Club Rugby

Club rugby's jewel ignored

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

Western Force continue to surprise

The Western Force are the talk of the Australian conference after extending their record Super Rugby winning streak to five matches with a gritty victory over the NSW Waratahs.

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Former Easts coach Mark Bakewell eyes opportunities in Japan

Big plans: Former Eastern Suburbs coach Mark Bakewell is off to Japan.

Rupert Guinness Mark Bakewell says it would be a "massive bonus" if his new coaching position with the Tokyo-based club Suntory leads to an opportunity with a Japan franchise in an expanded Super Rugby competition.

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Former Waratah Tom Carter enjoying life with Sydney Uni

Tom Carter

Rupert Guinness Former Waratah Tom Carter may be back playing rugby for Sydney University, but the 31-year-old centre says he is not intent on forcing a return to Super Rugby.

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Northern Suburbs coach Scott Fava confident of first Shute Shield win

Ex Wallaby Scott Fava, pictured in 2006.

Rupert Guinness Northern Suburbs coach Scott Fava believes his side can clinch their first Shute Shield victory of the season if they can just push through the 60-minute mark of the game, rather than “drop our...

New European rugby tournaments approved

European rugby clubs have agreed to launch three new tournaments after almost two years of conflict, the six federations and representatives from the English, French and Welsh teams announced on...

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What we learnt: Queensland Reds v ACT Brumbies

Joe Tomane of the Brumbies scores a try.

Chris Dutton All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.

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Tom Staniforth set to get his Brumbies chance

Tom Staniforth at Brumbies training this week with Ben Alexander.

Chris Dutton Part-time pub glassy Tom Staniforth will be thrust into a brutal Super Rugby initiation next week.

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Brumbies coaches cast eye over local talent before National Rugby Championship

Laurie Fisher:

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has written to Canberra clubs to start a united front for the National Rugby Championship, urging teams to put rivalries aside and organising a "Clubs...

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Petition calls for Canberra's NRC team to play in ACT colours

Christian Lealiifano plays for the Canberra Vikings in the Australian Rugby Championship in 2007. Many would prefer to see the ACT's new NRC team in more neutral colours.

Chris Dutton Rugby supporters in Canberra have started a petition for the territory's new team in the National Rugby Championship to play in ACT colours instead of those of the Tuggeranong Vikings. 

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Canberra Vikings to cast eye over ACT club competition for National Rugby Championship

 L-R Wests Captain Michael Smith, Gungahlin Captain Matt Hawke, Queanbeyan Whites Captain Daniel Penca, Vikings Captain Tim Cree,  Easts Captain Kyne Bowden, Owls Captain Bhiamie Williamson and Royals Captain Joel Penders.

Lee Gaskin Places in the inaugural Canberra Vikings team in the National Rugby Championship will be on offers when the John I Dent Cup starts this weekend.

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Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

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Dan Carter's World Cup itch not satisfied

Duncan Johnstone All Blacks great Dan Carter says he has unfinished "personal" business at the World Cup and is hell bent on making next year's tournament in England.

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Brumbies, Vikings Group and University of Canberra to team up for National Rugby Championship

Chris Dutton Canberra's National Rugby Championship team will set up an independent board for the competition.

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Christian Lealiifano declares he's ready to return for Brumbies in Super Rugby

Christian Lealiifano runs from 40m to score a try in his first game after ankle surgery in a trial match between Vikings and Royals at Viking Park.
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

Chris Wilson Christian Lealiifano is ready to shave his beard but continue his self-imposed alcohol ban, declaring he's ready for a Super Rugby comeback with the ACT Brumbies on Friday.

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ACT Brumbies defy injury toll to beat Cape Town Stormers

Scott Fardy of the Brumbies is tackled during the round six Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Stormers at Canberra Stadium.

Lee Gaskin The ACT Brumbies had to rely on a Stormers mistake and a penalty try to get over their South African opponents 25-15.

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Brumbies selection headache with Christian Lealiifano and Tevita Kuridrani back, Jarrad Butler in doubt

Tevita Kuridrani is set to return for the Brumbies this weekend, but will need to battle Andrew Smith for his spot.

Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies will call on Canberra club rugby reinforcements to cover the potential loss of Jarrad Butler, but will resist the temptation to inject Christian Lealiifano straight into the Super...

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Nemani Nadolo could prove Crusaders' back-line saviour

Back in the day: Nemani Nadolo during his time with the Waratahs.

Chris Barclay Four years after being a bit-part member of the Waratahs squad, hulking winger Nemani Nadolo may be just what the Crusaders have been looking for.

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Shock death of former All Black captain Frank Oliver

One of the rugged men of Manawatu and All Blacks rugby, Frank Oliver, has died suddenly at home in Palmerston North aged 65.

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Tom English repays Rebels for show of faith

Rupert Guinness Don't label Rebels winger Tom English as another one that got away for the Waratahs.

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