Rugby

11:09 AM BST Waratahs and Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu has been stood down by his Super Rugby club until a court appearance for alleged drink driving. Latu will also be subject to a Rugby Australia code of conduct process, pending the outcome of his court appearance on June 6. “I’m disappointed with my actions, because
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5:31 AM BST ESPN staff Israel Folau has opted not to appeal his contract termination by Rugby Australia. The 72-hour window Folau had to lodge an appeal expired early on Monday afternoon [AEST], the governing body confirming it had received no communication from the now-former Wallabies star. Folau had on Friday learned his employment would
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7:01 AM BST Tolu Latu has some explaining to do, his NSW Waratahs coach says, after the hooker’s failure to inform the Super Rugby club of an alleged drink driving offence that could ruin his World Cup aspirations. Latu has been banished from the Wallabies’ Brisbane training camp, instead set to meet with Rugby Australia’s
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11:55 AM BST Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle is confident the decision to terminate Israel Folau’s contract won’t alienate some of his former teammates and undermine the Wallabies’ World Cup campaign. Folau’s religious beliefs are understood to be shared by several other professional players in Australia, particularly his fellow Polynesians. Players from that group filled
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11:33 AM BST While former Wallabies coach and radio broadcaster Alan Jones blasted Rugby Australia over its decision to sack Israel Folau, some Australian players used social media to show their love and support for their ex-teammate. Jones has been in Folau’s corner since his inflammatory Instagram post, which resulted in his four-year contract being
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9:52 AM BST ESPN staff Israel Folau is “exploring his options” after his multi-million dollar contract was terminated by Rugby Australia [RA] on Friday afternoon. Folau released a statement in response to his sacking roughly two hours after RA boss Raelene Castle fronted a packed media conference in Sydney to confirm the end of his
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5:12 PM BST Mako Vunipola will miss the rest of Saracens’ season after being ruled out with a torn hamstring, but is expected to recover in time for the Rugby World Cup in Japan this September. Vunipola played just half an hour of the Champions Cup final win against Leinster on Saturday, before succumbing to
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3:54 AM BST Few people know what’s going through Israel Folau’s mind. But if anyone can imagine what the isolation feels like, it’s Karmichael Hunt. In vastly different circumstances to Folau’s, Hunt also found himself frozen out from his Super Rugby team last year, when at the Queensland Reds before being handed a career lifeline
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10:38 AM BST South African Super Rugby side the Bulls have confirmed the departure of Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard for French Top 14 side Montpellier, but will welcome back the experienced Morne Steyn for the 2020 season. Pollard has long been linked to the Top 14 and will join several other Boks in the south
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