Digby Ioane

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Digby Ioane considers leaving Stade Francais

Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.

Rugby

Digby Ioane awaits green light to begin French adventure

Digby Ioane.

Australian international winger Digby Ioane is still waiting for the medical staff of his Top 14 club Stade Francais to give him permission to start playing again, he said on Wednesday.

Digby Ioane's tattoos

Digby Ioane.

Digby Ioane added to his collection of tattoos over the off-season. Here's a look at his body of work so far.

Rugby

Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

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Berrick Barnes suggests rethink of Test eligibility rules

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Georgina Robinson Former Wallabies star Berrick Barnes has taken to life in Japan like a koi to water.

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Polota-Nau reviews defensive style to reduce injuries

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Waratahs leaves the field with an arm injury during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Eight years after making his international debut, Tatafu Polota-Nau has realised his trademark disregard for his own safety was hampering his career.

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Rugby

Tevita Kuridrani ban hard to understand

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Georgina Robinson This is not another "Irrational Rugby Board" whinge. Promise. But it is a look at the facts around Tevita Kuridrani's five-week ban.

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Scotland a test of character for everyone: Ewen McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are facing one of their "greatest challenges" against Scotland this weekend after losing eight of their top squad in a horror week of controversy and injuries.

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Players told only way to World Cup is via Super Rugby

Country comes first: Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, James O’Connor and Drew Mitchell will need to return to an Australian Super Rugby team to be in World Cup contention.

Georgina Robinson Australia's overseas-based rugby players will have to put country over money if they want to play in the 2015 World Cup.

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Rugby union year in review: play dominated by off-field dramatics

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Georgina Robinson This was a year of big matches and big stories, but nothing trumps a coaching change at the top, especially not one with the dramatic build-up and aftermath of Robbie Deans's departure.

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Union

Farr-Jones urges plan for 2015 World Cup

Nick Farr Jones, former Wallaby captain now at Taurus. Tuesday 5th July 2011 Boss photo Louie Douvis job# 1766210620

David Polkinghorne Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones says he would not pick Australian skipper Ben Mowen for this year's Tests.

Rugby Union

Will Genia not considering taking Wallabies' captaincy after Ben Mowen quits

Will Genia.

Wallabies half-back says he has not thought about the national team captaincy.

Wallabies captaincy not on Will Genia's mind

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Ed Jackson Will Genia says his primary focus is on the Queensland Reds and he hasn't given the possibility of becoming Wallabies captain any thought at all.

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Visitors look North to stick to game plan

Georgina Robinson The British and Irish Lions will be boosted by the return of powerhouse winger George North for Saturday's first Test.

Live: Reds v Blues

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Ioane to look offshore after nasty spat in Queensland

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Georgina Robinson While the dust settles on the Queensland Rugby Union's extraordinary, public fallout with Test flyer Digby Ioane, speculation is rife about where he may end up next year.

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Gritty Reds edge physical Blues

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A heavily fatigued Queensland Reds hung on for a gutsy 12-11 Super Rugby win over the Blues on Friday night to complete a first Kiwi sweep by an Australian side.

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Rugby

Folau shows skills to take off on the wing

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Paul Cully The Herald looks at five more Wallabies positions before the British and Irish Lions series, with three Super Rugby rounds before Robbie Deans names his first squad of 25 players.

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Rugby

Ioane faces questions over talk of switching

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Phil Lutton Queensland Rugby will seek an explanation from Digby Ioane's management to get to the bottom of suggestions the winger has been shopped around to other Australian provinces, contravening his contract.

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Force v Reds

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