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Folau slurs unacceptable in NRL: Greenberg

Israel Folau’s comments that homosexuals are “going to hell” would not be accepted in rugby league, NRL boss Todd Greenberg has told Fairfax Media.

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Reds lose three to injury for Super Rugby

Queensland Reds winger Izaia Perese has been named for his first Super Rugby appearance of the year but a host of other injuries has prompted a host of other changes for Saturday night’s showdown with the NSW Waratahs.

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Will grassroots and professional rugby ever embrace each other?

It is a given that national unions strive to improve and maintain the ranking of their Test sides, because they (rightly) assume that fans want World Cup success, and teams that play competitive, attractive rugby in the years in between.

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Super Rugby Round 9: Golf analogies and subway tunnels

Are you a golf fan? Geoff Parkes and I are. I don’t know if Digger is, but I’m pretty sure Harry doesn’t have the patience for golf.

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“There’s nothing like having bragging rights over your mates”: Paddy Ryan speaks to The Roar ahead of Waratahs vs Reds clash

The NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds will square off in a Super Rugby derby this Saturday night, with retro the theme of the night. The match will be played at the SCG, and the Tahs will be sporting some pretty sweet throwback jerseys.

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Wallaby Phipps returns for NSW Waratahs

Wallabies halfback Nick Phipps will make his first appearance of the Super Rugby season after being named on the NSW bench for Saturday night’s clash with Queensland in Sydney.

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Folau row a Waratahs “teaching tool”

Israel Folau’s controversial social media posts have provided the NSW Waratahs with a “teaching tool” to educate players about online conduct, says coach Daryl Gibson.

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Why David Pocock is the real role model in Australian rugby

“Better people make better All Blacks”. That was the mantra adopted by Graham Henry and his coaching group when he realized something was wrong with the All Blacks’ culture back in 2004.

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Israel Folau avoids punishment for anti-gay comments following meeting with rugby bosses

Israel Folau has met with Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle and her NSW Rugby counterpart Andrew Hore, and while he hasn’t been issued with any sanction, the Wallabies star has given no clear commitment to stop his comments demonising gay people.

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Folau to face his rugby union bosses

He’s been able to answer most of the on-field questions posed by opponents, but now Israel Folau must answer to his off-field bosses.

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Wildcard race far from sorted, near the Super Rugby halfway mark

Though the weekend’s results were better for tipsters – and me, specifically – Round 8 also proved that the competition among the mid-table teams is only going to get hotter as the season goes on.

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Rugby cops massive financial hit by cutting Force

The financial cost of Australian rugby’s horror 2017 has become clearer, with Rugby Australia posting a $7.5 million reversal.

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The Wrap: Super Rugby continues to shoot itself in the foot

If Super Rugby was a player it would be Tomas Lavanini – talented, gifted and athletic, but guaranteed to destroy all of the good work with moments of inexplicable madness.

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Thorn blames Reds’ loss on immaturity

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has labelled his team’s Super Rugby capitulation to the Brumbies on Saturday night as “immature”.

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Purgatory looms for unrepentant Israel

The Israel Folau thing? It would be laughable that a grown man believes his fellow human beings will be condemned to a fiery magic netherworld forever if they don’t conform to said man’s beliefs if it wasn’t actually dangerous.

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Are the Rebels good or bad? We’re genuinely not sure

A few columns back I wrote about how the Melbourne Rebels’ promising start to the season should be approached with cautious optimism. While they were winning, they needed to be.

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Raelene Castle at a Rugby Australia press conference

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Israel Folau Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Jake Gordon

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TJ Perenara

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George Gregan in 1994

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TJ Perenara

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Israel Folau Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Bernard Foley

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Valentine Holmes

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Channel Ten’s Loss could be rugby’s gain

The new cricket broadcast deal has left a reported $100 million on the table between Channel Nine and Ten, and Rugby Australia must try and grab as much of it as possible.

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Hurricanes vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Hurricanes take on the Chiefs in Wellington, in a mouth-watering clash of two of the top sides in the whole competition. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 5:35pm (AEST).

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Five big questions Rugby Australia must ask Michael Cheika

With the June Tests coming up sooner than we realise, and the World Cup just around the corner next year, here are five questsions Rugby Australia should be asking Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

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Perseverance the key in Maurice Longbottom’s rise

When watching Maurice Longbottom light up the rugby field, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘talent’.

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How to stop snubbings like we saw at the Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens is the flagship of the sevens circuit, having been founded in 1976. Yet this year’s tournament was snubbed, with South Africa sending a B team along, as they were targeting the Commonwealth Games sevens.

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Chuck the chuckers

By Lucass, 12 Apr 2018
Chuck the chuckers

I am a judicial officer for one of the Middle East Rugby federations and so, most weeks during the Rugby season over here, I convene red card hearings.

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Five talking points from Super Rugby Round 8

By Oliver Matthews, 8 Apr 2018 Popular article! Video
Five talking points from Super Rugby Round 8

We’re getting close to the half way point of the season and teams are fighting hard to build momentum and position themselves well for the run into the finals. Here are some of the big talking points to come out of a weekend of thrilling games.

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Folau has broken the 12th commandment

By Rugby Tragic Too, 8 Apr 2018 Popular article! Video
Folau has broken the 12th commandment

So Israel Folau believes he is entitled to spread the word of his religious beliefs.

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Super Rugby: Lessons from Napier

By Tim Reynolds, 8 Apr 2018 Video
Super Rugby: Lessons from Napier

The Napier game between the Hurricanes and Sharks had lessons for both teams, and a huge life lesson for everybody else.

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What would rugby hell really look like?

By Harry Jones, 8 Apr 2018
What would rugby hell really look like?

Israel Folau is free to have his definition of eternal misery. But what would rugby hell look like?

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Jaguares vs Crusaders: Super Rugby live scores

The Jaguares will return home in Round 8 of the Super Rugby season fresh of a bye, aiming to keep their run of form alive against the Crusaders. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:40am (AEST).

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Lions vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores

By Scott Pryde, 8 Apr 2018
Lions vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores

The Lions will aim to arrest their form slide at the top of the South African Super Rugby conference when they take on the inconsistent Stormers. Join The Roar for live scores from 1:15am (AEST).

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Brumbies vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

By Oliver Matthews, 7 Apr 2018 Popular article! Video
Brumbies vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Brumbies thrashed the Reds to the tune of 24 points on Saturday night.

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Chiefs vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

By Scott Pryde, 7 Apr 2018 Video
Chiefs vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

Match result: The Chiefs have come away with a two-point win in all-New Zealand derby.

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Brumbies vs Force: Super W live scores, blog

By Thomas English, 7 Apr 2018
Brumbies vs Force: Super W live scores, blog

Match result: The Force closed out the Super W home-and-away season with a 19-point win over the Brumbies.

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Sunwolves vs Waratahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Waratahs have added another win to their ledger on Saturday, defeating the Sunwolves by 21 points.

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TJ Perenara

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Wales' Leigh Halfpenny during their Six Nations rugby union

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Israel Folau

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Manasa Mataele

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 15: Jesse Kriel of the Bulls during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers at Loftus Versfeld on July 15, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Curtis Rona

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TJ Faiane Blues

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