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Time for the ARU to admit it can't cut a Super Rugby team

As the Wallabies took on the Azzurri in Brisbane, I was fortunate to be one of many Waratahs who went back and played in the Shute Shield for our clubs. It was a terrific reminder of the strength of the rugby community and another step in the revital

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Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson throws support behind alignment of conditioning programs

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says it is difficult for Michael Cheika and Stephen Moore to declare Super Rugby players are not fit enough when they come into Wallabies camp but has thrown his full support behind the alignment of national and state

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Wallabies paying the price for Super Rugby's sins

Michael Cheika's gripes about fitness are valid, but they are not new and it is just one area where the national coach is fighting with one hand tied behind his back.

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NRL live: Dragons take on the Knights and Sharks play the Sea Eagles

NRL live: Dragons take on the Knights and Sharks play the Sea Eagles

A crackerjack weekend or rugby league concludes with the St George Dragons playing the Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla Sharks taking on the Manly Sea Eagles. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.

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	Sydney police called to under-7s game over parent brawl

Sydney police called to under-7s game over parent brawl

Shocking footage has emerged of parents brawling at a children's sporting match. The vision was captured on the sidelines of an under-7's rugby league game in Sydney's south.

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	Police called to under-7s rugby league game parents fight

Police called to under-7s rugby league game parents fight

Shocking footage has emerged of parents brawling at a children's sporting match. The vision was captured on the sidelines of an under-7's rugby league game in Sydney's south.

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Wallabies raise key fitness concerns after scrappy win over Italians

Captain Stephen Moore said the training intensity must lift at Super Rugby level in a concerning evaluation of fitness levels of Wallaby players ahead of Tests.

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Returning Tomas Cubelli set for Brumbies bench

Brumbies halfback Tomas Cubelli looks set to be used off the bench when he returns to Super Rugby, with Joe Powell likely to retain the No. 9 jersey.

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Italy nearly pulls off stunning Brisbane upset against Wallabies

Italy nearly pulls off stunning Brisbane upset against Wallabies

The Wallabies are given a huge scare before beating Italy 40-27 in an error-strewn display in the rugby Test in Brisbane.

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Group 4 league boss Mick Schmiedel talks tough about sport's future

A country rugby league group president reckons 'lazy' parents and 'soft' kids are ruining the game.

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Tuggeranong Buffaloes using inaugural junior 9s carnival to help young brain cancer patient

Canberra's rugby league community is rallying behind Eli Chatfield, who's had a brain tumour removed.

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The stat that proves Wallabies are world rugby's most ill-disciplined side

The Wallabies have been world rugby's most ill-disciplined side when it comes to conceding yellow cards since the World Cup and are spending almost a tenth of their matches a man down.

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	Rugby fan returns to NZ with wallet he found 12 years ago

Rugby fan returns to NZ with wallet he found 12 years ago

A man who found a wallet containing cash and a treasured photo on the floor of a rugby stadium in Auckland, NZ, 12 years ago is on a quest to return it to its rightful owner.

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State of Origin 2017: Queensland Maroons teach NSW Blues a harsh lesson on close games

For the student of rugby league, the game's appeal lies in how it embraces the whole curriculum: physics, psychology, history, and ultimately, and miserably if you are from New South Wales, mathematics.

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Cricket Australia's blunt pay dispute warning to players

Australia's cricketers have been warned cricket is at risk of falling into the same hole as rugby if players do not give up the revenue-share model.

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Aussie rules becoming too much like rugby, Blight warns

Aussie rules becoming too much like rugby, Blight warns

The emphasis on tackling at the expense of skills in Aussie rules is a blight on the modern game, the Australian Football Hall of Fame's newest legend says.

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Beating the Lions will be harder for the All Blacks than winning the World Cup

New Zealanders need to wake up to what All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has been saying all along - they are about to collide with a serious rugby team at Eden Park on Saturday.

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Former rugby league player Craig Izzard found corrupt by ICAC

Former rugby league player Craig Izzard has been found corrupt by the Independent Commission Against Corruption for agreeing to accept bribes in exchange for not investigating unlawful asbestos dumping during his employment as an anti-dumping inves

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Cheating off the ball in New Zealand rugby has reached epidemic level

The late arrival of the Lions bus at Waikato stadium barely 60 minutes before kick off was clearly because New Zealand motorists had been changing lanes in front of it and running illegal blocking manoeuvres.

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Bill Pulver to remain ARU boss, Super Rugby downsizing still on the cards

Bill Pulver will remain chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union, for now, with chairman Cameron Clyne saying his position was not discussed at an emergency general meeting on Tuesday.

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Bill Pulver to remain ARU boss, no discussion of his position at emergency meeting

Bill Pulver will remain chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union, for now, with chairman Cameron Clyne saying his position was not discussed at an emergency general meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

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NRL lure hard to resist for rising schoolboy stars, says Karmichael Hunt

The Wallabies centre, back in rugby via league and AFL, says the emergence of Angus Crichton and Brodie Croft show the challenges for rugby in securing the best and brightest talents.

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Wallabies coach calls furious fan after Scotland defeat

Wallabies coach calls furious fan after Scotland defeat

It follows an 800-word Facebook post which accused the Australian rugby side of lacking passion.

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St Helens to appeal Barba cocaine ban

St Helens hope to expedite Ben Barba's rugby league return after the English Super League club confirmed it would appeal his 12-game cocaine ban.

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All-rounder Warren Joyce relishing the Melbourne City challenge

A trip to Australia 35 years ago to play rugby for his school is, in a roundabout way, the reason why new Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has ended up as boss at Bundoora.

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All-rounder Joyce relishing the City challenge as he takes charge at Bundoora

A trip to Australia 35 years ago to play rugby for his school is, in a roundabout way, the reason why new Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has ended up as boss at Bundoora.

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Australian rugby is paying the price for ignoring its grassroots

Australian rugby needs to batten down the hatches and weather the storm before it can emerge as a world force again.

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Former rugby star Joe Roff named new CEO of John James Foundation

Former rugby star Joe Roff has been named as the new chief executive of the John James Foundation.

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Michael Cheika speaks to viral rugby fan, admits he raised valid concerns

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika admits the supporter whose social media critique of the team went viral rose some relevant issues and said he shared the same emotions.

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Fan's Facebook post lamenting the Wallabies goes viral

A distraught Australian rugby fan's passionate online post venting his anger at the Wallabies' latest slip up has gone viral with rugby fans worldwide offering their messages of support.

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Former Wallabies coach Dwyer says change needed for Australian rugby

Former Wallabies coach Dwyer says change needed for Australian rugby

Former Wallabies coach and World Cup winner Bob Dwyer says lack of leadership is ruining Australian rugby and calls for major change to Super Rugby rather than culling teams.

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Wallabies fan's drunken rant goes viral

Wallabies fan's drunken rant goes viral

A self-described 'pleb' who wrote a late-night, beer-fuelled rant criticising Australia's Rugby Union side, the Wallabies, is shocked by the viral success of his post.

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Pulver would step down from ARU if asked

Pulver would step down from ARU if asked

Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says he will step down from his role if he is asked by everyone in Tuesday's emergency general meeting to do so.

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Richard Hinds: Australian rugby losing appeal after decade of calamitous administration

Richard Hinds: Australian rugby losing appeal after decade of calamitous administration

It is easy to kick a sport when it is down, but you don't have to put on the steel-capped boots when considering Australian rugby, writes Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds.

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Australian rugby losing appeal after decade of calamitous administration

Australian rugby losing appeal after decade of calamitous administration

It is easy to kick a sport when it is down, but you don't have to put on the steel-capped boots when considering Australian rugby, writes Offsiders columnist Richard Hinds.

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State of Origin is the $500 million monster that is devouring the National Rugby League

It's time for the NRL to shorten the season and put all three Origins on standalone weekends.

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Outgoing ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham to give Dan McKellar space to make 'own team'

New Brumbies coach Dan McKellar could call on the experience of three former Super Rugby mentors.

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Live rugby June international scores: Wallabies v Scotland, Allianz Stadium, Sydney

The Wallabies take on Scotland again, after their last two encounters have both been decided by just one point. Follow live for all the action.

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	Grenfell resident caught by neighbour in London tower fire

Grenfell resident caught by neighbour in London tower fire

The shell-shocked child survived the fall from the fifth floor after her neighbour, named only as Pat, plucked her from the sky 'like a rugby ball'.

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	London fire: Girl was caught by Grenfell Tower neighbour

London fire: Girl was caught by Grenfell Tower neighbour

The shell-shocked child survived the fall from the fifth floor after her neighbour, named only as Pat, plucked her from the sky 'like a rugby ball'.

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Pineapple on pizza ... can the ARLC agree on this?

Could it be that the perfectly imperfect Australian Rugby League Commission is about to become as acceptable as is the fusion of pineapple chunks with shaved ham, melted mozzarella and tomato sauce?

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League's DNA seems to doom it to make the same mistakes again and again

In the early 1990s, John Quayle and Ken Arthurson discussed setting up a 24-hour rugby league station.

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ACT Brumbies' Dan McKellar says Canberra overachieves in producing Super Rugby talent

Incoming ACT Brumbies coach Dan McKellar gets first crack at the helm in Singapore next week.

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Eto Nabuli goes from Fijian hotel porter to Wallabies debutant

Eto Nabuli goes from Fijian hotel porter to Wallabies debutant

Fiji-born winger Eto Nabuli, the one-time hotel porter identified by rugby league legends Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler, will make his Wallabies debut on Saturday against Scotland in Sydney.

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Melbourne Rebels coach McGahan to depart

Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan will depart the Super Rugby club at the end of the season.

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Clubs to ask NRL to show them the money at crucial meeting

The NRL will throw open its books to club powerbrokers on Thursday as they descend on Rugby League Central for assurances they will receive the funding they require to remain viable.

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	New Zealand and France rugby sides stand-off after haka

New Zealand and France rugby sides stand-off after haka

Instead of dispersing to kick off the under-20s world championships semi-final clash in Georgia, the New Zealand and French sides refused to budge and eye-balled each other for 80 seconds.

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New Zealand through to under-20s final after tense opening against France

New Zealand under-20s will face England in the world rugby championships final after beating France 39-26 on Tuesday in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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NRL clubs will have to pay $20m price for a say on ARLC

Clubs will have to cough up $20 million if they are to make the constitutional reforms required to give them a say on the independent commission after the Queensland Rugby League named its price to support the process.

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George Smith says he is back to help Wallabies at training, not to make comeback

Australian rugby legend George Smith is back in the Wallabies camp but says he is only there to help in a mentoring capacity rather than push for a comeback match in a gold jersey.

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