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Former Waratah Tom Carter enjoying life with Sydney Uni

Tom Carter

Rupert Guinness Former Waratah Tom Carter may be back playing rugby for Sydney University, but the 31-year-old centre says he is not intent on forcing a return to Super Rugby.

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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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Warringah Rats continue Shute Shield winning streak with thrilling victory over Sydney University

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Rupert Guinness If anyone thought Warringah’s unbeaten run in the Shute Shield was a fluke, they were asked to think again on Saturday after they beat defending champions Sydney University in an absolute...

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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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Cooper, Foley front up for early audition for new boss

Quade Cooper

Georgina Robinson There may be little tangible riding on Saturday's final-round clash between old foes the Waratahs and Reds but for two young playmakers it is a valuable chance to impress the new Wallabies coach.

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Live: NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds

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David Sygall Can the NSW Waratahs finish their season on a high in front of new Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie?

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Cheika eyes 2014 finals berth for Waratahs

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson If the Brumbies could do it, so can the Waratahs.

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Students give masterful first-half display to rout hapless Rebels

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Michael Carayannis A rampant first-half effort from Sydney University allowed them to continue their dominance against Southern Districts.

THE BREAKDOWN

Carter takes his leave with a wry look back

Georgina Robinson

Georgina Robinson In the annual migration of cattle across provinces and continents, a few players are saying their final goodbyes this week.

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Waratahs add gun rookies to squad

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have confirmed the signings of Shute Shield rookie of the year Jed Holloway and former Reds five-eighth Sam Lane in their line up for next season.

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Horne hopes for a return but faces competition

Rob Horne

Georgina Robinson Wallabies centre Rob Horne had a taste of injury-free life earlier this year and he's not prepared to give it up too easily.

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Folau earmarked to lead from the back

Israel Folau

Ben Horne ISRAEL FOLAU has revealed he has spent most of his NSW pre-season training at fullback as the Waratahs weigh up throwing their superstar recruit straight into the key position.

NSW spoilt for choice as Wallabies join squad

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Rupert Guinness WARATAHS coach Michael Cheika has a selection battle on his hands as he prepares to welcome back the Wallabies to his roster for a squad that impressed during Saturday's trial against Melbourne -...

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Gerrard tweets out at Burgess move

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Georgina Robinson, Chris Dutton THE mooted return of former Wallabies halfback Luke Burgess has ruffled feathers in the ranks, with a former Rebels player condemning Melbourne for contemplating the signing and the Brumbies...

Horne out for up to six weeks

Australian Wallabies Rob Horne, showing his red left eye, speaks to the media following the captain's run at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Nelson, New Zealand on September 30, 2011. Injury hit Australia plays their final Pool C World Cup match against Russia in Nelson on October 1.  AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD

NSW centre Rob Horne will be sidelined for at least one month with a hamstring tear as new coach Michael Cheika deals with a spate of backline injuries just over a week out from the Waratahs' Super...

Former Wallabies called up to give a player's perspective at hearings

Matt Dunning

Georgina Robinson MATT DUNNING is among four former Wallabies recruited by SANZAR to advise judicial officers on dangerous tackles and other citable offences.

Injuries put lesser lights on big stage

Ben Volavola

Georgina Robinson THE WARATAHS have called up versatile former Rebels back James Hilgendorf as cover at five-eighth for their clash with the Crusaders in Sydney on Thursday.

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Folau tipped to make debut at fullback for wary Tahs

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Georgina Robinson WARATAHS coach Michael Cheika has given rugby convert Israel Folau the provisional thumbs up to start against Queensland in Brisbane this weekend but warned the Reds are as dangerous as ever and can...

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Prop Tilse puts on big push for starting spot

Jeremy Tilse

Georgina Robinson WARATAHS veteran Jeremy Tilse is set to be rewarded for outstanding trial form with a starting spot against the Reds at the expense of Wallabies prop Benn Robinson.

Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs

Israel Folau.

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT, 6.40pm local)