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Rugby 29 Oct 2020 | 2:46 PM

NRL does U-turn on scrapping anthem after fan backlash, PM call

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's National Rugby League has backtracked on a decision to scrap the playing of the national anthem ahead of the "State of Origin" series following a backlash from fans and an intervention from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Rugby 21 Oct 2020 | 2:55 PM

Australia left to deal with financial hit from Springboks withdrawal

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rugby Australia were stunned by South Africa's withdrawal from the Rugby Championship but are confident they can deal with the financial hit stemming from their absence, chairman Hamish McLennan said on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 25 Apr 2020 | 12:36 PM

Virus death toll nears 200,000 as UN pushes for global vaccine effort

UNITED NATIONS: The global Covid-19 (coronavirus) death toll approached 200,000 on Saturday (April 25) as the United Nations launched an international push for a vaccine to defeat the pandemic. Governments around the world are struggling to limit the economic devastation unleashed by the virus, which has infected nearly 2.8 million people and left half of humanity under some form of lockdown.

World 25 Apr 2020 | 5:55 AM

Australia, New Zealand honour military personnel from home as coronavirus scuppers parades

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people across Australia and New Zealand on Saturday honoured their country's military personnel in private ceremonies held in driveways and on balconies as the coronavirus outbreak forced traditional Anzac Day memorials to be cancelled for the first time in decades.

Tennis 20 May 2019 | 10:36 AM

Hazlewood World Cup snub the right decision, says Langer

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia coach Justin Langer has defended the decision to leave Josh Hazlewood out of the World Cup squad, saying the paceman lacked match fitness as he recovers from a back injury.