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Foley supports Folau despite beliefs.

Waratahs vice captain Bernard Foley believes there is more to Israel Folau than his religious beliefs.

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Rugby

Folau furore

Perenara '100 percent against' Folau comments

All Blacks scrum-half TJ Perenara added his voice to those condemning Israel Folau as he took to social media to show his support for young people "who may be struggling with their identity".

Gay rugby club add voice to Folau debate

Rugby's highest-profile referee Nigel Owens has spoken out against Israel Folau's latest comments on homosexuality, while All Blacks Brad Weber has come out firing on twitter.

Folau takes swipe at Rugby Australia CEO

Israel Folau has taken a swipe at Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle in an online essay for PlayersVoice after the pair met alongside NSW Waratahs general manager Andrew Hore to discuss his social media post that caused a public uproar.

Commonwealth Games

New Zealand claim Games sevens double

New Zealand created history on Sunday by sweeping the Commonwealth Games sevens gold medals.

NZ women defeat Australia in sevens final.

New Zealand women edged out rivals Australia to the first ever rugby sevens gold at the Commonwealth Games, with a thrilling overtime 17-12 win.

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New Zealand win rugby gold.

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team defeated Fiji 14-0 to collect the inaugural Commonwealth Games gold medal.

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Super Rugby

Round 9

Hamstring tear rules Genia out for Rebels

Melbourne face a testing two-game trip to South Africa without their best player after star halfback Will Genia injured his hamstring in the Rebels' loss to the Jaguares.

Waratahs plotting title tilt

The Waratahs believe they are building nicely for another Super Rugby title tilt after embarking on their best start to a season in 12 years.

Brad Thorn slams door shut on Quade Cooper

Queensland coach Brad Thorn has slammed the door shut on Quade Cooper, saying the superstar outcast would remain just that despite admitting the Reds were lacking inspiration after Saturday night's Super Rugby drubbing in Sydney.

Super Rugby

Naiyaravoro stars as Waratahs roll Reds

Taqele Naiyaravoro has powered the Waratahs to the top of the Australian conference with a dominant man-of-the-match display against the Reds.

Brumbies lose it late against Highlanders

The Brumbies have capitulated in the final quarter to lose an otherwise hard-fought Super Rugby match 43-17 to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Australia

Folau social post a Tahs "teaching tool"

Israel Folau's controversial social media posts have provided the NSW Waratahs with a "teaching tool" to educate players about online conduct, says coach Daryl Gibson.

Israel Folau escapes ban.

Australian Rugby player Israel Folau has not been disciplined for his divisive 'gays go to hell' social media post after a meeting with his rugby bosses.

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Rugby

Northern Suburbs make amends for GF loss.

Northern Suburbs turned the tables on Warringah in the first round of 2018's Shute Shield.

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Rugby

From country girl to Commonwealth Games.

Australia Sevens star Demi Hayes sits down with ESPN's Stephanie Brantz, discussing her journey from a camp-drafting country girl to professional rugby player at the Commonwealth Games.

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Super Rugby

WATCH: Jordie Barrett's conversion from an impossible angle.

The All Blacks' Jordie Barrett showed off his impressive skills to convert a goal kick from a near impossible angle.

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HSBC Sevens World Series

How nationwide search brought Aussie Sevens success

Australia women's sevens coach Tim Walsh credits a nationwide search to uncover a "point of difference" as the key to his side's success, a six-year journey he hopes to wrap up with Commonwealth Games gold.

Super Rugby

Thorn effect working wonders for gritty Reds

The Brad Thorn effect has taken hold at the Reds, a third straight win built on yet another gritty defensive performance. Meanwhile, the unbeaten Highlanders and a young Stormers fly-half also make the headlines in Round 5.

Damian Willemse has the tools to become a Springbok

KweséESPN looks at four reasons why Stormers flyhalf Damian Willemse is so highly regarded by rugby pundits all around the world.

Western Force

Force return in World Series Rugby

Western Force will return to the field in under two months' time after billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest announced a series of invitational matches, dubbed World Series Rugby.

Hodgson's mission to keep rugby relevant in WA

Bitterness. Betrayal. Disgust. They're emotions you wouldn't dare begrudge Matt Hodgson. But don't for a minute think he's given up on rugby in Western Australia. The club great is in for the long haul.

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