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Waratahs pull out of Hayne running

Scepticism: ARU figures were unsure if Jarryd Hayne was serious about the 15-man code.

The tortuous football journey of code-hopping super star Jarryd Hayne has taken yet another turn with the NSW Waratahs sensationally confirming they would not offer him a contract in 2017.

ARU should not fall into Hayne trap

Better without? The stats say the Parramatta Eels aren't too bad without Jarryd Hayne.

Jarryd Hayne's worth is his reputation, but what is that value in a game he has never played? We can all see he is shopping himself around. Surely ARU boss Bill Pulver can't fall into the trap of being a pawn in the negotiations.

Tilse and Carraro leave Waratahs

Exit: Jeremy Tilse

The departures from the NSW Waratahs have continued with prop Jeremy Tilse and back Matt Carraro the latest players opting to leave the Super Rugby franchise.

Polota-Nau backs up in Shute Shield

Polota-Nau turns out for the Two Blues 20 hours after Waratahs duties in Eden Park.

Less than 20 hours after playing in what could be his last match for the Waratahs, the international hooker made a shock appearance for Parramatta against Sydney Uni.

Tahs lose 766 games of experience as stars exit

Strength: Tatafu Polota-Nau ploughs through the Sunwolves' defence earlier this month.

Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has told teammates he has likely played his last game for NSW as the Waratahs begin planning for the loss of up to 766 games of experience and six of their most experienced stars.

What's wrong with the Wallabies?

Facing some challenges: Bernard Foley is limited when directed to play a second-man style.

The emphasis for the Wallabies between now and August 20 has to be reclaiming that belief from the World Cup, which seems to have gone missing.