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Waratahs admit their attack too reliant on Israel Folau 'effect'

Georgina Robinson Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has put a sobering voice to what the numbers have been indicating all season.

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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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Prop Werner Kruger backs Bulls pack to roll Waratahs

Bulls forward Werner Kruger is ready to rumble with the Waratahs this weekend.

Rupert Guinness Bulls tight-head prop Werner Kruger has warned the Waratahs that his team's rolling maul is primed to be at its damaging best for Saturday's game in Sydney

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Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

On a roll: As was the case last year, the Waratahs need to be ready for the 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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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...

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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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NSW Waratahs confident about Bulls match despite blame game over Israel Folau sidelining

Ruled out: Israel Folau will not play for the Waratahs against the Force.

Rupert Guinness As debate over the rights and wrongs of Israel Folau's late sidelining from Waratahs game against the Force continued on Monday, his teammates maintained the issue had not impacted them – and nor...

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Nick Cummins hat-trick leads Force to win over Waratahs

Tough night: WIll Skelton and the Waratahs were no match for the Force.

Georgina Robinson A Nick Cummins hat-trick produced the upset win of the Australian conference, a determined Force stunning the Waratahs 28-16 on Saturday night.

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika cops gobful from omitted Israel Folau

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says the system of trust over the Australian Rugby Union's medical protocols has been jeopardised after Israel Folau was ruled out of Saturday night's Super Rugby...

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Waratahs face make or break three-week run

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs face a season-defining next three weeks as they prepare for two home games and their first clash with a New Zealand side.

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Waratahs left seething by ARU's Israel Folau benching

Israel Folau

"Frustrated" doesn't begin to explain the reaction to the Australian Rugby Union's 11th-hour intervention to stop Israel Folau playing for the Waratahs this weekend.

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Israel Folau ruled out of Waratahs clash with Western Force

Israel Folau

NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been ruled out of Saturday night's match against the Western Force in Perth, following further medical advice regarding his throat injury, according to a press...

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Melbourne Rebels have a score to settle with Western Force

Handy inclusion: Cadeyrn Neville will start for the Rebels.

Stathi Paxinos The Melbourne Rebels remember the last time they played the Western Force all too well.

Hurricanes v Blues

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Rebels v Force

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Chiefs v Crusaders

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)

Sharks v Cheetahs

Kings Park, Durban, Saturday 11pm (AEST)

Stormers v Lions

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

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Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

In the red: James O'Connor's only option in Australia looks to be the Reds.

Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

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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.