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Fiji Super team on cards after NRC inclusion

Iain Payten and Jamie Pandaram preview Friday’s quarter final between the Brumbies and the Hurricanes with Christian Lealiifano set to return. A Fiji team is set to play in Aussie domestic championship. THE first steps toward creating a Pacific Island Super Rugby team could be taken via the NRC, with …

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Skelton promises Tahs an ‘hour of power’

Rugby: The Chiefs win at the Brisbane Tens has come on a sad day for the team following the news of former player Sione Lauaki’s passing. Will Skelton during his time with Saracens. HE has come home from London in career-best shape and with an 80-minute engine. But Will Skelton …

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Quade’s quality sparks hopes of Reds resurgence

Rugby: The Chiefs win at the Brisbane Tens has come on a sad day for the team following the news of former player Sione Lauaki’s passing. Duncan Paia’aua made a strong case to start at inside centre for the Reds. Picture: Darren England. QUADE Cooper’s first outing in a Reds …

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Five things we learned from Reds’ trial win

Rugby: Karmichael Hunt has sparked a spectacular team try for the Queensland Reds. Karmichael Hunt looks the goods for the Reds. Picture: Darren England QUADE Cooper earned plenty of plaudits but there was a lot more to be taken away from the Reds’ trial win over the Rebels — here’s …

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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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