Club Rugby

Piri Weepu signs English club rugby deal

Long-serving All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu is leaving New Zealand to play English club rugby.

Club rugby's jewel ignored

Spectators in the stands for the club rugby union grand fina

Daniel Lewis At one end of Concord Oval yesterday were the might, tradition and privilege of the University of Sydney.

Union

Will Skelton scores and sin-binned as Canberra Vikings settle for draw with Sydney Stars

Different class: Wallabies cult hero Will Skelton will play for Sydney Stars in the NRC on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Wallabies discard Will Skelton scored a try and was sin-binned as he led the Sydney Stars to a 37-37 brutal draw with the Canberra Vikings.

Union

Canberra Vikings lock Tim Cree could face Wallabies man-mountain Will Skelton in National Rugby Championship

On the move: Tim Cree during the game against QLD Country earlier this month.

David Polkinghorne No.8 Tim Cree is doing a massive job filling in at lock for the Canberra Vikings, but that task could get even bigger if NSW Waratahs man-mountain Will Skelton runs out for the Sydney Stars at...

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National Rugby Championship provides chance to shine for fringe Waratahs star Greg Peterson

Building momentum: second-rower Greg Peterson.

Rupert Guinness When second rower Greg Peterson and the Manly Marlins lost their Shute Shield semi-final to Eastwood at home last month, the towering lock was a devastated man.

Union

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea on the verge of a shock Wallabies call-up

Long road taken: Josh Mann-Rea to answer Wallabies SOS.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies hooker known as "Bongo" is on the verge of a Wallabies call-up.

Why Matt Giteau is worth €1millon a year

Mathew Giteau

Rupert Guinness Matt Giteau has long been lost to the Wallabies for next year's World Cup, but the bidding in French rugby for his services speaks volumes about his value as a player.

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Union

Brumbies and community rugby staring at $500,000 financial blow after ARU cuts costs

Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano is set to play in the National Rugby Championship.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are staring at a $500,000 black hole in their budget next year after the ARU slashed its funding to Super Rugby franchises and their community rugby programs.

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Union

Canberra Vikings beat Greater Sydney Rams as Christian Lealiifano takes a break from goal kicking

Christian Lealiifano had a quiet night for the Vikings.

Chris Dutton The Canberra Vikings lesser lights stepped up to beat the Greater Sydney Rams in the NRC.

Trio of stars better suited in Wallabies squad: Brisbane City's NRC coach Nick Stiles

Tough road ahead: James Horwill will attempt to force his way back into the Wallabies squad.

Rupert Guinness Former Wallabies prop and Brisbane City head coach Nick Stiles could be rubbing his hands in delight at the thought of having three contracted Wallabies on his National Rugby Championship roster -...

Union

Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

Melbourne Rising eager to learn from Rebels hardship in new championship

Rebels

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Rising coach Sean Hedger believes a successful inaugural National Rugby Championship could help establish the winning culture that has been missing from the Melbourne Rebels during their...

Union

Departing ACT Brumbies mentor Laurie Fisher has international coaching aspirations

Outgoing Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher.

Chris Dutton Departing ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has a burning desire to coach international rugby.

Rugby

Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter back to boost Waratahs as Michael Cheika brushes off mind games

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Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says victory over arch rivals the Brumbies is the only way to silence his side's critics

Union

Brumbies search United States for hidden Super Rugby stars

Pat McCabe will line up for the Vikings.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies believe they can be the first Super Rugby team to tap into the American market.

Union

Canberra Vikings call on former Wallabies prop Dan Palmer for scrum expertise

Brumbies player Fotu Auelua will be named captain of the Canberra Vikings.

Chris Dutton Canberra Vikings captain Fotu Auelua and coach Dan McKellar have called for unity in the capital's rugby ranks.

Saturday Serve

Saturday Serve: Henry Speight's siblings need a helping hand from Scott Morrison

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton Henry Speight is about to spill blood for the Australian Wallabies, but the government won't let his siblings into the country to watch him play.

Union

Third-tier rugby competition should slow Australian player exodus

Vikings coach Dan McKellar.

Georgina Robinson The National Rugby Championship will be a success if the next Billy Meakes stays in Australia.

The teenage girl playing against men in rugby

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Rachael Kelly April Miller played her first game of men's club rugby this season with a fractured collarbone.

Rugby

Jacques Potgieter flattered by Bulls' pursuit, but happy at new home with Waratahs

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson From outsider to cult hero in less than a year, Jacques Potgieter couldn't hide a grin when quizzed about the Bulls' futile pursuit of him in recent months.