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Is Folau ready to turn up the heat on Weber?

It’s hardly Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather, and thank goodness for that.

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Former Australian sevens coach Andy Friend to link up with Irish side Connacht

Dumped Australian men’s rugby sevens coach Andy Friend will join Irish club Connacht on a three-year deal.

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Tahs’ Folau in form of his life: Gibson

Israel Folau’s ability to put the weight of off-field criticism behind him is nothing short of extraordinary, NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says.

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Super Rugby preview panel Week 15

PREVIEW OF SUPER RUGBY WEEK 15 (all times AEST).

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Suspended Slipper’s future uncertain at the Reds

Queensland Reds chairman Jeff Miller insists James Slipper’s suspension for cocaine abuse comes with an asterisk, but whether no-nonsense coach Brad Thorn agrees remains to be seen.

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Brumbies warning over declining crowds

The Brumbies have warned members the Super Rugby club could fold if crowds continue to decline.

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Super Rugby Round 15: A split in the ranks

So then, the final full round before the last ever June Test window, and it’s an interesting week among the tipping fraternity.

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VOTE: Pick your Wallabies team for the June Tests vs Ireland

The Wallabies will be back in action this June with three big Tests at home against Ireland. Here at The Roar, we want you to tell us who should be picked in Michael Cheika’s team for the series.

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Wallabies and Reds forward stood down after positive illicit drugs test

Rugby Australia has today announced it has stood down Wallabies and Queensland Reds forward James Slipper for two months, as well as issuing him a $27,500 fine, after he returned a second positive test for cocaine.

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Folau views won’t be a distraction: Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insists Israel Folau’s views on homosexuality won’t be a distraction during the Test series against Ireland next month.

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Why an analyst needs a long memory: The Reds and the Tahs restore the faith

Good rugby analysts, like the proverbial elephant, need a long memory – and photographic recall for detail. That’s how they discover relationships between what they see now and what has gone before; as well as improvements from one game, and one season, to another.

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The run home – part 1: the June window

It may not actually have been the first time this year, but Round 14 felt like the first time this season where all seven games have been really interesting contests – and in which the result was far from certain well into the second half of each game.

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Why SANZAAR has got it right – and wrong

Among the many unflattering quotations about committees, one stands out: ‘a committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, meet and decide that nothing can be done.’

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Has the Waratahs’ win lifted Australia’s Super Rugby blues?

Memo to Paul Cully: Australia’s problems with the Super Rugby concept are related to poor results by the four franchises, not the tournament itself.

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Semi Radradra earns Bah-Bahs call-up

Semi Radradra’s rugby union career continues to soar with the former NRL superstar being selected for the Barbarians against England.

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Three new faces in All Blacks squad, but no room for Ben Lam

There’s a trio of new players potentially set to be called up for national duty in the 33-man All Blacks squad named by Steve Hansen.

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Israel Folau

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Waratahs

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Crusaders

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TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 15: (C) Timothy Lafaele #12 of Sunwolves celebrates celebrates scoring his try with his teammates during the Super Rugby match between the Sunwolves and the Blues at Prince Chichibu Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Aki Seiuli

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Tongan Thor Taniela Tupou

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Ian Prior

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Michael Hooper

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NRL Finals empty seats

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Jaguares vs Sharks: Super Rugby live scores

An opportunity to move one giant step closer to the Super Rugby finals is here for the Jaguares when they host the Sharks in Round 15. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:40am (AEST).

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Ireland’s tour of Australia 2018: Young bloods on the track

How much does Joe Schmidt love the Webb Ellis Cup? Let me count the ways. Five full-backs, 11 wingers, ten midfielders, six out-halves, five scrum-halves, three loose-heads, seven hookers, five tight-heads, nine locks and 11 back-rowers. 72 and counting.

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Favourite Son 23 man squad

For a bit of fun and to create some discussion, I have put together a list of 23 recent players who were blessed with the opportunity of donning the candy stripes of the greatest district rugby club in the combined Sutherland and St George area, the Southern Districts Rebels.

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Rebels vs Sunwolves: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Melbourne Rebels host the hot Sunwolves in Melbourne tonight in the third ever clash between these two Super Rugby sides. Join The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST) for live scores and commentary.

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Crusaders vs Hurricanes: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Crusaders and Hurricanes will slug it out for the number one spot in Super Rugby as these two high flyers clash in Christchurch to kick off Round 15.

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Did this tackle really warrant a red card?

It’s the tackle that’s proving more divisive than Joe Moody’s attempted tracheotomy on Kurtley Beale.

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On rugby union’s best-known identities

By Harry Jones, 24 May 2018
On rugby union’s best-known identities

The attack coach

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Is 2018 the new 2014 for the Waratahs?

By Michael Essa, 22 May 2018
Is 2018 the new 2014 for the Waratahs?

It was a time to remember.

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Streamlining is the key to Australian rugby’s salvation

When it comes to the state of rugby in Australia, those in charge at the top are failing woefully. We are justified in our criticisms of the ‘system and its monkeys’ but is there a solution?

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Here’s how to fix Super Rugby

By Joe King, 22 May 2018
Here’s how to fix Super Rugby

Geoff Parkes has written a well-reasoned article to stick with Super Rugby.

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Five things we learned from Super Rugby Round 14

The streak is over, there are a few sides starting to make moves, and others slipping further South down the table.

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How the Waratahs opened the floodgates and ended Australia’s drought

Opening the floodgates is a sure-fire way to break a drought. The Waratahs rained in six tries to the Highlanders two at Allianz Stadium last night, to end a two-year and 40-match dry spell for Aussie teams in trans-Tasman fixtures.

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A punter’s Pacific proposal

By moondoggie, 20 May 2018
A punter’s Pacific proposal

Two articles were published today calling for the abolishment of Super Rugby as we know it.

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Jaguares vs Bulls: Super Rugby live scores

By Scott Pryde, 20 May 2018
Jaguares vs Bulls: Super Rugby live scores

It’s approaching crunch time in Super Rugby and there won’t be too many more important games over the last month than the all South African conference battle between the Jaguares and Bulls in Buenos Aires. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:40am (AEST).

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Lions vs Brumbies: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Lions will be looking to turn around their poor form on tour, when they return home against the Brumbies. Join The Roar for live scores and blog from 1:15am AEST.

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Sharks vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores

By Scott Pryde, 19 May 2018
Sharks vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores

The Sharks will be hoping a return home means a return to form as they host the Chiefs at the end of their five-game road trip. Join The Roar for live scores from 11:05pm (AEST).

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Curtis Rona

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Manasa Mataele

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Sunwolves super rugby

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Jono Lance

A Reds flyhalf theory

By Rhys Bosley, 19 May 2018

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Super Rugby Fans Reds Highlanders 2016

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Hamish Stewart

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Blake Enever

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Tom Cusack splits the defence for the Australian Rugby Sevens side against South Africa in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Damian de Allende

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