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The Melbourne Rebels are relishing the chance to measure themselves against another Australian Super Rugby team as they head into a must-win clash with the Waratahs at AAMI Park on Friday night.
The Brumbies have made five changes to their Super Rugby starting line-up to face the Highlanders, with Scott Sio and Saia Fainga’a named on the bench to play their first match for the season.
The NSW Waratahs’ trophy cabinet is all but empty and skipper Michael Hooper wants something done about it. Pronto.
Only a final approval from World Rugby stands in the way of the All Blacks taking on the Barbarians on November 4 at Twickenham, putting any prospect of a Test against England to bed.
Former Wallaby Peter Kimlin has been helping police investigating a young woman’s allegation that she was raped by players from French rugby club Grenoble.
If you thought last week was an easy round to tip, you need only look as far as my Round 4 result for the proof. If I’m picking the card, then it can’t have been too hard.
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Daryl Gibson believes the NSW Waratahs will profit from Israel Folau’s 14-game stint in the centres after ending the “experiment” for the greater good of his fallen Super Rugby champions.
Western Force coach Dave Wessels says the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the future of the franchise is hindering his chances of recruiting star players for next year.
Former Wallaby Peter Kimlin is one of six Grenoble players to be arrested in France following a rape allegation.
New Zealand will play the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 4 after plans for England to face the world champions failed to come to fruition.
Bernard Foley has been named to make his long-awaited return while Israel Folau reverts to fullback for the NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby crunch match with the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.
England coach Eddie Jones has a novel solution to the question of who should captain the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand this year – make it a four-man job.
Austin Healey might not agree with the title of this article. Back in 2003, he lost his place in the England World Cup squad precisely because of his versatility.
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Since Ireland upset England on Saturday and halted their winning sequence at 18 – just as they did to the All Blacks in November – there has been a lot of appendage swinging as to whose record is the most worthy.
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The NSW Waratahs will field a new-look line-up on Friday night as they venture to Melbourne with a genuine desperation to save their Super Rugby season.
Quade Cooper will miss three Super Rugby matches after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle against the Lions.
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As a long-standing Super Rugby fan, who has adored the competition for years – watching Lions versus Western Force replays just to satisfy my cravings – the funny business we seem to have stepped in is really grinding my gears.
At Rugby Europe’s meeting on March 9 in Paris, the board of directors formalised a request for Six Nations Limited to admit other nations to their tournament.
Why does the so-called ‘rugby establishment’ of Sydney and Brisbane have this sense of entitlement that automatically relegates the Brumbies, Rebels and Force to the group that should lose one of its members?
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Are England really as good as some commentators have suggested? Are they worse? While the Six Nations has not definitively answered this question, England are still well below the All Blacks’ standards.
Super Rugby suffers from ridiculous travel requirements, maddening scheduling and mystifying fixture lists. How does scrapping a side in Australia or in South Africa fix any of those fundamental problems?
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 has drawn to a close and many of the results were as predicted, though a few eyebrows have been raised in the process as the ‘little’ guy punched back.
The Jaguares and the Cheetahs both have the opportunity to continue good recent form with another win when they meet in Argentina in the early hours of Sunday morning. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Estadio Jose Amalfitani, starting from 6:40am AEDT.
The Sharks will be on the hunt for a third consecutive victory when they go into a tussle against the Kings at Kings Park Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 4.30am AEDT.
Match result: Ireland have denied England the chance to make some serious history, ending their undefeated streak with a 13-9 win in Dublin on Sunday morning (AEDT).
Match result: The Reds were given a comprehensive beating by the Lions in Johannesburg, scoring two tries to seven and losing by 30 points.
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Match result: The Brumbies were victorious in an all-Australian Super Rugby clash on Saturday night, defeating the Waratahs by 16 points.
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Match result: The Hurricanes took a home-field win over a depleted Highlanders side 41-15 on Saturday afternoon.
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The indecision on whether to maintain the current structure or grow the game further is suffocating Super Rugby followers.
“I’m not here to be Victor Vito, I’m here to be Reed Prinsep,” insists the Canterbury loose forward in his first season with the Hurricanes.
The Bulls are the overwhelming favourites when they come up against the Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 4am AEDT.
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