Rupert Guinness The delayed arrival of Wallabies' baggage in Argentina from South Africa on Sunday night would not have worried Wallabies head coach Ewen McKenzie too much.
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.
David Polkinghorne Support from Fotu Auelua to Will Skelton came back to bite the Brumbies in the Super Rugby finals.
Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are expected to announce the signing of young Warriors forward Sam Lousi next week.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Strang All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is expecting the Waratahs' Super Rugby win to spur on the Wallabies during next weekend’s Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.
Tom Decent It was like a scene out of the movie Invictus.
Georgina Robinson If the Crusaders had been clutching at straws for motivation this week, the Waratahs handed them a big stick on Friday.
Richard Knowler Richie McCaw knows slicing the Waratahs’ main artery is the key to dimming the lights in their back-line’s eyes.
Richard Knowler There may have been some polite coughs behind closed fists in Sydney when the Crusaders revealed they had signed Nemani Nadolo.
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Chris Dutton Ewen McKenzie is salivating at an all-Australian semi-final which has the potential to launch World Cup dreams.
Chris Dutton Why the long face? ACT Brumbies mascot - Brumby Jack - has been forced to buy a ticket to the biggest Australian rugby derby in more than a decade after NSW officials banned him from the Allianz...
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher backs Brumby Jack's bid to get on field after being banned by Waratahs
Chris Dutton ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has weighed into the Brumby Jack debate, calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to step in to allow the ACT Brumbies mascot on to the field for a Super Rugby blockbuster...
Paul Cully The Waratahs won't be getting carried away after the thumping win against the Highlanders last week.
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.
Georgina Robinson They will be missing marquee players Israel Folau and Jacques Potgieter but the Waratahs are in no mood to take Saturday's dead rubber against Queensland lying down.
Spiro Zavos There you go. Phil Waugh has declared that the 2014 NSW Waratahs are probably the “most complete” side in the history of the Super Rugby tournament.