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Darren Walton, Jake Havebond 12:45 PM Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has welcomed the prospect of the great George Smith challenging him for Australia's No.7 jumper at this year's Rugby World Cup.
12:26 PM Sam Burgess confessed his surprise at being named man of the match in only his second Aviva Premiership game in the blindside flanker role after scoring one of five tries in English rugby club Bath's 43-18 win against London Irish.
Justin Chadwick 10:35 PM By Justin Chadwick
Chris Dutton 10:48 PM A first-half David Pocock hat-trick has reignited the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby season as they overpowered the Otago Highlanders to end their mid-season rut.
10:35 PM The Queensland Reds have accused French rugby club Toulon of jumping the gun, claiming they have not yet completed a deal for Quade Cooper.
Georgina Robinson 10:19 PM If Matt Giteau makes a fairytale return to the Wallabies, four years after playing his last Test in gold, where will coach Michael Cheika fit him into a squad of just 31 players?
Sean Fagan 9:57 PM Rugby union was the Empire game, and Australian players answered the call in 1915 when war broke out
Roy Ward 8:15 PM Melbourne Rebels will look for a third-straight win when they take on NSW Waratahs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
8:14 PM French Top 14 side Toulon have confirmed the signing of Queensland Reds and Wallabies five-eighth Quade Cooper on a two year contract.
Matthew Burke 12:21 PM The announcement this week about the new contracting policies of the Australian Rugby Union could, I think, be perceived as a soft launch.