Issues

Canes' big hooker issues for Chiefs clash

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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Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales hail ARU contract changes

John Eales led the Wallabies to the World Cup in 1999.

Australia's two Rugby World Cup-winning captains have praised the flexibility of the new player contracting system.

James O'Connor's return to Queensland a perfect fit for prodigal son

Reds dawn: James O'Connor is set to relaunch his Wallabies career in Brisbane.

Phil Lutton After drama-filled stints at the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels, James O'Connor believes he has found his perfect Super Rugby home, vowing to finally fulfil his potential after signing a two-year...

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Ewen McKenzie must axe underperforming Wallabies

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Spiro Zavos Ewen McKenzie needs to make changes if he is to retain credibility as a coach.

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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".

Saturday Serve

ARU sabbatical rules set to help Brumbies keep their stars in Australia

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Chris Dutton It's been dubbed the ''Izzy Folau trump card'' but the ACT Brumbies are set to start using the ARU's new contract protocols as a lure to lock in their stars on long-term deals.

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Tributes flow for Pat McCabe after neck injury forces Brumbies back to retire

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Chris Dutton Past greats heap praise on Pat McCabe after neck injury forces him to retire.

IRB ushers in new era with name change to 'World Rugby'

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The International Rugby Board (IRB) will undergo a second name change in 16 years when it becomes formally known as World Rugby in November as part of a rebranding programme, the sport's governing...

Force's Morahan back from hamstring injury

Speedster: Luke Morahan will play for Perth Spirit this weekend.

Justin Chadwick Western Force winger Luke Morahan is confident he has lost none of his explosive speed as he gears up for his return from a frustrating hamstring injury.

Only Suzie Catering Co can stop All Blacks from winning 2015 World Cup

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Paul Cully The awful truth about the Wallabies' hammering last weekend is that by 2015 the All Blacks could roll out an entirely different back line and dish it out all over again.

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Ewen McKenzie hints at strategic changes to Wallabies

Will he stay at No.10?: Kurtley Beale with teammates after the loss to New Zealand.

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie admits the side is under the pump and needs to front up physically for their coming Test against the Springboks next week.

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Queensland Reds roll dice on James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt

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James O'Connor in action during the 3rd Rugby Test of the Wallabies v British and Lions at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. 6th July 2013
Photograph by Dallas Kilponen James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt, new Queensland Reds signings.

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds will roll the dice on its highest-profile gamble since Wendell Sailor when James O'Connor and Karmichael Hunt are officially unveiled as blue-chip signings in Brisbane on Friday...

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Wallabies suffer in silence after battering by All Blacks

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Georgina Robinson It can be hard to silence Gen Y sometimes, such is their need to be heard and understood – not to mention "favourited", "liked" and "double-tapped".

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Union

ACT Sport Hall of Fame inductee George Gregan backs Brumbies to break title drought

George Gregan in his prime with the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton Australian rugby great George Gregan inducted to the ACTSport Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Brumbies' Pat McCabe rugby career over

Pat McCabe.

Fleta Page The rugby career of Brumbies and Wallabies player Pat McCabe is over after another neck fracture was confirmed by a specialist in Sydney on Tuesday.

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Union

Players 'crazy' not to consider overseas sabbaticals

Matt Toomua could be a target for cashed-up overseas clubs.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Australia's best players would be "crazy" if they didn't consider rich sabbatical deals overseas.

Union

Brumbies work with Pat McCabe to find a new job for him next year

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Pat McCabe of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will work with Pat McCabe to develop an off-field role next year.

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Australian Wallabies star Pat McCabe says he's lucky to walk away

Walking wounded: Pat McCabe arrives back in Australia on Sunday.

Chris Dutton An emotional Pat McCabe said he could not risk his life to continue playing rugby.