Tate McDermott summed it up best when he said the Reds copped a 'reality check' as they were dominated by the Hurricanes. Henry is a big-body centre with an under-rated boot, constantly looking like a threat when he took the line on. Tupou’s highlight reels often only show the flashy plays and freaky athleticism but his scrummaging is world-class and was sorely missed. This combined with Harry Hoopert (knee) long-term injury leaves the Reds searching for answers to match it with the best. Life after Tupou is now the reality for the Reds after he signed a two-year deal with the Rebels.
The All Blacks Sevens became the first men's team in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 to win two tournaments as they extended their lead at the top of the standings with Cup final victory against Los Pumas Sevens. New Zealand became the first men’s team to win two tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023, beating Argentina 22-12 in the Cup final in Los Angeles. In winning in the USA, the All Blacks Sevens avenged their defeat to Argentina in their home Cup final in Hamilton last month and solidified their position at the top of the standings. With six of 11 2023 Series tournaments played at the end of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens, New Zealand have amassed 107 points, 21 more than Los Pumas Sevens, who are now second. In the Cup final against Los Pumas Sevens, Carter displayed his finishing ability to score twice at the end of the first half and ultimately take the match away from his side's opponents.29 days ago World Rugby
Richard Wilkins took to the stage at Melbourne's Hamer Hall on Sunday night to pay tribute to legendary Aussie singer, actress, and close friend Olivia Newton-John. Richard Wilkins was among the many stars who paid emotional tribute to Olivia Newton-John at her memorial in Melbourne. "Olivia Newton-John was one such rarity." I walked in and sitting there at the table was Olivia Newton-John." Nicole Kidman also shared how Olivia was "just a light in the world" and that growing up, she "wanted to be Olivia Newton-John".29 days ago Yahoo Lifestyle Australia
Tech News: 5 Things to Know in Australia TodayGood morning and welcome to another week. Here’s what went down in tech land over the weekend and what’s coming during the last few days of Summer. The four-day show is the world’s biggest and most influential meeting for the mobile tech industry. Boost battleOptus announced last week ‘Internet and Mobile Boost’, which essentially allows customers to boost their NBN or mobile service for a pre-defined time at a fee. But on Friday, Boost Mobile, a telco operating in Australia on the Telstra network, handed Optus a legal notice asking they cease the use of the word ‘Boost’.29 days ago Gizmodo Australia
Following their 20-10 Six Nations defeat to England at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, he is how we rated the Wales players. 614 Josh Adams: He saw very little ball on attack and spent most of the match chasing Garryowens. Freddie Steward bossed the aerial game, partly due to the Wales kicking game being overcooked. 710 Owen Williams: Many hoped that he would spark Wales’ attack into life, but that’s not how it played out. 5READ MORE: Six Nations: Wooden Spoon beckons for Wales as England make it two wins out of three1 month ago Planet Rugby
“The first thing I remember was Matt Smith, who had just retired and did a year coaching the academy, saying the name Jack van Poortvliet, as I’d never heard a name like it,” Harrison says. “But then I saw this young bloke coming through and I thought I’m not going to get a game anyway!”The making of van PoortvlietOn the clay-pigeon shooting range at least, ‘apprentice’ van Poortvliet held a distinct advantage over ‘master’ Harrison. “I probably only had a couple of training sessions with Jack at the start of his career and the end of my career. Hopefully this year he will start a lot more games.”Celebrations of a first title triumph in nine years were cut short as van Poortvliet was named among six Tigers players called up for England’s summer tour to Australia. Shortly after coming on for his Test debut in Perth, as England chased a lost cause, van Poortvliet marked the occasion with a maiden try, earning him a start for the showdown in Brisbane a week later.1 month ago Rugby World
The Rugby Football League will announce their head coaching appointments for the England men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams on Tuesday at midday. Shaun Wane’s contract expired following last year’s World Cup, and it has yet to be confirmed whether he will remain in charge moving forward. Wane guided his country to the World Cup semi-finals, where they just fell short to Samoa in golden point extra-time. For the women’s team, meanwhile, Craig Richards stepped down from his role as head coach after their World Cup campaign. And for the wheelchair, Tom Coyd led his England side to World Cup glory.1 month ago Love Rugby League
Alligator Blood has sewn up a start in the All-Star Mile with his first-up win in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Sandown. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained galloper was sitting in second place on the vote count for the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley on March 18 prior to Saturday’s first-up run. But the pressure is now off with Alligator Blood, the $2.80 unibet favourite under Blake Shinn, scoring from fellow All-Star Mile contender Mr Brightside ($4.20) by 1-¼ lengths with I’m Thunderstruck ($2.90) a half-length away third. “That’s the one we really want to secure for him.”Bott said Alligator Blood was a phenomenal racehorse and that it was special to be a part of career. “I’ve only been back a relatively short time and to get the support of the trainers and owners and to ride such a headline horse like Alligator Blood, it is such a privilege.1 month ago Sports News Australia