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Brumbies’ future bright despite Super exit

Super Rugby: Listen in to the A.C.T Brumbies post game press conference. Sam Carter of the Brumbies and teammates look dejected at Canberra Stadium. DEPARTING Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says the club’s future is bright despite their quarterfinal Super Rugby defeat. Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano was denied a fairytale comeback …

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Clinical Crusaders conquer Highlanders in wet

Highlanders fullback Ben Smith grabs the ball as he is tackled by Crusaders winger Seta Tamanivalu. THE Crusaders have rediscovered their winning touch in emphatic style, overwhelming the Highlanders 17-0 in a drenched Super Rugby quarterfinal in Christchurch. The All Black-laden Crusaders’ pack dominated Saturday’s match which was ruined by …

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Why the Western Force is gold to Australia

Kennedy Cherrington fends off Fijian defenders during the match between Fiji and Australia in the Girls Rugby Sevens on day 2 of the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games. THE “Save the Western Force” cry isn’t just coming from Wallaby giant Adam Coleman and his teammates but two budding sevens starlets who …

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World Rugby to trial more new laws

The rule changes will benefit the side putting the ball into the scrum. SIX new law amendments focusing on the scrum and ruck will have a global trial in a bid to make the game easier to play and referee, World Rugby has announced. The changes will be trialled in …

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All Black confirms French move

Rugby: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika explains why Quade Cooper was left out of the Wallabies training squad. Highlanders ace Malakai Fekitoa has joined French Top 14 giants, Toulon. ALL BLACK Malakai Fekitoa says his decision to leave New Zealand Rugby for French giants Toulon was the most difficult of his …

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Hurricanes too good for gallant Brumbies

Super Rugby: The Brumbies have produced a brave performance in Stephen Larkham’s last match as Coach, but it wasn’t enough to topple Super Rugby heavyweights, the Hurricanes. Vaea Fifita of the Hurricanes wins line out ball against the Brumbies on Friday night. UPDATE: CHRISTIAN Lealiifano made an “emotional” return but …

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Sevens heaven as Aussies strike gold

Australia celebrate winning the rugby sevens gold medal at the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games. HANNAH Southwell and a fast, fresh breed in sevens are rugby’s new “Sunshine Girls” after today’s gold medal triumph in the Bahamas lit up the gloomy mood handcuffed to the code at other levels. Quicker, smarter, …

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‘Humble, kind, true. We will miss you my friend’

Dan Vickerman’s five No. 5 jerseys at an emotional service on the Number 1 Oval at Sydney University to remember the much loved former Wallaby. MIDWAY through a memorial service for Dan Vickerman on Sydney University’s rugby oval, a strong gust of wind blew in and knocked over photos of …

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Wallabies must follow Lions’ defensive blueprint

Rugby: NZL v LIO: Match Highlights The Lions’s rush defence denied the All Blacks key men chance to dominate as the final Test and series were drawn. Who could have predicted this outcome? But there are many key lessons to take from the result — and how it came to …

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Kafer to seek an Australian rugby style

Rugby Union: Kurtley Beale has hinted he could be back in time for the Bledisloe Cup after almost two months out with a knee injury. Rod Kafer has been appointed to a new role at the ARU. FORMER Wallaby Rod Kafer wants Australian rugby to shed its predictability and return …

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