GEORGINA ROBINSON Workaholic Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper was awarded the John Eales Medal - after just his second year of Test rugby - at a ceremony in Sydney on Thursday.
GEORGINA ROBINSON NSW coach Michael Cheika is targeting the top two in Super Rugby for the Waratahs next season and thinks a forklift driver from Flemington Markets can help get them there.
Sidelined Wallabies speedster Lachie Turner has left the NSW Waratahs to sign with the Queensland Reds for the next two Super Rugby seasons.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Rugby league didn't stand a chance in the end.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Israel Folau has confirmed he will play rugby for the next two years.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Wallabies breakaway Michael Hooper has never relied on too many words to make a point.
Darren Walton Wallabies and NSW Waratahs flanker Michael Hooper has won the Australia's Super Rugby player of the year award.
The NSW Waratahs have pulled off a coup by signing Springboks forward Jacques Potgieter for two seasons.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Dual international Sonny Bill Williams says pouring everything into the coming Wallabies campaign will help fellow code-hopper Israel Folau make a final decision about his future.
GEORGINA ROBINSON If the Brumbies could do it, so can the Waratahs.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley says the prospect of competing with Test playmaker Kurtley Beale kept him at NSW for next season.
GEORGINA ROBINSON The ARU has done all it can to convince Israel Folau to stay in the sport and is waiting for the dual international to put pen to paper, the union's chief executive said on Friday.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Dual international Israel Folau is tantalisingly close to signing a two-year deal with Australian rugby after agreeing to terms with the NSW Waratahs.
A 34-man NSW Waratahs squad will travel to Argentina for a two-match tour to help the Pumas' preparations for the Rugby Championship starting next month.
GEORGINA ROBINSON After a season of rebuilding, the Waratahs say they finally have the tools to mount a convincing raid on the Super Rugby finals next year.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has staked his claim for former NSW playmaker Kurtley Beale with a vigorous defence of the departing Rebel in Sydney on Saturday.
GEORGINA ROBINSON It was certainly not the Australian rugby swansong Berrick Barnes imagined for himself but George Smith would tell you they rarely are.
GEORGINA ROBINSON The year the Reds won Super Rugby they suffered a humiliating 24-point loss to the Waratahs in round two.
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Prop James Slipper has been promoted to captain the Queensland Reds against the NSW Waratahs in Saturday’s Super Rugby clash in the absence of injured leaders James Horwill and Will Genia.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Michael Cheika has flagged a potential end-of-season sweetener for NSW, saying he is confident the Waratahs will retain Israel Folau and that a deal could be done "very soon".
NSW coach Michael Cheika is preparing to duel with Melbourne for Kurtley Beale's services, but believes retaining another Wallabies backline star Israel Folau is a matter of refining a few details.
GEORGINA ROBINSON In the space of three weeks, Tom Carter was relegated to Shute Shield duties, captained NSW to victory against the Force and scored two tries against the British and Irish Lions in front of the largest home crowd the Waratahs have had in many years.
Tim Barlass What's the collective noun for the fans of the Lions rugby tour? A pride perhaps?
RUPERT GUINNESS Waratahs captain and backrower Dave Dennis believes that he will be better for having played the British and Irish Lions - both physically and in game knowledge - when he rejoins the Wallabies squad in Brisbane on Sunday.
GEORGINA ROBINSON If there was ever any question about the menacing potential of the predator hulking north into Wallabies territory in six days, a clinical five-try effort settled the matter in Sydney on Saturday.
PAUL CULLY THE Luke Morahan story will not be lost on a few Waratahs and Brumbies over the next two fixtures. The Reds' winger came from nowhere to claim a Wallabies berth after a blistering display against the Lions last weekend - and probably put a question mark over Lions rival Alex Cuthbert's Test spot as well. Michael Cheika and Jake White will have their men focused on getting the job done for their sides, but human nature is what it is. In the back of some minds will also be the desire to alert the national bosses. It's not necessarily a bad thing either, if it is expressed within the structures of their franchises. The mobile prop Paddy Ryan and the experienced Drew Mitchell headline the Waratahs who might be one injury-enforced phone call away from the Wallabies camp, while Jesse Mogg and Matt Toomua have both been mentioned this season by Wallabies coach Robbie Deans. At some stage, the d
GEORGINA ROBINSON Out of the finals with nothing to lose, the Waratahs want to inflict maximum pain on the British and Irish Lions.
No magic formula: Hooper insists the only way to tame the tourists is to withstand their charges and keep on fighting
RUPERT GUINNESS With the Wallabies having been bunkered down in training camps for the past two weeks while the British and Irish Lions have shown their wares in warm-up games, one could suspect the Australians of having schemed and plotted new tactics to undo the visitors.