‘This won’t be a wasted season’: Hannay says Morris exit won’t derail Sharks

Cronulla caretaker coach Josh Hannay has rubbished suggestions John Morris’ exit will result in the club’s season being written off, declaring: “If anything, it could potentially galvanise this group”. Hannay will warm the seat until Craig Fitzgibbon arrives in November in what is his second interim head coaching role in

England storm into Women’s Six Nations final with huge win over Italy

England cruised into the Women’s Six Nations final as they marked captain Sarah Hunter’s comeback after more than a year on the sidelines by running in nine tries to record a thumping 67-3 win in Italy. It was a much-changed England side from the one that thrashed Scotland 52-10 last weekend, with Hunter

Morris to leave as Sharks end coaching speculation

John Morris has officially been told he won’t coach the Cronulla Sharks next year, paving the way for Craig Fitzgibbon to be named the club’s new boss from 2022. Just a day after Morris met with Sharks chief executive Dino Mezzatesta in a meeting which the coach’s agent Chris Orr

Port Adelaide, Melbourne eye Bombers star Merrett

Port Adelaide have joined the queue of clubs interested in acquiring Essendon’s star midfielder and 2021 free agent Zach Merrett. While Carlton is the club that has been most strongly linked to Merrett – an interest that was evident late last season before Merrett opted not to request a trade

Premiership relegation set to be suspended until at least 2024-25

Premiership Rugby relegation set to be SUSPENDED until at least the 2024-25 season – and the top division may be increased to 14 teams, opening the door for Ealing Trailfinders to join Sportsmail understands talks led to a plan for no club to go down for four years There is a

‘I don’t cop that’: Shane Flanagan hits back as John Morris saga trashed

The John Morris saga at Cronulla has continued to be slammed by fans, pundits and even his sacked predecessor as the club looks to move on from the coach. The Daily Telegraph first reported Morris was a dead man walking after the Sharks’ loss to the Roosters on Saturday, with

English rugby’s spring slump hits new low with elimination from Champions Cup

Maro Itoje spent yesterday playing club rugby in England’s second division – less than a month before the Lions name their squad. Billy and Mako Vunipola were there too, as was Elliot Daly and Jamie George, helping Saracens beat Bedford 54-13. Out of sight, out of mind. But for injury

NRL news: Ryan Papenhuyzen is flying for Melbourne Storm ahead of showdown with Roosters rival James Tedesco this Friday

Seeing your coach’s number appear on your phone is one of the scariest things a player can experience, especially when it’s Craig Bellamy ringing out of the blue. But on this occasion, the Storm coach was calling Ryan Papenhuyzen to apologise for comments he made about his fullback and Roosters

Instagram post reveals NRL star Sia Soliola’s classy message for fan

Raiders star Iosia Soliola’s classy message on his arm strapping has been revealed in a heartwarming Instagram post. The veteran forward’s incredible connection with a Raiders fan identified only as Mandy was shared with the world over the weekend when she posted a message of thanks to Soliola. The 34-year-old

‘Trash from Tedesco’: Townsend fumes at claim he was ‘giving it’ to Roosters rookie

Sharks halfback Chad Townsend has fired back at Roosters fullback James Tedesco after the latter suggested he sledged teen sensation Sam Walker on Saturday night. In just his second NRL game Walker showed maturity beyond his years as he masterminded a stunning Roosters comeback after trailing 18-4 late in the