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Will the real threat to the All Blacks come from the North in 2019?

A lot can change in a couple of months. The All Blacks’ drawn series against the British and Irish Lions already seems like a distant memory, and normal service has been resumed with something of a vengeance in the Rugby Championship.

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Wallaby Adam Coleman keeping mum on Euro offers

Wallabies enforcer Adam Coleman is giving nothing away on his future, amid reports he is being courted by rich European clubs.

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Reece Hodge happy to fill gaps for Wallabies

Reece Hodge is content with life as Australia’s Mr Fix-It and says he is ready to take on the team’s chief playmaking responsibilities should injury strike.

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After a month of NRC 2017, these are the standouts

“Could I tempt you to name an NRC 15 from what you’ve seen so far this year?” Roarer Hugo put to me last Thursday. Yes, Hugo, you definitely can.

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Wallabies must bring the angry: Byrne

The Wallabies must be up for the fight against an angry Springboks side who are tipped to take their trademark physicality to another level in Bloemfontein, assistant coach Mick Byrne has warned.

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CLUB ROAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Steven Bradbury chooses Australia’s next iconic grassroots moment

The day has finally come to announce the winners of the second ever Club Roar Awards.

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The Wrap: Is Super Rugby dead? Don’t bet on it just yet

In the aftermath of the ARU’s decision to ‘discontinue’ the Western Force from Super Rugby, and Andrew Forrest’s promise to establish an Indo-Pacific rugby competition while also supporting the NRC, concerns have been raised.

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Aussie men want to be triple sevens threat

Australian men’s sevens coach Andy Friend has laid down three big targets as the side attempts to snap a title drought that stretches back to 2012.

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Nick Farr-Jones talks to The Roar: “We need someone to be a messiah”

Ask anyone to put together a list of the greatest captains to have led the Wallabies, and the odds are Nick Farr-Jones will feature in most of them. The same goes or any list of halfbacks.

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Club Roar Awards: Steven Bradbury is in the house to judge your videos!

We have been carefully reviewing all the submissions for the Club Roar Awards this week, with the help of Olympic legend, Steven Bradbury.

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Wallabies confirm 32-man squad for Springboks, Argentina Tests

The ARU has released their 32-man squad for the Wallabies’ upcoming matches in South Africa and Argentina.

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Uelese looms as test for Cheika’s Super sway

Let me attempt to draw some kind of parallel between Donald Trump’s diplomacy at the UN and Jordan Uelese’s Wallabies future.

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Super Rugby draw announced: Sunwolves in Australian conference

ARU boss Bill Pulver has welcomed the return of home-and-away derbies, as Japan’s Sunwolves replace the Western Force in Australia’s conference for the revamped Super Rugby competition.

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Naisarani’s Brumbies deal the first for the NRC shop window

Already, there’s plenty of talk about the Brumbies having one of the better Super Rugby forward packs in Australia next season, with their announcement this week that they have snared rampaging ex-Western Force No.8 Isi Naisarani.

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ARU CEO Bill Pulver faces Senate grilling

The Melbourne Rebels received up to double the funding of the Western Force in the years leading up to the latter’s axing from the Super Rugby competition, a Senate hearing has heard.

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The MUST SEE videos that won our Club Roar Awards

The second instalment of the Club Roar Awards has been run and won.

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Kurtley Beale celebrates a try against New Zealand

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Isi Naisarani makes a charge for the Perth Spirit

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Israel Folau Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Michael Hooper Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Brodie Retallick New Zealand Rugby Union All Blacks 2017

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Kurtley Beale Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup 2017

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Israel Folau Wallabies Australian Rugby Union 2017

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Ned Hanigan Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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The Roar of the crowd

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Another idea to save Australian rugby union: Bring back the fisticuffs

I was at a top 14 rugby clash recently and saw two big opposing locks square off, off the ball, and have an uninterrupted 30-second boxing fight.

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Aviva premiership Week 4 round-up

By Rob Seltzer, 26 Sep 2017
Aviva premiership Week 4 round-up

Week 4 of the Aviva Premiership is in the bag. There was some superb rugby and questionable refereeing. Here is a wrap of the weeks action.

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Why I won’t be supporting the French Rugby World Cup bid

According to the French, the only way to “help safeguard international rugby’s future” is to grant them the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup.

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Melbourne Rising vs Sydney Rams: NRC live scores

The final game in Round 4 of the NRC sees the struggling Melbourne Rising play the Greater Sydney Rams. The Roar has the game covered, with a match preview and live scores from 3pm (AEST).

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Sydney Rays vs Queensland Country: NRC live scores

The Sydney Rays host Queensland Country in the third round of the National Rugby Competition. Join The Roar for the match preview and live score updates from 1pm (AEST).

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The Wallabies are making Eddie Jones nervous

I wish I had a solid connection to Eddie Jones, England’s coach. I don’t, but I have the next best thing – a friend of a friend.

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Fijian Drua vs Perth Spirit: NRC live scores

By Simon Douch, 23 Sep 2017
Fijian Drua vs Perth Spirit: NRC live scores

In the match of the round, the Fijian Drua host the Perth Spirit in the former’s second home game of the season. The Roar will keep you informed and up to date, with a game preview and live scores from 3pm (AEST).

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NSW Country Eagles vs Canberra Vikings: NRC live scores

The NSW Country Eagles take on the Canberra Vikings in the former’s first home game of the season, played at Tamworth. Join The Roar for a game preview and live score updates from 1pm (AEST). The Eagles will be keen to shake off a scrappy performance against the Drua last week, in which they lost […]

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Breaking the old New Zealand poaching myth

By Zakaia Cvitanovich, 23 Sep 2017
Breaking the old New Zealand poaching myth

I’ve noticed a resurgence in the age-old ‘New Zealand poach players rhetoric’ once again. People are obviously going to have their own take on this, but claiming players, without knowing basic facts about them is madness!

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Can the Boks make me angry again?

By Jonty Shonty, 22 Sep 2017 New author!
Can the Boks make me angry again?

I bumped into a former school mate over the weekend. “Did you see the rugby?”, I asked him reluctantly.

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Michael Cheika needs Christian Lealiifano at 10 or 12

On very few occasions since Stephen Larkham’s retirement after the 2007 Rugby World Cup has the Wallaby backline looked fluid and professional in both attack and defence. Since 2007 Australia has been searching for a world class flyhalf to take Larkham’s place.

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Who should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

Ireland, France and South Africa are currently duking it out to see who will be crowned host of Rugby World Cup 2023, and the hyperbolic statements have ratcheted up a notch ahead of the November 15 decision.

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Aviva premiership Week 3 round up

By Rob Seltzer, 22 Sep 2017
Aviva premiership Week 3 round up

Round 3 of the Aviva Premiership saw the competition go global. All teams have now brought back in their Lions as players start to try and find some early season form to impress coaches ahead of the Autumn internationals.

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Are you a good supporter?

By Zakaia Cvitanovich, 22 Sep 2017
Are you a good supporter?

As per usual, my verbosity has got the better of me, this was initially intended to be a mere observation rather than a tome! Sorry.

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The Drua should be just the tip of the iceberg

As the National Rugby Competition kicked off its fourth season, there was one main storyline: the Fijian Drua. Three rounds in, it’s clear we need more teams from the islands.

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The Wallabies forwards make amends, but we need consistency

The Wallabies forwards have been consistently inconsistent for a long time now. A miserable showing against the All Blacks in Bledisloe 1 was quickly followed up by a much-improved performance in New Zealand.

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Australia's Samu Kerevi, left, fends off the tackle of Argentina's Jeronimo De La Fuente

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Beauden Barrett New Zealand Rugby Union Championships Bledisloe Cup 2017

The art of not losing

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Kayla Sauvao takes on two English defenders

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Paul Asquith Greater Sydney Rams NRC Rugby Union 2016

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Israel Folau Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Israel Folau (L) is tackled by Argentina's Los Pumas' Juan Imhoff

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Aaron Smith All Blacks New Zealand Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup 2017

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