Waratahs need to find top gear now

Rupert Guinness 8:08 PM   Coach Michael Cheika would love to have the comfort of knowing his side is on a slow boil to peak in the Super Rugby finals.


Polota-Nau fears concussion report

Rupert Guinness 6:46 PM   Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau smiled and declared on Monday that the "noggin' is good." But repeated head knocks worry the forward.

Reds hopeful Quade Cooper will stay

Palmer set for shock comeback

Cooper, Genia, Slipper join Wallabies leaders

Tahs brace for Force

Dynamic Pocock impresses Cheika

Editor's picks

Mitchell magic try for Toulon

A magical solo try to Australian flyer Drew Mitchell has helped seal an unprecedented hattrick of European titles for Toulon.

Australian team of the week

Paul Cully names best XV from Australian conference and beyond.

Tahs will have to do it the hard way

Georgina Robinson   It was ugly and bloody but the Waratahs are braced for more encounters just like their dogged effort against the Brumbies on Friday night.


Rebels upset Chiefs by a point

Roy Ward   People scoffed when the Rebels spoke of their desire to upset the Chiefs.


Rebels wait news on injury

Melissa Woods   The Rebels are still unclear about the severity of flanker Sean McMahon's hip injury.

'Never loved an Aussie so much'

Ex-All Black Ali Williams put familiar sentiments to one side as he celebrated Drew Mitchell's match-winning try.

Plucky Waratahs win brutal derby

Chris Dutton   The Waratahs are in the box seat to claim Australia's guaranteed Super Rugby finals berth after ending their Canberra woes.

Brumbies to live by sword: coach

Chris Dutton   Stephen Larkham declares his team won't go into its shell with their finals hopes on the line.

Force no match for battered Blues 

  The Western Force's Super Rugby season slumped to a new low on Saturday.

Hurricanes hold off Crusaders

The Hurricanes have consolidated their position at the top of the Super Rugby ladder with win over Crusaders.

Bulls halt Lions' winning run

The Bulls have ended the five-match Super Rugby winning streak of fellow South Africans.


Spiro Zavos

Spiro Zavos   If only the ARU could run rugby in Australia as effectively as it spins away its failures.


Paul Cully

Paul Cully   Time for the Wallabies cream to rise to the top.

The Breakdown

Georgina Robinson   Brumbies special 'welcome' for Cheika.


Sean Fagan

Sean Fagan   Rugby answered Empire's call.