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It’s crisis time for the worst-ever Waratahs and their overpaid stars

At half-time during the Hurricanes–Brumbies match, I was contemplating that for once I could write a positive article about the state of rugby in Australia. Something with this heading, perhaps: “Come back coach Stephen Larkham, all is forgiven.”

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The Wrap: Two points rocket Rebels up Australian conference ladder

The state of Australian rugby is such that two log points, like the ones gained by the Rebels for their unlikely 9-9 draw against the Sharks, go a long way – the closeness of the Australian conference is at least providing an edge that the quality of the rugby currently doesn’t.

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Force sweat on Haylett-Petty injury

Wallabies star Dane Haylett-Petty is sweating on scans to determine the seriousness of the hamstring injury he suffered in the Western Force’s 16-7 Super Rugby loss to the Chiefs in Perth.

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Worst season looms in Australian Super Rugby

Just past the halfway mark, Australia’s wretched results are on track to yield the country’s worst season in the 23-year history of Super Rugby.

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Hodge nails penalty for Rebels Super draw

The Melbourne Rebels have drawn 9-9 with the Sharks in an ugly, tryless Super Rugby match in Durban after Reece Hodge nailed a penalty in the final seconds of play.

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The Bulls have narrowed the gap at the top of Super Rugby’s Africa 1 conference with a come-from-behind 20-14 win over the Cheetahs in Pretoria.

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Who should coach the woeful Waratahs?

Turn the clock back to 1983 for an extraordinary slice of Australian rugby history when Alan Jones coached his only season of Shute Shield with Manly.

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Touring Lions to be given Waitangi welcome

The British and Irish Lions squad will witness a haka where Maori chiefs first signed New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Force fight, but fall short

The drought continued for Australian sides against Kiwi teams on Saturday night, with the Force succumbing to the Chiefs by 9 points in Perth.

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Crusaders stun Stormers in 8-try rugby win

Winger George Bridge’s first-half hat-trick has set up the Crusaders for a relentless 57-24 Super Rugby win over the Stormers in Christchurch.

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Highlanders home, but Sunwolves show spirit

The Highlanders as expected emerged comfortable winners over the Sunwolves on Saturday.

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Captain Hooper orders Waratahs to man up

The Waratahs face a week of soul searching as coach Daryl Gibson braces for the brutal backlash from most ignominious defeat in the side’s Super Rugby history.

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England Rugby defend Solomona selection

Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has defended Eddie Jones’ decision to select New Zealand-born wing Denny Solomona despite the union lobbying to extend the residency rule to five years.

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Late penalty gives Lions win over Jaguares

Five-eighth Elton Jantjies has kicked the only penalty of the game to help the Lions escape with a 24-21 home win over the Jaguares in a tight Super Rugby match at Ellis Park.

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Gibson’s gotta go – time to bring back Cheika

Remember the 2012 Waratahs, who were coached by Michael Foley, that won four Super Rugby games, and lost 12 – the last eight in succession?

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Bad to worse for Waratahs

The NSW Waratahs were booed off Allianz Stadium after slumping to a humiliating 26-24 home loss to Super Rugby’s hapless Kings.

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Wales' head coach Warren Gatland

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Scott Fardy Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2017

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Israel Folau Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Beauden Barrett of the HURRICANES

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France's captain Thierry Dusautoir

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Ben Te'o in action during the NRL Round 26, Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles. AAP Image/Action Photographics/Charles Knight

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British & Irish Lions rugby head coach Warren Gatland with his captain Sam Warburton during the squad announcement at the London Hilton Syon Park, Middlesex, Tuesday April 30, 2013, prior to their tour of Hong Kong and Australia. (AP Photo/ David Davies, PA)

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Rob Horne crossed twice for the Waratahs

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The Roar of the crowd

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Waratahs explore the bottom of the barrel

Allianz Stadium was a strange place to be on Friday night.

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The Super XV: Australian team of the week, Round 9

Each week we’ll be looking at the best of the best in Australian rugby and piecing together the top 15 players out of the Aussie Super Rugby sides from the round gone by.

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The analytical evolution of sport

By Connor Bennett, Today
The analytical evolution of sport

As the boundaries of technology continue to expand into the future, the impacts have been felt in nearly every aspect of life, and sport has been no different.

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The High Five: Super Rugby Round 9

By Diggercane, 23 Apr 2017 Video
The High Five: Super Rugby Round 9

Round 9 of Super Rugby has wrapped up and will perhaps be the Round best remembered for one of the biggest, if not the biggest upset in Super Rugby history while a few of the competition favourites really started to stretch their legs and stretching their conference leads.

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What happened to my rugby?

It’s a wee while since I last played rugby. That was when it was a game enjoyed by players from the Extra Fifths from Wee Wah Wollongong, right up to the gods who were selected to play for my country (Scotland as it happens) against other fabulous gods from other countries.

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Sharks vs Rebels highlights: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This Sunday morning game sees the Rebels travelling to Durban to play the Sharks. Join The Roar from 3:30am (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from South Africa.

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Bulls vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Bulls and the Cheetahs meet this week, both with just two wins in this year’s competition. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game, starting from 1:15am AEST.

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Stirling Mortlock vs Jokerman

By Jokerman, 23 Apr 2017 New author!
Stirling Mortlock vs Jokerman

The riddles of the night will show your world; awake or not.

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Force vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

By Alan Nicolea, 22 Apr 2017 Popular article! Video
Force vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The drought continued for Australian sides against Kiwi teams on Saturday night, with the Force succumbing to the Chiefs by 9 points in Perth.

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Crusaders vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Crusaders have won a high-scoring match with the Stormers by 23 points.

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Highlanders vs Sunwolves: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Highlanders as expected emerged comfortable winners over the Sunwolves on Saturday.

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Size does matter for Super Rugby

By marty beauchamp, 22 Apr 2017
Size does matter for Super Rugby

I came to Australia in 1996. By the time Rod MacQueen had led the Wallabies to a second World Cup I was almost ready to head back to New Zealand I spent that much time hearing how ‘those All Blacks used to be good didn’t they?’

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Lions vs Jaguares: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This early Saturday morning game sees the Jaguares travelling to Johannesburg to play the Lions. Join The Roar from 3am (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from South Africa.

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Waratahs vs Kings: Super Rugby live scores, blog

By Connor Bennett, 21 Apr 2017 Popular article!
Waratahs vs Kings: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Kings will finish what has been a tough tour of Australia when they take on a Waratahs side desperate for points and falling behind in their conference. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST).

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Hurricanes vs Brumbies: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This Friday night game sees the Brumbies travelling to Napier to play the Hurricanes. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from New Zealand.

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Strong Lions squad doesn’t have the x-factor to beat All Blacks

The big cats are out of the bag with the naming of Warren Gatland’s 41-man Lions squad to face the toughest assignment in world rugby, a fully fledged tour of All Black country.

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Bill Pulver

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Drew Mitchell of the NSW Waratahs is tackled by Luke Braid of the Blues. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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The Saracens defeated Exeter Chiefs 28-20 in the Premiership final

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Wales' head coach Warren Gatland

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