Wycliff Palu

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Wycliff Palu in danger of missing Bulls clash as he mourns father's passing

Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu and his fellow teammates will understand if their in-form backrower Wycliff Palu is not able to play following the death of his father last week.

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Waratahs hard man Wycliff Palu wary of Brumbies trip

Taking nothing for granted: Wycliff Palu.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs hard man has grown to dread the three-hour bus ride down the Hume Highway to Canberra, not least because wins there have been so hard to come by for NSW.

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Wycliff Palu at his best but Waratahs coach Michael Cheika plays it down

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Georgina Robinson Everyone can see it but no one inside the Waratahs wants to say it. Wycliff Palu is different this year.

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Wycliff Palu predicts breakdown fireworks for Waratahs' season opener

Wycliff Palu, back in full training with the Waratahs, Moore Park
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January 9 2014

Rupert Guinness Waratahs back-rower Wycliff Palu expects the Western Force will set out to “bully” NSW at the breakdown in their first match of the Super Rugby season at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Wycliff Palu fit and ready to return for Waratahs

Wycliff Palu.

Alex Nicholson Wallabies No.8 Wycliff Palu has declared himself fit and ready for a big season with the Waratahs after recovering from surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.

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Wycliff Palu ruled out for Waratahs

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Josh Rakic Waratahs No.8, Wycliff Palu, has been ruled out of tomorrow night's clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin after succumbing to a hamstring complaint at the team's final training run at Forsyth Barr...

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Waratahs v Bulls

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Last meeting: Round 11 2013 - Bulls 30 bt Waratahs 19 at Loftus Versfeld

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Waratahs unsure of Israel Folau's inclusion after ARU intervention

Waratahs forward Michael Hooper looks perplexed after a Force try in Perth on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' preparations are in limbo for their crucial home clash with the Bulls this weekend because coach Michael Cheika says he has "no idea" if Israel Folau will be available.

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Michael Foley laughs off Western Force's 'favourites' tag against Waratahs

Michael Foley, coach of the Waratahs
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Georgina Robinson Western Force coach Michael Foley has laughed off suggestions his side are favourites for Saturday's derby clash with the Waratahs, saying they have done nothing of note yet.

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Israel Folau returns for Waratahs

Israel Folau returns to the Waratahs starting line-up after missing both matches in South Africa.

Israel Folau will make his Super Rugby comeback on Saturday in a new-look back three for the NSW Waratahs' clash with the Western Force.

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Cheika confirms SANZAR investigation as Waratahs hit by injuries

Under investigation: Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has confirmed he had been contacted by SANZAR and notified of the complaint against him by South African broadcaster Super Sport.

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Waratahs ready for Western Force's fast starts

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika's men are preparing to "hang in there" with the fast-starting Force in Perth this weekend.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika not surprised by Western Force

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson The Western Force's run up the Super Rugby ladder might have surprised most Australian rugby fans but not Michael Cheika.

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Israel Folau and Cam Crawford combine for Waratahs' Super Rugby game against Western Force

Back in business: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Perth: The return of Israel Folau and Cam Crawford to the Waratahs' starting line-up for their clash with the Force reunites one of last year's most consistent and productive partnerships.

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Stormers v Waratahs

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DHL Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

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Michael Cheika calls Jake White attack 'a compliment'

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Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika has brushed off a barrage of barbs from former Brumbies coach Jake White, saying he considers the attention "a compliment".

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Israel Folau out of Stormers clash

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will return to fullback for the Waratahs' clash against the Stormers.

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Waratahs won't underestimate Stormers despite losing streak

Wary of Stormers: Waratahs' coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Cape Town: The Stormers may be in the midst of an injury crisis, a coaching overhaul and a losing streak, but the Waratahs are refusing to underestimate their threat this week.

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Now we're real Super Rugby contenders, says Michael Cheika

Setback: Waratahs winger Peter Betham has a possible ankle injury.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says Australia is shaking off its "poor cousin" tag in Super Rugby with a more aggressive shop front in the tri-nations tournament.

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Waratahs set piece woes my fault, says Cheika

Been there before: Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika blamed himself for the Waratahs' recent set piece woes and credited a bit of extra attention with his side's 22-11 win over the Stormers.

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