From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The Brumbies have undergone an unprecedented amount of change leading into 2014.
The Brumbies (29) said that the win against the Hurricanes (21) was one for David Pocock. Ben Mowen called him the heart and soul of the Brumbies.
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It was a rosy weekend for Australian rugby – unless you’re a Melbourne Rebels fan.
France’s last-gasp win over Scotland might not have been pretty to watch, but head coach Philippe Saint-Andre says it has put a smile back on the players’ faces.
Ireland demolished Italy while France edged Scotland by two points on Saturday to leave the Six Nations title still up for grabs before the two sides meet next weekend in Paris.
The Crusaders scraped a 14-13 win over the Stormers in Christchurch to post their first win of the Super Rugby season and maintain a proud 13-year record.
For a time Jake Ball looked as if he might be the latest in a long line of Australia fast bowlers to terrorise England.
Ireland gave icon Brian O’Driscoll a rousing farewell in what was his last rugby Test match at Lansdowne Road on Saturday as they ran out 46-7 winners over Italy in the Six Nations.
Quade Cooper has set his sights on eclipsing five-eighth great Michael Lynagh’s all-time points-scoring record for Queensland.
The Melbourne Rebels were brought crashing back to earth in brutal fashion on Saturday night with a shock 32-7 Super Rugby loss to the Western Force in Perth.
Brumbies captain Ben Mowen says his side’s come-from-behind 29-21 bonus-point victory over the Hurricanes was inspired by a desire to give injured star flanker David Pocock a performance to remember.
Gloucester No.8 Ben Morgan is the one injury-enforced change to England’s starting line-up announced by coach Stuart Lancaster for their Six Nations rugby international against Wales on Sunday at Twickenham.
Flanker Colby Fainga’a has no regrets about his switch to the Melbourne Rebels despite a vacancy in the Brumbies Super Rugby starting side through David Pocock’s season-ending knee injury.
NSW Waratahs second rower Kane Douglas is proving to be just as much of an ironman as his record-breaking rugby league brother.
Quade Cooper became Queensland’s record point-scorer and the Reds bagged five tries but they still have concerns after a Jekyll-and-Hyde 43-33 win over the Cheetahs on Friday night.
It’s round four of the Six Nations this weekend and each remaining match is vital to the outcome of the overall championship.
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Watching the Rebels last weekend, my jaw was on the ground. This weekend my jaw was again on the ground watching them, but for the exact opposite reason.
Friday 7 March should’ve been an exciting day for me – the first home game of the year at the Caketin against the Brumbies, beaten finalists from the year before.
You will be forgiven if you think this match is as clear cut as previous encounters may suggest. The Rebels and Force have met six times, the Rebels walking away with five victories and the Force only one.
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The Crusaders take on the Stormers at AMI Stadium in Christchurch tonight. Join us for live scores and coverage from 5.35pm AEDT.
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Brian O’Driscoll looks set to make history when he runs out to the field on Saturday at the Aviva. His match against Italy will be his 140th Test appearance, making him the world’s most capped Test player.
About that one thing that was indisputable in rugby union throughout 2013 was the form of All Blacks No. 8 Kieran Read.
The Reds play their first home game of the Super Rugby season tonight when they host the Cheetahs. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEDT).
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The Hurricanes take on the Brumbies at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tonight. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5.35pm (AEDT).
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History will vindicate Warren Gatland’s controversial decision to select Jonathan Davies for the third and deciding Test of the Lions series against Australia last year.
For the last four years, I have been working towards creating a live, online broadcast of the Shute Shield on Sunday.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder needs to be sacked. Not because of their two losses at home; they normally lose their first two or three games of the season.
Roarers, many of you would be aware of rugby’s flawed point scoring system. It seems every couch fan has a view of what the scoring system should be and how to improve it.
The Australian number 9 jersey is more up for grabs than it has ever been.
Welcome back to my series of previews into the best ever Super Rugby XVs. Today we are going to have a look at the best ever Lions Super Rugby team.
The Reds team has been named to take on the Cheetahs in what will be the Queensland side’s first home game of the year.
In the past, I’ve wondered about the substance or the perceived lack thereof of Generation Y.
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