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Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper doesn’t expect Karmichael Hunt’s terrific Super Rugby form will be enough to dislodge Israel Folau from fullback.
It was hard not to be impressed with what the Lions and Crusaders served up this weekend just gone. It’s seriously starting to feel like the Super Rugby final will have a very red and black feel about it in 2017.
Sheer greed could be the only reason why SANZAAR changed the Tri-Nations – which had comprised of the All Blacks, Wallabies, and Boks – to add the Pumas as the Rugby Championship in 2012.
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Australian playmaker Matt Giteau will join Japanese champions Suntory Sungoliath for the 2017-18 Top League season after bringing to an end his six-year stint in France with Toulon.
You just knew during the Rugby World Cup 2019 draw that Japan is going to run a brilliant tournament.
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It was a sleepy start to Super Rugby’s Round 12. Commentator John Kirwan repeatedly referring to Blues fullback Melani “Nigh Nigh”, before Cheetahs winger Raymond Rhule was made groggy by a head clash.
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He has only played 40 minutes of rugby this season but Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan says Sean McMahon will be ready for the Wallabies’ June Tests.
The Reds are still alive in Super Rugby after a late try to standout centre Samu Kerevi snuffed out a second half comeback by the home side, securing a 29-24 win.
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The Crusaders have edged out the Hurricanes in a very well contested affair in front of a sold out crowd.
Wallabies halfback Will Genia’s Stade Francais ran in two opportunist second-half tries to overpower Gloucester 25-17 in the Challenge Cup final and claim their first European rugby title.
Cooper Cronk has dismissed speculation he is considering a switch to rugby union in 2018.
Dennis Dugan’s 2008 film “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” stars Adam Sandler as an Israeli agent who escapes his homeland to follow his dream.
Little wonder Wallaby coach Michael Cheika sported a broad smile sitting next to his former Randwick teammate Eddie Jones, now coach of England, at Kyoto during the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw this week.
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ARU boss Bill Pulver will be front and centre at SANZAAR’s executive committee meeting in Tokyo on Friday, but rugby fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting to hear which Australian franchise is cut from Super Rugby.
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The Hurricanes have named a largely settled side for this weekend’s all-Kiwi blockbuster against the Crusaders but will finally be able to call upon the power of ‘The Tongan Bear’ from the bench.
Karmichael Hunt is back from a knee injury while halfback Nick Frisby has earned a return to the Queensland Reds’ starting side for their Super Rugby clash against the Melbourne Rebels.
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The Southern Kings, who have been in scintillating form playing an attractive brand of rugby, will be out to make a statement against a strong Sharks side that is picking up its form. Join us at The Roar for live scores and a blog at 1:15am AEST.
The Highlanders are looking to extend their rich winning streak in the New Zealand Conference when they make the trip to Pretoria to take on the Bulls. Catch all the live scores on The Roar from 11:05pm (AEST).
Match result: The Reds are still alive in Super Rugby after a late try to standout centre Samu Kerevi snuffed out a second half comeback by the home side, securing a 29-24 win.
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Match result: The Crusaders have edged out the Hurricanes in a very well contested affair in front of a sold out crowd.
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No matter how bad things appear at the Brumbies, they are in fact worse. With the 13-6 loss to the Lions in Canberra, this campaign is not going to recover.
The in-form Lions have arrived in Canberra to tackle the stuttering Brumbies in a must-win game for the hosts at GIO Stadium on Friday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:45pm AEST.
The team at the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues, hosts the team sitting third in the Africa 1 conference, the Cheetahs. Join The Roar for commentary, scores and your say from 5:30pm AEST.
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At the moment, no teams can live with the Kiwis – they are sweeping all in front of them. So the ladder-leading, unbeaten Crusaders against fourth-placed, reigning champion Hurricanes is a mouth-watering match-up.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup draw is the first step towards the big dance in Japan as teams look to build and prepare for who they could be coming up against and how it will impact their campaign. Catch all the live draw updates and results from 6pm (AEST) on The Roar.
The first time I faced Pacific Island opposition on the rugby pitch, I was aware of a certain size differential.
In 1957, the physicist Hugh Everett came up with a theory of multiple realities that took in quantum mechanics. It suggested all possible alternate histories and futures are real within their own worlds.
As the ultimate series looms, Warren Gatland shows his flaws.
Last month I wrote the first of my two-part article on the solution to the shambles that is Australian rugby with hopes that there would be more clarity around which Super Rugby franchise will be cut by the time I released the second part. There hasn’t been.
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Eleven rounds into the Super Rugby season with only two wins on the board after a 46-17 loss to the Chiefs, the Reds could use a season-wide stocktake, fun though it may not be.
Watching the NSW Waratahs this year has created a few long moments for reflection on the team’s obvious troubles.
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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