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Justin Harrison and co whip Narbonne into shape

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness As the coaching career of former Wallaby Justin Harrison continues to rise, so does the ambition of his French club, Narbonne, who are no longer seen as cellar dwellers but real contenders after an...

Unwanted Pretorius happy to wave goodbye to Waratahs

Waratahs trial game against Samoa. Picture is of Sarel Pratorius. Picture by Grant Robertson/Rural Press.

Georgina Robinson Sarel Pretorius is delighted to be rid of the Waratahs and he is not afraid to say it.

Few left in back line after Tahs overhaul

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson What a difference a year makes. Just two players that started this round for the Waratahs back line last season still remain.

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Tahs give tweet nothings the axe

Lachie Turner

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs have had four separate spoof Twitter accounts suspended or amended this year for impersonating players or using sponsors' logos.

Students snatch victory after panicked Norths give away penalty

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David Sygall A PENALTY three minutes after the siren cost Northern Suburbs a thrilling draw against Sydney University at North Sydney Oval yesterday.

Tahs officials make farce first stop on itinerary

Greg Growden dinkus

Greg Growden The antics at the Waratahs and Force keep getting crazier.

Revved-up Rocky's fast and loose

Waratahs captain Rocky Elsom behind the wheel of a Volvo sports car as he takes it on 3 hot laps around the Eastern Creek Racetrack. 1st February 2012Photo by Dallas Kilponen

Josh Rakic NEW Waratahs captain Rocky Elsom has not wasted any time getting behind the driver's wheel at the NSW franchise, shocking onlookers at a Volvo drive day at Eastern Creek Raceway yesterday by taking...

Foley called on to explain Waratahs' woeful season

Michael Foley

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS coach Michael Foley will front the NSW Rugby board today to account for his side's woeful performance this season.

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The pressure is off: Carter looking forward to the future

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 24:  Tom Carter of the Waratahs during the Super Rugby qualifier match between the Blues and the Waratahs at Eden Park on June 24, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Josh Rakic TOM CARTER is a man playing without fear. Without fear of failure or being overlooked for a contract extension beyond this season. For at the age of 29, the Waratahs' incumbent No.

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Berrick Barnes to lead Waratahs in first trial

Berrick Barnes

Berrick Barnes will get first crack at captaining the NSW Waratahs in the absence of Rocky Elsom in their opening rugby trial match against Samoa in Tamworth on Friday.

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Opportunities abound for Waratahs in trial

Josh Rakic WARATAHS breakaways Chris Alcock and Pat McCutcheon have been given free rein by coach Michael Foley to play their natural games in tomorrow's trial match as the battle to replace Phil Waugh heats up...

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Waratahs to turn up excitement without kicking out game plan

Michael Foley

Greg Growden THE call to be more extravagant has come from above, but don't expect the Waratahs to suddenly become the great entertainers of this year's Super Rugby tournament.

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Robinson in running to lead from the front

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 30:  Benn Robinson during the Waratahs training session at Northwood School on May 30, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Greg Growden FRONT-ROWERS are rarely handed the captaincy reins, but Test prop Benn Robinson is suddenly in strong contention to be the Waratahs' skipper for the opening month of the Super Rugby tournament.

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New halfback's debut delights refreshed Barnes

Waratahs training at McKay Oval Centennial Park new srumhalf Sarel Pretorius Thursday November 3rd 2011.Pictures Steve Christo

Josh Rakic STAND-IN Waratahs captain Berrick Barnes has given his tick of approval to new halfback Sarel Pretorius, warning the team's first-round opponents, the Queensland Reds, to expect the unexpected when...

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Ashley-Cooper named for Waratahs trial

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Star recruit Adam Ashley-Cooper will make his first appearance for NSW when the Waratahs host Tonga in pre-season trial at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday night.

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Much more than pride on the line

Greg Growden.

Greg Growden Waratahs-Reds encounters - the longest rivalry in Australian rugby - revolve around personal pride.

Tahs dish out a hiding - but cop a scare as Barnes is forced off field

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Georgina Robinson BERRICK BARNES and Damien Fitzpatrick sent shudders through the small contingent of NSW fans after calling for replacements within the first hour of the Waratahs' 52-0 trial match victory against...

Tahs keep Barnes door open for another day

Berrick Barnes

Georgina Robinson THE WARATAHS will wait a day to determine the fitness of playmaker Berrick Barnes before naming their team to take on the Reds in the Super Rugby season opener at ANZ Stadium this weekend.

Tahs give Barnes time

Berrick Barnes will be given until 9am today to prove to Waratahs medical staff he is capable of taking the field for the Super Rugby season opener against the Reds on Saturday before coach Michael...

Waratahs v Reds

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)