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South Africa set to be awarded 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa will expect to win the right to host Rugby World Cup 2023 once and for all in London.

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Is there a limit to ‘total rugby’?

Total football. It was the mantra that took over the soccer world in 1974, and has dominated both the thinking, and most of the success in the game in Europe, ever since.

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Brilliant final befitting the best NRC season to date

It just capped off the season so perfectly in so many ways.

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In-form Wallabies will punish us: Vunipola

England prop Mako Vunipola has warned that his team must improve rapidly after an underwhelming 21-8 win over Argentina or get ripped apart by a ruthless Australian team at Twickenham.

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Steve Hansen’s surprise take on SBW’s yellow card

Steve Hansen has leapt to the defence of Sonny Bill Williams, whose brain fade during the All Blacks Test win over France has set off another wave of anti-SBW sentiment.

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The Wrap: All of the winners and losers from ‘Super Saturday’

The first weekend of what is, depending on which direction water swirls down the plughole, known as either the ‘autumn internationals’ or the ‘end of year tours’ promised plenty.

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Will Genia must stay fit for Japan 2019

The Wallabies proved conclusively on the weekend they won’t win games of any importance unless Will Genia is on duty.

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Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Wales: The results

The results are in! Yesterday we asked you to help us rate the performance of our Wallabies in their match against Wales. We’ve crunched the numbers and have all the results below.

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Jones furious after England win in lead-up to Wallabies Test

England coach Eddie Jones has lashed his European champions as “f***ing stupid” in a spicy build-up to Saturday’s showdown with the Wallabies.

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Dane Coles faces another long injury lay-off

The All Blacks expect Dane Coles to feel like a caged tiger over the off-season after his injury-plagued season ground to a halt in France.

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Genia stars, but discipline a concern for Wallabies

Despite the close scoreline, Australia never really looked in great danger of losing to Wales in Cardiff as the Wallabies extended their win streak against the Welsh to 13 games.

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All Blacks hold out resurgent France

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Steve Hansen says his hot and cold All Blacks have learned another important lesson in Paris.

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Ireland hammer dreadful South Africa

Ireland have built on last year’s successful November series against the best of the southern hemisphere by recording their biggest-ever victory over a dreadful South Africa side in a 38-3 hammering at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

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Stuttering England beat Argentina 21-8

England have got their November international series off to a victorious but hardly glorious start after forcing their way past Argentina 21-8 at Twickenham in a stuttering game with barely any flowing rugby.

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Scotland edge Samoa in Murrayfield tryfest

Scotland made a quick start with an early try but had to hang on for a 44-38 victory over Samoa in a try-filled Test at Murrayfield.

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Wallabies hold on for Wales win

Australia have beaten Wales by 29 points to 21 in Cardiff and stretched their winning streak over the Welsh to 13 in a row.

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Michael Cheika thinking

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Kurtley Beale

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Brodie Retallick New Zealand Rugby Union All Blacks 2017

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Henry Speight

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Queensland Country NRC Grand FInal

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UC Vikings scrum half Joe Powell clears the ball from the scrum

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Michael Hooper

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Ryan Crotty New Zealand Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup All Blacks 2017

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Izaia Perese Queensland Country NRC

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The Roar of the crowd

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Ireland should start as favourites against South Africa

Joe Schmidt has named 38 players for Ireland’s upcoming November Series. Ireland will play South Africa, Fiji and Argentina in the Aviva Stadium. The First match takes place against South Africa, on November 11th.

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A battle of possible and probable to settle pressing rugby questions

What a whirlwind year! I feel I haven’t had a week without rugby since February and it has often been hard to compose my thoughts into something coherent and intelligible.

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By 2019, the Wallabies will have the best back three in the world

After the Wallabies’ performance at Yokohama on the weekend, I’ve hit a state of nervous optimism, mostly stemming from the form and depth of our back three.

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Initial impressions of the Crusaders for 2018

On paper, the Crusaders boast the best team in the competition – nothing unusual given they have done so for the best part of a decade.

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Queenland Country vs Fijian Drua: NRC live scores, blog

Match result: Queensland Country have booked their spot in the 2017 NRC Grand Final with a 57-21 drubbing of the Fijian Drua.

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Five talking points from Japan vs Wallabies

By Charlie Lawry, 5 Nov 2017 Popular article!
Five talking points from Japan vs Wallabies

The Wallabies kicked off their spring tour in style with a 63-30 win over Japan in Yokohama on Saturday.

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Canberra Vikings vs Perth Spirit: NRC semi-final highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: The Canberra Vikings have secured a spot in the NRC Grand Final with a five-point win over the Perth Spirit.

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Japan vs Wallabies: International Rugby highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: The Wallabies have come away with a massive 33-point win over Japan at Nissan Stadium, scoring nine tries, three of them from Tevita Kuridrani and two from Samu Kerevi.

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Japan vs Wallabies preview and prediction

By Charlie Lawry, 4 Nov 2017
Japan vs Wallabies preview and prediction

The Wallabies head to Yokohama on Saturday for a historic showdown with the Brave Blossoms of Japan.

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Initial impressions of the Hurricanes for 2018

The past three years have been the most fruitful in Hurricanes history. A runners-up finish in 2015 was followed by a maiden championship in 2016, and last season they scored more tries (102) than any other side en route to the semi-finals.

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Four reasons to get excited for the Wallabies vs Japan

What would once have been considered a fairly straightforward match for the Wallabies is shaping up to be one of the Tests of the season.

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All Blacks playing by the same rules

By Rugby Fan, 3 Nov 2017
All Blacks playing by the same rules

It’s still an open question whether the All Blacks are showing chinks in their armour after defeats to three different teams over the last two seasons.

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Will injuries be the death of rugby?

They’ve certainly had a detrimental effect in England. An injury audit taken early last month revealed that ten of the Premiership’s twelve clubs had suffered a combined 82 first-team injuries through the first four rounds of the campaign.

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Being a coach involves more than just coaching

By Zakaia Cvitanovich, 2 Nov 2017
Being a coach involves more than just coaching

As a Kiwi I’m interested to see who the next All Blacks coach will be when Hansen retires after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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What a fine old mess it was: Lineout tales from the bad old days

We agonise over even one stolen lineout on our team’s throws. Post-mortems are conducted when that number is three. Hookers are deemed a liability, jumpers’ timing is scrutinised, and the caller is dropped.

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Breaking down the Wallabies Spring Tour squad

Thank god that disaster of a Barbarians game is over. Let’s start getting keen to watch some real rugby again.

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Rugby 18 Wallabies vs All Blacks gameplay

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Jack Dempsey Wallabies

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Isi Naisarani Perth Spirit NRC

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Joe Powell Canberra Vikings NRC

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Israel Folau Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2017

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Fiji Drua vs Melbourne Rising

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NRC rugby - Australia's rugby future

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Reece Hodge Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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