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Ged Robinson signs with Crusaders

8:45am Hooker Ged Robinson is leaving the Highlanders after signing a two-year Super Rugby contract with the Crusaders.

ACT Brumbies sign Peter Ryan as assistant coach for Super Rugby season

Peter Ryan

CHRIS DUTTON 7:00am Cross-code pioneer Peter Ryan will join the ACT Brumbies' coaching staff for the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Folau due a big one for Wallabies

Darren Walton 5:09am Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is due to burst to life in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash with the All Blacks after going seven weeks without a try.

Brisbane City thrash Sydney Stars in opening round NRC try-fest

Toby White

11:26pm Ten tries and no penalty kicks - the opening match of the new National Rugby Championship on Thursday night was just what ARU officials had hoped for.

Lost opportunity in Sydney could haunt Ewen McKenzie's men

Paul Cully

PAUL CULLY 11:48pm The Wallabies will roll up to Eden Park without the usual levels of dread but with the regret of a spurned opportunity.

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The Bingham Cup: celebrating homosexuality in rugby

Pearse Egan (back) pictured with the Royal Bucks, ahead of the Bingham Cup.

LUCY CORMACK 6:00pm Pearse Egan has only played rugby since the start of 2014, but even in a matter of months he has found himself transformed by the sport, so much so that he is playing the upcoming gay rugby world cup.

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Folau says Wallabies are quietly confident

Darren Walton 4:36pm The Wallabies have left Australia feeling quietly confident of ending a 28-year drought at Eden Park to keep their Bledisloe Cup hopes alive.

Matt Toomua says the Wallabies need to "learn quickly" for Bledisloe Cup success

Matt Toomua trains with the Wallabies on Thursday.

CHRIS DUTTON 7:46pm Matt Toomua focused on Wallabies success to end the biggest week of his life.

Matt Toomua, Ellyse Perry ... and Nic White?

Matt Toomua announced his engagement to Elyse Perry with this photo on Instagram.

CHRIS DUTTON 5:33pm How Nic White called 'dibs' on Ellyse Perry and how Matt Toomua asked her to marry him.

Canberra Vikings ready to unearth future Wallabies in inaugural NRC

Tom Staniforth is primed to shine for the Canberra Vikings.

CHRIS DUTTON 4:56pm Tom Staniforth has urged the ACT to back the Vikings as they aim to unearth future Wallabies in the NRC.

Folau's warning: All Blacks to be harder at home

Israel Folau during a training run in Sydney on Thursday morning.

GEORGINA ROBINSON 4:19pm Israel Folau has warned the Wallabies to expect a harder, faster All Blacks to run out at Eden Park on Saturday.

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Hurting All Blacks their biggest critics

Jim Morton The All Blacks have treated the Bledisloe I draw like a loss and aim to improve every facet of their game to continue the Wallabies Eden Park drought.

Romain Poite set for scrutiny in Bledisloe II as referee stoush rumbles on

Referee Jaco Peyper gives a yellow card to Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks during the Bledisloe Cup opener.

GEORGINA ROBINSON The performance of Romain Poite in this weekend's Bledisloe Cup re-match will be under more scrutiny than ever after provocative comments from the All Blacks and Poite's contemporary Jonathan Kaplan this week.

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Juan Smith handed new Springboks chance against Pumas

Return: Juan Smith.

Flanker Juan Smith, who had virtually quit rugby after an Achilles tendon injury in 2011, makes a remarkable South Africa comeback by turning out for the Springboks against Argentina on Saturday.

All Blacks out to make amends: Crotty

Robert Lowe Inside centre Ryan Crotty says the resolve within the All Blacks is "second to none" ahead of the second Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia.

Ryan Crotty to start for All Blacks against Wallabies at Eden Park

Ryan Crotty.

Liam Napier From the fringe to centre stage, Ryan Crotty will start his first test for the All Blacks in Saturday's rematch with the Wallabies at Eden Park.

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Rugby: Alan Jones recalls the day the Wallabies beat the curse of Eden Park

Andrew Webster dinkus Dinkus

ANDREW WEBSTER According to those Wallabies who have played there, nothing is particularly forbidding about the graveyard of Eden Park.

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Australia wins gold in rugby sevens at Youth Olympics

Australia's history-making Youth Olympic rugby sevens champions already have an eye on competing in the sport's senior debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Wallabies halfback Nic White relishing mission impossible

Nic White

DAVID POLKINGHORNE The match has been struck, the fuse lit and the theme song is playing. Now all the Wallabies have to do is complete Mission Impossible - beating the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday night.

Expect All Black perfection, Slack

Jim Morton Eden Park isn't so much an Australian graveyard, more an All Black utopia, according to Wallabies great Andrew Slack.

Australian rugby set for provincial reboot

Ed Jackson Australian rugby will begin a second quest to establish a provincial competition when the new-look National Rugby Championship kicks off this week.

ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle to use NRC to fast-track his Super Rugby development

Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle wants to push for David Pocock's No.7 jersey.

CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies recruit Sean Doyle will use the National Rugby Championship to start challenging star flanker David Pocock for the Super Rugby side's No.7 starting spot next year.

Gay rugby advocate Mark Bingham celebrated in documentary

The Rugby Player: The story of gay rugby advocate Mark Bingham will be told in a documentary celebrating his life.

LUCY CORMACK In 2001, only six gay and inclusive rugby clubs existed across the globe. Today there are almost 60, a feat which can be partly attributed to Mark Bingham.

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The All Blacks have run out of ideas

No longer immune to the whistle: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

Mark Reason Suddenly these All Blacks didn't look half the team that some people had assumed they were.

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Brad Thorn joins English club Leicester

England bound: Brad Thorn.

Veteran dual-rugby international Brad Thorn will extend his remarkable career once again, after signing a deal with English rugby outfit Leicester.

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Wallabies set for torrid scrum battle

Darren Walton The Wallabies know they must win the engine-room battle against the All Blacks to keep their Bledisloe Cup hopes alive on Saturday.

All Blacks face uphill battle after fringe stocks frayed

Off the bench: Ryan Crotty (centre) may start for the All Blacks on Saturday.

Liam Napier No Tony Woodcock. No Dan Carter. Now, almost certainly, no Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino. The All Blacks face possibly their greatest test of depth under Steve Hansen this weekend.

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Australian girls into rugby sevens final at Youth Olympics

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The Australian Rugby Sevens girls team will play Canada in the gold medal match on Wednesday at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing.

Bledisloe Cup: A chat with All Blacks mate breaks on-field silence for Wallabies star Nathan Charles

Friend among the enemy: Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles enjoys a friendship with All Blacks great Keven Mealamu.

RUPERT GUINNESS It was brief, but their private on-field chat stood out amidst the relative silence among the Wallabies and All Blacks after their 12-12 draw at ANZ Stadium last Saturday.

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Ewen Mckenzie's Wallabies: same guys, different tactics for Eden Park

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie announces the team for the second Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on Tuesday.

GEORGINA ROBINSON The Wallabies are on high alert for a harder-edged All Blacks outfit in their must-win second Bledisloe Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.

Rugby Championship 2014

Round 1
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
AUS 12 vs NZL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
RSA 13 vs ARG 6 Report Stats
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Round 2
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NZL vs AUS 17:35EP
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
ARG vs RSA 05:10Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena
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Round 3
Sat, 06 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL vs ARG 17:35McLean Park
AUS vs RSA 20:05PatS
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Round 4
Sat, 13 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL vs RSA 17:35WS
AUS vs ARG 20:05Cbus Super Stadium
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Round 5
Sun, 28 SepTimes shown AEST
RSA vs AUS 01:05Newlands
ARG vs NZL 05:10ECLP
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Sun, 05 OctTimes shown AEST
RSA vs NZL 01:05EllS
ARG vs AUS 09:40Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
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Australia 1 0 0 1 0 2
New Zealand 1 0 0 1 0 2
Argentina 1 0 1 0 -7 1
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