugby Union News

Ireland led 22-3 at half-time and withstood a second-half comeback; the day of deciders continues with Australia vs England (SS Action 10.15am), Springboks vs Wales (SS Action 3.30pm), Argentina vs Scotland (SS Action 7.30pm); all deciding Tests exclusively live on Sky Last Updated: 7/16/22 10:17am Ireland withstood an enormous second-half comeback from New Zealand to … Read more