Lachie Turner

Union

Lachie Turner injury hands debut to Queensland Reds rookie Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

Phil Lutton The Queensland Reds have turned to rookie Jamie-Jerry Taulagi as their backline injury list continues to expand ahead of their clash with the in-form Western Force on Saturday night in Brisbane.

Rugby

Former Waratah Lachie Turner bags try but endures lonely night on the wing for Reds

Lachie Turner

Rupert Guinness One year and one week ago, Lachie Turner had ambitions of being a Waratah for life. ''I would love to stay. I'm a pretty loyal kind of guy,'' Turner said then.

Rugby

Queensland Reds sign Lachie Turner from Waratahs

Lachie Turner

Sidelined Wallabies speedster Lachie Turner has left the NSW Waratahs to sign with the Queensland Reds for the next two Super Rugby seasons.

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Lachie Turner to trial at fullback for Reds

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Jim Morton The Queensland Reds will trial NSW wing recruit Lachie Turner at fullback as they plan to boost their flagging attack with extra speed.

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Reds add punch for Brumbies clash

Fainga'a

Jim Morton Queensland have recalled tough-tackling centre Anthony Fainga'a and young gun Chris Feauai-Sautia to their injury-hit backline for Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies.

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Rugby

Israel Folau and Cam Crawford combine for Waratahs' Super Rugby game against Western Force

Back in business: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Perth: The return of Israel Folau and Cam Crawford to the Waratahs' starting line-up for their clash with the Force reunites one of last year's most consistent and productive partnerships.

Reds v Force

Reds centre Mike Harris.

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)

Turner joins injury list as Slipper turns up heat

James Slipper

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds prop James Slipper says his side has reached its first 'must-win' game for the season as another top-line backline star joins the injury list.

Reds v Stormers

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.30pm  (AEDT)

Lions v Reds

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1am (AEDT)

Rugby

Injury-hit Reds lose Liam Gill for six weeks

The Queensland Reds' Super Rugby hopes have been dealt a big blow with Wallaby flanker Liam Gill and exciting fullback Aidan Toua ruled out for extended periods.

Reds predict 'bash fest' against Stormers

Returning Reds flanker Beau Robinson.

Phil Lutton No-frills Reds flanker Beau Robinson has predicted a ''bash fest'' against the Stormers on Saturday night in Brisbane as persistant rain threatens to turn an open game into trench warfare.

Rugby

Others make a fuss while rugby kicks off with a whisper

Matt Burke dinkus

Matthew Burke I am wondering if anyone else out there has the same lethargy about the start of this year's Super Rugby season as I do.

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Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika leads NSW in the right direction

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson They were the cappuccino-sipping glamour boys harnessed by a history of under-performance and hometown indifference.

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Rugby

Reds make three changes for Sharks clash

Reds halfback Will Genia at training in Durban.

James Hanson's surging sideline try and a non-stop 60-minute performance hasn't saved the Reds hooker who has been dropped for Queensland's Super Rugby clash with the Sharks in Durban.

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Sharks v Reds

Kings Park, Durban. Sunday 2.05am (AEDT)

Rugby

The Breakdown: Cam Crawford is waiting in the wings for the Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson He was a NSW success story last year, scoring eight tries in seven games and establishing himself as a key figure in the "new Waratahs" under Michael Cheika.

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Rugby

Ben Tapuai given second chance against Lions

Time to shine: Ben Tapuai.

Queensland coach Richard Graham wants recalled centre Ben Tapuai to be more assertive to give the Lions' unfancied backline headaches at Johannesburg's Ellis Park this weekend.

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Rugby

Clash between Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs has enough star power to light up a stadium

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson When preparing to face your mortal enemy, do you take a world-class halves pairing and an electrifying young fullback, or two proven game-breakers and a clutch of power runners? The good news is you...

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Rugby

Waratahs v Reds: Much more at stake than points in Super Rugby derby

Fairfax Media writer

Spiro Zavos Is there an historical shift in which Australia is becoming a Red State rugby nation?

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