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Adam Ashley-Cooper ready to break finals curse with NSW Waratahs

Georgina Robinson Decorated Waratahs utility Adam Ashley-Cooper may be six games off his Test century but he has rotten luck in finals football. 

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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.

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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 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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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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Adam Ashley-Cooper wary of Hurricanes backline

Adam Ashley-Cooper is crunched by the Bulls' defence.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are coming up against one of the most superb back lines in Super Rugby this weekend.

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Waratahs won't mistake Lions for pussycats, says Adam Ashley-Cooper

Georgina Robinson Physical dominance will stop the Waratahs tripping up on a potential banana skin of a game in Sydney on Sunday.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper 'clear' about Wallabies redemption

Adam Ashley-Cooper

Rupert Guinness, Georgina Robinson Waratahs back Adam Ashley-Cooper has a clear understanding of what is expected of him as a Wallaby under coach Ewen McKenzie in the aftermath of last year's spring tour controversy.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins set to return for Wallabies

Nick Cummins.

Jim Morton Banished three-quarters Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins appear set to return to the Wallabies' starting side for their pivotal tour-ending Test against Wales next weekend.

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Wallabies did not see loss coming, says Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies' loss to England was all the more disappointing because they did not see it coming, Adam Ashley-Cooper said.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper upset by booze link

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Jim Morton Late owl Adam Ashley-Cooper wasn't drinking excessively but the Wallabies have "made an example of him" by banning him due to his seniority.

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Adam Ashley-Cooper comes to terms with Australian rugby

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

NSW Waratahs and Wallabies back Adam Ashley-Cooper will stay in Australian rugby for another two years and will be available for the 2015 World Cup in England.

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The adaptable Adam Ashley-Cooper

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Stathi Paxinos It is somewhat apt that Adam Ashley-Cooper played his first Test for Australia without a number on the back of his jersey.

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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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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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NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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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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NSW Waratahs flanker Stephen Hoiles puts emotion of Brumbies reunion behind him

Emotion won't be a factor for Stephen Hoiles against the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Hoiles already has the emotion of playing the Super Rugby club he captained out of his system.

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Super Rugby semi-final: Stylish NSW Waratahs rekindle fans' love of football

Spiro Zavos dinkus

Spiro Zavos Virtue has its own rewards. At 9.27pm last Monday a media release from the Waratahs franchise popped up on my laptop. It had this exuberant headline: "Over 33,000 Tickets Snapped Up For Tahs.

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NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies

Israel Folau.

David Polkinghorne The biggest Super Rugby game in Australia for more than a decade! The ACT Brumbies take on the NSW Waratahs in the semi-final at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. Kick off is 7.40pm.