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KEARNS TO BECOME NEXT RUGBY AUSTRALIA BOSS

Former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns is favourite to become the next chief executive of Rugby Australia, ahead of former Bulldogs NRL boss Raelene Castle.

Kearns and Castle are two of the top three candidates to replace outgoing CEO Bill Pulver, who announced his resignation in August. The duo and an unnamed third businessman were interviewed this week by a panel of ARU board member Ann Sherry, chairman Cameron Clyne and the Rugby Australia human resources head. Continue reading “KEARNS TO BECOME NEXT RUGBY AUSTRALIA BOSS”

Super Rugby Teams Happy To Not Face NZ Teams Early

Nick Phipps, the Waratahs halfback, is of the opinion that the Super Rugby sides from Australia have had a lot of fun and excitement during the opening month of super rugby. The main reason for this is that they have not got to play against any New Zealand Super Rugby side.

Australian Super Rugby sides went very close to beating the New Zealand Super Rugby teams in 2017. But, the Australians were not able to get the upper hand of the New Zealand Super Rugby teams. Continue reading “Super Rugby Teams Happy To Not Face NZ Teams Early”

Mafi And Lucas Handed Surprise Starts

The Queenslanders are on a roll at the moment. They are looking to claim their fourth win in a row when they take on the Stormers. Brad Thorn, the Reds coach, has sprung a surprise by including Ben Lucas and Alex Mafi to start for the team.

Mafi has been showing some great form on the bench and this is why he has been chosen ahead of Brandon Paenga-Amosa. Lucas is also in the good books of the coach and this is why he has earned a place in the starting lineup before the popular players McDermott and Tuttle. Continue reading “Mafi And Lucas Handed Surprise Starts”

Simmons Feels Pocock Could Return

Pocock is all set to start the new rugby season for Brumbies after a knee surgery that kept him away from the game for a long time in 2017. It is believed that he will be making his return in Canberra on Saturday when the Brumbies meet the NSW Waratahs.

The second rower of Waratahs Simmons has played a lot of tests with Pocock. He is fully aware of the kind of game Pocock possesses. Simmons said that Pocock will be full of energy and enthusiasm for his return to rugby after a long layoff. This could spell trouble for the opponents. Continue reading “Simmons Feels Pocock Could Return”

Tuqiri And Sailor Joins Classic Wallabies Squad

The Classic Wallabies team for the Hong Kong Tens looks very strong on paper. They have a team with players having more than 1100 Test and Super Rugby caps. These players have vast experience of competing on the big stage.

The Wallabies squad is headlined by their former stars Lote Tuqiri and Wendell Sailor. The Rebels back Henry Hutchison and David Horwitz are also included in the squad to make it a formidable one. The other players in the squad are Peter Kimlin, Adam Freier, Stephen Hoiles, Morgan Turinui and Matt Hodgson. Continue reading “Tuqiri And Sailor Joins Classic Wallabies Squad”