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Larkham added to Wallabies

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has added former Wallabies Stephen Larkham and Nathan Grey to his staff for the Australian World Cup campaign. Larkham and Grey have been named as Cheika’s assistants and will continue in their roles at their...

Rebels to use force to fight Brumbies fire

The Melbourne Rebels are determined to match the Brumbies’ firepower with force in their Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park on Saturday night. The Rebels came out pumped up against the Waratahs last round and used their physicality and aggression...

All Blacks alert to Samoa mosquito virus

New Zealand Rugby officials are confident a mosquito-transmitted virus in Samoa and an annoying drain won’t threaten the All Blacks’ historic Test in Apia. NZR chief executive Steve Tew said on Friday that neither issue is a cause of...

NZ Super Rugby teams to face Lions

The British and Irish Lions’ tour of 2017 is set to comprise games against New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the first time. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew says details of what is likely to be a 10-game tour will be unveiled in...

Chiefs’ All Blacks ready to do battle

The Chiefs will have all their All Blacks on deck when they take on the Crusaders in Super Rugby in Hamilton on Saturday. Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Augustine Pulu and Aaron Cruden have all been named in a starting line-up showing 11...

Horne in at 10 for Scotland rugby

Glasgow’s Peter Horne has been drafted in to replace suspended fly-half Finn Russell for Scotland’s Six Nations rugby clash with Italy on Saturday. Russell lost an appeal earlier this week against a two-match ban for a dangerous tackle...

SBW returns for Super Chiefs

Sonny Bill Williams has been named to make his return for the unbeaten Chiefs in the Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Hamilton on Saturday. Williams was a late withdrawal from last week’s 19-17 win over the Brumbies and his return at...

Speight, Tomane make Wallabies pact

Brumbies flyers Joe Tomane and Henry Speight say they’ve made it their goal to push each other into the Wallabies’ two starting wing spots at this year’s Rugby World Cup. But with their competition including James O’Connor,...

Nick Cummins to miss Hurricanes’ clash

Western Force winger Nick Cummins will be held back from Friday night’s Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes to ensure he’ll be cherry ripe to face the Brumbies next week. Cummins underwent minor surgery on his left ankle last month,...

Turner amped for Highlanders showdown

Lachie Turner has come to expect the unexpected at the Queensland Reds. So when he was thrust into fullback last week by coach Richard Graham after details of Karmichael Hunt’s cocaine scandal emerged the morning before their clash with the...

Brumbies’ Moore returns to starting XV

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore will make his long-awaited return to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Melbourne Rebels. Having played off the bench for the first two rounds following last year’s knee...

O’Connor set for long-awaited Reds debut

James O’Connor will finally make his Queensland Reds debut after being named to start in Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin. The former Wallaby was set to play the Western Force last weekend but withdrew after an...