O'Connor howler gifts Sharks win

9:59 PM   The former Wallabies winger miscued an attempted kick to gift the Sharks a try and it blew the stuffing out of a Reds outfit in front of home crowd.

Editor's picks

Season on the line for Waratahs

The Waratahs must beat the Crusaders to keep their destiny in their own hands.

Kenyan star's $117,000 mistake

Kenya vice-captain Collins Injera may have left a costly mark on the London rugby sevens tournament.

Australian team of the week

Paul Cully picks the best XV from the Australian conference.

Crusaders motivate AAC

Rupert Guinness   Waratahs centre Adam Ashley-Cooper makes no secret of what playing the Crusaders means to him.


Picking flanker bad for goodwill

Mitch Phillips   Stuart Lancaster has no regrets about overlooking Steffon Armitage for England's World Cup training squad.

Brumbies sweat on Toomua injury

The Brumbies remain hopeful playmaker will be fit to play the Bulls next week as they battle to save their finals chances.

Larkham says two refs could work

Chris Dutton   Brumbies coach backed any moves to lift the standard, including investigating an NRL-style two-referee system.

Concussion fears sideline Tatafu

Georgina Robinson   Waratahs are taking a gamble on the rest of the regular season, opting to rest concussion-prone Polota-Nau.

aiyaravoro future up in the air

Georgina Robinson   Will he or won't he? Intrigue heightens around Taqele Naiyaravoro's future.

Jono Lance wants to be Force No.10

NSW Waratahs utility back has set his sights on locking down a flyhalf berth after signing with the Force.

Tahs need 'grand final mentality'

Rupert Guinness   Listening to Nick Phipps one could be excused for believing the champions suspect their luck has run dry.


The Breakdown

Georgina Robinson 11:21 AM   Hooper hits the road on a new hog.


Paul Cully

Paul Cully   Crusaders' reputation mightier than their bite.


Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons   Why coaches always rent and don't buy.


Matt Burke

Matthew Burke   Final rematch takes on added significance.