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.

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

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. 

Union

Jesse Mogg says being dropped from the ACT Brumbies team was a wake-up call

Jesse Mogg has regained the fullback role after being dropped last month.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg is using his Super Rugby axing to reignite his passion, admitting he took his position in the team for granted after being the first choice No.

Union

Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight buoyed by brother's arrival but battles immigration for sibling visas

Sam and Henry Speight share a laugh at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton His brother's here but Henry Speight is locked in a battle with immigration to get his other siblings into the country.

Union

ACT Brumbies look to 2002 Super Rugby finals win over NSW Waratahs, hope history repeats

Justin Harrison celebrates scoring a try in the semi-final.

David Polkinghorne The Brumbies will run onto Allianz Stadium on Saturday night having never lost a final in the Harbour City.

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.

Carter on Crusaders bench in rugby return

He's back: Dan Carter.

All Black five-eighth Dan Carter has been named to return on a Crusaders bench packing serious firepower for their Super Rugby game against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

Union

Josh Mann-Rea determined to help Brumbies power into Super Rugby finals

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea is set to return against the Force.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has vowed to do everything in his power to help lift the team into the Super Rugby finals.

Union

ACT Brumbies re-sign Michael Dowsett and plan to scour NRC for recruits

Michael Dowsett has been re-signed by the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will use the NRC as an audition for potential recruits.

Union

Brumbies urged to move on from injury woes as they sweat on Matt Toomua scans

Josh Mann Rea has suffered a grade-one hamstring strain.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies sweating on scans for Matt Toomua before their blockbuster clash against the NSW Waratahs, while back-up hooker Ruaidhri Murphy says he's ready to step up.

Union

Matt Toomua joins Brumbies injury ward as ACT aims to stop 140-kilogram giant Will Skelton

Brumby Matt Toomua injured his adductor while playing for the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies' injury news is worse than first thought, with three players needing scans to clear them to play the Waratahs.

Union

Henry Speight uses Wallabies camp as motivation for his Test dream

Riding high: Henry Speight plays against Western Force.

Chris Dutton Brumbies winger Henry Speight is using a brief taste of his Wallabies dream to fuel the fire for his hopes of making his Test debut and helping the ACT to the Super Rugby title.

Third-tier competition will strengthen rugby union

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Scott Higginbotham After a six-year hiatus it is about time Australian Rugby had another crack at this competition it so desperately needs.

Union

Wests unleash 250kg bash brothers Fotu Auelua and Uelese Uelese

Ready to rumble: Fotu Auelua and Uelesi Uelesi

Chris Dutton It's the back-row combination which will give Canberra club rugby players nightmares.

Union

No bias towards Tuggeranong, says Canberra Vikings coach Dan McKellar

Chris Dutton Canberra Vikings coach Dan McKellar has called on critics of the capital's team in the new National Rugby Championships to back a "genuine representative team", insisting there will be no bias...

Fotu Auelua returns for Brumbies clash with Sharks

Fotu Auelua

Brumbies backrow enforcer Fotu Auelua will make a timely return in Saturday's top-of-the-ladder Super Rugby clash with the big and physical Sharks.

Stirling Mortlock urges ARU to consider player sabbaticals to combat NRL

Stirling Mortlock says the ARU needs to

Darren Walton Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock says the ARU must consider allowing players to take sabbaticals between Rugby World Cups in a bid to combat rugby league's forecast raid on the 15-man code.