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Brumbies knocked out, Australia’s disastrous Super Rugby season over

Australia’s Super Rugby season is over with the Brumbies suffering a 19-point defeat to the Hurricanes during their quarter-final in Canberra.

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How far must the Waratahs slide before Gibson takes some responsibility?

How far do the Waratahs have to slide before coach Daryl Gibson’s position becomes untenable?

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Brumbies looking ahead to 2018 after Super Rugby exit

Departing Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says the club’s future is bright despite their quarter-final Super Rugby defeat.

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Sam Burgess to have scans on reportedly cracked rib

South Sydney will sweat on scans on Sam Burgess amid fears he could have cracked a rib in the Rabbitohs’ loss to Cronulla.

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Knights coach Nathan Brown unimpressed with loss to Roosters

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has called out his key playmakers for missing their assignments in the NRL loss to the Sydney Roosters.

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Blake Ferguson regrets Origin day off pub visit

Blake Ferguson admits he ‘probably’ wouldn’t go out for drinks on his day off during NSW State of Origin camp again, but is ready to move on from the fallout.

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Brumbies vs Hurricanes live stream: How to watch the Super Rugby quarter-final on TV or online

The Super Rugby finals are here and Australian conference winners the Brumbies take on the Hurricanes in the opening quarter-final. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the match online or watching it on TV.

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Brumbies vs Hurricanes kick-off time: When does the Super Rugby quarter-final kick off? Date, venue, squads, key information

The Brumbies will aim to become the first Australian team to beat a New Zealand team in Super Rugby this season when they host the Hurricanes in the quarter-finals. The match will be played at GIO Stadium in Canberra and is scheduled to kick-off at 7:35pm (AEST) on Friday, July 21.

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NRC draw for 2017 announced, Fijian fixtures revealed

The draw for the 2017 National Rugby Championship season has been revealed, with the new Fijian team to make their competition debut against two-time premiers Brisbane City at Ballymore on the first day of the season on Saturday, September 2.

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World Rugby to trial more new laws

Six new law amendments focusing on the scrum and ruck will have a global trial in a bid to make the game easier to play and referee, World Rugby has announced.

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Lealiifano calms Brumbies for Super final

Christian Lealiifano’s inspirational comeback has calmed the Brumbies’ nerves as they prepare to attempt a monumental Super Rugby upset against the Hurricanes.

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All Blacks get creative with Sonny Bill ban to bring star back for Bledisloe opener

Missing a couple of pre-season matches will allow Sonny Bill Williams to return from suspension to face the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup series opener in Sydney.

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Super Rugby qualifying finals: Expect anything

And then there were eight. The most tumultuous season of Super Rugby in its 22-season history has finally reached the playoffs stage, and as we know of knockout rugby, anything can and usually does happen.

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Cheika draws line under Super Rugby

Michael Cheika has warned Australia runs the risk of more poor results in the upcoming Rugby Championship, unless a line is drawn under the nation’s Super Rugby season from hell.

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Cheika looks forward to Jones rugby duel

Wallabies mentor Michael Cheika is looking forward to locking coaching horns with Alan Jones, one of several predecessors from whom he has sought advice.

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Michael Cheika names Wallabies train-on squad for Bledisloe Cup

Michael Cheika has named an extended train-on squad for the Wallabies ahead of the start of their Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup campaigns next month.

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Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Christian Lealiifano Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2016

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Michael Hooper Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2017

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Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies puts a kick downfield. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Christian Lealiifano and Henry Speight (Photo: John Youngs photography)

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Bernard Foley of the Waratahs

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Israel Folau Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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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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Wallabies’ world ranking could be set to plummet

The recent Lions tour really shook up the rugby environment.

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Episode 100: Our last podcast!

By The Cheap Seats Podcast, 19 Jul 2017
Episode 100: Our last podcast!

Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell are suffering the State of Origin hangover, and vehemently deny rumours they started drinking the day before the milestone 100th episode of the Cheap Seats Podcast.

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All you need to know for the Super Rugby finals

First up, the battle of the capitals. Canberra and Wellington have about the same number of residents, but one has prettier girls (I am not allowed to say).

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Canberra remains a key cog in Australian rugby

The stereotypical image of Canberra tends to skew towards the grey, bleak, cold, parliamentary, judicious and officious – the missionary position of Australian cities if you like.

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The Super XV: Australian team of the week, Round 17

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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Five talking points from Super Rugby Round 17

By Charlie Lawry, 16 Jul 2017 Popular article!
Five talking points from Super Rugby Round 17

Super Rugby Round 17 is in the bag. Here are five talking points as we approach the pointy end of the season.

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Sharks vs Lions: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Lions may be looking to finish the Super Rugby round-robin top of the log when they take on a formidable Sharks side away at Kings Park. Join us at The Roar for live scores and a blog at 1:15am AEST.

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Bulls vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores

The Bulls and the Stormers will do battle in Pretoria in the final round of Super Rugby. Join The Roar for live scores from the match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night, starting from 11:05pm AEST.

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Force vs Waratahs highlights: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Western Force have finished their season – and possibly their existence as a club – on a high, knocking off the Waratahs by 29 points.

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Hurricanes vs Crusaders: Super Rugby live blog, scores

Match result: The Hurricanes have handed the Crusaders their first and only Super Rugby loss of the home and away season, winning by 9.

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Chiefs vs Brumbies highlights: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Chiefs as expected have secured a comfortable win over a Brumbies team that had its focus entirely on next week’s home final.

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Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco Sunwolves Super Rugby Union 2017

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Amanaki Mafi of the Rebels

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Michael Willemse Kings Super Rugby Union 2017

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Amanaki Mafi of the Rebels

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Samu Kerevi Reds Super Rugby Union 2017

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All Blacks British and Irish Lions New Zealand Rugby Union 2017

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Nic Stirzaker Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby 2015

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Owen Farrell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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British and Irish Lions New Zealand Barbarians Rugby Union 2017 Generic rugby image

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