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Rebels' coach expects improvement after bye

Fans throw their purchased teddy bears into the middle of the ground to raise money for the Good Friday appeal, after the match between the Rebels and the Force.

STATHI PAXINOS 1:02am Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan had just watched his team control much of the first half against the Western Force on Friday night and hold a dominant position in just about every statistic relevant for a game of rugby union. But despite the pressure, they had not been able to score a try, with the Force keeping the scoreline held at 6-6 at half-time.

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Rugby Union

Scott Higginbotham the Melbourne Rebels go-to man

Rebel surge: Melbourne's Mitch Inman brushes past Marcel Brache.

STATHI PAXINOS 11:02pm Scott Higginbotham scores the decisive try to take the Rebels to a 22-16 win.

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Rebels overpower Force in Super Rugby

Melissa Woods 10:12pm The Rebels have upset the high flying Western Force with a 22-16 win in their Good Friday Super Rugby clash in Melbourne.

Hurricanes beat Blues in Super Rugby

7:55pm The Hurricanes have continued their mid-season revival with a 39-20 Super Rugby win over the Blues in Wellington.

Waratahs vow to run with the Bulls

Darren Walton 3:04pm The NSW Waratahs won't die wondering and say they'll continue to throw the ball around in a high-stakes Super Rugby clash with the Bulls.

NSW Waratahs will stick with high-octane plan for Super Rugby clash with Bulls

GEORGINA ROBINSON 8:30pm The Waratahs refuse to change their ways, despite the considerable risks associated with their approach.

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Saturday Serve

SANZAR can't stop us singing our anthems

Chris Wilson headshot

CHRIS WILSON 8:18pm SANZAR will not allow national anthems on Anzac Day, but who is to stop fans singing?

ACT Brumbies mid-season report card

Clyde Rathbone.

CLYDE RATHBONE 8:00pm I never liked report cards at school, but here's mine for the Brumbies first half of season 2014.

Israel Folau man to watch in Waratahs' running of the Bulls

Fairfax Media writer

SPIRO ZAVOS 1:30am The "Easter Special" marketing for Saturday night's Waratahs-Bulls match at Allianz Stadium features a photograph of a smiling Israel Folau charging down the field on his way to another splendid try. Izzy is Waratahs-Man. His success on and off the field has been a bonus for the Waratahs. It also creates problems when he is ruled out from playing.

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

'Ready to play' Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday

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

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

Georgina Robinson dinkus

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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ARU has everything to lose in Super Rugby expansion

Fairfax Media writer

ROY MASTERS Professional rugby union in Australia is lurching inevitably towards a financial cliff, with rising costs and falling revenue expected to exhaust cash reserves midway through next year.

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Waratahs banking on Folau magic

Darren Walton The NSW Waratahs say there's no hiding the fact they're a far more formidable Super Rugby outfit with Wallabies fullback Israel Folau on deck.

Coach Geoff Townsend hopes Gordon Highlanders are on a roll

Fairfax Media writer

RUPERT GUINNESS Gordon coach Geoff Townsend hopes his injury-ravaged and inexperienced Highlanders side will show on Saturday that it has found valuable momentum from its first win of the season when taking on Southern Districts in their Shute Shield clash.

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

Union

SANZAR block national anthems at Brumbies' Anzac Day match

Nic White and Scott Fardy wearing the Brumbies' Anzac jersey.

Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne SANZAR have put a massive dampener on the ACT Brumbies' Anzac Day commemoration by banning the Australian and New Zealand national anthems before the grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium next Friday.

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Rugby

Rebels call up Neville for Force clash

Cadeyrn Neville returns to the Rebels' starting side.

Lock Caderyn Neville has broken into the Melbourne Rebels starting side as they look to stop the Western Force blitz in their Good Friday Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park.

News Limited deal cost Australian Rugby Union in future TV rights

Bill Pulver

ROY MASTERS While ARU boss Bill Pulver is confident he can lift TV rights from $25m a year to $40m, rugby is locked in a TV trap of its own making.

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ACT Brumbies look to wipe out sting of grand final defeat

Nic White and Scott Fardy wearing the Brumbies' Anzac jersey.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE It stings every time ACT Brumbies hard man Scott Fardy sees footage or talks about last year's Super Rugby grand final against the Waikato Chiefs.

Mealamu back for Blues after another calf injury

Blues and All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu  returns from a calf injury.

Veteran hooker Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury that sidelined him for more than a month.

Rugby

'Back-to-back World Cups are All Blacks' goal', says Dan Carter

Dan Carter has taken a six-month sabbatical from New Zealand rugby.

Dan Carter is enjoying his sabbatical but coming back fresh and fit is his sole motive, he tells Oliver Brown.

ARU won't block Folau from Bulls clash

Dave Barbeler An ARU spokesman has confirmed NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will be available for selection against the Bulls this weekend

ARU gives Israel Folau green light to return for Bulls match

He's back: Israel Folau will return for the Waratahs on Saturday night.

RUPERT GUINNESS Israel Folau's absence in the Waratahs team that lost to the Force last week has revealed a need for all the NSW backs to "step up" and provide more "go forward" whenever he is not available, believes winger Cam Crawford.

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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 game at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

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ACT Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa gets Community help for homesickness

ACT Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa has struggled with homesickness, but hopes to make his Super Rugby debut this season.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa has struggled with homesickness since moving from Sydney to join the Super Rugby province's extended playing squad, but regularly seeing his parents and being part of the Brumbies' Community has helped immensely.

Rugby

Wallabies' spring tour to start and end in London

The Wallabies during a short training session before their diced ear tomorrow against the Lions
Brumbies players l-r Ben Alexander,Christian Lealiifano,George Smith,Jesse Mogg, Stephen Moore,Joseph Tomane and Ben Mowen
Canberra Times
Photos Ben Rushton
July 5 2013

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

Rugby Union

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

St Edmunds rugby players L-R Thomas Carvolth, 17, Jordan Jackson-Hope, 18, and Ben Darmody, 17, wearing the school's 60th anniversary jersey which they will wear as the only Australian school in a Japanese 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.

Benji on the bench again for Blues

A much-changed Blues team featuring nine past or present All Blacks will face the Hurricanes in Wellington while Benji Marshall will sit on the bench.

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

Wycliff Palu

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.

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 Nathan Grey.

Super Rugby 2014

Round 1
Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
CHT 20 vs LIO 21 Report Stats
SHA 31 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
CRU 10 vs CHF 18 Report Stats
Sat, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHT 15 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
BRU 17 vs RED 27 Report Stats
HIG 29 vs BLU 21 Report Stats
Sun, 23 FebTimes shown AEDT
SHA 27 vs HUR 9 Report Stats
LIO 34 vs STO 10 Report Stats
WAR 43 vs FOR 21 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sun, 16 FebTimes shown AEDT
BLU 35 vs CRU 24 Report Stats
Fri, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
REB 35 vs CHT 14 Report Stats
Sat, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
STO 19 vs HUR 18 Report Stats
CHF 21 vs HIG 19 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs RED 5 Report Stats
FOR 14 vs BRU 27 Report Stats
Sun, 02 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 25 vs LIO 17 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 21 vs BRU 29 Report Stats
RED 43 vs CHT 33 Report Stats
Sat, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 14 vs STO 13 Report Stats
FOR 32 vs REB 7 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 38 vs BLU 22 Report Stats
SHA 37 vs LIO 23 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 36 vs STO 20 Report Stats
REB 19 vs CRU 25 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 60 vs CHT 27 Report Stats
HIG 29 vs FOR 31 Report Stats
BRU 28 vs WAR 23 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 39 vs BLU 36 Report Stats
SHA 35 vs RED 20 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
HIG 35 vs HUR 31 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs REB 8 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 40 vs CHT 30 Report Stats
BRU 25 vs STO 15 Report Stats
FOR 18 vs CHF 15 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 23 vs RED 20 Report Stats
BUL 23 vs SHA 19 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 26 vs HUR 29 Report Stats
REB 32 vs BRU 24 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 30 vs HIG 12 Report Stats
RED 22 vs STO 17 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 34 vs CHF 34 Report Stats
SHA 32 vs WAR 10 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HIG 33 vs REB 30 Report Stats
BRU 26 vs BLU 9 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
HUR 25 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 29 vs FOR 32 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEDT
CHT 43 vs CHF 43 Report Stats
LIO 7 vs CRU 28 Report Stats
STO 11 vs WAR 22 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
HIG 27 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 20 vs BRU 23 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 22 vs REB 16 Report Stats
FOR 28 vs WAR 16 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT 31 vs CRU 52 Report Stats
LIO 12 vs SHA 25 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
HUR 39 vs BLU 20 Report Stats
REB 22 vs FOR 16 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF vs CRU 17:35WS Preview
WAR vs BUL 19:40AS Preview
SHA vs CHT 23:00Growthpoint Kings Park Preview
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
STO vs LIO 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium Preview
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Round 11
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
BLU vs WAR 15:35EP
BRU vs CHF 17:40CAN
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
SHA vs HIG 03:10Growthpoint Kings Park
HUR vs RED 17:35WS
FOR vs BUL 19:40NIB
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT vs STO 01:05VP
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Round 12
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs RED 17:35EP
REB vs SHA 19:40AAMI
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs BRU 14:35AMI
CHF vs LIO 17:35WS
WAR vs HUR 19:40AS
STO vs HIG 23:00DHL Newlands Stadium
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL vs CHT 01:05LV
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Round 13
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF vs BLU 17:35WS
REB vs HUR 19:40AAMI
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG vs LIO 17:35FBS
BRU vs SHA 19:40CAN
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT vs FOR 01:05VP
BUL vs STO 03:10LV
RED vs CRU 16:05SS
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Round 14
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR vs HIG 17:35WS
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs SHA 17:35AMI
RED vs REB 19:40SS
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STO vs FOR 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium
CHT vs BRU 03:10VP
WAR vs LIO 16:05AS
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Round 15
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs SHA 17:35NHS
REB vs WAR 19:40AAMI
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG vs CRU 17:35AAMI
HUR vs CHF 17:35WS
FOR vs LIO 19:40NIB
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
STO vs CHT 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium
BUL vs BRU 03:10LV
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Round 16
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs FOR 17:35AMI
RED vs HIG 19:40SS
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF vs WAR 14:35WS
BLU vs HUR 17:35EP
BRU vs REB 19:40CAN
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
LIO vs BUL 01:05Ellis Park
SHA vs STO 03:10Growthpoint Kings Park
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Round 17
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
HIG vs CHF 17:35FBS
REB vs RED 19:40AAMI
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HUR vs CRU 17:35WS
WAR vs BRU 19:40ANZ
FOR vs BLU 21:45NIB
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Round 18
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
CHF vs HUR 17:35WS
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO vs REB 03:10Ellis Park
CRU vs BLU 17:35AMI
FOR vs RED 19:40NIB
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
STO vs BUL 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium
CHT vs SHA 03:10VP
WAR vs HIG 16:05AS
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Round 19
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
BLU vs CHF 17:35EP
BRU vs FOR 19:40CAN
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL vs REB 03:10LV
CRU vs HIG 17:35AMI
RED vs WAR 19:40SS
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO vs CHT 01:05Ellis Park
STO vs SHA 03:10DHL Newlands Stadium
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Super Rugby - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Sharks 7 6 1 0 93 27
Brumbies 8 6 2 0 38 25
Chiefs 7 4 1 2 29 24
Force 8 5 3 0 4 23
Waratahs 7 4 3 0 45 20
Hurricanes 8 4 4 0 29 20
Highlanders 7 4 3 0 0 19
Crusaders 7 4 3 0 27 18
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