Cooper dropped minutes after touchdown

Tom Decent 3:25 PM   Australian sevens coach Andy Friend has revealed Quade Cooper was told minutes after touching down in Sydney from France he needn't bother preparing for this weekend's Sydney Sevens tournament.

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Hartley vows not to muck it up

Mick Cleary   Eddie Jones' skipper has been charged with bringing more edge to England's play and more discipline to his own game, goals that he is hell-bent on achieving.

Speight reunites with Friend for Sevens

Cooper snubbed for Sydney Sevens

Security at highest level for opener

Ashton's 10-week ban appeal rejected

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All Black's son mourns girlfriend

The son of a former All Black is dedicating his rugby career to his slain girlfriend after she was strangled in a UK home.

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Ricciardo takes on Bath pack

Richard Shute   What happens when a four-wheeled beast with top speed of 380km/h takes on a sixteen-legged rugby scrum head-to head in a good old-fashioned push contest?

It's not time to revamp Six Nations

Mick Cleary   The Six Nations ritual is a significant part of people's lives. The great European capitals. The annual treks. The gathering of friends. The communal sharing of moments. And, yes, rumour has it that drink is taken.

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Cubelli buzzing for first crack in Brumbies jersey

Chris Dutton   Argentinian scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli will make his Brumbies debut on Saturday.

Call for more women's sevens

Tom Decent   While the Sydney Sevens is predominately focused around men's fixtures, women's coach Tim Walsh says he one day hopes to see a three-day world series tournament showcasing the best of both genders on Australian soil.

South Africa will not dwell on loss

Jotham Lian   South African sevens player Sandile Ngcobo says his team needs to forget about its heart-wrenching loss to New Zealand last weekend.

Cooper: Sevens is like boxing 

Jotham Lian   ¬†Quade Cooper has compared his quest to represent Australia in rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics with his and Sonny Bill Williams' forays into boxing.

Mystery surrounds Reds' Hunt plans

Mystery surrounds Queensland's positional plans for Karmichael Hunt after he was named to start the Reds' first pre-season trial at fullback.

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Cooper is no walk-in start for Rio

Jotham Lian   Australia's new sevens head coach Andy Friend insists that Quade Cooper will not be a "walk-in start".

Rugby union

Brumbies players and staff tested for drugs

Chris Dutton   Brumbies players and staff tested for drugs as post-Essendon crackdown begins.

Why 2015 World Cup was the best

More attacking play, closer games and more public engagement are among the reasons that the code's showcase event this year was the best yet.

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Insight & Analysis

Why it's not the time to revamp Six Nations

Mick Cleary   The Six Nations ritual is a significant part of people's lives. 

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How the Wallabies rated in the final

Phil Lutton   How the Wallabies rated in their Rugby World Cup final loss to the All Blacks.

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How the All Blacks rated versus Wallabies

Duncan Johnstone   How the All Blacks players rated in their Rugby World Cup final triumph over the Wallabies.

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Faltering lineout kills dream 

Paul Cully   In a compelling World Cup final, the Wallabies lost two men in the first half to cruel injuries and were on the canvas early in the second half before rousing themselves to frighten 4 million New Zealanders.

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