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Australian sevens rugby coach Andy Friend believes Quade Cooper’s unsuccessful bid to make his Olympic team might have worked had he been able to fully commit to the program for …

The Brumbies are confident superstar flanker David Pocock will be back for the Super Rugby quarter-finals, provided they qualify in Saturday’s last-round clash with the Western Force. Pocock hasn’t played …

Two months after they last played in Dunedin, the Highlanders are desperate to do what they can to prolong their return home. The Super Rugby champions host the Chiefs on …

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NSW Waratahs lock Sam Lousi is changing Super Rugby allegiance, signing for New Zealand’s Hurricanes until the end of 2018. The former Warriors rugby league forward will return across the …

New Zealand’s four teams still in Super Rugby contention aren’t wasting time with calculators or crystal balls entering the final round of matches. The Chiefs, Crusaders, Hurricanes and Highlanders are …

Wallabies back-rower Scott Fardy will play in the Brumbies’ potentially season-defining Super Rugby clash with the lowly Western Force on Saturday, but David Pocock remains sidelined. Fardy was left bloodied …

SANZAAR has ruled out any changes to this year’s Super Rugby finals format despite the likelihood that dominant New Zealand teams will be forced to travel for quarter-finals against opposition …

Departing Queensland Reds star Liam Gill says the team owe it to their long-suffering fanbase – and themselves – to throw everything they have at the Melbourne Rebels in Friday …

Star centre Kyle Godwin faces a potentially awkward outing when he lines up for the Western Force in Saturday night’s Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies in Canberra. Rumours are …

A week after returning to Super Rugby, Liam Messam has been elevated to the Chiefs’ run-on side to face the defending champion Highlanders. Messam’s inclusion at No.8 for the match …

With only one Super Rugby game left, Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan sees no point “beating a dead horse” after last week’s humiliation. He just wants to topple rivals Queensland …

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A Hurricanes tight five, who have punched above their Super Rugby weight all season, will undergo the ultimate litmus test in Christchurch. Captain Dane Coles says his youthful engine room …

Former Warriors rugby league player Ngani Laumape returns to the Hurricanes midfield in their only starting change to face the Crusaders in Christchurch. Centre Matt Proctor has succumbed to a …

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The NSW Waratahs are focusing on defence and insist they won’t rush into chasing a bonus point in their critical Super Rugby clash against the Blues in Auckland on Friday. …

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New Zealand Rugby has retained one of its most promising stars by inking a new deal with Ardie Savea for two more seasons. The dynamic All Blacks flanker will continue …

Auckland-born NSW Waratahs prop Angus Ta’avao admits he still has “a lot of love and care” for a Blues outfit he’ll be trying to beat at their Eden Park fortress. …

Ben Daley is capable of reviving his Wallabies chances just like late-career bloomer Greg Holmes did, interim Queensland Reds co-coach Nick Stiles reckons. Daley is set to make his 82nd …

The Blues’ search for consistency will come up against the Waratahs’ desperation when the Super Rugby regular season enters its final round. The match will be the last in 2016 …