Ricky Stuart attack on Jaeman Salmon; analysis, James Hooper column, reaction, ban, news, updates

Blog with James Hooper from 1pm below. The suggestion Ricky Stuart should be suspended for the remainder of the season for his post-match press conference on Saturday night is completely over the top. Stuart knows he chose the wrong forum to label Panthers fill-in half Jaeman Salmon a “weak-gutted dog” and there’s no question the … Read more

All Blacks coach Ian Foster under huge pressure after loss to Springboks

New Zealand’s biggest newspaper has called time on All Blacks coach Ian Foster and wants New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to ax the beleaguered coach. The many Kiwis dissatisfied with Foster may soon get their wish, with local media reporting NZR should sack him if the All Blacks lose again this weekend in South Africa. On … Read more

‘All on the line at Ellis Park’

Facing the Springboks at Ellis Park, their fortress, ahead of a vital second Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship Test would involve a huge week of preparation for the All Blacks. Coach Ian Foster said following Saturday’s 10-26 loss, “We always knew coming over here two Tests was going to be massive. “It would have been nice to … Read more

Wallabies wanted to ‘make Hoops proud’

Wallabies stand-in skipper James Slipper said the team’s goal was to make Michael Hooper proud with a victory over Los Pumas in Argentina. Hooper withdrew from the squad the night before their Test match against Argentina, citing “personal reasons” as he claimed he was not in the right mindset to lead the team. The decision … Read more

Malcolm Marx embodies what it is to be a Springbok

Spring boxing coach Jacques Nienaber heaped praise on hooker Malcolm Marx, who put in a sublime performance on his 50th Test. Marx was brilliant for South Africa in their 26-10 win over the All Blacks in Nelspruit, underlining his prowess at the breakdown. The Springboks were clinical on the night and compounded the issues in … Read more

Kiwis sharpen ax for Foster

If reports in New Zealand are to be believed, All Blacks coach Ian Foster will be forced to resign in the face of fresh calls for him to be sacked following defeat to the Springboks on Saturday. the New Zealand Herald suggested that Foster will be asked by New Zealand Rugby to step down, with … Read more

Queensland Ipswich Jets, Brisbane Tigers star dies in car crash

Queensland rugby league has been rocked after one of the state’s star players tragically died at the age of 28. Michael Purcell sadly lost his life on Sunday morning following a car crash in Brisbane. Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Live & Ad-Break Free During Play on … Read more

Foster’s imposters – South African media dine out on ‘destroyed’ All Blacks

Themba Hadebe/AP The All Blacks soak up their heavy loss to the Springboks in Mbombela. The South African media continue to be merciless on the All Blacks as they look towards this weekend’s rematch with the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The Springboks have predictably been hailed for their impressive 26-10 victory in Mbombela … Read more

Duane back, Bantam or Gelant to wing it

Veteran Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen is understood to be available to face the All Blacks on Saturday, with Jacques Nienaber left considering his replacements for the injured Kurt-Lee Arendse. According to Sunday newspaper ReportVermeulen completed full training with the Boks in the build up to Saturday’s Rugby Championship victory over New Zealand in Nelspruit … Read more