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Rugby: Resting Israel Folau adds insult to injury for Reds, says Liam Gill

Georgina Robinson Pride is on the line for the struggling Reds and returning flanker Liam Gill says they will exploit whatever advantage they can to produce a final-round upset against the Waratahs in Brisbane

Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

Buy of the year? Jacques Potgieter of the Waratahs celebrates scoring a try.

Phil Lutton Live Super Rugby: Reds v Waratahs

Reds adopting Origin mindset

New Wallaby Will Skelton

Darren Walton The smarting Queensland Reds will carry a State of Origin mindset into their season-ending Super Rugby derby with the NSW Waratahs on Saturday night.

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Stinging Queensland Reds ready to rain on NSW Waratahs parade

Copping flak: Reds forward James Slipper during last week's loss to the Western Force.

Darren Walton A scathing assessment by Queensland great Stan Pilecki has the Reds fired up to put a dent in NSW's finals preparations when the traditional rivals meet in the last round of Super Rugby on Saturday.

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Horror Reds season ends amid familiar themes

Adam Ashley-Cooper of the Waratahs skips past Liam Gill of the Reds during Saturday's match.

Phil Lutton The season of the Queensland Reds ended amid a chorus of familiar themes; missed tackles, schoolboy errors, yet more injuries and to top it all off, a record defeat at the hands of the finals-bound...

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NSW Waratahs pound Queensland Reds into submission

Kurtley Beale

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs scored four tries and survived a set-piece mauling to secure a seventh straight victory this season and their biggest win over a shambolic Reds side at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

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Tight Five

Reds highlight Waratahs' lineout problems in the nick of time

Paul Cully dinkus

Paul Cully Against a side with a lesser defensive lineout than the Reds, the Waratahs could have headed into the finals with paper over the cracks, but their lineout problems on Saturday night will sharpen the...

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Stephen Hoiles vows to improve Waratahs' lineout after Reds expose weakness

Line in the sand: Lineout general Stephen Hoiles says the Tahs must work on their set-piece.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have a week to rest aching bodies and fix their lineout before "letting the club go" in a do-or-die semi-final in less than two weeks.

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Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.35pm (AEST)

Israel Folau out of clash with Reds

Israel Folau

Georgina Robinson Israel Folau will miss the Waratahs' final-round clash with the Reds after failing to recover from a corked thigh.

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Waratahs won't let Reds distract them as they head into finals

Hear me Nau: Tatafu Polota-Nau was all smiles when he turned up to a recovery session at Clovelly on Monday.

Adrian Warren The Waratahs are determined not to allow old rivals Queensland to verbally or physically blow them off course with a maiden Super Rugby title tantalisingly within reach.

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Waratahs out to make pre-finals statement against Queensland Reds

Bernard Foley says the Waratahs' losses to the Sharks in Durban and Western Force in Perth came at a time when the side hadn't hit its straps.

The NSW Waratahs are intent on proving they're no one-man band with an ominous pre-finals statement against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

Richard Graham promises thorough Reds review as decks cleared for arrival of James O'Connor

Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton Richard Graham has promised a no-holds-barred autopsy at the end of Queensland's Super Rugby campaign, which comes to a potentially grisly end against the flying Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium on...

Rebels v Reds

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Waratahs in similar boat to title-winning Reds, says Jono Lance

Jono Lance won a title with the Reds in 2011.

Adrian Warren Jono Lance, the only current Waratah to have played in a Super Rugby title-winning team, says there's similarities between NSW and the triumphant 2011 Queensland side he played in.

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Reds refuse to buy into O'Connor reports

James O'Connor

Phil Lutton Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham has endorsed James O'Connor as a quality footballer but refused to confirm reports the former Wallaby had already agreed to a two-year deal at Ballymore.

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Reds lose Holmes for Force rugby clash

Greg Holmes in action against the Force last year.

Jim Morton Queensland have lost their veteran scrum anchor Greg Holmes for Saturday night's Super Rugby match against the Western Force in Perth.

Reds rookie Samu Kerevi unlocks right code

Samu Kerevi would be playing the round ball game if his father had his way.

Phil Lutton The young bull that could represent the future of the Queensland Reds backline considers himself blessed to be there.

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Melbourne Rebels slump to another heavy loss as Reds dominate

Beau Robinson of the Reds on the charge.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels' season of promise has been blown apart after they suffered their third consecutive heavy loss with the Queensland Reds dominating Friday night's game at AAMI Park winning 36-20.

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Force v Reds

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)