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Olympic effort needed from Waratahs against Crusaders in Super Rugby final

Peter FitzSimons Be wewy wewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.

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Todd Blackadder takes shot at Waratahs money men

There's no place like home: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder.

Richard Knowler Todd Blackadder cannot believe the Waratahs have ditched their fortress to chase the almighty dollar.

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Waratahs can dominate Crusaders in pack battle, says Phil Waugh

Secret weapon: Will Skelton at training.

Georgina Robinson Former NSW captain Phil Waugh says the Waratahs pack can "dominate" the Crusaders in the crucial forward battle if their mental game is spot on. 

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Injury stalls Henry Speight's Wallabies hopes as Jordan Smiler re-signs with Brumbies

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has re-signed with the club.

Chris Dutton Henry Speight will miss a month with a hamstring injury.

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ANZ Stadium set to be a sea of blue for Super Rugby final

Just the ticket: The Waratahs and Bernard Foley believe ANZ Stadium will be far from a neutral venue on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson A State of Origin-esque sea of blue, an Australian Super Rugby crowd record and the biggest take-up of corporate packages since the Manchester United exhibition match say ANZ Stadium will be the...

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Waratahs stick with winning formula for Super Rugby final

Bernard Foley.

Adrian Warren NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at Allianz Stadium.

Colin Slade's Super distraction from pain of All Blacks axe

Dropped: Colin Slade has been omitted from the All Blacks squad.

Richard Knowler Being ditched from the All Blacks wasn’t how Colin Slade wanted to prepare for his first Super Rugby grand final.

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Richie McCaw says big-game nerves never go away as Crusaders face Waratahs in Super Rugby final

Richie McCaw

Richard Knowler For Richie McCaw, the job of preparing for big rugby matches should be as simple as flicking dust off his shoes.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

Kane Douglas

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

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Waratahs stick with winning formula for Super Rugby final

Bernard Foley.

Adrian Warren NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.

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Andrew Mehrtens backs Crusaders to spoil Waratahs' party

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Georgina Robinson The Crusaders' ability to lift on the big stage will enable them to beat the odds and hold up the Super Rugby trophy at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, predicts All Blacks legend Andrew Mehrtens.

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Wycliff Palu is excited by the noise as the Waratahs chase the Super Rugby title

Georgina Robinson As little as two years ago, when Waratahs fans weren't booing - they were mute. Dead quiet. 

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Bernard Foley is not intimidated by the Crusaders in Super Rugby final

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Georgina Robinson History can take a walk on Saturday night. 

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NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby win will help Wallabies reclaim Bledisloe Cup

Ben Alexander says a Waratahs win could spark a Bledisloe Cup bid.

David Polkinghorne Momentum is hard to stop and Wallabies prop Ben Alexander believes if the NSW Waratahs win their inaugural Super Rugby title then it will help springboard the Australian side to ending its 12-year...

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Waratahs remind Owen Franks of African teams

Over the top: Crusaders front-rower Owen Franks pulls off a tackle.

Richard Knowler It wasn't just Jacques Potgieter that reminded Owen Franks of South Africa whenever he watched the Waratahs.

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Coach Stephen Larkham says Brumbies keen to keep David Pocock, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander and Pat McCabe

Knee injuries: David Pocock may have had limited time on the field this season, but the Brumbies want to keep him on their books.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham is keen to ramp up player contract negotiations less than a week after being knocked out of the Super Rugby season.

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Matt Todd misses out as All Blacks welcome back Carter

Back in black: Dan Carter has been named in a 31-man New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship.

Marc Hinton Dan Carter is back, as is Charles Piutau, but it is the selection of Sam Cane ahead of unlucky Crusader Matt Todd that might be considered the chief talking point of Steven Hansen's Rugby...

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Waratahs fans disappointed after technical glitch affects Super Rugby grand final tickets

Israel Folau

Alexandra Back Waratahs members say they are disappointed after technical problems meant many were overcharged or left with bad seats for the Super Rugby final on Saturday night.

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Waratahs' chance to make history - twice

We did it: Jubilant Waratahs after victory on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson A Super Rugby record crowd of more than 55,000 could swamp ANZ Stadium to watch the Waratahs shoot for a historic first Super Rugby title against seven-time champions the Crusaders on Saturday night.

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NSW Waratahs advance to Super Rugby final with emphatic win over ACT Brumbies

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs won a minor premiership off the back of four-try bonus points but it was heroic defence that will see them play their first home final in Super Rugby history against the Crusaders at ANZ...

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