Posts Tagged "Christian Lealiifano"

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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Brumbies utility back Christian Lealiifano has confirmed he will join Irish club Ulster on a short-term contract as he continues his remarkable return to rugby following a battle with leukaemia.

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With all that’s gone on in Australian rugby this year, it has been a bit harder and you’ve had to dig a bit deeper to find an uplifting story. Yesterday wasn’t one of those days.

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Christian Lealiifano has admitted he thought he would never play rugby again, even when he resumed training, and says he’s grateful for the changed outlook he got from his leukaemia battle.

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Brumbies captain Christian Lealiifano is set to join Irish club Ulster on a short contract as he continues his remarkable rugby comeback.

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The mess that was the Super Rugby regular season is over and now, the finals begin. Much to the disdain of our New Zealand counterparts, the Brumbies have the home ground advantage against the Hurricanes in the first quarter-final of the 2017 season.

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Christian Lealiifano’s inspirational comeback has calmed the Brumbies’ nerves as they prepare to attempt a monumental Super Rugby upset against the Hurricanes.

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Christian Lealiifano will make his much-anticipated return for the ACT Brumbies this weekend in their must-win quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Canberra.

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Christian Lealiifano is poised to play his first Super Rugby game since being diagnosed with leukaemia almost a year ago in the Brumbies’ quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Canberra on Friday night.

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Cancer survivor Christian Lealiifano’s Super Rugby comeback has been postponed due to hamstring tightness.

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Christian Lealiifano’s bid to feature in the Brumbies’ Super Rugby finals campaign less than a year after being diagnosed with leukaemia has hit a hurdle, with hamstring tightness delaying his comeback.

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Christian Lealiifano has made a remarkable comeback to rugby, playing for the Brumbies a little more than seven months after a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia.

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With his cancer in remission, Christian Lealiifano is back with the Brumbies full-time to mentor his teammates while he builds towards returning to rugby.

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Christian Lealiifano has been named a Brumbies co-captain even though he’s not expected to play any Super Rugby this season as he recovers from a bone marrow transplant.

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The Brumbies have decided to adopt co-captains again for 2017, adding lock Sam Carter to the setup, while retaining Christian Lealiifano as he continues to battle leukaemia.

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Christian Lealiifano will receive a bone marrow transplant from his sister as he continues his recovery from leukaemia. The Wallabies and Brumbies star is preparing for the transplant next month having undergone two rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed this year. “Luckily enough for me my younger sister is a match,” Lealiifano told the ABC. […]

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says Christian Lealiifano is up for his fight against leukaemia and the team will give him whatever support he needs.

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Christian Lealiifano, who has represented Australia as a member of the Wallabies and currently plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby, has been diagnosed with Leukaemia.

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The Wallabies are still waiting on inside centre Christian Lealiifano to link up with the team but his chances of a start in the first Test against England are lengthening by the minute.

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Michael Cheika has identified Christian Lealiifano and Samu Kerevi as likely contenders for the Wallabies inside centre position to play England on their tour of Australia in June.

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