Waratahs

Tahs' Dennis in doubt for Chiefs trial

Former skipper is still suffering the after-effects of a sickening head clash which has put him in doubt for the Waratahs' second trial match against the Chiefs in New Zealand on Friday.

Folau back training with NSW Waratahs

Israel Folau returned to training with some moderate intensity running.

Israel Folau had a spring in his step as he returned to NSW Waratahs training for the first time since an ankle operation.

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Dennis backs Robinson to have Super codehop

Reece Robinson is looking for a fresh start with the Waratahs.

David Polkinghorne   Former Canberra Raiders back shines in first hit-out for Super Rugby province NSW Waratahs.

Larkham sees 'a lot of pleasing things' in Brumbies' Tahs trial loss

The Brumbies' Sam Carter fends off the Waratahs' Will Skelton.

David Polkinghorne   Waratahs come from behind in 21-17 win in front of big crowd at Wagga Wagga on Saturday night.

Mann-Rea's country move ignites passion for hay and rugby

Brumbies hooker with daughter Avery at their home in Jugiong. He drives 90 minutes to Canberra for Super Rugby training ...

A team bus stopping to pick up a hooker sounds like a joke or the start of an off-season controversy, but this is not what you're thinking.

Cubelli buzzing for first crack in Brumbies jersey

Tomas Cubelli, the Brumbies' new scrumhalf.

Chris Dutton   Argentinian scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli will make his Brumbies debut on Saturday.

Guildford at fullback for Waratahs trial

Focused on a new challenge: Zac Guildford.

Former All Blacks winger Zac Guildford has been given a chance to impress from fullback in his first match for the NSW Waratahs among a raw squad in their first Super Rugby trial match.

Speight to play five for Brumbies as he targets Olympic sevens

Overlooked: Wallabies winger Henry Speight has been left out of the Australian sevens team to play in Auckland this weekend.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies are planning to have Henry Speight for the first five games of the Super Rugby season before he switches his focus to his pursuit of Rio Olympic Games glory.

Friend wants Cooper to 'add value' to sevens set up

Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend.

Chris Dutton   New Australian sevens coach Andy Friend says he will not pick Quade Cooper "just because he's Quade Cooper".

Jordan Smiler trades France for Brumbies pre-season as he ramps up Super Rugby bid

Jordan and Stacey Smiler at the Brumbies Ball.

Chris Dutton   Jordan Smiler will go into his unexpected Super Rugby campaign with a "just get on with it" attitude.

NSW Waratahs sign former Rebel Hegarty

Back in Super Rugby: Bryce Hegarty wants to teach Rebels a lesson.

Tom Decent   NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson believes the signing of former Melbourne Rebels playmaker Bryce Hegarty adds security and flexibility to his squad should incumbent five-eighth Bernard Foley feel the brunt of back-to-back seasons when he returns from a stint in Japan.

Hooper relying on leadership experience from within squad to create something special

Top man: Michael Hooper was a key man for the Tahs again in 2015.

Tom Decent   Michael Hooper sees no point in laying down the law to his Waratahs teammates about how things will be on his watch.

Rob Horne eyes vacant NSW Waratahs centre position

"Each position has its own intricacies and you learn from experience": Rob Horne.

Jotham Lian   Rob Horne has hinted on a return to the Waratah's vacant centre berth this season after the departure of veteran back Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Gibson will continue legacy: Beale

Happy to play anywhere: Waratahs utility back Kurtley Beale.

Jotham Lian   The fire and brimstone that used to follow Michael Cheika onto the Waratahs training ground may be extinguished but the legacy of success will remain, says Kurtley Beale.

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Ex-All Black eyes 'ultimate redemption'

Redemption: Waratahs recruit Zac Guildford turns out for Hawke's Bay in the ITM Cup.

Jotham Lian   Zac Guildford is chasing the ultimate redemption story to return to the All Blacks side he last played for in 2012 after a protracted battle with alcoholism.

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Folau shaping up well after ankle surgery

Rob Horne, Dean Mumm and Michael Hooper of the Waratahs during a fitness drill on Wednesday.

Game-breaking Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is ahead of his recovery schedule following ankle surgery but it's the five-eighth spot that's most exercising the mind of new Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson.

Israel Folau on the mend but that’s only half the problem for NSW Waratahs

Gibson is keen to get Folau closer to the action.

Adrian Warren   Game-breaking Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is ahead of schedule following ankle surgery, but it is the five-eighth spot that is most exercising the mind of new Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson.

Wycliff Palu returns to NSW Waratahs

Wycliff Palu

The NSW Waratahs have received an unexpected bonus with veteran Wallabies No.8 Wycliff Palu back in their ranks for the coming Super Rugby season.

Ashley-Cooper fires new video at O'Driscoll in Twitter banter

Adam Ashley-Cooper's teammates posted a video of him at his new locker to the music of Jessie J's Price Tag, with the ...

Chris Dutton   Wallabies veteran has fired a new shot in the Twitter 'war' with Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll.

Flying Waratah not running away from past

Focused on a new challenge: Zac Guildford.

Zac Guildford says he is "over" making mistakes with alcohol and is determined to repay the faith of Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson as he sets about his return to Super Rugby.