Rugby Australia back to profit after axing Force

2019-04-08 07:04

Rugby Australia returned to profit last year after controversially axing one of its Super Rugby sides.

Axed Force to play Fiji, Samoa, Hong Kong

2018-03-06 09:00

Axed Super Rugby club, the Force, have risen from the ashes with seven games announced against the likes of Fiji, Samoa and Hong Kong.

Sias Ebersohn quits rugby for farming

2018-02-09 11:10

Former flyhalf Sias Ebersohn recently called time on his rugby career.

Naisarani exits axed Force, signs with Brumbies

2017-09-19 07:09

Fijian backrower Isi Naisarani became one of the first players to leave the Force following their axing from Super Rugby, signing a one-year deal with the Brumbies.

Force to learn Super Rugby fate on Tuesday

2017-09-04 14:24

The Western Force will know whether or not their appeal against their axing from Super Rugby is successful on Tuesday.

Timing wrong for ARU-Forrest deal - Pulver

2017-08-29 11:42

Timing was against the Australian Rugby Union when billionaire Andrew Forrest offered a multi-million dollar contribution to support the Force.

ARU threatened with bankruptcy over Force axing

2017-08-21 09:56

The Western Australian government has threatened to bankrupt the Australian Rugby Union if they don't reinstate the Force in Super Rugby.

Western Force dumped from Super Rugby

2017-08-11 08:24

Australia's Western Force have been dropped from next season's Super Rugby competition, the Australian Rugby Union announced,

Force secure home win in Hodgson's final game

2017-07-15 13:39

The Force gave Matt Hodgson a victorious send-off as they thumped the Waratahs to finish second in Australia's Conference.

Peni suspended for three weeks

2017-07-09 17:31

Force wing Chance Peni has been banned for three weeks for foul play during his side's clash with the Rebels in Perth.


Head knocks force ex-Bok to call it a day

2019-01-30 14:16

Former Springbok and Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant has announced his retirement from rugby.

Jaque Fourie in shock return to rugby - at Force

2018-02-19 11:19

Former Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is reportedly eager to return to the playing field.

Force quartet heading to Rebels

2017-11-16 12:28

The Rebels have added an international quartet to their squad ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Mining magnate plans rebel Indo-Pacific competition

2017-09-05 07:11

Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has announced plans for a rebel Indo-Pacific rugby competition after the Force lost a legal appeal against their axing.

ARU chief rejects Force axe claims 'charade'

2017-08-30 09:01

ARU chief Cameron Clyne has rejected claims that the decision to axe Force had been made in February and dragging out the process had been "a charade".

Force win right to appeal Super Rugby axing

2017-08-23 13:30

The Force have won the right to appeal their axing from Super Rugby, as the ARU rejected a major cash injection from a mining magnate.

Force open legal fight against Super Rugby axe

2017-08-14 08:34

The Force opened their legal fight to remain a Super Rugby team as they requested an appeal against the decision to axe them and won an injunction against the ARU.

Tycoon 'Twiggy' vows to save Force

2017-07-31 08:13

Australian mining billionaire Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest has promised to dig into his own pockets to save the Force as arbitration to decide its fate got underway.

Hodgson to lead Force in final appearance

2017-07-13 10:56

Flank Matt Hodgson will lead the Force against the Waratahs in Perth on Saturday when he makes his final appearance before retiring.

Force wing cited for foul play

2017-07-09 09:06

Chance Peni of the Force has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

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