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Chris Dutton 7:46 PM New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says "there are no winners" from the Kurtley Beale texting saga, adding there's no "desperation" to include Beale for the spring tour of Europe despite the star avoiding suspension on Friday.
6:22 PM Perth Spirit have stunned minor premiers Melbourne Rising 45-29 in the second semi-final of the inaugural National Rugby Championship.
Chris Dutton 10:00 PM He was once a feared scrumming prop described as one of the toughest in Super Rugby, but former Wallaby Dan Palmer has shed 20 kilograms since his shock retirement, admitting he lost passion for the game less than two years after his Test debut.
Brisbane City recorded a 32-26 comeback win over the NSW Country Eagles at Central Coast Stadium.
Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby's 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said Friday.
Jarrad Butler has made a clean sweep of the ACT's professional top rugby awards after claiming the Vikings Players' Player Award at the club's presentation night on Friday.
Timna Jacks The Melbourne Rising has produced some impressive blowouts in the National Rugby Championship's inaugural season, but coach Sean Hedger is preparing his unbeaten team for a ''tight, low-scoring affair" in its semi-final clash against Perth Spirit at AAMI Park on Saturday.
Darren Walton The Wallabies are en route to London with high hopes of ending their turbulent season with a rare European clean sweep.
Patrick Begley Wallabies players may have held a "truth session" to clear the air in the lead up to the third Bledisloe Cup match, but Friday's disciplinary hearing into the Kurtley Beale affair is the one truth session that counts.
David Polkinghorne World Cup-winning winger Joe Roff has commended ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham for turning down an assistant coaching role with the Wallabies, while also backing the Australian Rugby Union's decision to ignore Jake White as a candidate.
Chris Dutton He's been likened to Wallabies warrior Pat McCabe and the ACT Brumbies are backing recruit James Dargaville to force his way into a star-studded back line next year.
Chris Dutton ACT sevens coach Dave Grimmond hasn't ruled out recruiting Super Rugby players to boost his team's chances of winning a national title next year with a chance to chase Olympic Games gold looming as a massive lure.