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EXCLUSIVE: Rod Macqueen AM reveals his ‘Einstein Blueprint’ to fix Australian rugby

Roar Exclusive: The Roar approached the Wallabies’ most successful coach, Rod Macqueen AM, for his thoughts on how rugby can run with the ball in Australia again. His answer is the ‘Einstein Project’.

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Why did Cheika go public with Wallabies’ fitness concerns?

How would a twinkle-toed Tatafu Polota-Nau go on the Bridge of Blades? Would Allan Alaalatoa make it up the Warped Wall? Could Nick Phipps get all the way to the Chimney Climb?

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SBW to miss first Bledisloe Cup match

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams will miss the first Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia as part of his four-week ban, World Rugby has confirmed.

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Moore aiming go out with a Bledisloe bang

Stephen Moore is desperate to get his hands on the Bledisloe Cup for the first time before he ends his Wallabies career.

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Seven Brumbies added to Wallabies train-on squad

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has added seven Brumbies to his extended training squad, but has resisted the temptation to bring in any more uncapped players.

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Super Rugby round semi-finals: No further upsets

And then there were four. After three huge upsets in the qualifying finals last weekend – if you stupidly followed my tipping, that is – the Super Rugby season now looks set to play out in the two dominant cities of the competition in 2017: Johannesburg and Christchurch.

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Wallabies captain Stephen Moore announces upcoming retirement from international rugby

Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has announced 2017 will be his last year in the green and gold, calling time on his lengthy international career.

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Details of Ben Smith’s All Blacks sabbatical confirmed

All Blacks vice captain Ben Smith has confirmed next month’s two Bledisloe Cup Tests will be his last rugby matches of 2017.

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Stiles isn’t writing off Quade Cooper’s Wallabies chances yet

Queensland Reds coach Nick Stiles believes Quade Cooper can regain his Wallabies jersey if he follows the same path as Karmichael Hunt and rebuilds his body over the coming months.

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Dane Coles set to complete remarkable return in 100th Hurricanes game

From near-retirement to starting a Super Rugby semi-final – the Dane Coles recovery story takes another notable step in Johannesburg this weekend.

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Sean McMahon confirms his future, and it’s not good news for Aussie rugby fans

Melbourne Rebels and Wallabies back-rower Sean McMahon has inked a two-year deal with a Japanese rugby club which is likely to rule him out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Was the Brumbies vs Hurricanes final a sneak peek of the Bledisloe Cup opener?

19 August. The date will be etched in Michael Cheika’s memory already, because it is the day Australia play New Zealand in the first round of the Rugby Championship in Sydney.

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Western Force centre Bill Meakes admits he’s on the verge of Wallaby selection, albeit in a roundabout way, but he wouldn’t change a thing about his unusual journey.

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Wallabies put through gruelling training regime ahead of Bledisloe Cup

Michael Cheika’s punishing training schedule already seems to be producing the response he was hoping for from the players in his extended Wallabies squad.

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The Brumbies’ playoffs capitulation sums up their 2017 season

Regardless of your thoughts around the Super Rugby finals format, the Brumbies were part of it in 2017.

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Discipline the key for Crusaders in finals

The Crusaders have no doubt that winning an eighth Super Rugby title will boil down to discipline.

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Kurtley Beale stands in a rain soaked opening game of the series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Ngani Laumape Wes Goosen Hurricanes Super Rugby Union 2017

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Hurricanes’ Nehe Milner Skudde

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Mitchell Drummond Crusaders Super Rugby Union 2017

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Joe Powell Brumbies Super Rugby Union 2017

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Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies Super Rugby

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Scott Fardy Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2017

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Lions vs Hurricanes preview: Super Rugby semi-final prediction

The Hurricanes and Lions face off in the second semi-final matchup this weekend with the winner booking their place in Super Rugby grand final.

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Argentina’s rugby conundrum

By Nobrain, Today
Argentina’s rugby conundrum

Super Rugby action for the Jaguares on the field is over, but it is still very much alive at the desks of the Union Argentina de Rugby (UAR), the media and social networks.

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Crusaders vs Chiefs preview: Super Rugby semi-final prediction

The first week of Super Rugby is behind us and safe to say, it played out as expected

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Wallabies need drills and skills, not shills on hills

Recent reports have chronicled Michael Cheika talking about player conditioning, running his ‘Wallatahs’ and ‘Guest Rebelabies’ up and down hills and taping players’ mouths shut.

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Australian rugby needs a champion team, not a team of champions

Last week The Sydney Morning Herald reported that ARU chair Cameron Clyne hinted that if the ARU was legally unable to axe an Australian Super Rugby franchise, he would resign his position.

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The High Five: Super Rugby Quarter Finals

By Diggercane, 23 Jul 2017 Popular article!
The High Five: Super Rugby Quarter Finals

The Super Rugby quarter finals have now been completed and while the results went the way of the betting odds and the favoured teams won through, it certainly was not all one-way traffic as many were expecting.

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The real cost of Kurtley at 12

By Rhys Bosley, 23 Jul 2017 Popular article!
The real cost of Kurtley at 12

With the countdown to the Rugby Championship underway and the return of Kurtley Beale from England on a promise from Michael Cheika that he will play a more senior role in the Wallabies team, there is speculation rife about which position he is likely to occupy.

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Crusaders put on wet-weather masterclass
 to shut out Highlanders

It was plenty of mud and guts but all the glory belonged to the Crusaders, winning 17-0 against the Highlanders in a quagmire quarter-final in Christchurch last night.

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Stormers vs Chiefs Highlights: Super Rugby quarter-final scores, blog

Good morning and welcome to the fourth Super Rugby quarter-final as the Stormers welcome the Chiefs to Newlands. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1am (AEST).

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Lions vs Sharks Highlights: Super Rugby quarter-final scores, blog

Good evening and welcome to Super Rugby’s third quarter-final as the table-topping Lions play host to their South African rivals the Sharks. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Crusaders vs Highlanders: Super Rugby quarter-final live scores, blog

Match Results: The Crusaders made the most of some tough weather conditions, playing a dominant game to hold the Hurricanes scoreless in their 17-point Super Rugby quarter-final victory.

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Why the Wallabies’ Indigenous jersey should be permanent

The unveiling of the Wallabies’ first Indigenous jersey moved Kurtley Beale close to tears. I must admit, I felt overcome by emotion when first seeing it too.

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Brumbies vs Hurricanes highlights: Super Rugby quarter-final live scores, blog

Match Results The Hurricanes have qualified for the Super Rugby semi-finals, taking a 19-point victory over the Brumbies.

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Brumbies have small chance but huge opportunity tonight

A Brumbies win over the red-hot Hurricanes in tonight’s first 2017 Super play-off in Canberra would be both a desperately-needed shot in the arm for Australian rugby and a stark reminder of the absurdity of the competition’s format.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Beastmode, blunders and belly laughs

This week Club Roar looks at two sides of the coin. From the absolute rampaging best of dominating sporting moments to the light-hearted slip ups and confusion that comes to life in the sporting arena. This is the best, and worst, of Club Roar over the past week.

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Brumbies vs Hurricanes: Super Rugby quarter-final preview and prediction

The mess that was the Super Rugby regular season is over and now, the finals begin. Much to the disdain of our New Zealand counterparts, the Brumbies have the home ground advantage against the Hurricanes in the first quarter-final of the 2017 season.

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Karmichael Hunt Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Laure Daley NSW Blues State of Origin NRL 2017

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Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies Super Rugby

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Joe Powell Brumbies Super Rugby Union 2017

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Reece Hodge Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Anthony Volmink Lions Super Rugby Union 2017

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Jamba Ulengo Bulls Super Rugby 2016

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