Smith won't rush a return for Reds swansong

George Smith won’t force a return from a knee injury on Friday, even if it means he misses out on an Australian farewell. The legendary Reds flanker was a late withdrawal from Queensland’s win over the Rebels on Friday and ahead of what will almost certainly be his final...

Phipps in frame for Super Rugby return

Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps is closing in on a Super Rugby return against the Brumbies after missing a month with a calf injury. Phipps tweaked his calf in a preseason Wallabies conditioning camp and has struggled to shake off the issue since. The 30-year-old was close to a return...

Flexible contract an option for Lealiifano

Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano could be off to Japan at the end of 2018, but that doesn’t necessarily spell the end of his Super Rugby days. Click Here: Newcastle United Shop Top League side Toyota Industries Shuttles announced Lealiifano as a 2018-19 squad member overnight. Though Brumbies officials said...

Super Rugby Round 15: Jaguares make it six in a row

Some big surprises and the Jaguares extend their streak. Catch up with all the round 15 Super Rugby action right here. Crusaders vs Hurricanes The Crusaders have taken a major step towards defending their Super Rugby title with a table-topping 24-13 win over the Hurricanes in Christchurch. A clinical...

Brumbies loss still a 'What if?' for Waratahs after semi-final defeat

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson admitted there was still a ‘What if?’ hanging over their Super Rugby season, after being ‘overpowered’ by the Lions in their semi-final. The Waratahs lost to the Lions in Johannesburg in their first semi-final since 2015, completing a swift on and off-field turnaround. Though their...

Former photojournalist’s cherished moments over 70 years

The memories reflected in groups of pictures taken by Ru Suichu, a former Chinese photojournalist, are introduced here in the seventh of our series China at 70. Although he is already 87, Ru said he still has a dream, namely, shooting pictures showing changes in people’s lives and keeping...

A useful gap year

Two journalism graduates take a break from their studies to make a documentary on people-to-people links with Malaysia, Wang Ru reports. Hu Yuanjing, who took a gap year during her postgraduate studies, was a little surprised to find that the Malaysian Chinese and the Chinese share a similar tradition...

Richard Barker steps down as QRU CEO

QRU CEO Richard Barker has stepped down, effective immediately. It’s understood Barker told Reds coaches of his decision after their loss to the Waratahs on Saturday night, informing players and QRU staff on Monday morning. QRU COO David Hanham will step into the top job in Barker’s place, with...

Trump: Trade deals with Tokyo reached

But Japanese officials cautious on prospects as no word on auto tariffs Click Here: France Football Shop WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States had struck “initial” trade agreements with Japan that could be implemented without congressional approval, but stopped short of assuring Japan...

Perese pulls pin on Reds, set for NRL switch

Rising Reds superstar Izaia Perese has turned his back on rugby after failing to report at Queensland preseason training. The star Queensland winger has not been sighted at Ballymore since preseason kicked off a fortnight ago and RUGBY.com.au understands it is highly unlikely he will ever play for the...