Solari: Bale's goal ended derby clash

The Real Madrid head coach praised the club’s new centurion following Saturday’s 3-1 win at 10-man Atletico Madrid Santiago Solari said Gareth Bale helped define Saturday’s derby after scoring his 100th Real Madrid goal against Atletico Madrid. It was a memorable outing for Bale at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano, where the Welsh forward celebrated his century […]

'He's not the Alexis Sanchez we fell in love with at Arsenal' – Man Utd forward's confidence questioned after PSG showing

Former Red Devils defender Phil Neville believes a high-profile addition at Old Trafford needs a run of games in which to rediscover his spark Manchester United are not getting “the Alexis Sanchez we fell in love with at Arsenal”, says Phil Neville, with the Chilean putting in another forgettable performance against Paris Saint-Germain. The Chilean […]

'Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable!' – Pochettino baffled by Son yellow card in Tottenham's win over Leicester

The South Korean eventually got on the score sheet with a 91st-minute effort, but his boss was unimpressed by Harry Maguire’s first-half tackle Mauricio Pochettino slammed referee Michael Oliver for his “unbelievable” decision to book Son Heung-min for an apparent dive during Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Leicester City. Although Spurs ultimately ran out comfortable victors, […]

Fiery rivalry set to reignite

The Brumbies and Waratahs are set to pick up where they left their fiery rivalry in round two, when they clash for the second time this season. It was the Brumbies who took the honours in that first match up defeating the Waratahs 32-15 at home in a typically heated contest. Brumbies rookie prop Les […]

Jackson-Hope a 'scary' prospect for Brumbies

Thirteen minutes of Super Rugby was the realisation of a near two-decade old dream for Brumbies debutant Jordan Jackson-Hope. It didn’t take him long to make an impact at Super Rugby, setting up a try with one of his first touches in the Brumbies’ win over the Rebels on Friday night. It was a whirlwind […]

Seven-game deadline a challenge for Folau

He’s still not settled at outside centre, but Israel Folau is determined to make the most of the next four matches, likely to decide his positional future. Coach Daryl Gibson said on Monday that Folau would remain at 13 until the side’s bye, coming after round seven. Folau had his best game of the season […]

Ioane the Crusaders' 'quiet assassin'

It took Digby Ioane just one opportunity to show the Australian rugby community that he still has what it takes at the top level. Ioane played for the Crusaders for the first time on Saturday at the Brisbane Tens and slipped through four Reds defenders to score with his first touch of the match. His […]

Brumbies' mourning turns to motivation

There were elements of the seven stages of season grief at Canberra Stadium on Friday night. First there came the disappointment, then came slivers of pride and soon will come a steely resolve for the Brumbies to learn from a missed opportunity. Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham brought the anger in the post-match and glimpses of denial […]

Super Rugby schedule: Five things you need to know

What are we talking about with the release of the Super Rugby draw? 1. Road trips galore Three Australian teams will travel more than they stay at home in 2017, with just seven home games in 15 matches for the year. The Reds, Waratahs and Brumbies will all host just seven matches for the season, […]