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Rugby

Todd Blackadder takes shot at Waratahs money men

Richard Knowler Todd Blackadder cannot believe the Waratahs have ditched their fortress to chase the almighty dollar.

Canes' big hooker issues for Chiefs clash

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All three Hurricanes specialist hookers are in doubt for the Super Rugby game against the Chiefs which could be their last of the season.

Victorian court issues arrest warrant for Wallaby

Digby Ioane.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Wallabies winger Digby Ioane after he failed to appear in a Melbourne court on an assault charge.

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Union

Injury stalls Henry Speight's Wallabies hopes as Jordan Smiler re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-signed with the club.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will miss a month with a hamstring injury.

Rugby

Sleep-deprived Foley can arise from his bed of nails - but he can't rest easy with rotation issues looming

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Greg Growden Next to where the Waratahs have their powwows at Moore Park is a small room that houses several bunk beds.

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Weepu hits Twitter to defend weight issues

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Embattled All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu has taken to Twitter to answer critics of his off-season weight gain, telling one outspoken tweeter to "get a life".

Union

Coach Stephen Larkham says Brumbies keen to keep David Pocock, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander and Pat McCabe

Knee injuries: David Pocock may have had limited time on the field this season, but the Brumbies want to keep him on their books.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is keen to ramp up player contract negotiations less than a week after being knocked out of the Super Rugby season.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

Rugby

NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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Rugby

Wycliff Palu is excited by the noise as the Waratahs chase the Super Rugby title

Georgina Robinson As little as two years ago, when Waratahs fans weren't booing - they were mute. Dead quiet. 

Rugby

Rugby union, the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies are back - or at least headed in the right direction

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Andrew Webster Rugby. Union. Is. Back. With the Waratahs taking on the Brumbies on Saturday night, with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, with a Tahs record crowd of more than 40,000 at Allianz Stadium...

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Union

Size isn't everything - Robbie Coleman ready to prove the doubters wrong in ACT Brumbies semi-final against NSW Waratahs

Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman is the only non Wallaby in a star back line, but the diminutive Queanbeyan speedster is unfazed at the challenge.

Rugby

Super Rugby semi-final: Stylish NSW Waratahs rekindle fans' love of football

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Spiro Zavos Virtue has its own rewards. At 9.27pm last Monday a media release from the Waratahs franchise popped up on my laptop. It had this exuberant headline: "Over 33,000 Tickets Snapped Up For Tahs.

Union

Brumbies back under-rated Jarrad Butler to challenge NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hooper

Re-signing: Jarrad Butler will stay with the ACT Brumbies.

Chris Dutton He's perhaps the most underrated player in the biggest Australian derby in more than a decade, but the ACT Brumbies are adamant unheralded Jarrad Butler is ready to lock horns with Wallabies captain...

Union

NSW Waratahs into Super Rugby final after beating ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton The NSW Waratahs beat the ACT Brumbies 26-8 in the Super Rugby semi-final in Sydney on Saturday night.

Union

Brumbies back arch rivals the Waratahs to win Super Rugby championship

Buried: Matt Toomua says the Waratahs have the strength to win the title.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies✓ have thrown their support behind the Waratahs to win their first Super Rugby title

NSW Waratahs' tribute to victim of balcony fall James Teague

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Rachel Olding Rugby union fanatic James Teague was supposed to be sitting in the stands watching his beloved Waratahs take on the Brumbies on Saturday night.

Union

What we learned: NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies

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Chris Dutton All the talking points out of the Brumbies' semi-final clash against the NSW Waratahs at Allianz Stadium.

Union

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

Union

Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.