Rugby star Israel Folau said his resolve to fight his sacking for homophobic comments had “only been hardened” by criticism as a crowdfunding campaign for his legal fees was shut down yesterday.
With 100 days to go until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, organisers have turned one eye towards the legacy the tournament will leave in Japan and Asia as a whole.
Israel Folau is set to launch legal action against Rugby Australia this week, a report said yesterday, with the sacked Wallabies fullback saying: “All I ask is to be treated fairly and by the law.”
Folau is to have his contract terminated after posting a meme on social media that said gay people would go to “hell”.
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An unprecedented wave of rule changes is set to test the patience of players, coaches and fans alike when the Australian Football League (AFL) season kicks off on Thursday.
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Australia will not scrap its restrictions on overseas-based players representing it.
England’s rugby got an extra dose of motivation ahead of Saturday’s Wales match.
An estimated 400,000 rugby fans to descend on Japan for the Rugby World Cup.
The Springboks will arrive in Japan for the World Cup a week earlier than planned.
Rugby Australia appoint Scott Johnson as Director of Rugby over Michael Cheika.
Eddie Jones is planning to pay his former team full respect when they play England.
Kampuchea Balopp, a youth development organisation, is organising the weekend’s Cambodia 10’s Social Rugby Tournament.
Cheika has dismissed the notion of making changes to his coaching staff.
New Zealand wins their third straight Rugby Championship title after two tries from Rieko Ioane helped them to a 35-17 victory.
English rugby bosses to oppose any attempt to tear up the game’s global calendar.
Cheika may be set to restore Foley to the n.10 shirt for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with rejuvenated S. Africa.
Hosts Japan take on Russia at Tokyo Stadium on September 20 next year.
Australia’s most populous state announces plans to host 10 major sporting events.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus will make changes for the third test against England.
Sexton has a point to prove in a must-win second test against Australia tomorrow.
Philadelphia Eagles makes Mailata the 233rd overall pick in the NFL draft.
New Zealand Rugby have released an anti-discrimination video celebrating diversity with the hashtag #diversityisstrength.
Japan’s new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms.
A report shows a rising number of injuries during English rugby matches.
Tonga’s government has banned girls from participating in rugby and boxing.
New Zealand’s cricketer Richie McCaw leading the All Blacks to Rugby World Cup glory.
Australian Rules football has joined the ranks of other major sports in launching an experimental shorter format.
McGuigan is ruled out of this Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France.