From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
When Michael Cheika named his extended Wallaby squad of 40 for the Rugby Championship, he gave himself plenty of room to move.
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There are not many surprises in Michael Cheika’s new look Wallaby train-on squad.
So, one game to go, and we’re all locked up at the top and we’re all locked up the bottom. Elisha is both safe in the middle and doomed to the bronze medal. Not even double points can help him.
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“Hope is not a strategy”.
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State Of Origin’s biggest strength, and its biggest weakness, is that at this time of year no-one is impartial.
George Smith wasn’t among the French connection named in the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship squad but the Test veteran is very much part of coach Michael Cheika’s plans.
Karmichael Hunt’s exclusion from an extended Wallabies squad has nothing to do with the drugs scandal he is at the centre of, coach Michael Cheika says.
Here we are. The Super Rugby final has arrived, and it will be contested by the Hurricanes and the Highlanders, the teams that finished on the highest points after the regular season.
The Wallabies have announced their full training squad for the 2015 Rugby Championship.
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Israel Folau has confirmed he’ll head to Japan at the end of this year to play for club side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.
The revelations of Karmichael Hunt’s party lifestyle ironically make for very sobering reading for anyone who loves their footy club.
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No wonder gambling is so addictive. Of course, it plays right into that little node in our brain that lights up like Vegas when there’s half a chance of getting something for nothing.
With the Super Rugby season over for the Australian sides, it is time to reminisce. Here is the good, the bad and the beautiful for the Wallabies.
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We take brief jaunt back to the stats sheets this lovely Thursday ahead of the Super Rugby final.
Israel Folau won’t rule out playing sevens at next year’s Rio Olympics.
Part of the Wallabies’ French foreign legion, Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau, are expected to be named in Australia’s train-squad for the Rugby Championship opener on Thursday afternoon.
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The Roar of the crowdYour sports opinion. Write your own article
Welcome to the last game of Super Rugby in its current form, the Super Rugby final. Following an against-the-odds win in Sydney, the Highlanders fly to Wellington to face the best performing team in the tournament in the Hurricanes.
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Standing at 195 centimetres and tipping the scales at 120 kilograms, most people would judge Taqele Naiyaravoro to be a valuable addition to any rugby league team in the NRL.
I have not seen many comments on the structure of the upcoming Rugby Championship, and I recognise that with only one game against each country there is limited scope to make it absolutely fair.
There will be some notable milestones occurring this weekend. There will be a new first-time winner of Super Rugby, the last tournament in its current format, and there will also be a fourth New Zealand team to win the championship.
In his philosophical essay, Albert Camus painted a grim picture of man’s futile search for meaning in an opaque universe devoid of God and eternal truths or values.
With a year of unexpected inconsistency and injury now behind them, the Australian women are looking ahead in pursuit of their ultimate goal.
Home field advantage is valuable in rugby. The Lesotho Stallions will enjoy that edge as they face their more favoured rivals from Swaziland this Saturday (2:30pm local time) at the Bambatha Sports Arena.
Australian Rugby has become obsessed with the so called ‘Australian Way’ which is supposed to be about running rugby. It is foolhardy, especially in the modern game. You have to have specific players coming through the systems at good rates to be able to carry out that philosophy over a significant period of time.
Today I want to talk national selection, named how our Wallabies squad will shape up for the Rugby World Cup.
One time I came second in a pancake-eating contest. There were 19 contestants and I beat 17 of them. Without any doubt, after the contest, I was the most miserable.
With the newest and last edition of the current format of Super Rugby coming to a climactic all Kiwi close this weekend, I’ve noticed a lot of seriousness going around on The Roar.
The 2015 Super Rugby final in Wellington sold out in one minute. One minute.
The Daily Telegraph reported on Monday that Eastwood scored a cumulative 454-0 against Penrith in the Sydney club rugby union round on Saturday.
Is Australian rugby that bad? Over the past few weeks countless debates have been fought about the state of the game.
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Now that the Australian teams’ involvement in Super Rugby is complete the Wallabies Rugby World Cup 31-man squad is due to be named.
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It’s better to be a politician than a rugby star in South Africa, a pal tells me. Join the government, stick your hand into the cookie jar and, if you’re caught, it’s likely you’ll be punished by being made an ambassador to a banana republic and given a hefty golden handshake.