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France trio attacked with machetes

Three France players have been hospitalised after being attacked with machetes and swords as they walked back to their hotel. Clermont Auvergne trio Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser were all taken to hospital after “a...

Brumbies to battle ‘unstoppable’ Tahs

Two pithy words and a wry grin. That’s all Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen had to spare in response to a NSW Waratah’s boast they’ll be “unstoppable” on their march to a maiden Super Rugby title. “We’ll...

Speight’s the one that got away: Chiefs

Brumbies excitement machine Henry Speight didn’t just leave the Chiefs lamenting a qualifying finals loss. He left their coach Dave Rennie ruing the one “that got away” after his side’s dream of a Super Rugby three-peat came...

Sharks beat Highlanders 31-27 in SR

The Brumbies and the NSW Waratahs have a showdown next weekend in Sydney to see who plays in the Super Rugby title match. The Brumbies knocked out New Zealand’s defending champion Chiefs 32-30 in Canberra on Saturday while in Durban, the...

Brumbies knock out Chiefs

The Brumbies have knocked out defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs after clinging on for a 32-30 win in an epic qualifying final in Canberra. The Brumbies raced out to a 22-3 lead on Saturday night, but as they learnt in last year’s...

Slow-starting Highlanders look to lift

New Zealand’s Highlanders are steeling themselves to take the battle to the Sharks early in their Super Rugby play-off match in Durban. The sixth-placed Highlanders struggled to find early momentum in their last two matches, falling to the...

Japan a no-brainer for Super Rugby: Eddie

Japan is the only logical choice for Super Rugby’s expansion into Asia in 2016, the country’s head coach Eddie Jones told AFP on Friday. Super Rugby will expand from 15 teams to 18 in 2016, with the return of the Kings from South...

Women rugby refs taking charge

Rachel Horton – high school science teacher, microbiologist, Muay Thai fighter and fitness fanatic – admits she’s a control freak. That’s just one reason why she’ll make Queensland rugby history on Saturday when the...

Brumbies on high alert for Chiefs’ Cruden

Dan Carter is still New Zealand’s best five-eighth, say the Brumbies, but don’t for one second think they’re not treating Chiefs pivot Aaron Cruden as a massive threat. The Brumbies and Chiefs will meet for a grand final re-match...

Brumbies opt for Coleman over Tomane

Last year Brumbies back Robbie Coleman was best described as a handy utility, getting the odd gig off the bench. But the try-scoring pocket rocket has been in such hot form in 2014 that he’s been given the nod ahead of Wallabies flyer Joe...

Smith back to boost Highlanders

The return of co-captain Ben Smith from illness has boosted the Highlanders ahead of their Super Rugby play-off match against the Sharks in Durban. The All Blacks fullback was hospitalised for three days with an infection, thought to have come from...

Waratahs are unstoppable: Potgieter

Star import Jacques Potgieter believes the NSW Waratahs are unstoppable in their quest for a long-awaited maiden Super Rugby crown. And cautious coach Michael Cheika has no qualms with the former Springbok talking up the Waratahs, despite the...