This story was first written for and published by The Roar. For Rugby Australia, 2017 will be a year some key stakeholders will quickly want to forget. It’s a year that will be remembered for stoushes in the Super Rugby, uncertainty at an administrative level and concern about the performance of the Wallabies on the […]
This article was first written by Stephen Mortimer. The first round of the HSBC series was won by Australia in emphatic style, beating the USA 34-0.Australia were unbeaten throughout and were easily the best team of the tournament. It was their first tournament win since 2016. The upset of the weekend was the loss by […]
This article was first written by Stephen Mortimer. The 2017/18 HSBC Women’s World Rugby 7’s tournament kicks off in Dubai on 30 November and travels to Sydney, Japan, Canada and concludes in Paris in June. This is a watershed year in 7’s rugby as the teams will assemble for the first time, between the Sydney and Japanese […]
This article was first written and published for The Roar. It’s safe to say that the Australian Wallaroos 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign was a successful one. Over the past couple of weeks I have written several articles about women’s rugby in Australia, questioning whether the ARU is willing to invest the funds necessary […]
This story was first written and published for The Roar. When our major sports talk about establishing women’s competitions, one of the key words is sustainability. It’s important that we aim to develop competitions that are exciting, marketable and that feature exceptional talent, but the core obligation must be to ensure our competitions are sustainable. […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. This week there have been plenty of questions asked about Australian rugby. Who will succeed Bill Pulver as chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union after announcing that he would step down from his role after axing the Western Force from the Super Rugby […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. A question I frequently get asked is which sport is doing the most for women’s sport in Australia. My answer is always the same. Each sport seems to be nailing it in at least one key area.
This story was first written for and published by The Roar Sports. It has been an absolutely remarkable week for the Matildas, who are currently in the United States competing in the Tournament of Nations against three of the top ten best female football teams in the world: Japan, the United States and Brazil. Last […]
This article was first written for and published by The Roar. In terms of results, it’s certainly been a more positive week for Australian rugby. It started last Saturday when the Australian Wallabies beat Italy 40-27. Sure, it wasn’t pretty – in fact I would go as far as to say it was ugly – […]
This story was first written for and published by The Roar. Another week. Another blow for the ARU. This week the ARU has been under fire after it was announced that Buildcorp had decided to end its role as naming rights sponsor of the National Rugby Championship.