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'Lomu rule' applies to Petaia: Thorn

Fullback, centre or wing? It doesn't really matter when it comes to Jordan Petaia if you ask his Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn - as long as you stick to one rule.

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Force score late to secure win over Rebels

Western Force have come from behind to snatch a 16-15 win over Melbourne Rebels to keep alive their hopes of a Super Rugby AU finals berth.

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3dSam Bruce

Life in Japan: How Will Genia & Quade Cooper found a 'sweet spot'

Will Genia and Quade Cooper are loving life in Japan. Having reflected on their careers to date and changed the way they prepare, both men feel as though their careers have been extended - and they see big things ahead for rugby in the region.

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Lock Philip returns to Rebels from France

Lock Matt Philip will return from France in July in a boost for the Wallabies and Melbourne, signing with the Super Rugby club through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Reds vs. Brumbies: Five key Wallabies clashes

It's the biggest game of Round 8, the Reds hosting the Brumbies. It's not just about who'll take home the spoils though, but who'll come out on top as Wallabies favourites? Here's five key contests to watch for this weekend.

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Super Rugby AU R8 & Aotearoa R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

How impressive was last week's action? This weekend's sure to be just as exciting with the Reds hosting the Brumbies, while the Highlanders and Chiefs face off in Dunedin. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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O'Connor seeing rugby clearly as captain

James O'Connor believes he's only now appreciating the beauty of rugby, likening his stint as Queensland Reds captain and progression as a No.10 to being unplugged from the Matrix.

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6dBrittany Mitchell & Sam Bruce

Super Rugby wrap: How much better can the Queensland Reds get?

The Easter weekend of Super Rugby saw plenty of drama on both sides of the Tasman, but only one unbeaten team remains across the two competitions. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.

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Tahs find silver lining in heartbreaking defeat

They won't make the finals, but the NSW Waratahs hope to have a big say in who does after falling agonisingly short of pulling off the upset of the 2021 Super Rugby AU season.

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11dSam Bruce

Coleman; Manenti; Cheika: Who is the right man for the Waratahs?

NSW Waratahs are in free fall having sacked coach Rob Penney on Sunday. The NSW Rugby board has copped severe backlash from Waratahs supporters and now must find a replacement, with two successful Shute Shield coaches potentially among the options.

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12dSam Bruce

Tahs boss: 'All parts' of business taking responsibility

NSW Waratahs chief executive Paul Doorn says he believes all business lines of his organisation are taking responsibility for the franchise's current predicament as he prepares to conduct a global search for Rob Penney's replacement.

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Rebels' Kemeny surprised by Wallabies call-up

Josh Kemeny was the Waratahs' loss and the Rebels' gain and that could extend to the Wallabies after the flanker's shock selection in next month's training camp.

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Penney finally drops at Tahs, New Zealand fullbacks on show

After five straight defeats, two of which were record losses, the action finally came off the field for the Waratahs with the board making the decision to fire Rob Penney immediately. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.

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Tahs' woes reflected in Wallabies camp

The NSW Waratahs woes have been reflected in Wallabies coach Dave Rennie's selection of a 40-man national squad for next month's camp with just four players included.

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Muirhead pushes case for Wallabies squad

Brumbies winger Andy Muirhead has reinforced his case for a first Wallabies call-up with another impressive performance in his team's emphatic Super Rugby AU win over the Western Force.

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Brumbies thump Force for Super Rugby win

The Brumbies have bounced back in style with a thumping 42-14 victory over the Western Force in their Super Rugby AU clash in Canberra.

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17dSam Bruce

Rennie's fears extend beyond in-demand Koroibete

Dave Rennie knows Australia can't compete with the big-money offers that will likely see Marika Koroibete head offshore, but the Wallabies coach is hopeful there is an answer as simple as the gold jersey -- particularly those players just starting out.

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WR to help Pacific Island teams join SR in 2022

World Rugby (WR) is set to spend 1.2 million pounds ($1.65 million) annually over three years on two Pacific Island teams to help them join Super Rugby in 2022, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • AUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference