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Matt Giteau a marked man in European Cup final

Matt Giteau will be heavily marked in the European Cup final.

Julian Guyer Former Wallaby Matt Giteau will be a carefully marked man when his French club Toulon meet England outfit Saracens in Saturday's European Cup final in Cardiff.

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Matt Giteau scores as Toulon defend European Cup title

Try time: Matt Giteau score the first five-pointer for Toulon.

Tries by Matt Giteau and Juan Smith and a faultless kicking display by Jonny Wilkinson in the penultimate game of his career gave Toulon a 23-6 victory over Saracens on Saturday as the French side...

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Former ACT Brumbies back Matt Giteau would answer Wallabies' call

Former Brumby Matt Giteau would jump at the chance to play for the Brumbies again.

David Polkinghorne If the Wallabies ever wanted former Brumby Matt Giteau back he would answer the call in a heartbeat.

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Matt Giteau opens up on his bitter departure from Australian rugby

Matt Giteau

Rupert Guinness When Matt Giteau reflects on his decision to leave Australia after he missed selection in the Wallabies squad for the 2011 World Cup, he admits the episode that centred on his publicised divide with...

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Matt Giteau to captain World XV against Springboks

Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau celebrate winning the French Top 14 final last weekend.

Matt Giteau will captain a World XV against South Africa in a non-cap game on Saturday.

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Wallabies must get early physical edge over France, warns Matt Giteau

General: Frederic Michalak.

Rupert Guinness If the Wallabies allow France to gain an early physical upper hand in the first of three Tests, they will do so at their own peril, warns former Test playmaker Matt Giteau.

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Matt Giteau to lead World XV against Springboks

Matt Giteau

Australian fly-half Matt Giteau will lead a strong World XV side out against the Springboks on Saturday in Cape Town.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

Christian Leali'ifano.

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.

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Size isn't everything - Robbie Coleman ready to prove the doubters wrong in ACT Brumbies semi-final against NSW Waratahs

Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Robbie Coleman is the only non Wallaby in a star back line, but the diminutive Queanbeyan speedster is unfazed at the challenge.

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NSW Waratahs flanker Stephen Hoiles puts emotion of Brumbies reunion behind him

Emotion won't be a factor for Stephen Hoiles against the Brumbies.

David Polkinghorne Stephen Hoiles already has the emotion of playing the Super Rugby club he captained out of his system.

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Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea ready to turn Super Rugby lifeline into a championship

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Brumbies' first XV.

Chris Dutton Third-string ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has built his career on "lifeline opportunities".

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James O'Connor in talks with Queensland Reds for next season

Edging back to Australia: James O'Connor.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor is in talks to join the Queensland Reds in a bid to resurrect his Wallabies career before next year's World Cup.

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Three former Wallabies named in World XV

Three former Wallabies have been named in a World XV squad to play South Africa in Cape Town.

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Rod Kafer backs ACT Brumbies halves for Wallabies spots

Matt Toomua and Nic White should be given Wallabies jerseys according to Rod Kafer.

Jon Tuxworth Rod Kafer has backed ACT Brumbies halves Matt Toomua and Nic White to beat Quade Cooper and Will Genia for Wallabies spots against France next month.

Chris Ashton faces ban for shouting at kicker

England and Saracens winger Chris Ashton is facing a potential ban after allegedly shouting at Harlequins five-eighth Nick Evans as he attempted a conversion during the English Premiership semi-final.

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Josh Mann-Rea ready to step up as ACT Brumbies hooker

Josh Mann-Rea, front, trains with Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore.

Chris Dutton Josh Mann-Rea is a 33-year-old rookie who almost quit rugby last year.