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Super 14

Brumbies-Waratahs fierce rivalry fueled by pay inequality

DAVID POLKINGHORNE 7:20pm It is the fiercest rivalry in Australian rugby, fueled by the NSW Waratahs boasting double the wages of the ACT Brumbies "rejects" in Super Rugby's early days and it still holds true today.

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Richie McCaw to test broken ribs as Crusaders face ferocious Sharks in Super Rugby semi-final

Richie McCaw is confident about playing against the Sharks, despite not being fully fit.

6:51pm Captain Richie McCaw entered the annals of New Zealand rugby folklore by playing in the 2011 World Cup with a broken foot but the pain was nothing compared to taking on England last month with fractured ribs.

Michael Cheika's NSW Waratahs: a baseball bat up front, a violin as a back line

Michael Cheika

GEORGINA ROBINSON 4:43pm The higher you rise, the further you have to fall and the more people who will watch when it happens. Michael Cheika knows that is the way it goes. He reads the papers and keeps track of the chat. He's coaching the Waratahs, after all.

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Neori Nadruku an untapped talent as Queanbeyan Whites look to upset Tuggeranong Vikings

Neori Nadruku with his father, Noa.

FLETA PAGE 7:10pm The son of a Raiders legend could lead Queanbeyan Whites to an upset John I Dent Cup semi-final win.

Brumbies back under-rated Jarrad Butler to challenge NSW Waratahs captain Michael Hooper

Re-signing: Jarrad Butler will stay with the ACT Brumbies.

CHRIS DUTTON 3:44pm He's perhaps the most underrated player in the biggest Australian derby in more than a decade, but the ACT Brumbies are adamant unheralded Jarrad Butler is ready to lock horns with Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.

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

Robbie Coleman.

CHRIS DUTTON 4:29pm 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.

Super Rugby semi-final: Brumbies will be 'poking wrong bear' if they target Israel Folau, says Nic White

Israel Folau is unflappable, says Nic White.

CHRIS DUTTON Test halfback Nic White says the ACT Brumbies will be "poking the wrong bear" if they attempt to unsettle Israel Folau.

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.

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika backs push for global game

Georgina Robinson

GEORGINA ROBINSON A push for an integrated global rugby season from as early as 2016 appeared to die a sudden death in recent months but there are powerful voices claiming it must not be given up on.

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Brumby Jack nothing more than a show pony: Tah Man flies into mascot horseplay

Protecting his turf: Waratahs mascot Tah Man.

GEORGINA ROBINSON Waratahs mascot Tah Man has weighed into the controversy over Brumby Jack's presence at the Super Rugby semi-final, declaring Allianz Stadium a showpony-free zone this weekend.

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ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher backs Brumby Jack's bid to get on field after being banned by Waratahs

Brumby Jack has been relegated to the stands with the supporters this weekend.

CHRIS DUTTON ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has weighed into the Brumby Jack debate, calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to step in to allow the ACT Brumbies mascot on to the field for a Super Rugby blockbuster on Saturday night.

Australian Super Rugby semi-final a good omen for Wallabies as Brumbies and Waratahs go to battle

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander is back in the Wallabies' frame.

CHRIS DUTTON Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.

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.

Brumbies put Super Rugby success before Wallabies

Henry Speight is expected to be named as a Wallaby when the team in announced on Wednesday.

CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies will put Test ambitions on hold to chase Super Rugby success, declaring they won't be distracted by head-to-head Wallabies battles despite Australian coach Ewen McKenzie unveiling his squad on Wednesday.

ACT Brumbies challenge Scott Sio to counter Waratahs' physical onslaught

Scott Sio has been urged to get physical in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against the Waratahs.

CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher has challenged Scott Sio to add "an edge" to his performance against the NSW Waratahs, urging him to use his 120-kilogram frame to counter a physical onslaught in the Super Rugby semi-final.

NSW Waratahs ban ACT Brumbies mascot from Super Rugby semi-final

Brumby Jack has been relegated to the stands with the supporters this weekend.

CHRIS DUTTON Why the long face? ACT Brumbies mascot - Brumby Jack - has been forced to buy a ticket to the biggest Australian rugby derby in more than a decade after NSW officials banned him from the Allianz Stadium sideline on Saturday night.

Brumbies winger Henry Speight still holds out hope of being joined by siblings

Henry Speight has been cleared of any damage to his jaw.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Australian rugby is salivating at the thought of ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight pulling on a Wallabies' jersey later this year, but the Fijian flyer has been forced to postpone the dream of two of his siblings watching him play Super Rugby in Australia.

ACT Brumbies play straight bat to NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika's mind games

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has had subtle digs at the Brumbies throughout the season.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Poker face, the enemy of glass doors or the master of mind games? Maybe NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is all three, but the ACT Brumbies are playing a straight bat to anything the Super Rugby title favourites could use as ammunition to break their title drought.

Laurie Fisher's departure may be the costliest for Australian rugby

Paul Cully

PAUL CULLY For all the talk of players leaving Australian shores, the costliest exit may be Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher, who is bound for Gloucester next year.

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ACT Brumbies look to 2002 Super Rugby finals win over NSW Waratahs, hope history repeats

Justin Harrison celebrates scoring a try in the semi-final.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE The Brumbies will run onto Allianz Stadium on Saturday night having never lost a final in the Harbour City.

Henry Speight just as dangerous as Israel Folau, says Joe Roff

Henry Speight proved tough for the Chiefs to handle.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Brumbies legend Joe Roff believes Fijian flyer Henry Speight is just as damaging as Israel Folau.

ACT Brumbies bus-ting to get to Super Rugby semi-final clash against NSW Waratahs

Brumbies supporters cheer on their team.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE The ACT Brumbies are organising a bandwagon to head up the Hume Highway to the Super Rugby semi-final against arch-rivals NSW Waratahs at Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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CHRIS DUTTON The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

As it happened

ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Liam Messam of the Chiefs is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies host the Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium, live from 7.40pm.

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Queanbeyan Whites overrun Wests 47-24 to boost their premiership hopes on eve of finals

Wests Vs Queanbeyan

CHRIS DUTTON The Queanbeyan Whites have set their sights on ending the Tuggeranong Vikings' John I Dent Cup dynasty.

What we learned: ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

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CHRIS DUTTON If there's any lingering doubt about Henry Speight's Wallabies credentials, it was erased in a superb opening half.

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

Nic White

CHRIS DUTTON The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Emotional Brumbies winger Henry Speight just wanted to do it for his brother Sam

Brumbies winger Henry Speight sits in the sin-bin on Saturday night.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE An emotional Henry Speight almost went from hero to villain with his second-half sin-binning.

Brumbies breakaway David Pocock wary of Waikato Chiefs' finals experience

Injured Brumby David Pocock.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Last week finals experience was the ACT Brumbies' friend, but this week it's their enemy.

Patty Mills tells Brumbies to use "bitter taste" as motivation for Super Rugby redemption

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CHRIS DUTTON Patty Mills implores Brumbies to use "bitter taste" of grand final defeat to spur them to Super Rugby victory.

Super Rugby - 2014

Round 1
Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
CHT 20 vs LIO 21 Report Stats
SHA 31 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
CRU 10 vs CHF 18 Report Stats
Sat, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHT 15 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
BRU 17 vs RED 27 Report Stats
HIG 29 vs BLU 21 Report Stats
Sun, 23 FebTimes shown AEDT
SHA 27 vs HUR 9 Report Stats
LIO 34 vs STO 10 Report Stats
WAR 43 vs FOR 21 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sun, 16 FebTimes shown AEDT
BLU 35 vs CRU 24 Report Stats
Fri, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
REB 35 vs CHT 14 Report Stats
Sat, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
STO 19 vs HUR 18 Report Stats
CHF 21 vs HIG 19 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs RED 5 Report Stats
FOR 14 vs BRU 27 Report Stats
Sun, 02 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 25 vs LIO 17 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 21 vs BRU 29 Report Stats
RED 43 vs CHT 33 Report Stats
Sat, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 14 vs STO 13 Report Stats
FOR 32 vs REB 7 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 38 vs BLU 22 Report Stats
SHA 37 vs LIO 23 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 36 vs STO 20 Report Stats
REB 19 vs CRU 25 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 60 vs CHT 27 Report Stats
HIG 29 vs FOR 31 Report Stats
BRU 28 vs WAR 23 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 39 vs BLU 36 Report Stats
SHA 35 vs RED 20 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
HIG 35 vs HUR 31 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs REB 8 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 40 vs CHT 30 Report Stats
BRU 25 vs STO 15 Report Stats
FOR 18 vs CHF 15 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 23 vs RED 20 Report Stats
BUL 23 vs SHA 19 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 26 vs HUR 29 Report Stats
REB 32 vs BRU 24 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 30 vs HIG 12 Report Stats
RED 22 vs STO 17 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 34 vs CHF 34 Report Stats
SHA 32 vs WAR 10 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HIG 33 vs REB 30 Report Stats
BRU 26 vs BLU 9 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
HUR 25 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 29 vs FOR 32 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEDT
CHT 43 vs CHF 43 Report Stats
LIO 7 vs CRU 28 Report Stats
STO 11 vs WAR 22 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
HIG 27 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 20 vs BRU 23 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 22 vs REB 16 Report Stats
FOR 28 vs WAR 16 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT 31 vs CRU 52 Report Stats
LIO 12 vs SHA 25 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
HUR 39 vs BLU 20 Report Stats
REB 22 vs FOR 16 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 17 vs CRU 18 Report Stats
WAR 19 vs BUL 12 Report Stats
SHA 19 vs CHT 8 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
STO 18 vs LIO 3 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
BLU 21 vs WAR 13 Report Stats
BRU 41 vs CHF 23 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
SHA 18 vs HIG 34 Report Stats
HUR 35 vs RED 21 Report Stats
FOR 15 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT 35 vs STO 22 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU 44 vs RED 14 Report Stats
REB 16 vs SHA 22 Report Stats
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 40 vs BRU 20 Report Stats
CHF 38 vs LIO 8 Report Stats
WAR 39 vs HUR 30 Report Stats
STO 29 vs HIG 28 Report Stats
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL 26 vs CHT 21 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF 32 vs BLU 20 Report Stats
REB 15 vs HUR 25 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG 23 vs LIO 22 Report Stats
BRU 16 vs SHA 9 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT 16 vs FOR 23 Report Stats
BUL 28 vs STO 12 Report Stats
RED 29 vs CRU 57 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR 16 vs HIG 18 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 25 vs SHA 30 Report Stats
RED 27 vs REB 30 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STO 24 vs FOR 8 Report Stats
CHT 27 vs BRU 21 Report Report Stats
WAR 41 vs LIO 13 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU 23 vs SHA 29 Report Stats
REB 19 vs WAR 41 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL 44 vs BRU 23 Report Report Stats
HIG 30 vs CRU 32 Report Stats
HUR 45 vs CHF 8 Report Stats
FOR 29 vs LIO 19 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
STO 33 vs CHT 0 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 30 vs FOR 7 Report Stats
RED 38 vs HIG 31 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF 17 vs WAR 33 Report Stats
BLU 37 vs HUR 24 Report Stats
BRU 37 vs REB 10 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
LIO 32 vs BUL 21 Report Stats
SHA 19 vs STO 21 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
HIG 29 vs CHF 25 Report Stats
REB 20 vs RED 36 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HUR 16 vs CRU 9 Report Stats
WAR 39 vs BRU 8 Report Stats
FOR 14 vs BLU 40 Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
CHF 24 vs HUR 16 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO 34 vs REB 17 Report Stats
CRU 21 vs BLU 13 Report Stats
FOR 30 vs RED 20 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
STO 16 vs BUL 0 Report Stats
CHT 27 vs SHA 20 Report Stats
WAR 44 vs HIG 16 Report Stats
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Round 19
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
BLU 8 vs CHF 11 Report Stats
BRU 47 vs FOR 25 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL 40 vs REB 7 Report Stats
CRU 34 vs HIG 8 Report Stats
RED 3 vs WAR 34 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO 60 vs CHT 25 Report Stats
STO 10 vs SHA 34 Report Stats
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Qualifying Finals
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
BRU 32 vs CHF 30 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
SHA 31 vs HIG 27 Report Stats
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Semi Finals
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
CRU vs SHA 17:35Christchurch Stadium Preview
WAR vs BRU 19:40AS Preview
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Super Rugby - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Waratahs 16 12 4 0 209 58
Crusaders 16 11 5 0 123 51
Sharks 16 11 5 0 113 50
Brumbies 16 10 6 0 34 45
Chiefs 16 8 6 2 6 44
Highlanders 16 8 8 0 -41 42
Hurricanes 16 8 8 0 65 41
Force 16 9 7 0 -50 40
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