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Waratahs smash fumbling Reds

The Waratahs juggernaut has powered on at Suncorp Stadium but not before the bumbling Queensland Reds exposed a worrying chink in their armour before the Super Rugby finals. Play-off rivals will have fixed their gaze on NSW’s vulnerable...

Crusaders grab bonus-point win

The Crusaders have used their lineout drive to great effect on the way to consolidating second spot on the Super Rugby table with a 34-8 win over fellow play-off qualifiers the Highlanders. The seven-time champions gave themselves the extra buffer...

Brumbies win reignites confidence: Mowen

Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen says his side’s seven-try romp over the Western Force will act as the perfect confidence springboard into next week’s Super Rugby finals. Who and where the Brumbies play next weekend is still to be determined,...

Penalties costly for Super Rebels

Poor discipline again proved costly for the Melbourne Rebels who fell to the Bulls 40-7 in Pretoria in their final round Super Rugby match. The Rebels have some unwanted baggage – the competition’s wooden spoon – to bring home to...

Foley slams ARU for freeing Honey Badger

Western Force coach Michael Foley says Australian rugby has been “caught with its pants down” in letting Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins leave for Japan. Cummins chose not to speak to the media after his farewell game for the...

Bulls overpower Rebels 40-7

The Melbourne Rebels have finished their Super Rugby season on a disappointing note with a 40-7 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria. The result consigned the Melbourne side to the competition’s wooden spoon. The Rebels were bidding for their first...

Welsh rugby in crisis over future

Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) over the direction of the sport. The four regions which form RRW, the Blues, the Dragons, the Ospreys and the...

Brumbies down Force to clinch finals spot

A Matt Toomua three-try masterclass has catapulted the Brumbies into the Super Rugby finals at the expense of the Western Force in a high-octane 47-25 win at Canberra Stadium. The seven-tries-to-three bonus-point win on Friday night means the...

Chiefs secure Super Rugby playoff spot

The Chiefs kept their Super Rugby title defence alive as they slithered to an 11-8 win on Friday over the Blues in Auckland. Eighth on the table overall, and fourth in the congested New Zealand conference going into the match, the Chiefs held on in...

Piri Weepu signs English club rugby deal

A – Long-serving All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu is leaving New Zealand to play English club rugby. Weepu has confirmed he has signed a two-year deal with newly promoted Premiership club London Welsh and is committed to playing their first...

Waratahs out to make pre-finals statement

The NSW Waratahs are intent on proving they’re no one-man band with an ominous pre-finals statement against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night. The Super Rugby minor premiers enter the final-round Australian conference derby in Brisbane...

Rebels fullback Woodward ruled out

Melbourne Rebels fullback Jason Woodward will miss the final match of the Super Rugby season after being ruled out with a back injury. Woodward was set for a final hit-out in Rebels colours against the Bulls in Pretoria early Saturday morning (AEST)...