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2dESPN staff

Gilbert handed five-week ban for Hooper tackle

Highlanders fly-half Sam Gilbert has been suspended for five weeks for a lifting tackle on Wallabies captain Michael Hooper during the Waratahs' 32-20 upset win in Dunedin.

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Waratahs break Super Dunedin hoodoo

The NSW Waratahs have shown they won't just be making up the numbers in the Super Rugby Pacific finals with a rousing 32-20 away win over the Highlanders.

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10dESPN staff

Waratahs condemn allegation of racial abuse

NSW Waratahs say they are disappointed to hear of an allegation of racist behaviour towards Hurricanes forward Du'Plessis Kirifi following the home side's 22-18 defeat at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday night.

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14dBrittany Mitchell

Waratahs' Bell: Players learning despite card numbers

With the lowest number of cards handed out last weekend since Round 3, and the first red card-free round since Round 4, Waratahs prop Angus Bell believes players throughout Super Rugby Pacific are beginning to get the message World Rugby is sending.

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15dSam Bruce

The run home: Predicting the final weeks of Super Rugby Pacific

Super Rugby Pacific has three clear front-runners, but even the make-up of the top two remains up in the air. The final make-up of the top eight also looks likely to change over the coming weeks. We break it all down here.

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16dBrittany Mitchell

Hooper buoyed by Super results but wary of England dominance

As the Wallabies edge towards their 2022 Test season, captain Michael Hooper says he's been buoyed by Australia's trans-Tasman results during Super Rugby Pacific in recent weeks but also remains grounded ahead of the England series in July.

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Japan duo return to boost Waratahs

With reinforcements arriving from Japan in the form of seasoned veterans Ned Hanigan and Paddy Ryan, the Waratahs say a home final is "critical" to their Super Rugby Pacific title ambitions.

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Waratahs reel in Pasifika in Super Rugby

Coach Darren Coleman is a relieved man after the NSW Waratahs dug deep to secure a vital 26-20 Super Rugby Pacific comeback win over Moana Pasifika in Auckland.

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Brumbies keep rolling in Hurricanes win

A breathtaking Rob Valetini try has helped the Brumbies take down a New Zealand opponent for a second straight week, knocking off the Hurricanes 42-25 at GIO Stadium.

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29dSam Bruce

How playing in Japan helped Bernard Foley fall back in love with rugby

Bernard Foley is loving life in Japan. Having departed Australian rugby after a torrid 2019 season, the former Wallabies playmaker has rediscovered his love of rugby -- and insists the competition should not only be viewed as evil through Australian eyes.

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30dESPN staff

Real or Not: Reds star McReight must get some Wallabies minutes

The Wallabies must find some minutes for Fraser McReight this year. The Waratahs can bounce back from a poor showing at Super Round to worry the Crusaders. The Super Rugby Pacific finals series is the right format. It's Rugby Real or Not.

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31dESPN staff

Tahs prop Bell dodges tip tackle suspension

Waratahs prop Angus Bell has escaped a suspension for a tip tackle on Chiefs captain Sam Cane, the front-rower instead issued only a warning by the SANZAAR judiciary panel.

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34dBrittany Mitchell

Fijana Drua's success shows where Super W can go

It was fast, furious, exciting and close to the perfect grand final spectacle to underscore what's been the best Super W season yet, with Fijiana Drua's inclusion in the competition a resounding success after a captivating 32-26 win over the Waratahs.

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Reds blown away by Hurricanes fightback

The Queensland Reds saw a Super Rugby Pacific victory go up in smoke after blowing an early lead to crash to a painful 35-17 defeat to the Hurricanes.

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34dBrittany Mitchell

Tahs show mettle despite Chiefs blowout

In a night where nothing seemed to go their way, the Waratahs showed plenty of mettle as they attempted to overcome two early cards, in a game where the end score failed to reflect the fight NSW showed in coming back late in the second.

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Ill-discipline costly, Tahs lose to Chiefs

NSW Waratahs' hopes of claiming an early Kiwi scalp at AAMI Park were brought undone by some dumb rugby, with the Chiefs capitalising to bank a 51-27 Super Rugby Pacific victory.

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Waratahs rout Reds to reach Super W decider

NSW have charged through to the Super W Final and a rematch with Fijiana Drua after overcoming early resistance and injuries to beat Queensland 36-0 in the elimination semi.

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44dBrittany Mitchell

Murphy's COVID battle ahead of blockbuster season

Unable to train for over a month due to COVID-19 complications that saw her suffer heart palpitations and trouble breathing, Waratahs star Mahalia Murphy has not taken a step back since taking to the pitch in 2022.

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49dBrittany Mitchell

Tahs a wounded beast ready to strike

Succumbing to their first loss in Super W history, Waratahs wing Mahalia Murphy has described her team as a wounded beast as they prepare to play rivals the Queensland Reds in their final regular season game on Saturday.

2022 RankingsSuper Rugby Pacific

  • WARAT7th
    Tries Scored 1st Blues : 62 Tries Scored
  • WARAT6th
    Points Difference 1st Crusaders : 189 Points Difference