Stephen Larkham: Munster recruit ex-Australia fly-half as new senior coach

Larkham spent four years as part of the Australia coaching staff Australian World Cup-winner Stephen Larkham has agreed to join Munster as their new senior coach until 2022. The 45-year-old is the latest high-profile addition to Johann van Graan’s backroom team following the appointment of ex-England coach Graham Rowntree. The ex-Australia attack coach succeeds former […]

Canterbury Crusaders changing knight & sword logo after Christchurch attacks

Chief executive Colin Mansbridge said the club will undertake a “thorough brand review” The Canterbury Crusaders are to lose their knight and sword logo following a review into the club’s branding after the Christchurch mosque attacks in March, in which 51 people were killed. Concerns were raised after the attacks about the association of the […]

Folau launches action over sacking after ‘hell awaits’ gay people comment

Folau scored 38 tries in 73 Tests for Australia Australian rugby international Israel Folau is seeking “substantial remedies” after being sacked for a social media post saying “hell awaits” gay people. The 30-year-old devout Christian had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia and has now launched legal action against RA. Folau is claiming his employment […]