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Common sense required as rugby wrestles with its status as a collision sport

Rugby appears caught in a paradoxical universe of wanting to place paramount importance on player safety - and being seemingly incapable of adopting common sense when ruling on accidental collisions -- Liam Napier writes.

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Rugby Real or Not: Cooper should be Wallabies fly-half for first Test vs. England

Quade Cooper has emerged as the clear leader to play fly-half against England. Paddy Ryan deserved a yellow card for his clean-out against the Highlanders. Brumbies fans are right to bemoan a 16-5 penalty count. It's Rugby Real or Not.

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Real or Not: Tongan Thor retention the priority over NRL raid

Taniela Tupou should be prioritised over the signing of any NRL player. Jake Gordon was right to describe the Waratahs' defeat by the Hurricanes as step in the right direction. Pablo Matera is the buy of the Super Rugby season. It's Rugby Real or Not.

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