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Rugby Australia's 'position unchanged' after Folau meeting

12 Apr 2019

SYDNEY Israel Folau had a meeting with Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Rugby Union to discuss his social media posts on Friday but the governing bodies said they still intended to terminate his contract.

UPDATE 2-Rugby-Rugby Australia's 'position unchanged' after Folau meeting

12 Apr 2019

* Prime Minister says post "insensitive" (Updates with Folau stood down by Waratahs in par 10)

Rugby Australia intends to sack Folau over 'discriminatory' post

11 Apr 2019

SYDNEY Rugby Australia said on Thursday it would terminate the contract of Israel Folau, the country's best-known and best-paid player, if he cannot offer a good reason for a social media post that said gay people would go to "hell" if they did not "repent".

Record-matching 'NASA man' Folau relaunches Waratahs season

24 Mar 2019

SYDNEY Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has suggested Israel Folau should work for space agency NASA after the New South Wales Waratahs fullback's aerial skills helped end his team's record Super Rugby winning streak.

Christchurch remembered, Crusaders get straight back on the horse

24 Mar 2019

SYDNEY Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said the nine-times Super Rugby champions would pick themselves up, dust themselves down and start all over again after their record winning streak was brought to an end on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Crusaders' 19-match winning streak ended by Waratahs

23 Mar 2019

* Match preceded by minute's silence for Christchurch shooting victims

Rugby-Crusaders' 19-match winning streak ended by Waratahs

23 Mar 2019

SYDNEY, March 23 The Canterbury Crusaders suffered their first Super Rugby defeat in more than a year on Saturday but the deadly shootings in their home city of Christchurch last week will give them some perspective on their 20-12 loss to the New South Wales Waratahs.

Rugby league-NRL ready for kick off after 'Summer of Shame'

13 Mar 2019

SYDNEY, March 13 Even for a sport where off-field scandal is nothing new, the run-up to this National Rugby League season has been particularly sordid and there will be some relief from embattled officials when the focus returns to the pitch on Thursday.

Rugby-World Cup lure looms large over Super Rugby season

13 Feb 2019

SYDNEY The 24th season of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend promising 19 weeks of highly competitive action as the southern hemisphere along with Japan serve up an appetiser for Asia's first staging of the Rugby World Cup.

Soccer: Longevity has its place as Qatar's project 2022 reaps rewards

04 Feb 2019

ABU DHABI He may not get there with them, but if Qatar's fast-improving squad do make a decent fist of their World Cup campaign in 2022, the host nation will have plenty to thank Felix Sanchez for.

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