Australian Rugby Union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24615/all en Rugby-Businessman Pulver new Australia Rugby Union chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-businessman-pulver-new-australia-rugby-union-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Wealthy businessman Bill Pulver was named as the new chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) on Wednesday and said his goal was to help the Wallabies become the number one team in the world again.</p> <p>He replaces John O'Neill, who was responsible for the successful organisation of the 2003 Rugby World Cup and stood down early from his second term as chief executive last October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/rugby-businessman-pulver-new-australia-rugby-union-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union Entertainment Robbie Deans Rugby union Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731956 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Australian Rugby posts large deficit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/rugbyu-australian-rugby-posts-large-deficit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Australian Rugby Union on Monday unveiled another large deficit but forecast a turnaround in the 2013 financial year due to the blockbuster British and Irish Lions tour.</p> <p>The ARU announced a net deficit for last year of Aus$8.3 million ($8.5 million) -- a Aus$2.3 million ($2.3 million) improvement over the previous 2011 accounts at their annual general meeting.</p> <p>While total revenues were up Aus$21 million from the World Cup year in 2011, when the ARU recorded a Aus$10.6 million loss, gross expenditure also increased to Aus$100.3 million.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/rugbyu-australian-rugby-posts-large-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia national rugby union team Australian Rugby Union AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:46:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5822112 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Police eject 'drunk' Wallaby star from airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/rugbyu-police-eject-drunk-wallaby-star-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia winger James O'Connor was embroiled in more controversy Thursday after reportedly being prevented from taking a flight because he was intoxicated.</p> <p>In the latest in a string of incidents involving the Wallaby star, the Australian Rugby Union said it was investigating what happened at Perth International airport early Sunday.</p> <p>"While ARU had not received any formal notification, complaints or reports from police, airline or security officials, ARU began an investigation into the alleged incident," a statement said. "The investigation is ongoing."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/rugbyu-police-eject-drunk-wallaby-star-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union Human Interest James O'Connor Melbourne Rebels States and territories of Australia AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:47:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5938279 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Fallen star O'Connor turns back on Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/rugbyu-fallen-star-oconnor-turns-back-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fallen Wallaby James O'Connor on Wednesday turned his back on Australia, announcing he plans to play in Europe and not take up a Super Rugby contract with Perth-based Western Force.</p> <p>O'Connor, one of the sport's top talents, was dumped from the national team in September and had his contract torn up by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) earlier this month for repeated discipline breaches.</p> <p>These culminated in the player being preventing from taking a flight because he was allegedly drunk, hours after Australia beat Argentina in a Rugby Championship match in Perth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/rugbyu-fallen-star-oconnor-turns-back-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union James O'Connor Rugby union Sport in Western Australia AFP Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:48:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5968145 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Fallen star O'Connor turns back on Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/rugbyu-fallen-star-oconnor-turns-back-australia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fallen Wallaby James O'Connor on Wednesday said he plans to play in England and not take up a Super Rugby contract with Perth-based Western Force.</p> <p>O'Connor, one of the sport's top talents, was dumped from the national team in September and had his contract torn up by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) earlier this month for repeated discipline breaches.</p> <p>These culminated in the player being preventing from taking a flight because he was allegedly drunk, hours after Australia beat Argentina in a Rugby Championship match in Perth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131023/rugbyu-fallen-star-oconnor-turns-back-australia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union James O'Connor Rugby union Sport in Western Australia AFP Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:08:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5968176 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Wallaby Cummins to sign for Japan club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140704/rugbyu-wallaby-cummins-sign-japan-club-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wallabies winger Nick Cummins has been released from his contract to sign with Japan's West Red Sparks for next season, making him ineligible for the 2015 World Cup, officials said Friday.</p> <p>The shaggy-haired Cummins, a cult figure known as the "Honey Badger", is among several Wallabies, including forwards Ben Mowen and Kane Douglas, who have opted to go overseas before the World Cup in England.</p> <p>Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has already made clear he will only select home-based players for the tournament.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140704/rugbyu-wallaby-cummins-sign-japan-club-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union Cummins Nick Cummins AFP Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:31:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6196236 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Australia gives green light to sabbaticals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140827/rugbyu-australia-gives-green-light-sabbaticals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian rugby Thursday gave the green light to one-year sabbaticals for top internationals, easing strict eligibility rules in a bid to halt a drift of talent overseas.</p> <p>The change was approved by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) board this week, allowing players the opportunity to join a foreign domestic competition from 2016 while under contract with Australian rugby.</p> <p>Currently only domestic-based players are allowed to represent Australia. ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said the new policy would help retain players long-term.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140827/rugbyu-australia-gives-green-light-sabbaticals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Rugby Union Rugby football Rugby union AFP Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:45:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6242722 at http://www.globalpost.com