NRL to request COVID-19 vaccine priority for players

The NRL will approach the federal government with a request for players to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue to give the New Zealand Warriors the best chance of hosting home games this season. ARL Commissioner Peter V’landys confirmed the NRL would be putting a case to the government for players

Wallabies match payments could be in firing line as part of new CBA

Wallabies players could have Test payments slashed by $6000 or more this year as part of a collective bargaining agreement that is also likely to ensure all Australian players remain on 100 per cent of their base salaries in 2021. Rugby Australia and the Rugby Union Players Association are yet

Hawthorn’s Tom Scully takes break from football

Hawthorn’s Tom Scully is taking leave from the club to deal with a personal issue. The Hawks announced on Monday that the winger would be taking a break from the club’s football program. Tom Scully has taken leave from the club. Credit:Eddie Jim “Tom has requested time off from his

CHRIS FOY: Can Chris Ashton make one final splash?

CHRIS FOY: Chris Ashton is set to join his fifth club in four years in the form of Worcester Warriors… so can the former England winger make one final splash? Chris Ashton is on the brink of a sharp exit from Harlequins after just 10 months  Worcester Warriors are set

NRL Integrity Unit investigating Cronulla street brawl allegedly involving current and former player

The NRL are investigating a brawl that took place in Cronulla on Friday night that allegedly involved a current player and a former player. “The NRL Integrity Unit is investigating claims a high-profile player and a former player were involved in a street brawl in Cronulla on Friday night,” 7

Bombers mull Hurley forward move

Essendon coach Ben Rutten has flagged a possible late-career role change for veteran Michael Hurley, who has been trialled as a forward during pre-season training. Hurley, 30, could potentially help fill the breach left by Joe Daniher’s departure in what would be a return to yesteryear given the dual All-Australian

The road ahead: where AFLW clubs stand

Adelaide Captain: Chelsea RandallCoach: Matthew Clarke The return of Chelsea Randall – who due to a knee injury hadn’t played a game in over 400 days before this pre-season – will be crucial to the Crows avenging a poor premiership defence last season. Similarly important will be hopefully a full

Six Nations: Courtney Lawes returns for England as uncapped Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall are called up

The uncapped Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall have been called up by England for the Six Nations. Wasps winger Odogwu, 23, and Bristol scrum-half Randall, also 23, were named in Eddie Jones’ 28-man squad for the competition on Friday, with Courtney Lawes returning from injury. Meanwhile, Owen Farrell will captain

Jones wants England to be 'impossible to play against' in Six Nations

Eddie Jones urges England to become ‘an impossible side to play against’ in the Six Nations after last year’s triumph… with addition of star rookies Paolo Odogwu and Harry Randall set to galvanise the squad Eddie Jones wants England to be ‘impossible’ to play against in the Six Nations The

AFLW fixture uncertainty lingers as pre-season matches start

Reigning AFLW MVP Madison Prespakis kicked off her 2021 campaign with a best on ground performance for Carlton in Saturday's AFLW practise match against St Kilda – just 12 days out from the scheduled season opener at Ikon Park between the Blues and Collingwood. Prespakis was tireless for the Blues