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Time's up for Richard Graham, John Kirwan

The Growden Report<p>Time's up for Richard Graham, John Kirwan<p>Greg Growden<p>March 9, 2015<p>The Reds go down 5-23 to the Waratahs in Brisbane (Australia only)<p>…

Super Rugby

Irish rugby has another not-so-secret Kiwi weapon plotting Six Nations glory

Wife and husband team having a season to remember.<p>When Sené Naoupu packed her bags and left New Zealand, with husband George, she was unsure of what …

Wales must not repeat England's mistakes if they are to beat Ireland

Joe Schmidt's side should win in Cardiff, but Wales do have the tools to hurt them<p>It is only right that we start with the biggest fixture of the fourth round of the <b>Six Nations</b> and that is in Cardiff where <b>Wales</b> face the unbeaten Irish.<p>The Millennium holds no historic terrors for <b>Ireland</b> and, though …

Secret lab lets developers fine-tune Apple Watch's apps before debut

"There's a lot of confidentiality," said Stephen Gates, a vice president and creative director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which is …

Apple Watch review: Apple Watch one year in: My (kinda sorta) everyday companion - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Beautifully constructed. Handles messages well. A solid fitness tracker. Hundreds of apps. Can send and receive voice calls via an iPhone. Lots of design choices. Apple Pay-enabled. Stores music for local playback over Bluetooth.<p><b>The Bad</b> Battery only lasts a little more than a day. Most …

Smartwatches

Waratahs so busy bracing for impact they forgot to catch the ball against Reds, says Will Skelton

WILL Skelton has revealed the Waratahs were so busy bracing for impact against Queensland tacklers last Saturday they forgot to put their hands up to …

Big bang theory puts Birdman and Whiplash drummers in movie spotlight

Drummers are big in movies right now, probably for the first time. The score of Birdman features drumming by Mexican virtuoso Antonio Sanchez, …

Under fire Queensland coach Richard Graham remains defiant as Reds continue to struggle

RICHARD Graham knows disgruntled fans are blaming him yet he insists he is still the coach who can dig the Reds out of their toothless torment this …

Stephen Larkham says he will not join Wallabies until after Super Rugby season with Brumbies

BRUMBIES coach Stephen Larkham has not yet accepted the Wallabies attack coach role offered to him by Michael Cheika, and if he does accept he will …

NSW Waratahs captain Dave Dennis declares “success is addictive” as side prepares for 2015 campaign

WARATAHS skipper Dave Dennis has declared his side will not be one-hit wonders and plans to ensure a “long period of success” for the once hapless …

ARU boss Bill Pulver stands firm on eligibility rules as Super Rugby players desert country for cash

ARU chief executive Bill Pulver is standing firm on the national contracting rules that prohibit overseas-based players being picked for the …

Former England captain Bill Beaumont says ‘don’t move Six Nations matches’

FORMER England captain Bill Beaumont has urged officials against tampering with a “successful formula” by staging Six Nations matches outside …

Sean McMahon inks new deal with Melbourne Rebels after extraordinary debut season

SEAN McMahon agreed to a long-term Super Rugby contract with Melbourne because he believes the Rebels can push for championship glory.<p>“Being down …

Dan Carter named on Crusaders bench for trial match against Hurricanes

ALL Blacks great Dan Carter will come off the reserve bench for the Crusaders in their pre-season game against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna on …

James O’Connor ruled out of Reds’ trial against Rebels, Karmichael Hunt to debut at fullback

A KNEE problem has forced James O’Connor out of the Queensland Reds’ opening Super Rugby trial against the Melbourne Rebels.<p>Coach Richard Graham has …

Practical and Inspiring Tree-House Granny Flat in Queensland, Australia

With the cost of construction and renovation processes skyrocketing, investing in an affordable low cost second dwelling on your existing house lot …

Wallabies v Wales: Sean McMahon named to make Test debut

EXCITING 20-year-old Queenslander Sean McMahon has capped an incredible year with selection in the Wallabies side to face Wales at Millennium Stadium …

James Slipper powering on under Michael Cheika’s new Wallabies regime

THERE’S a story that used to do the rounds of rugby lunches about the great Wallaby front rower of the late 1970s to mid-80s, Stan Pilecki.<p>The …

Sonny Bill Williams and Aaron Cruden to start for All Blacks against England

SONNY Bill Williams has barged another door down in his remarkable sporting career, earning an instant recall to the All Blacks’ top team.<p>Williams …

Scotland v Argentina: Tommy Seymour calls on team to stay focused ahead of Pumas clash at Murrayfield

Glasgow could provide bulk of Scotland's backline against Pumas, but others can also determine the success or failure of the team<p>Tommy Seymour could be one of six Glasgow Warriors players in the <b>Scotland</b> backline to face <b>Argentina</b> at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, but the winger believes …

England captain Chris Robshaw says side now have attacking talent to take fight to All Blacks at Twickenham

Captain says improved side can outplay All Blacks and calls on fans to turn Twickenham into fortress<p>There is no Liverpool-style damage limitation in mind for <b>England</b> captain Chris Robshaw, no sense that his team will be reining back in the light of their calamitous injury toll, no biding time or …

Shane Williams retires for good and sets his sights on coaching Wales

Record-breaking wing calls time on his playing career (and this time he means it) and wants to climb to the top of the coaching ladder<p>At first glance it is not obvious that the straggly-bearded creature crossing the car park of the Gower Golf Club in Cefn Goleu, just outside Swansea, is Shane …

England v New Zealand: Chris Robshaw eyes World Cup pointer

<b>England captain Chris Robshaw believes Saturday's match against New Zealand will have a bearing on his side's chances at next year's World Cup.</b><p>Stuart Lancaster's team have lost four games in a row against the All Blacks, whom they face this weekend for the final time before the 2015 …

World Rugby

Brisbane City beat Perth Spirit 37-26 to win NRC grand final at Ballymore

“BATTLESHIP Paraka” sunk the Perth Spirit with a two-try blast that delivered Brisbane City victory in the inaugural Buildcorp National Rugby …

Michael Cheika plots Wallabies rise back to top of the heap with pain, anger and luck

PAIN, anger and luck. Those are the three elements that new coach Michael Cheika believes will put the Wallabies back on the top of the heap.<p>The pain …

Sean McMahon in line to make Wallabies Test debut after impressive performance against Barbarians

WALLABY newcomer Sean McMahon was expecting to be in Mexico with his mates this weekend, instead he might be making his Test debut against Wales in …

Wales switch George North to centre to face Wallabies

GEORGE North is set to start at centre when Wales face Australia in the first of their November internationals at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on …

Wallaby star Israel Folau ponders which direction his football skills will take him next

COVERING the top of Israel Folau’s right arm is a traditional Polynesian tattoo, symbolic of his Islander heritage. On his left is an assortment of …

Greig Laidlaw selected as Scotland’s captain against Argentina following an injury to Grant Gilchrist

GREIG Laidlaw will captain Scotland in their opening November international against Argentina at Murrayfield this weekend, coach Vern Cotter …

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

<b>While the dust was still settling the thrilling Barbarians vs Wallabies game, the famous black and white hoops were at it again last night, against</b> …