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How JOC can avoid ‘worst experience in sport’

Rugby: James O’Connor is fit and ready to play in the Brisbane Global Tens. James O’Connor plays tours guide for Toulon at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Picture: Steve Holland MASTER coach Robbie Deans has urged flighty gamebreaker James O’Connor to have another crack at Australian rugby or bear the ache of …

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Cheika upbeat about Aussie Super Rugby sides

Rugby: James O’Connor is fit and ready to play in the Brisbane Global Tens. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika. WALLABIES coach Michael Cheika is confident Australia’s Super Rugby sides will perform better this season after completing an inspection tour of the five franchises. Cheika’s appraisal came as he also backed the …

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‘New beast’ O’Connor ready for Super return

Rugby: James O’Connor is fit and ready to play in the Brisbane Global Tens. Aussie JOC has been playing tour guide for his Toulon teammates. Picture: Steve Holland JAMES O’Connor is yearning to have another crack at Super Rugby as “a new beast” with a more mature mindset and renewed …

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The ‘fro is back: Samo a real Reds wildcard

Rugby: Samo will suit up for the Reds this weekend for the Global Tens comp. Radike Samo boasts one of the most recognisable profiles in rugby. THE fro is back. A surprise call-up at the Reds for the ageless Radike Samo is the final piece to the wildcard puzzle at …

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Barnes back but still big on Japan

Rugby: Lote Tuquiri has announced he will be lacing up the boots for the Brisbane Tens. Henry Speight, Berrick Barnes and Jordan Taufua have their eyes on the Global Tens prize. PICKING the winner of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens is a lottery which is exactly what Berrick Barnes feels …

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Rugby Tens fails spectacularly

Rugby: Karmichael Hunt is ready and waiting to take the field for the Brisbane Global Tens. Blockbuster. The Brisbane Global Tens was doomed from its conception. The sad images of empty stands at Suncorp Stadium on the opening day of the international rugby club event show the entire concept of …

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Hunt stars as sizzling Reds turn up heat

Brisbane Tens: Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights – coached by Robbie Deans – beat the Waratahs in a big upset. Karmichael Hunt showed flashes of class at the Brisbane tens that has been conspicuous by its absence in recent seasons. A RE-ENERGISED Karmichael Hunt adopted a new wolfman persona when the …

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Emotion-charged Chiefs claim Brisbane Tens win

Rugby: Chiefs’ Mitchell Graham dabs from the stretcher as he leaves the field after suffering an injury in their semi clash with the Bulls. Chiefs players celebrate with the winners trophy after winning the Final of the Global Rugby Tens. THE emotion-charged Chiefs have paid tribute to their former star …

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‘Tongan Thor’ banned for headbutting

Rugby: Chiefs winger Shaun Stevenson has scored an amazing individual try to get their semi final against the Bulls off to a perfect start. Reds’ player Adam Korczyk impressed at the Global Tens event A TWO-WEEK ban for headbutting has cost Taniela “Tongan Thor” Tupou his spot in the Queensland …

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‘This one’s for you my brother’

Rugby: The Chiefs have won the inaugral Brisbane Tens with a win in the final over the Crusaders. Several Chiefs players look to the sky in tribute to Sione Lauaki. ALL Blacks great Dan Carter and his French club are the top targets to add a fresh lashing of starpower …

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