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Wallabies' spring tour to start and end in London

SYDNEY, April 16 AAP - The Australian Rugby Union has confirmed the Wallabies' 2014 spring tour will start and end in London.

St Edmund's represents Australian schools in Japan's Sanix tournament

Chris Wilson St Edmund's College will celebrate the school's 60th anniversary this month by representing Australia in a world youth tournament in Japan.

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Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the...

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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.

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ARU announces nine teams to contest National Rugby Championship

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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...

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New scrum law will take time for teams to learn

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Rupert Guinness "Let's give it a crack," South African referee Craig Joubert told the two opposing forward packs nine minutes into Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Cheika expects teams to follow the Force's attack blueprint

Michael Cheika

Georgina Robinson Michael Cheika is predicting more tight, direct assaults from opposition teams after the Western Force expertly disrupted the Waratahs' attacking mojo on Sunday.

D-Day in July for SA Super Rugby teams

SARU chief executive Jurie Roux will still travel to Australia for a formal SANZAR meeting next month.

The South African Rugby Union and its Super Rugby teams have agreed on "a number of options" to solve the dilemma of having six sides fighting for five places in next year's competition.

South Africa want 16 teams in Super Rugby

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Duncan Johnstone South Africa wants Super Rugby expanded to 16 teams and will lobby SANZAR partners New Zealand and Australia to make the change.

White says salary cap and lack of depth hold back Australian teams

Jake White

Greg Growden FORMER Springboks World Cup-winning coach Jake White has suddenly discovered why Australian teams have only occasionally won the Super Rugby tournament.

Top teams shine at Las Vegas sevens

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Series leaders New Zealand raced out of the gate on the opening day of the US leg of the IRB Rugby Sevens World Series, the fifth of the championship's nine rounds.

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

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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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NSW Waratahs assistant coach says injured Super Rugby players like Israel Folau should have a say on when they're fit to play

Ready to play: Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness The voice of players such as Israel Folau who are on the comeback from injury should be heard before any decision is made on whether they should be allowed to play, says Waratahs assistant coach...