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Can Nick Frisby break the Waratah back-line monopoly in June?

It could be a monopoly. Potentially, five backs from the Waratahs are in line start for the Wallabies in the June Test series against England: Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne and Israel Folau.

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Super Rugby draw puts distance between Australia and South Africa, but hasn’t stopped us losing

Trying to weigh up the Australian conference by analysing results against South African opponents highlights an average year, but also rams home the flaws of a lopsided draw.

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Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver is satisfied the Brumbies remain financially viable despite the Super Rugby franchise’s hefty legal costs and payout to departed CEO Michael Jones.

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French club Toulon is again making life tricky for Australia’s rugby sevens squad as they wait to learn whether Quade Cooper is available for their final two world series tournaments.

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#BoldandtheBrumbies saga ends: No more excuses on the field

Well, it’s finally over, sort of. The protracted and increasingly absurd backroom and courtroom stoush between the Brumbies board and now-former CEO Michael Jones ended on the weekend, with Jones accepting a deal to walk away from the club on Saturday night.

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Wallabies back Kurtley Beale wants to be a Test starter not a finisher, as he nears a decision about whether to stay in Australia.

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Emerging superstar Damian McKenzie has spurned guaranteed starts as playmaker at other New Zealand Super Rugby teams to extend his stay at the Chiefs until 2018.

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Former New Zealand rugby league international Elijah Taylor is considering a shift to rugby union as the out-of-favour Penrith backrower’s NRL future remains in limbo.

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Michael Cheika attacks “the Wallabies are doomed” media calls

As a rampant number 8 Michael Cheika never took a backward step. He has carried this aggression into every aspect of his coaching.

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Get ’em onside, and make ’em feed it straight

When Waratah flanker Dean Mumm was blatantly offside at Newlands from a Bernard Foley kick-off, referee Mike Fraser had no option but to ping him.

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NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says his surging Super Rugby side must avoid complacency after propelling themselves back into the battle for Australian conference leadership with successive away wins.

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The Brumbies are in freefall, the Waratahs are on the rise and the Rebels are hanging around, heading into a critical phase of the Super Rugby season.

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Samu Kerevi’s immediate Wallabies hopes are in jeopardy with the Queensland Reds centre ruled out for the next month of Super Rugby due to a broken hand.

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Argentina’s Jaguares scored their second win in Super Rugby and first at home with a 73-27 win over South Africa’s Kings at Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires.

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They threatened to throw it away in a see-sawing last half hour, but the NSW Waratahs have secured a 32-30 win over the Stormers at Newlands, in Cape Town on Saturday.

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The Hurricanes’ long-held dominance over the Lions has scaled new heights with a 50-17 thrashing of the home side in Johannesburg.

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Waratahs players celebrate after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Final

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Brumbies CEO Michael Jones

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Dean Mumm makes a half break

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Will Irish eyes be smiling at Newlands?

Ireland has never won a Test match in South Africa. They came close in 1981 at Kings Park, but Naas Botha kicked all twelve South African points off the sand and by drop goal.

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New Zealand have beaten Australia 30-10 in the first of two under-20s internationals at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

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Australia vs New Zealand: Oceania Rugby U20 Championship live stream

Australia U20s will host New Zealand U20s at Bond University on the Gold Coast in the first of two matches as part of the Oceania Rugby U20 Championship. You can catch all the action from 6:30pm (AEST) in the free live stream embedded here on The Roar.

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Why is South Africa afraid of rugby league?

Recently an article by journalist Antoinette Muller was brought to my attention in which she detailed the plight of rugby league and the difficulty it is having gaining recognition by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASOC).

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The Wrap: Hurricanes and Waratahs triumphant in South Africa

On a weekend where all the best action and controversy came towards the end of the round, the Chiefs did all they needed, professionally holding off a determined Sharks 24-22 in New Plymouth.

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Super Rugby myths busted in Round 10

The weekend’s action busted four myths that have been pervading Super Rugby this year.

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A red card for slipping over? Zas ridiculous

With about 20 minutes left of an intense match at Newlands, and his side holding a precarious two-point lead, young Stormers winger Leolin Zas chased a midfield up-and-under by his flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis.

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I see red on red cards

By Michael Warren, 2 May 2016
I see red on red cards

Red cards deprive everyone a balanced and equal contest. The offend player may not be able to continue. The offending team is now disadvantaged for the balance of the game, whether it be for five minutes from the start or five minutes from the end.

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Jaguares vs Kings highlights: Jaguares smash Kings for second win

Match result: The Jaguares have taken their second Super Rugby win in franchise history in comfortably style, recording 11 tries to run out the 46-point winners over the Kings.

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Stormers vs Waratahs highlights: Waratahs upset Stormers to take 2-point win

Match result: The Waratahs squeezed through for a 2-point win over the Stormers early on Sunday morning, pushing their case to return to the top of the Australian conference.

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Lions vs Hurricanes highlights: Hurricanes smash Lions 50-13

Match result: An utterly clinical performance from the Hurricanes has seen them take a 33-point win over a the Lions side that, particularly in the first half, was dismal.

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Reds vs Cheetahs highlights: Reds produce dominant second half to win

Match result: A wrist injury to Samu Kerevi has provided a sour twist for the Reds, an unfortunate consequence of a 30-17 win over the Cheetahs.

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Highlanders vs Brumbies highlights: Highlanders too good for Brumbies in the rain

Match result: The Brumbies went down to reigning Super Rugby champs the Highlanders 10-23 on Saturday night, further worsening their chances of making the 2016 Super Rugby Finals.

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Blues vs Rebels highlights: Blues hold off Rebels in a high scoring affair

Match result: A poor defensive effort from the Melbourne Rebels which saw them miss 30 tackles for the match resulted in a 6-point win for the Blues on Saturday.

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Force vs Bulls highlights: Bulls decimate Force in second half hammering

The Western Force are looking to bounce back from their flogging at the hands of the Waratahs last week when they host the Bulls in Perth. Join The Roar for live coverage from 9:05pm (AEDT).

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Chiefs vs Sharks highlights: Chiefs hold off determined Sharks

The first Super Rugby game of Round 10 will be headed by championship front runners the Chiefs, who play host to the Sharks at Yarrow Stadium. Catch all the highlights and action from 5:35pm (AEST) on The Roar

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Nemani Nadolo Crusaders Super Rugby 2015

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Boyd Killingworth

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Jaco Kriel Lions Super Rugby 2016

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England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster

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Which Wallaby will step up and own the 12?

By Boz the Younger, 26 Apr 2016
NSW Waratahs' Israel Folau unsuccessfully tries to stop ACT Brumbies' Christian Lealiifano. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika with Michael Hooper and David Pocock

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Highlanders Jason Emery tackles Willie Le Roux in the air causing a horrific outcome

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Damian McKenzie Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby 2015

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