Reds ban, fine fullback Karmichael Hunt after cocaine conviction

High-profile rugby star Karmichael Hunt was banned for six weeks and fined Aus$30,000 (US$23,500) by the Queensland Reds following a drug conviction Thursday in a case that rocked Australian sport. The 28-year-old, a former rugby league international who switched to Super Rugby’s Queensland Reds from Australian Rules team Gold Coast Suns this year, pleaded guilty[…]

Tait and Taylor make Bayonne switch

French side Bayonne announced Monday the signing of England back or wing Mathew Tait on a two-year contract as well as All Black fly-half Tom Taylor, who agreed a three-year deal. Tait will join the Basque club, currently 10th in the French Top 14, in the summer while the New Zealander will arrive on November[…]