Injuries

Rugby

Injuries and paperwork make Commonwealth Games success major challenge for Australian rugby sevens

Georgina Robinson The Australian men's sevens team are battling a raft of injuries and a looming eligibility crisis in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games.

Union

Injuries force struggling Easts to forfeit John I Dent Cup match against Tuggeranong

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Chris Dutton Easts have sensationally forfeited their John I Dent Cup match against the Tuggeranong Vikings.

Stephen Larkham defiant in face of injuries

Brumbies winger Henry Speight receives attention after hurting his jaw during the victory over the Waratahs.

Chris Dutton Hanry Speight and Leon Power joined the Brumbies' star-studded war room after their fighting win over the Waratahs.

Fairytale Force struck hard by injuries

Justin Chadwick Western Force winger Nick Cummins is confident the team's steely new attitude and willingness to work for each other will help them overcome a growing injury toll.

Rugby

Dan Carter's flawed frame behind injuries

Dan Carter.

Daniel Gilhooly Dan Carter's bio-mechanical frailties explain why he has turned into world rugby's most injured man says All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

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Rugby

Wallabies hamstrung as injuries leave squad in tatters for upcoming Tests

Tatafu Polota-Nau

Georgina Robinson Injuries have disrupted the Wallabies' preparations, with experienced Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau ruled out of the first Bledisloe Cup match while Ben Mowen and Nic White were forced to sit out...

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Rugby

Rubber is not so dead after All Blacks injuries

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Paul Cully AT THE start of his tenure, if you had offered Ewen McKenzie the chance to take on the All Blacks without Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Owen Franks, Cory Jane, Luke Romano and Dan Carter - all of whom...

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Polota-Nau reviews defensive style to reduce injuries

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs leaves the field with an arm injury during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Eight years after making his international debut, Tatafu Polota-Nau has realised his trademark disregard for his own safety was hampering his career.

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Union

All Blacks, injuries may end it for Deans

Owen Finegan

Owen Finegan Coach Robbie Deans's winning ratio is 65 per cent, higher than his two predecessors.

Injuries put lesser lights on big stage

Ben Volavola

Georgina Robinson THE WARATAHS have called up versatile former Rebels back James Hilgendorf as cover at five-eighth for their clash with the Crusaders in Sydney on Thursday.

Rugby Union

Injuries cost Delve captaincy

Gareth Delve.

Stathi Paxinos Gareth Delve has been replaced as Melbourne Rebels skipper by Scott Higginbotham because the struggling team needs a leader who can play the full game, coach Damien Hill said on Thursday.

Injuries in perspective for Force halfback

Brett Sheehan.

Justin Chadwick When Western Force halfback Brett Sheehan was told his son only had a 50-50 chance of survival last month, his own injury woes suddenly didn't matter.

Rugby Union

Injuries put Rebel on centre stage

Bryce Hegarty.

Stathi Paxinos Of all the advice that Bryce Hegarty received in the lead-up to his debut for the Melbourne Rebels last Saturday, a rather run-of-the-mill warning from assistant coach Nathan Grey proved to be the...

Rugby Union

Brumbies, Waratahs left to count the cost of injuries after brutal encounter

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Drew Mitchell of the Waratahs is tackled during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton INJURIES and a form slide have put the ACT Brumbies' play-off dream on the brink as they count the costs of a brutal Australian derby at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

Injuries overshadow late Waratahs triumph

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Georgina Robinson A football stadium that came to resemble a Wallabies casualty ward overshadowed a telling 28-22 victory for the Waratahs over conference leaders the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

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Reds hit by injuries ahead of Force clash

Scott Higginbotham

Reigning Super Rugby champions the Queensland Reds have been hit by injuries in just the second round of the new season.

Injuries to test depth of Reds all over park

Jim Morton The Queensland Reds will get an immediate test of their much-vaunted squad depth after being hit by a triple injury blow ahead of tomorrow night's clash with Western Force in Brisbane.

Rugby

Wulf and Kaino injuries rock Blues

Jerome Kaino.

Standout back Rudi Wulf and All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino will miss the Blues' two-match Super Rugby trip to South Africa.

Super Rugby

Western Force hit hard with injuries

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The Western Force have been hit hard by injury, with backs Nick Cummins, Napolioni Nalaga and Cameron Shepherd ruled out of Saturday night's Super Rugby clash with the NSW Waratahs in Sydney.

Ewen McKenzie

Injuries an occupational hazard in modern game

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Ewen McKenzie I was recently chatting to a good mate of mine, Simon from ruckingoodstats.com, about all things rugby, and we drifted onto the topic of injuries.

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