Quaden Bayles: Bullied Australian boy leads out all-star rugby team

Quaden Bayles: Bullied Australian boy leads out all-star rugby team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crowd cheered as Quaden led out the Indigenous All-Stars A nine-year-old Australian boy has taken centre-stage at a major sporting event, days after a video of him in distress at being bullied captured hearts across the world. Quaden Bayles, who is himself Aboriginal, led out an indigenous rugby […]

RAF Marham airman dies after rugby league match head injury

RAF Marham airman dies after rugby league match head injury

Image copyright RAF Marham Image caption Senior aircraftman Scott Stevenson played full-back for the RAF rugby league first team An RAF airman has died after suffering a head injury in an inter-services rugby league match. Senior aircraftman technician Scott Stevenson, 25, was injured playing for the RAF first team in a match against the Army […]

Ex-Wales player Thomas reveals he has HIV

Ex-Wales player Thomas reveals he has HIV

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGareth Thomas reveals he is HIV positive Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition. He said he wants to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking around with walking sticks […]

Jarryd Hayne: Rugby league player pleads not guilty to rape

Jarryd Hayne: Rugby league player pleads not guilty to rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jarryd Hayne denies allegations of sexual assault Australian rugby league player Jarryd Hayne has pleaded not guilty to charges that he raped a woman last year. Mr Hayne, 31, is accused of attacking a 26-year-old woman in Newcastle, north of Sydney, last September. He was arrested in December and […]

Wigan Warriors' Tautai given drink-drive ban

Wigan Warriors' Tautai given drink-drive ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Taulima Tautai (holding the ball) joined Wigan in 2014 A rugby league player has been banned from driving for 18 months and fined £1,200 after admitting being nearly twice the legal alcohol limit. Wigan Warriors prop forward Taulima Tautai, 31, failed a roadside breath test early on 26 May, […]

'Time for Ben Barba to find a new vocation' – NRL bans full-back over 'assault'

'Time for Ben Barba to find a new vocation' – NRL bans full-back over 'assault'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ben Barba was the leading try-scorer in the Super League last year Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has banned player Ben Barba from the competition after viewing footage of him in an alleged “physical altercation” with his partner. Barba, 29, was sacked by his new club, North Queensland Cowboys, […]

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