New Zealand rugby legend Campbell Johnstone comes out as first openly gay All Black after ‘living a lie’ | World News

Campbell Johnstone scores a try during a Crusaders match against the Brumbies.

Former New Zealand prop Campbell Johnstone has become the first All Black to come out as gay, saying he had been “living a lie” and leading “a double life” before acknowledging his sexuality. Johnstone, who played three tests in 2005, had already told his family and close friends before publicly coming out on New Zealand … Read more

Scottish Rugby Union board banned transgender women from competing in contact rugby in the female category of the sport, inclusion, pride, team news, injuries, scores.

The Scottish Rugby Union board banned transgender women from competing in contact rugby in the female category of the sport on Tuesday. The English, Irish and Welsh rugby unions had already opted to allow only people born as women to feature in the female version of the game. Scotland’s rugby chiefs had come in for … Read more

Dolphins, Wayne Bennett, wooden spoon, Laurie Daley, rugby league legend, news, Sean O’Sullivan, Anthony Milford, signings

Rugby league great Laurie Daley has delivered a brutal assessment on the Dolphins’ 2023 season hopes, hinting that a wooden spoon finish could be on the cards. Wayne Bennett’s franchise faced multiple tough recruiting blows leading into their inaugural season, getting rejected by the likes of Cameron Munster, Kalyn Ponga and Brandon Smith. While Daley … Read more

Tributes flow for inspirational gay bobsleigh athlete, rugby player

Simon Dunn has died at the age of 35

Australia’s first openly gay bobsledder has suddenly died aged 35 “after a rough year of personal loss”. Simon Dunn, who also played rugby for the all-gay Sydney Convicts, inspired the LGBT community with his sporting feats. Tragically he was found dead in Surry Hills, Sydney, on Saturday, his agent and the police confirmed. Dunn moved … Read more

CBA negotiations, RLPA, player strike, Peter V’landys, USA championship of rugby league

With whispers of a player strike on the cards, international players from the USA Championship Rugby League have offered their services should the NRL need them. News Corp reports the organisation will contact ARLC chair Peter V’landys to offer up their 160 players to ensure the 2023 season goes ahead. The American competition, which started … Read more

Eddie Jones appointed Wallabies coach, rugby league recruits, Peter V’landys response, Joseph Suaalii, Will Penisini, news

ARLC chairman Peter V’landys has taken a dig at newly-appointed Wallabies coach Eddie Jones’ who made his intentions to recruit a host of NRL stars clear on Wednesday. Jones signed a $4.5 million deal with Rugby Australia and has been tasked with sparking a Wallabies revival after Dave Rennie was sacked on Monday morning. Rennie … Read more

Rugby Australia targets NRL stars; Wallabies coach Eddie Jones interview; Joseph Suaalii, Will Penisini, Manly flyer Tolu Koula, transfer news

Less than three days after signing a $4.5 million deal with Rugby Australia, Eddie Jones is already looking to poach three NRL stars to help spark a Wallabies revival. On Monday morning, Dave Rennie was sacked as Wallabies coach following an underwhelming three-year stint as national mentor — his win percentage of 38.24 was the … Read more

Dave Rennie was sacked over zoom, Rugby Australia, Wallabies, Eddie Jones

Dave Rennie’s tenure as the coach of the Wallabies came to an end on Monday when he was let go in favour of Eddie Jones. The bombshell news caught rugby fans worldwide off guard, coming only eight months out from the World Cup. Stream Over 50 Sports Live & On-Demand with Kayo. New to Kayo? … Read more

Eddie Jones Wallabies coach; Rugby Australia secret talks, Dave Rennie sacked, what happened, news, updates

Rugby Australia had reportedly been in secret talks with Eddie Jones 14 months before his appointment as Wallabies coach in a bombshell $4.5 million deal. On Monday morning, Dave Rennie was sacked as Wallabies coach following an underwhelming three-year stint as national mentor — his win percentage of 38.24 was the lowest of any Wallabies … Read more

Eddie Jones appointed Wallabies coach, Dave Rennie sacked, what will Jones bring, coaching style, Rugby World Cup, analysis, latest, updates

The return of former England coach Eddie Jones to take the reins of the Wallabies represents a gamble by Australian rugby chiefs. They believe that later this year Jones can deliver the World Cup — which he came close to doing in his previous stint with Australia only for England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal … Read more