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Rakes progress: Moore decision made easier

Jamie Pandaram and Iain Payten discuss the latest rugby news. Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore will retire from Test rugby at the end of this season. WALLABIES captain Stephen Moore had made the call to retire when he arrived at camp in Newcastle this week but his decision was confirmed when …

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Semi-final teams: Crusaders roll out big guns

Coach Scott Robertson looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session at Rugby Park. SEMI-FINAL ONE: CRUSADERS v CHIEFS in Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm AEST CRUSADERS coach Scott Robertson has named a team bristling with power for Saturday’s first Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs in Christchurch. Robertson has had …

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Wallabies skipper calls time on career

Rugby: The Wallabies have entered into training camp with one goal in mind – to lift the Bledisloe for the first time since 2001. Stephen Moore will step down as a Wallabies captain and player at the end of 2017. WALLABIES captain Stephen Moore has announced he will retire from …

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Brumbies lag behind in chase for Wallaby spots

Rugby: Former Wallaby joins the Kick and Chase Crew to discuss the mental and physical pain the boys are going through with Michael Cheika Chris Alcock missed out despite an impressive season. AUSTRALIA’S upside-down rugby year has continued with the country’s top-ranked Super Rugby side, the Brumbies, contributing the second-fewest …

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Dumped Douglas out to reverse the slide

Rugby: The Wallabies have entered into training camp with one goal in mind – to lift the Bledisloe for the first time since 2001. Kane Douglas celebrates after Australia beat England during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. KANE Douglas is convinced he can play more Tests despite sliding from World …

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Cheika on Quade: it’s good to talk

Rugby: Karmichael Hunt will miss 2 months of the Rugby Championships due to injury. Quade Cooper is on the Wallabies outer — but coach Michael Cheika hasn’t closed the door completely. WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika plans to fly to Brisbane to sit down with Quade Cooper in the next month …

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Chiefs set to call on Ngatai to tame Crusaders

Super Rugby: The Chiefs made the final four at the expense of the Stormers. Stephen Donald played a pivotal role in the Chiefs’ win over the Stormers in Cape Town. COACH Dave Rennie can’t speak highly enough of veteran Chiefs back Stephen Donald, although a starting role in their Super …

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Fans pick Baa-Baas game in the sun

Super Rugby: Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara says it was ‘humbling’ to be around Christian Lealiifano following his return to Super Rugby from cancer. Australia’s Tevita Kuridrani bursts through a gap against the Barbarians at Twickenham in 2014. THE fans have not only spoken, they’ve chosen: we want afternoon footy. And …

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All Blacks to return to scene of ‘bug gate’

Super Rugby: Hurricanes captain TJ Perenara says it was ‘humbling’ to be around Christian Lealiifano following his return to Super Rugby from cancer. The Intercontinental Hotel in Double Bay, scene of last year’s ‘bug gate’ controversy. The All Blacks will stay there again this year. UNFAZED by one of the …

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Form teams into Super Rugby’s semifinals

Super Rugby: The Chiefs made the final four at the expense of the Stormers. Chiefs players celebrate after scoring a try during the Super Rugby quarterfinal in Cape Town. THE Hurricanes and Chiefs are both confident they can buck Super Rugby history by winning semifinals on the road. Both Kiwi …

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