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Christy Doran

Christy Doran is one of Australia’s eminent rugby journalists. After a brief stint at Rugby Australia’s independent website, he has returned to Fox Sports, where he was previously their rugby correspondent for five years and a prolific news breaker during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He also regularly features in The Australian newspaper.

21 Articles
FEATURE

Many options but no miracle cure for Australia's struggles

Mooted changes to the Giteau Law would address only one of Rugby Australia's current struggles.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
31 Aug 2021, 21:29
FEATURE

Against-the-odds win breathes life into Wallabies

The Wallabies will have taken some massive lessons and belief out of their series-win over France.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
20 Jul 2021, 22:26
FEATURE

Why the Wallabies must lay down a marker against France

A series with a depleted France presents Dave Rennie's Wallabies the chance to get back on track.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
05 Jul 2021, 21:02
FEATURE

Big Will Skelton remains the Wallabies' one that got away

Despite interest from Australia, Will Skelton has signed a mammoth contract to remain in France.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
25 Jun 2021, 19:03
FEATURE

The game behind the game

World Cup Wallabies assistant Shaun Berne knows how cut-throat the coaching industry can be.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
29 May 2021, 19:12
FEATURE

Time to go it alone?

Super Rugby AU has been a roaring success in Australia - should it be part of long-term planning?

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
03 May 2021, 19:45
FEATURE

Ready as they'll ever be

The trans-Tasman bubble is at long last open and Australia’s NZ counterparts may be licking their lips.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
22 Apr 2021, 17:38
FEATURE

The Force awakens

Being culled in 2017 has made the Western Force a stronger club.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
19 Mar 2021, 18:05
FEATURE

The blame game

The Waratahs are in chaos and its origins can be traced back to one decision in 2019.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
03 Mar 2021, 15:50
FEATURE

Channel surfing

A buzz is in the air as Super Rugby Australia kicks off with a new host broadcaster this week.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
18 Feb 2021, 14:47
FEATURE

Taking the hot seat

Andy Marinos has jumped from Sanzaar to Rugby Australia with plans to rebuild the game and the Wallabies.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
12 Feb 2021, 18:39
FEATURE

Doing the right thing

Dan Mckellar was set to join the Wallabies last year, until he decided the Brumbies needed him more.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
01 Feb 2021, 17:03
FEATURE

Mending a broken heart

No one in Australia rated Jake McIntyre in 2017. That might change in 2021 now he’s signed with the Western Force.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
20 Jan 2021, 17:34
FEATURE

World Cup wild card

By 2023, Fiji could be a team with the potential to cause a major surprise at the World Cup.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
07 Jan 2021, 18:12
FEATURE

The lost art of winning

Rugby in Australia isn't going to boom again until the Wallabies rediscover the art of winning consistently.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
27 Dec 2020, 16:59
FEATURE

Seventh wonder

Sevens could be the tool to rebuild the Wallabies into the world force they once were.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
23 Sep 2020, 23:43
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