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Waratahs come to Rebels' aid with game swap as home fixtures confirmed

Waratahs come to Rebels' aid with game swap as home fixtures confirmed

The NSW club won't play a match away from Sydney until August 14.

  • by Tom Decent

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'Cuffo, diesel, shoelaces': Toomua calls for end to slowing tactics
Super Rugby

'Cuffo, diesel, shoelaces': Toomua calls for end to slowing tactics

The Rebels playmaker wants the game to get faster and more entertaining, and says some of Super Rugby's new trial laws need further work.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Waratahs run over top of Force to get back in winner's circle
Waratahs 23 Force 14
Australian rugby

Waratahs run over top of Force to get back in winner's circle

The Western Force bombed a chance to pull off a fairytale victory over the Waratahs in their Super Rugby return by conceding 23 unanswered points after a fast start at the SCG.

  • by Tom Decent
Why Lachie Swinton could be Australia's wildest rugby player
Australian rugby

Why Lachie Swinton could be Australia's wildest rugby player

Whether it's getting tattoos of sponsors after grand finals, throwing punches or sticking it to opponents, the Waratahs No.6 is a player anyone would want on their team.

  • by Tom Decent
'Master-servant': McLennan whacks New Zealand Super Rugby plan
Australian rugby

'Master-servant': McLennan whacks New Zealand Super Rugby plan

As New Zealand denied any board division over the future of Super Rugby, Australian power brokers vowed to reject a limited presence for Australian teams.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Hunt future under a cloud as NSW sign Kyle Godwin
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Hunt future under a cloud as NSW sign Kyle Godwin

Western Force centre Kyle Godwin is set to wear a sky-blue jersey next year and will lock horns with his future teammates on Saturday at the SCG.

  • by Georgina Robinson and Tom Decent
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'At your own peril': Penney warns Kiwis off Super Rugby 'isolation'
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'At your own peril': Penney warns Kiwis off Super Rugby 'isolation'

Kiwi Rob Penney has all but accused New Zealand of arrogance in its attitude to Australian rugby.

  • by Georgina Robinson
'Dish it up': Justin Langer's advice for Sydney-bound Force
Super Rugby

'Dish it up': Justin Langer's advice for Sydney-bound Force

The West Australian cricket great was drafted into talk to the playing squad about the state's long history of punching above their weight against their east coast rivals in the sporting arena.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Two-minute wonder: Waratahs turn to familiar face Porecki
Australian rugby

Two-minute wonder: Waratahs turn to familiar face Porecki

Dave Porecki played just two minutes of Super Rugby for the Waratahs in 2015 and is returning home with a point to prove after a stint abroad in the UK.

  • by Tom Decent
'Don't judge them like veterans': Junior Wallabies coach on nurturing Australia's next generation
Australian rugby

'Don't judge them like veterans': Junior Wallabies coach on nurturing Australia's next generation

Jason Gilmore has seen some excellent players come through the nation's pathway systems but had a warning for anyone making early judgments.

  • by Tom Decent
Super Rugby AU showed us the future, for better or worse
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Super Rugby

Super Rugby AU showed us the future, for better or worse

Law changes, a new generation and ratings that held ground. There was a lot to like in the first round of Super Rugby AU, but a lot to improve on, too.

  • by Georgina Robinson