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Tatafu Polota-Nau returns for Wallabies tour

Rupert Guinness Barnstorming hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will make his long-awaited return to Test rugby on the Wallabies' grand slam tour of Europe next month.

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Scott Fardy ruled out of Italy Test as Tatafu Polota-Nau is set for return

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy has been ruled out of the side's Test against Italy after suffering a concussion in Australia's loss to England last weekend.

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Tatafu Polota-Nau nervous about return to Wallabies

Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Jim Morton It will be a nervous Tatafu Polota-Nau making his long-awaited Wallabies return at Aviva Stadium this weekend after a horror season riddled with injuries.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

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Kurtley Beale in running to play five-eighth for Wallabies

Option for Wallaby 10 ... Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. 

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NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies

Israel Folau.

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter back to boost Waratahs as Michael Cheika brushes off mind games

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Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says victory over arch rivals the Brumbies is the only way to silence his side's critics

Henry Speight named in Wallabies squad for Rugby Championship

New Wallaby: Brumbies flyer Henry Speight.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging Brumbies winger Henry Speight is the only new name in the Wallabies squad to play in the Rugby Championship next month. 

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Hitman Jacques Potgieter in Waratahs' frame for Brumbies Super Rugby blockbuster

Jacques Potgieter, seen here during a Waratahs training session on Monday, is in the box seat for a return to the second row.

Georgina Robinson Rampaging NSW second-rower Jacques Potgieter is likely to return to the starting line-up against the Brumbies in the Waratahs' first sudden-death finals encounter in three years.

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NSW Waratahs reach out to troubled Islander youth

Helping out: Wycliff Palu (left) and Tatafu Polata-Nau speak with youths involved in the juvenile justice program.

Georgina Robinson Will Skelton's life has been littered with highlights these past few months but July 8 was not one of them.

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Phil Waugh hails complete Waratahs

Bernard Foley has made a difference to the Waratahs.

Darren Walton The NSW Waratahs have received the ultimate nod of approval, with the state's most-capped player declaring Michael Cheika's record-setting class of 2014 as possibly the most complete team in Super...

Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.35pm (AEST)

Israel Folau out of clash with Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs' final-round clash with the Reds after failing to recover from a corked thigh.

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Cam Crawford runs on for NSW Waratahs for rested Israel Folau

Opportunity knocks: Cam Crawford will get a chance to show his wares at fullback against the Reds.

Georgina Robinson They will be missing marquee players Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter but the Waratahs are in no mood to take Saturday's dead rubber against Queensland lying down. 

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Waratahs v Highlanders

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Sunday 4.05pm (AEST)

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Waratahs are fitter and faster, leaving the fans happier

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Outstanding Tahs have become the opposite of why their fans deserted them. You play like you train, and the Waratahs look like a side that has been told that if an offload goes to deck, the offloader...

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Crunch time for Waratahs, and Michael Cheika knows it

Eyeing a Brumbies scalp: Sekope Kepu.

Georgina Robinson NSW coach Michael Cheika said on Friday a win against the Brumbies was more important than his wife and family. If that smacks of sporting melodrama, here are the facts.

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Domestic rule essential to breeding good Wallabies

Spiro Zavos

Spiro Zavos Now where are we after the pleasant interruption of the Wallabies three Test triumph over France? Ah yes, the 17th round of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament resumes this weekend. Good.

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Michael Cheika asks Waratahs to aim for next level

Expectations rising: The Waratahs train at Moore Park on Tuesday before meeting the Highlanders on Sunday.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has warned the Waratahs will have to make "the biggest sacrifices" of their season to win a game that could ensure them a home semi-final in Sydney.

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Tight Five

Waratahs hit first big hurdle with Dave Dennis injury

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Dennis may not be a highlight reels man, but he gives the Waratahs such great balance.

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