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Chiefs continue measured approach

The Chiefs’ injury roster might be mounting by the week, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be reckless in rushing back players before they’re ready, assistant coach Andrew Strawbridge says. Injuries from last week’s 22-18...

Italian prisoners take rugby road to rehab

It is, according to former Italy international Walter Rista, a sport with respect for the rules written into its DNA. So what could be better than rugby union as a means of helping prisoners involved in a groundbreaking Italian rehabilitation...

Cooper still in World Cup frame: Reds

Three Super Rugby games should still be enough for Quade Cooper to prove his Wallabies World Cup worth, according to Queensland Reds coach Richard Graham. The Reds have taken a cautious approach with Cooper, who has fully recovered from his...

Crusaders to play in USA

New Zealand’s Crusaders are to play English Premiership club Saracens in New Orleans on August 1, in a fixture designed to capitalise on growing US interest in rugby union. The Crusaders, seven-time Super Rugby champions, said they will field...

No Quade return for Reds

Quade Cooper will have to wait one more week to make his Queensland Reds return from injury after missing selection for Friday night’s Super Rugby clash with the Sharks. Cooper is nearing full fitness after recovering from a shoulder fracture...

Tahs entering a war zone: Cheika

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika predicts his side will be entering a Super Rugby war zone against a rested Crusaders side on Saturday. There’s plenty at stake for the 2014 grand finalists as they return to the venue of last season’s...

Tahs entering a war zone:Cheika

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika predicts his side will be entering a Super Rugby war zone against a rested Crusaders side on Saturday. There’s plenty at stake for the 2014 grand finalists as they return to the venue of last season’s...

Super 15’s Rugby 2015 Round 15 Tips and Odds

Round 15 of the  Super 15’s Rugby season will begin this weekend and we take a look at each of the games in the round and give our tips, look at the odds and view the times of the games (AEST).   RUGBY OFFER: Sign-up at Sportsbet.com.au via...

Jono Lance wants to be Force No.10

NSW Waratahs utility back Jono Lance has set his sights on locking down a flyhalf berth after signing on with the Western Force for the next two Super Rugby seasons. Lance, who can play flyhalf, centre, and fullback, was a starting member of the...

Polota-Nau out 3 more weeks

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been given an additional three weeks to recover from his latest bout of concussion. Polota-Nau, who has a lengthy history of concussions, has already missed the Waratahs’ two most recent...

Polota-Nau gets 3 more weeks rest

Wallabies and NSW Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been given another three weeks to recover from his latest bout of concussion. Polota-Nau, who has a lengthy history of concussions, has already missed the Waratahs’ two most recent...

Sam Burgess tipped for flanker role

Bath coach Mike Ford believes Sam Burgess is ready for Test match rugby as a flanker despite just four English Premiership appearances in the back row. World Cup hopeful Burgess should be named in England’s 45-man wider training squad on...