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The Melbourne Rebels say they’ve been studying the Highlanders’ tight win over the Brumbies to prepare for a daunting trip to Dunedin this week.
Bernard Foley’s concussion symptoms have returned after the NSW Waratahs star played in their Super Rugby win over Melbourne on the weekend.
The ARU has released a statement on the future of the Australian franchises’ in Super Rugby, responding to speculation about the possibility that one side may be cut from the competition.
Western Force chairman Tony Howarth says the club’s efforts to succeed have been undermined by Australian rugby powers.
A worrying story landed in my inbox late last week, pointing to the imminent death of Australian rugby. And not just at the professional level.
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The unbeaten Chiefs hope a week off will translate to urgency when they face the struggling Bulls in Hamilton.
The Western Force are reportedly set to be the Australian franchise axed from next year’s Super Rugby competition if SANZAAR pushes forward with a proposed restructure.
Reports are flying that the Western Force are set to be the unlucky Australian Super Rugby side cut in a revamped 15-team competition, however the franchise has denied they will be making way at the end of the season.
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Western Force skipper Ben McCalman must feel like giving the finger to his injured right thumb, with the Wallabies back-rower set to spend another frustrating week on the sidelines.
If you want to live by the rolling maul, you will die by the rolling maul.
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Super Rugby took on a new angle this week, lounging in the Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel in the fine company of Diggercane and Rugby Tragic, sliding down a Singapore Sling before heading to the National Stadium to watch the Sunwolves host the Stormers.
The NSW Waratahs are psyched for a season-defining fortnight as they bid to revive Australia’s flagging Super Rugby title hopes.
The Jaguares once again got the job done at home and approach next week’s bye with a 4-1 record to start their season.
Winger Kobus van Wyk crossed for two tries and teenage five-eighth Curwin Bosch kicked 18 points to hand the Sharks a hard-fought away 38-30 Super Rugby in Bloemfontein.
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has vowed to continue mixing things up at the selection table in his side’s push to top the Australian Super Rugby conference.
Another week and another win for a Kiwi team over an Australian team as the Highlanders secure a vital win against the Brumbies.
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Player safety is all the rage at the moment, and rightfully so. Injuries are good for no one, not the advertisers, not the players, not the fans, no one.
There is a famous quote pertinent to Australian rugby right now.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is a lot wrong with Australian rugby at present, mainly in skill set and coaching. But according to the scribes, Australian rugby is on the verge of extinction.
Yesterday legendary rugby writer Spiro Zavos joined the “five into four” debate in respect to the future of Australian involvement in the Super Rugby competition.
A fair bit has been written about the Brumbies apparent lack of zing in attack in the 2017 Super Rugby season.
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.
Another round of Super Rugby is under the belt with plenty of highlights and action from all over the Southern Hemisphere. The Australians continue to struggle, while an unexpected dark horse arises. Here are five talking points from Round 5 of Super Rugby.
Match result: The Jaguares once again got the job done at home and approach next week’s bye with a 4-1 record to start their season.
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The best book on tennis strategy ever written is called Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert.
In the days before rampant litigation and lawfare, there was a bizarre concept, unfamiliar to many these days, called personal responsibility.
The Cheetahs and the Sharks will be looking to continue solid form from the season so far when they meet on Sunday morning (AEDT). Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 2:15am (AEDT).
The Kings will hope to continue some good recent form when they host the Lions in the early hours of Sunday morning (AEDT). Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 12:05am (AEDT).
The Sunwolves will host the Stormers in Singapore on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 9:55pm AEDT.
Match result: Another week and another win for a Kiwi team over an Australian team as the Highlanders secure a vital win against the Brumbies.
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Match result: A dominant second half from the Blues earned them a bonus point and a much-needed win after a rough few weeks against New Zealand opposition.
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