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Tatafu Polota-Nau returns to Waratahs as injury cover

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will bolster the Waratahs front row stocks and stiffen their scrum for Saturday's Super Rugby examination by the Reds, after signing a short-term loan deal.


USA claim Las Vegas title, New Zealand finish third

United States have claimed their first tournament win of the 2018/19 series after thumping Samoa 27-0 in the final to win the Las Vegas 7s on Monday morning (AEDT).

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Crusaders break Super Rugby record with Reds win

The Crusaders have continued their unbeaten run with a 22-12 win over the Reds in Brisbane, to make it 18 wins on the trot and make a Super Rugby record of eight straight road wins.

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Super Rugby Round 3 team lists

Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.

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Super Rugby Round Two team lists

In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.

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RA keen to broadcast schoolboy rugby

Rugby Australia has approached Fox Sports to talk about televising Sydney and Brisbane GPS rugby matches, it has been reported.

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Beale's focus on Super return

Kurtley Beale would like to reclaim the NSW Waratahs' inside centre role in Super Rugby but recognises he face stiff competition from Karmichael Hunt.

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Folau happy to make backline shift for NSW

Israel Folau has declared he's more than happy to move from his preferred position of fullback, if it means the Waratahs can squeeze all of their attacking weapons into their starting backline.

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Waratah Foley to lift kicking consistency

NSW Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley will back himself to make the next kick he takes that's identical to the crucial one he missed in his side's opening round Super Rugby home loss to the Hurricanes.

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Hunt ready for Super Rugby return

NSW Waratahs recruit Karmichael Hunt says he's as ready as he'll ever be following a whirlwind preparation for his return to Super Rugby against benchmark side the Hurricanes in Sydney.

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'Next Israel Folau' opts for NRL over rugby

Rugby Australia has missed out on a rising star dubbed the "next Israel Folau" after boom schoolboy Joseph Suaalii opted to sign with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

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Australian conference Super Rugby preview

The Waratahs will again start favourites for the Australian Super Rugby conference, but with the Brumbies, Rebels and Reds all boasting improved squads, it promises to be a keenly fought division in 2019. Full preview here.


Mitchell calls for 'Giteau Law' rethink

The other benefactor of the Giteau Law has called on Wallabies coach Michael Cheika to consider tweaking it as he assembles his Rugby World Cup squad this year.

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Head knocks force Fainga'a retirement

Former Wallabies centre Anthony Fainga'a has quit rugby fearing for his long-term health after a series of heavy head knocks.

2018 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 33 Tries Scored
  • AUS4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 93 Points Difference