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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

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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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Crusaders prepare for attacking onslaught from Waratahs in Super Rugby showdown

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Richard Knowler The defensive sirens have been wailing inside the Crusaders camp as they prepare to adjust their tackling technique in Saturday night’s Super Rugby final.

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NSW Waratahs v Crusaders

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ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

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NSW Waratahs forward Will Skelton proves size matters

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Paul Cully Big man, big occasion, big impact. No one else in Australia could have done what Will Skelton did in setting up that try for Bernard Foley to put the icing on the Waratahs' cake in their Super Rugby...

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NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby win will help Wallabies reclaim Bledisloe Cup

Ben Alexander says a Waratahs win could spark a Bledisloe Cup bid.

David Polkinghorne Momentum is hard to stop and Wallabies prop Ben Alexander believes if the NSW Waratahs win their inaugural Super Rugby title then it will help springboard the Australian side to ending its 12-year...

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Waratahs stick with winning formula for Super Rugby final

Bernard Foley.

Adrian Warren NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at Allianz Stadium.

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Waratahs remind Owen Franks of African teams

Over the top: Crusaders front-rower Owen Franks pulls off a tackle.

Richard Knowler It wasn't just Jacques Potgieter that reminded Owen Franks of South Africa whenever he watched the Waratahs.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Kane Douglas should have gotten Wallabies call-up

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Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika said workhorse second rower Kane Douglas "deserved" to wear a Wallabies jersey this year despite his upcoming move to Ireland.

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Waratahs stick with winning formula for Super Rugby final

Bernard Foley.

Adrian Warren NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.

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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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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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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

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David Polkinghorne The biggest Super Rugby game in Australia for more than a decade! The ACT Brumbies take on the NSW Waratahs in the semi-final at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. Kick off is 7.40pm.

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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.

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...

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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.