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Union

ACT Brumbies' Fotu Auelua gave NSW Waratahs' Will Skelton a gee-up in Super Rugby semi-final

David Polkinghorne Support from Fotu Auelua to Will Skelton came back to bite the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals.

Waratahs face tough battle defending their Super Rugby title in 2015

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Georgina Robinson No one said it would be easy but a gruelling 10 straight games and two defining clashes on South Africa's highveld say going back to back will be a challenge for the Waratahs next year.

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Waratahs close to deal with Warriors forward Sam Lousi

Hard worker:  Sam Lousi is seen as a  replacement for Kane Douglas at the Waratahs.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are expected to announce the signing of young Warriors forward Sam Lousi next week. 

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National Rugby Championship provides chance to shine for fringe Waratahs star Greg Peterson

Building momentum: second-rower Greg Peterson.

Rupert Guinness When second rower Greg Peterson and the Manly Marlins lost their Shute Shield semi-final to Eastwood at home last month, the towering lock was a devastated man.

Year to savour keeps on giving for Waratahs' Michael Hooper with Matthew Burke Cup

Top Tah ... Michael Hooper celebrates after winning the Super Rugby title.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper has put the misery of Australia's Bledisloe Cup drubbing behind him to take out top honours at the Waratahs' annual awards night.

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Union

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika makes Seilala Lam into a Canberra Vikings hooker

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David Polkinghorne NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika might have orchestrated the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby demise, but he might also have created a future Brumbies hooker as well.

Thrilling Super Rugby final and Waratahs' success fire up rugby league's propagandists

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Spiro Zavos The brilliant rugby of the 2014 Super Rugby final and the rolling roars from the crowd, the largest to watch the Waratahs in Sydney since 1907, revived memories from the dusty pages of newspapers of...

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League

NSW Waratahs forward Stephen Hoiles playing through tenacity

Ready to face the Brumbies: NSW forward Stephen Hoiles.

Andrew Webster Not many said it about Stephen Hoiles, but he knew plenty thought it.

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

Rugby

Rugby union, the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies are back - or at least headed in the right direction

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Andrew Webster Rugby. Union. Is. Back. With the Waratahs taking on the Brumbies on Saturday night, with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, with a Tahs record crowd of more than 40,000 at Allianz Stadium...

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Union

Brumbies-Waratahs fierce rivalry fueled by pay inequality

Rod Kafer playing for the Brumbies in 2000.

David Polkinghorne 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.

Rugby

NSW Waratahs pound Queensland Reds into submission

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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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Union

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

Robbie Coleman.

Chris Dutton 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.

Rugby

Super Rugby semi-final: Stylish NSW Waratahs rekindle fans' love of football

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Spiro Zavos Virtue has its own rewards. At 9.27pm last Monday a media release from the Waratahs franchise popped up on my laptop. It had this exuberant headline: "Over 33,000 Tickets Snapped Up For Tahs.

Rugby

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

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Georgina Robinson 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.

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Rugby

Wycliff Palu and Matt Carraro want to make most of Waratahs' best shot yet at Super Rugby title

Golden chance: Wycliff Palu knows the Waratahs' chances of winning a Super Rugby title have never been better.

Georgina Robinson A week off, a home semi-final and, if they make the cut, a home final. Waratahs veterans Wycliff Palu and Matt Carraro know this is NSW's best shot yet at an elusive Super Rugby title.

Union

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 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...

Rugby

Michael Hooper unfazed by task ahead for Waratahs in Super Rugby knockout

Big clash: Michael Hooper is looking forward to taking on the Brumbies.

Georgina Robinson Michael Hooper says the Waratahs pack must "get one over" the Brumbies to win the most important Super Rugby game of the NSW captain's career.

Tight Five

Reds highlight Waratahs' lineout problems in the nick of time

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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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Rugby

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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