Rugby Union

Kurtley Beale reflects on his unexpected Wallabies comeback and his friendship with Quade Cooper

Beale: The legend of Quade Cooper

Two years after his last Test for Australia, KURTLEY BEALE is back. He talks us through his comeback, his friendship with Quade Cooper and his memorable Test debut against Wales.

World Cup
Parma , Italy - 19 September 2021; Laura Feely of Ireland in action against Melissa Bettoni of Italy during the Rugby World Cup 2022 Europe Qualifying Tournament match between Italy and Ireland at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma, Italy. (Photo By Roberto Bregani/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Ground zero for women’s rugby

Last month, the European qualifiers for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup finalised the tournaments draw. Ireland missed out for the first time in 30 years. Shocking as it was, it barely made the news.