Wednesday Morning Round Up

Wednesday Morning Round Up

Folau set to lodge a legal challenge to his sacking

Israel Folau will challenge his sacking by Rugby Australia, according to a report in The Australian Financial Review

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Reds change three to face the Blues

Lock Izack Rodda returns from his Wallabies rest week, as Lukhan Salakaia-Loto sits out for the same reason this match in accordance with Rugby Australia’s workload management policy.

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Steve Tew to end 25-year long career in rugby administration

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Chief Executive Steve Tew has today announced he will stand down from his role at the end of this year.

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WRAP UP: U20 World Championship - Round One

The World Rugby U20 World Championship kicked off in Argentina on Tuesday.

Australia and Italy faced off in the opening Pool B game while South Africa and Scotland clashed in the Pool C opener.

New Zealand faced Georgia while hosts Argentina clashed with Wales in the second set of kicks off while the day was rounded out with Six Nations Champions, Ireland taking on England while France and Fiji faced off.

See all the highlights from day one here

All Blacks pair miss Blues clash against the Reds


All Blacks Rieko Ioane and co-captain Patrick Tuipulotu will sit out their second stand-down game while fellow international Dalton Papalii makes a welcome return to the starting line-up.


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Squire returns as the Highlanders bid farewell to departing pair

The Highlanders Head Coach, Aaron Mauger, has selected an experienced pack and will welcome the return of Liam Squire for his first match of the season, also back from injury are Jackson Hemopo and Tevita Li.

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Speculation mounts over Alun Wyn Jones' future

Wales’ Grand Slam winning captain and lock Alun Wyn Jones’ future has been a hot topic recently with fans speculating on his next move with his current contract expiring at the end of the season.

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Munster sign Rowntree as forwards coach

Following the end of the Rugby World Cup, and his current deal with Georgia, Graham Rowntree will join Munster's coaching team as forwards coach. 

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Rangi re-signs with Rebels

The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed that hooker Anaru Rangi has re-signed with the Club until the end of 2021.

The hooker, who is the Rebels reigning Players’ Player award winner, has committed to staying in Melbourne for a further two years.

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