Injured Pocock an altitude room test dummy

Chris Dutton 9:50 PM   David Pocock and injured Brumbies have been flogged in a "unique" altitude room as test dummies for a secret weapon.

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Australian team of the week

Photos: Paul Cully selects the best XV from the Australian conference.

Brumbies defend their way to win

David Polkinghorne   Stephen Larkham says some of his players took their desperation beyond what they've ever produced before,.

Burgess won't make World Cup 

Paul Cully   Sam Burgess' hopes of making the Rugby World Cup could be extinct after 80 minutes.

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Mistakes cost Reds dearly

The Reds were left to rue sloppy errors and poor execution.

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Bulls beat Sharks in thriller

The Bulls put a disastrous start to the season behind them with a thrilling 43-35 triumph over the Sharks in a South African derby.

Hurricanes thump Western Force 

All Blacks winger Julian Savea scored a brilliant solo try to inspire the Hurricanes to victory.

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O’Connor gets up to speed quickly

Impressive Reds debut was just a taste of what is to come.

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Crusaders taught a lesson

Chiefs ran in five tries to thump the Crusaders at Waikato Stadium.

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Kaino sings Blues after ref ruins 100

Marc Hinton   Blues skipper Jerome Kaino could not hide his bitter disappointment after a contentious ruling.

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Cheika hints Foley will reject Japan 

Georgina Robinson   Cheika has indicated Test No.10  will reject a lucrative offer and stay.

Larkham says no bias in selections

Chris Dutton   World Cup ring-in is adamant allegiances will be abandoned.

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Spiro Zavos   We need rugby forwards, not league backs.

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The Breakdown

Georgina Robinson   Cheika casting far and wide for possible Wallabies.

Clyde Rathbone

Clyde Rathbone   Public hysteria betrays irrational view of drugs.

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Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke   Hunt drama shows rugby invested in fool's gold.