Super Rugby teams: Round 15 squads, injury news, referees

REECE Hodge has been named in the No 10 jersey while Wallabies Dane Haylett-Petty and Jordan Uelese both return from injury in the Rebels side to host the Sunwolves on Friday.

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott skols beer at rugby game

TONY Abbott insists he didn’t get behind the wheel after taking a leaf out of Bob Hawke’s playbook and skolling a beer at a local rugby match.

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Chiefs prop Karl Tu’inukuafe called into All Blacks squad for France Test series

ROOKIE Chiefs prop Karl Tu’inukuafe is the seventh uncapped player called into the All Blacks squad, capitalising on injuries to a host of rival props.

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Mathieu Bastareaud set to captain France against All Blacks in June

INJURIES and a club versus country clash will work against France, whose squad to face the All Blacks in June has been unveiled.

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Kiwi star Lima Sopoaga weighs in on Quade Cooper’s Reds exile

ROOKIE Reds coach Brad Thorn wants to introduce a State of Origin attitude to his Super Rugby team, which explains the absence of Quade Cooper.

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Melbourne Rebels expected to welcome back Dane Haylett-Petty for Sunwolves clash, but Will Genia unlikely to be rushed back

THE Melbourne Rebels are expecting to welcome back Wallaby Dane Haylett-Petty to the fold for Friday’s clash against the Sunwolves at AAMI Park.

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Bernard Foley sets target for Waratahs’ Super Rugby title win

THE trans-Tasman hoodoo is over but playmaker Bernard Foley is interested in bigger things, declaring the NSW Waratahs can push for another unlikely Super Rugby title.

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Reds rookie Brandon Paenga-Amosa could solve Wallabies’ hooking conundrum

ROOKIE Reds hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa has transformed from little-known Sydney club player to likely Wallabies bolter in nine months thanks to the talent-spotting of Brad Thorn.

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Australia sevens skipper Lewis Holland returns from injury for London tournament

THE Australian men’s sevens team will get a major boost for the London Sevens with skipper Lewis Holland to make a long-awaited return from injury.

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Eddie Jones looking for new England defence coach as Paul Gustard leaves to take up role with Premiership club Harlequins

PREMIERSHIP club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday.

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