Dean Mumm

Wallabies v All Blacks

Paul Suttor Will captain Michael Hooper and a rejuvinated Wallabies side be able to tame the all-conquering All Blacks at ANZ Stadium?

Waratahs v Queensland Reds

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Andrew Sonter Full live coverage of the Australian Conference blockbuster.

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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.

Student graduates from Uni to Tahs

Sydney University

Georgina Robinson OLLIE ATKINS could be forgiven for thinking he drew the short straw as he sat clutching his cheek in the emergency room at Concord Hospital while his Sydney University teammates celebrated victory in...

Greg Mumm won't be back at Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson Change is well and truly under way at the Waratahs, with head coach Michael Cheika acting fast to announce the departure of coaching co-ordinator Greg Mumm.

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Waratahs add gun rookies to squad

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have confirmed the signings of Shute Shield rookie of the year Jed Holloway and former Reds five-eighth Sam Lane in their line up for next season.

Repair man needs time to work magic with Waratahs

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson SPEND a little time talking to Michael Cheika, take a look at his eight years in Europe - at the successes, the failures and the legacies he left - and an outline begins to form of what the Waratahs...

Matt Burke

A dark year for green and golds but at least Wallabies avoided defeat in final Bledisloe

Matt Burke

Matt Burke With the last domestic international of the year behind us it would seem only fit to give some thought to the best of the best this year.

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Skipper on ice for opener

Sam Warburton.

The British and Irish Lions will miss injured captain Sam Warburton for their opening two matches in a worrying start to their six-week tour.

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Parisse to lead Baa-Baas against Lions

Barbarians player Sergio Parisse

Barbarians coach Dai Young named Italy No.8 Sergio Parisse as captain on Wednesday to lead a strong Barbarians line-up against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong.

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Wales added to fixture list in ramped-up Wallabies tour

Wales' Alex Cuthbert (R) tackles Australia's Drew Mitchell during their international rugby union match at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, December 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Georgina Robinson The traditional spring tour slog for Test players has just been ratcheted up a notch.

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Huxley not under injury cloud, says Rebel coach

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY UNION Rod Macqueen insists that Julian Huxley would be fit for the club's inaugural game against the New South Wales Waratahs.

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Avoiding Shark bite would be Reds' legacy dream come true

Paul Cully

Paul Cully There is a stubborn theory subscribed to by some in two-thirds of the SANZAR territories that the Reds got lucky last year.

Rugby

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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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 rejig pack after hurt Palu ruled out

Waratahs Wycliff Palu

Georgina Robinson AN INJURY to Waratahs No.8 Wycliff Palu has forced a back-row reshuffle for the side's final-round clash with the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.

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Reds' massive boost

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Rob Simmons poses during the Australian Wallabies Rugby World Cup 2011 squad headshots session at Ballymore Stadium on January 19, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Jim Morton, Adrian Warren Queensland's last-round quest to keep its Super Rugby defence alive has received a massive lift with Wallabies lock Rob Simmons set to be named for Saturday night's grudge match against NSW.

Foley wants Tonga trial to give injury-hit Tahs taste of unexpected as opener looms

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03:  Waratahs coach Michael Foley (L) speaks to Brendan McKibbin (R) during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at McKay Oval, Centennial Park on November 3, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS coach Michael Foley is hoping an unpredictable Tongan side gives his injury-depleted squad plenty to think about in its final trial at the SFS tonight.

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

Barnes

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...