From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
In among all this talk about how many teams Australia can or can’t sustain, one nagging little question sits just off the periphery.
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Luck has completely deserted the Queensland Reds this season but captain James Slipper senses their fortunes may have finally turned.
The Australian Rugby Union has announced a $6.3 million loss for 2014.
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The All Blacks will be grateful they learned a lesson last time with five-eighth Aaron Cruden set to miss their Rugby World Cup title defence.
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Wallabies and NSW Waratahs centre Kurtley Beale concedes contract talks have been playing on his mind, but says he intends making a decision on his future before the end of the Super Rugby season.
There is nothing a Monday morning quarterback likes more than to see a side facing a must-win match identify the weaknesses of their opposition, create a simple and smart game plan, which is brutally carried out, to defeat a more favoured opposition.
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Sometimes Lady Luck can strike, and in one hit dramatically change a sporting campaign – Reds coach Richard Graham and his troops have their fingers crossed.
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NSW captain Dave Dennis admits it’s impossible to ignore the comparisons to last year after the Waratahs wrestled back control of their Super Rugby title defence with a spirited bonus-point win over the Hurricanes.
After leading the way to a drought-breaking win, James O’Connor believes the Queensland Reds can beat any team in Super Rugby on their day.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been in strife for “chatting” with referee Jaco Peyper at halftime of the game with the Stormers, while his Waratahs have been in strife for playing well below their ability, and way short of expectations.
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Newcastle are confident of a return to winning ways on home soil against notoriously poor travellers Parramatta on Sunday.
Steven Gerrard is gunning to lead Liverpool against fellow Premier League side Aston Villa in an FA Cup semi-final at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The Melbourne Rebels have registered their first Super Rugby win in Canberra, beating a decimated Brumbies 13-8 on Saturday night.
NSW captain Dave Dennis has hailed his side’s character and resilience after the Waratahs revived their Super Rugby title defence with a bonus-point win over the Hurricanes in Wellington.
The Brumbies admit they will have to be patient and be prepared to grind out a win against the Melbourne Rebels at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Chiefs have delivered the Crusaders their second brutal lesson of the season, winning 26-9 in Christchurch to take top spot in the Super Rugby standings.
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Here are my player ratings from Round 10 of Super Rugby.
Darkness. A spluttering sound comes from the shadows. A gasp as a faint light appears. This is KEITH WOOD, in his Irish strip. He squints in a vain attempt to get his bearings.
The Reds make their first stop in their tour of the Republic when they face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday morning AEST. Join The Roar for live scores from 3:10am AEST, and feel free to help us out by leaving a comment on the match in the section below.
The Stormers travel to Perth to face the Western Force in Super Rugby Round 10.
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The Brumbies host their southern neighbours the Rebels in this intriguing intra-conference game. Join us on The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:20pm (AEST).
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Match result: The NSW Waratahs have inflicted the first loss of the season to the Wellington Hurriances as they defeated the New Zealand team at home 29-24. WARATAHS 29 HURRICANES 24
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Heavyweight battles in Super Rugby don’t get any bigger than the Crusaders playing the Chiefs. Join us for live scores and commentary from 5:20pm (AEST).
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This week in Shanghai, the Laureus World Sports Awards named legendary Springbok hardman Schalk Burger Jr as their Comeback Athlete for 2015.
Clermont host Saracens in the first of the weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finals, and there are some important facts to know before watching the game.
Last week I analysed the creative offers in phase play made by Australian fullbacks in the Super Rugby.
Welcome back to the forum! Share your thoughts, fears and (happy) tears about the scrum.
Here are the four Wallaby form teams after Round 9.
Controversy within rugby’s governing bodies is officially killing the game for the fans, and something needs to be done if rugby is to grow further as an international sport.
For 30 long years from 1949-1979, New Zealand held the Bledisloe Cup, regularly dismantling an Australian side that for all intents and purposes just wasn’t at the level of the All Blacks.
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Reports that Quade Cooper has taken a significant step towards signing with a French club at the end of this season should send shivers up the spines of all rugby fans north of the Tweed.
We are living in the rugby ‘age of phase play’, a term that is easily thrown around and dismissed at will. I’m here to tell you that this is hugely significant and the king is the ‘open-side’ flanker.
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