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

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.

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...

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.