Teams

Wallabies v All Blacks: Bledisloe Cup Match II

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Ash Gray Can the Wallabies go one better in Bledisloe II and beat the All Blacks at Eden Park?

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Wallabies humbled by All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup massacre

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.

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Captain Michael Hooper says Wallabies are bent, not broken

Tough night: Michael Hooper trudges off following the heavy Bledisloe Cup loss to New Zealand.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper says the Wallabies "are not a broken entity" despite being blown off the park by the All Blacks' shock-and-awe tactics in Auckland on Saturday.

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We've got a lot of work to do on defence, says Wallabies star Israel Folau

Desperate struggle: Israel Folau is tackled in Auckland.

Georgina Robinson Dual international Israel Folau has described the All Blacks’ Bledisloe Cup lesson as one of the toughest losses of his career.

Springboks to provide Wallabies with a test of a different kind

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Matthew Burke Two games are gone against New Zealand and it's now time to move the attention to South Africa. That is a whole different kettle of fish.

Mental illness in sport: Tackling the black dog on the field

Brave fight: Former Reds and Rebels forward Adam Byrnes has spoken out over his battle with despression.

Lucy Cormack In 2011 Adam Byrnes should have been having the time of his life. But instead the year marked the start of a two and a half year battle with mental illness.

National Rugby Championship teams refuse to budge on clashing kit colours

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Georgina Robinson Heaven help the referees and commentators assigned to call the opening match of the National Rugby Championship at Ballymore next Thursday. 

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Rugby

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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Aussie Super Rugby teams showing strength and flair

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Stephen Samuelson Anyone holding on to the notion that the Australian conference is weak simply has not been watching Super Rugby.

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Rugby

Tahs need a lot more than ball in hand to beat top teams

Stephen Samuelson If the Waratahs are fans of the TV show Seinfeld they will understand the concept of “hand”, or upperhand, as espoused by the character George Costanza.

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Rugby

Daryl Gibson applauds Aussie Super Rugby teams

Darren Walton The Kiwi in NSW Waratahs assistant coach Daryl Gibson believes it would be foolish for New Zealand teams to underestimate Australian Super Rugby sides in 2014.

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Rugby

ARU announces nine teams to contest National Rugby Championship

Bill Pulver

Nine teams will contest Australian rugby's new national competition over 11 weeks starting in August.

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Rugby

The away curse: Super rugby teams pay the penalty for playing away from home

Tough to win: The reds during their on-the-road loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.

Georgina Robinson The numbers do not lie. Not a single travelling team has won in Super Rugby this year. Is the spectre of home-town refereeing rearing its ugly head.

Aussie teams sitting pretty in Super Rugby

Darren Walton Halfway through the competition and three Australian teams are positioned to qualify for the Super Rugby finals for the first time in history.

Rugby Union

Laurie Fisher keen for more teams to join ACT rugby competition

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David Polkinghorne ACT Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher hopes Goulburn's return to ACT rugby will mark the start of many regional teams joining the local competition.

Rugby

Only great teams play in great stadiums: furious Racing Metro switch clash after dire performance

Racing Metro's dire performance in Saturday's 32-8 European Cup thrashing by English side Harlequins prompted the directors to announce on Sunday they had switched the mouthwatering Top 14 clash with...

Rugby

Toulon crash to Cardiff as Irish teams enjoy perfect day

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Replacement Gareth Davies scored a try three minutes from time to give Cardiff a famous 19-15 win over champions Toulon in the European Cup on Saturday.

South Africa wants six Super Rugby teams

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South Africa must have six clubs in Super Rugby from 2016 or it will "look north," South African Rugby Union President Oregan Hoskins says, a clear threat the country will approach European...

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Dan Carter injury provides Aaron Cruden, Beauden Barrett time to impress

Sidelined: Dan Carter

All Blacks' flyhalves Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett will have more time to stake a claim for the starting role with Dan Carter not expected to return to the side until at least the final two...

Lloyd Johansson joins Melbourne Rising

In his Wallabies days: Lloyd Johansson.

Lloyd Johansson has had a flighty relationship with rugby union, the one-time prodigy drifting in and out of the top levels of the sport during his decade-long career.