Ben Lucas

Quade Cooper, Will Genia, Henry Speight on track for NRC

David Barbeler Three of Australian rugby's biggest stars are on track to make their returns from injury in the new National Rugby Championship.

Reds v Highlanders

AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.35pm (AEST)

Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

Buy of the year? Jacques Potgieter of the Waratahs celebrates scoring a try.

Phil Lutton Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

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Horror Reds season ends amid familiar themes

Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Waratahs skips past Liam Gill of the Reds during Saturday's match.

Phil Lutton The season of the Queensland Reds ended amid a chorus of familiar themes; missed tackles, schoolboy errors, yet more injuries and to top it all off, a record defeat at the hands of the finals-bound...

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NSW Waratahs pound Queensland Reds into submission

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs scored four tries and survived a set-piece mauling to secure a seventh straight victory this season and their biggest win over a shambolic Reds side at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

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Rebels v Reds

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Rugby Union

Melbourne Rebels eye winnable run home to record best season

Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos It was not that long ago that the Melbourne Rebels were not quite flying high, but they were in a satisfying place.

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Rebels have gone soft after a good start, says coach Tony McGahan

Dom Shipperley of the Reds is attended to by medical staff after breaking his ankle.

Stathi Paxinos rebels presser

Reds lose Holmes for Force rugby clash

Greg Holmes in action against the Force last year.

Jim Morton Queensland have lost their veteran scrum anchor Greg Holmes for Saturday night's Super Rugby match against the Western Force in Perth.

Reds rookie Samu Kerevi unlocks right code

Samu Kerevi would be playing the round ball game if his father had his way.

Phil Lutton The young bull that could represent the future of the Queensland Reds backline considers himself blessed to be there.

Force v Reds

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Rugby

Late try keeps Western Force alive in finals race

The flying badger: Nick Cummins crosses to score for the Force.

Chris Pike The Western Force have set up a cut-throat last round match-up with the Brumbies on Friday following a 30-20 Super Rugby win over the Queensland Reds at nib Stadium.

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McMeniman and Higginbotham get one game bans

Banned: Hugh McMeniman of the Force tackles James Slipper.

Melbourne backrower Scott Higginbotham will miss the Rebels' last Super Rugby game of the season against the Bulls after receiving a one week suspension from governing body SANZAR.

Live: Reds v Highlanders

Will Genia

Phil Lutton Live: Reds v Highlanders

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Will Genia stars as Reds upset Highlanders

Celebrated his milestone in style: Will Genia.

Queensland produced their best Super Rugby display of a nightmare season to celebrate Will Genia's 100th Reds match with a thrilling 38-31 upset of the Highlanders on Friday night.

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Liam Gill returns for Quade Cooper's 100th Reds cap

Back in play: Liam Gill.

Wallabies flanker Liam Gill has returned among four starting changes to Queensland's team for mercurial playmaker Quade Cooper's 100th Reds match on Friday night.

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Quade Cooper injures shoulder against Rebels

Quade Cooper leaves the field clutching his shoulder.

Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper has suffered a suspected serious shoulder injury in the Queensland Reds' Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.

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Rebels up, Cooper down

Coming through: The Melbourne Rebels' Mitch Inman bursts through the Reds' defence.

Jim Morton Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper is set to miss next month's Test series against France after suffering a serious shoulder injury as the Melbourne Rebels beat Queensland 30-27 on Saturday night.

Genia rates Reds' ton as crowning glory

Ton up: Will Genia

Jim Morton It's all about love and hate for Will Genia in his 100th Queensland game on Friday night.