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Quade confirms three-year Reds deal

Quade Cooper has confirmed the worst kept secret in rugby, the playmaker set to lead Queensland Reds' Super Rugby recovery after inking a three-year deal to return to Ballymore.

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Toomua in doubt for Springboks, Puma Tests

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is facing some selection headaches with centre Matt Toomua battling to overcome concussion suffered in the first Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.

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Three more years for Barrett at Hurricanes

Star fly-half Beauden Barrett has spurned the advances of the Blues and cashed-up northern hemisphere clubs to recommit to the Hurricanes for another three years.

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Cheika: I'm not under pressure

Michael Cheika insists he doesn't feel his job's under pressure as the Wallabies begin picking up the pieces from a disastrous Bledisloe Cup campaign.

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Argentina hang on for famous victory

Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias kicked a late penalty as Argentina gained revenge for last week's Rugby Championship defeat to South Africa by claiming a 26-24 victory in Salta.

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Alexander swaps tips with football coaches

Australia netball coach Lisa Alexander has had the chance to visit several international sports training sessions, but she believes it's both sides who benefit from the experience.

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Wallabies mindset right - Cheika

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has vowed that Australia will have the right mindset when they face the arduous task of keeping the Bledisloe Cup alive against the All Blacks in Wellington.

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Wasps boss confident Beale is a changed man

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admits he considered Kurtley Beale's chequered past carefully before making him the highest paid player in Premiership history.

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Barrett asks Wellington not to boo Cooper

Quade Cooper will only "enhance" the Wallabies' chances for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup Test in Wellington, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says.

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Beale hopes to bring 'X factor' to Wasps

Kurtley Beale admitted to first-day nerves as he joined up with his new Wasps teammates but hopes he can bring an "X-factor" that pushes the club towards European glory.

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All Blacks awesome, Wallabies abject

Can NZ repeat their nigh-on perfect Sydney showing? Can Australia possibly be as bad again? Andy Withers, Sam Bruce & Rupert Guinness break down the Bledisloe Cup.

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World Rugby taking bug 'seriously'

World Rugby will be taking a listening device 'seriously', while Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he wouldn't be focused on fears betting syndicates were targeting the Wallabies.

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McKenzie among five All Blacks additions

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has called in five rookies after losing three more players to injury ahead of the second clash with the Wallabies in Wellington on Saturday.

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Amazing scenes as Fiji sevens return home

Fiji's Olympic rugby sevens champions have been given an incredible welcome home from Rio, with fans lining the streets to catch a glimpse of their national heroes.

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Wallabies see easy fix to defensive woes

Wallabies defensive coach Nathan Grey insists there is an easy fix to the tackling frailties that allowed the All Blacks to score six tries in their 42-8 Bledisloe romp on Saturday night.

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'Champion' Coles epitomises All Blacks - Hansen

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has paid Dane Coles the ultimate compliment after the hooker was again forced to play with a painful rib injury in the win over Australia.

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Cheika fumes at defenceless Wallabies

Disgusted by his side's inept defence, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika couldn't find a single positive in the immediate aftermath to Australia's humiliating 42-8 loss to the All Blacks.

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  • Ultimate clubman Tatafu Polota-Nau a rare rugby gem

    - Greg Growden

    It's not often you see a Test player picking up rubbish or running the touchline at your local club match. Then again, not everyone is Tatafu Polota-Nau either -- Greg Growden writes.

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