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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Springboks hammer World XV in Cape Town

South Africa survived an early scare to begin their international rugby season with a thumping 47-13 win against a World XV in Cape Town on Saturday.

Union

Test injuries to Stephen Moore and Sam Carter turn into Brumbies' pain

Injured Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has been ruled out for the rest of the season, testing the ACT Brumbies' depth.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies say Stephen Moore is irreplaceable, but director of rugby Laurie Fisher says the club will fight to save its Super Rugby title ambitions despite a cruel double injury blow in the...

Union

Luke Holmes and Ruaidhri Murphy loom as replacements for Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore

Luke Holmes

Chris Dutton Super Rugby journeyman Luke Holmes and Ireland-bound prop Ruaidhri Murphy loom as the most likely replacements for Stephen Moore as the Brumbies aim to keep their finals bid on track.

Union

Josh Mann-Rea and Luke Holmes ready to replace Wallabies captain Stephen Moore for Super Rugby finals bid

Stephen Moore's injury has opened the door for josh Mann-Rea to grab the hooking role.

Chris Dutton Brumbies have recruited Super Rugby journeyman Luke Holmes to join coal miner Josh Mann-Rea in a bid to replace Wallabies captain Stephen Moore.

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.