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Rugby

Christian Leali'ifano is a better 12 than Matt Giteau: Johnson

Jim Morton Scotland's wily Australian coach Scott Johnson has dismissed the Wallabies backline woes by labelling Christian Leali'ifano a better No.12 than Matt Giteau.

Rugby

Matt Giteau's Toulon jeered despite Perpignan win

Matt Giteau

European champions Toulon were jeered off the pitch despite extending their French Top 14 lead with a 15-9 win at home to Perpignan on Friday.

Rugby

Matt Giteau guides Toulon to bonus point win

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Pirate Irwin Former Wallaby Matt Giteau helped steer French rugby heavyweights Toulon to a 32-20 victory over English side Exeter in their European Cup pool match on Saturday..

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Rugby

Matt Giteau's point-scoring spree in France

Matt Giteau.

Former Wallabies star Matt Giteau has gone on a point-scoring frenzy for Toulon to help push the European champions up to second in the French Top 14.

Rugby

Matt Giteau stars as Toulon beat Clermont to take top spot

Former Wallaby Matt Giteau scored 20 points for Toulon.

PARIS: Toulon provisionally took over top spot in the French Top 14 on Saturday with a 25-19 win over old foes Clermont, the team they defeated in last season's European Cup final.

Rugby Union

St Edmund's represents Australian schools in Japan's Sanix tournament

St Edmunds rugby players L-R Thomas Carvolth, 17, Jordan Jackson-Hope, 18, and Ben Darmody, 17, wearing the school's 60th anniversary jersey which they will wear as the only Australian school in a Japanese tournament.

Chris Wilson St Edmund's College will celebrate the school's 60th anniversary this month by representing Australia in a world youth tournament in Japan.

Rugby

Habana marks return with try in Toulon comeback win

Pirate Irwin South African star Bryan Habana scored a try on his return to action after a three-month absence because of a hamstring injury as Toulon beat Bordeaux-Begles 22-20 in a thrilling Top 14 encounter on...

Rugby

James O'Connor set to take on Springboks

James O'Connor will appear alongside Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau.

Former South Africa coach Nick Mallett will take charge of a World XV made up European-based club players in a game against the Springboks in their build-up to next year's World Cup.

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James O'Connor picked by Barbarians

James O'Connor will appear alongside Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau.

James O'Connor's stint in European rugby union will include an appearance against an England XV after he was named in the Barbarians squad to play at Twickenham on June 1.

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Union

Brumby Coleman loves feeling fast again

Robbie Coleman on the run at Brumbies training.

Adrian Warren Rejuvenated Brumbies utility Robbie Coleman is loving the sensation of feeling fast again.

The Breakdown

James O'Connor's rugby future could be in red

Georgina Robinson dinkus

Georgina Robinson Queensland is emerging as the most likely destination for former Wallaby James O'Connor.

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James O'Connor plans Super Rugby return in 2015

James O'Connor

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor will play out the year in Europe before returning to Australia in a bid to resurrect his Test career.

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Rugby Union

James O'Connor is world's best kicker under pressure, study shows

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor might be on the nose in Australian rugby but there may be a very good reason for Ewen McKenzie to bring him home for the 2015 World Cup.

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Rugby Union

ACT Brumbies' Matt Toomua tackles doubts head on

Chris Dutton Matt Toomua admits just 12 months ago he was consumed by self-doubt and a fear he “wasn’t good enough” for Super Rugby.

Rugby

James O'Connor signs with Toulon, putting World Cup chances in jeopardy

James O'Connor.

Big-spending French Top 14 side Toulon have agreed a one-year deal for next season with Australian back James O'Connor, club president Mourad Boudjellal announced on Thursday.

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Union

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham gets gig as waterboy

Stephen Larkham The Waterboy

Chris Dutton Brumbies mentor Stephen Larkham will use a loophole to become the first Super Rugby coach to double as a waterboy.

Union

Stephen Larkham a Wallabies coach in waiting, says Joe Roff

Brumbies coach, Stephen Larkham.

Chris Wilson Wallabies great Joe Roff believes former teammate Stephen Larkham is a future Australian coach.

Rugby

Brumbies backline as good as champion 2004 side: Wallabies great Joe Roff

Matt Toomua

Wallabies great Joe Roff believes the current crop of Brumbies backs are on the verge of eclipsing the star studded 2004 backline that took out the Super Rugby championship.

Rugby

Philippe Saint-Andre fears overseas imports will hurt France

France's head coach Philippe Saint-Andre.

French coach tells Mick Cleary in an exclusive interview why he has no more excuses ahead of England opener on February 1.

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Rugby

Mathieu Bastareaud says Jonny Wilkinson made him 'a bigger threat'

Mathieu Bastareaud

Mathieu Bastareaud tells Mick Cleary in an exclusive interview how England legend is helping him add skill to mountainous size.