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  • NSW Waratahs
    WARATAHS SEASON REVIEW (1)

    Waratahs Season: 2016 has been a disappointing season for the Waratahs. They started with a big win...

  • Rugby
    Super Rugby: What icebergs?

    You can tell I’m an old bloke. I still vividly remember the Leyland P-76 car launch, which...

  • Rugby
    Super Rugby 2016 – The Road Home: Part 5

    Super Rugby 2016 – The Road Home: Part 5 Only two weeks till the finals, and for me the top four is now a given and only one spot in the eight is in doubt. That spot will be resolved next week when the Waratahs and Hurricanes meet in Sydney. The Lions...

  • NSW Waratahs
    PREVIEW: SUNWOLVES V WARATAHS

    Its good to get that infernal window out of the way, forget what happened and allow everyone to now focus on the real action. While almost everyone will be watching the top of the table clash in Fiji on Friday, Saturday has a few surprises, especially for those who don’t carefully read...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Tahs smash Chiefs

    Round 14: Surely the most important round of the 17 in the season. Only two games have no bearing on the finals make-up, and several games are make-or-break for both teams, with a loss consigning the loser to an away final or no final at all. Arguably, this game was the most...

  • Super Rugby
    A Fairer Conference System

    Yesterday I discussed the unfair nature of the current Super Rugby conference system. Today I propose a simpler, fairer system that delivers less travel and better outcomes. Firstly, the group system should be abolished and replaced by three six-team conferences – SA, Aust. and NZ. The SA conference would comprise the Kings,...

  • Rugby
    The Conference System in Super Rugby

    We are half way through the regular Super season and what was apparent before the start is now blindingly obvious. The conference/group system is a total turkey. In this article I’ll explain why, and tomorrow I’ll put forward a fairer alternative conference structure tomorrow. Within the forum there has been quite a...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    PREVIEW: WARATAHS VS REBELS

    Five rounds done. Both teams out of the eight. Both teams have injuries galore. Both teams on a bye next week so whoever misses out this week gets no points for a fortnight and will be playing catch-up from round eight onwards. This game is seriously important for finals hopes because the...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    Force v Rebels: Questions And Answers

    Will the Rebel set piece dominate? Will the home town support bring the Force home? Will the Rebels step up to be a finals threat? Will the Force run it from everywhere? Is Lance and Godwin the answer? Will Hanson set himself up as the next Aussie hooker? The Match Conditions were...

  • Melbourne Rebels
    ROUND ONE: FORCE vs REBELS

    Maybe not the most attractive match in Round One, but certainly the most intriguing! For both teams...

  • NSW Waratahs
    SEMI-FINAL: TAHS VS THE CLAN

    This will be an absolute cracker of a game! Both teams play with positive intent, using all fifteen players as part of their game. The two best fullbacks in world rugby are on show and the best halfback. Right across the backline there are stars to burn: Fekitoa vs Ashley-Cooper, Naholo vs...

  • Rugby
    Preview: Waratahs vs Reds

    The Waratahs title defence is down to the wire. One game to go in the regular season with the all-important Second spot on the ladder up for grabs. And its the Reds, the team that used to be their bogey. The team that could play terribly all year and then come to...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Preview: Waratahs vs Sharks

      Crunch game this week for the Waratahs. Up against the Sharks, who last game pushed the Hurricanes to the limit, we will find out whether they have learnt from last week. Nathan Grey called it: “I would rate the game against the Force a three out of ten, it was very...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Force vs Waratahs

    The Force smashed the Waratahs in Round One and then promptly lost their next ten games. Would...

  • Rugby
    Tuesday Top Five

    Welcome back to the Tuesday top 5 5. And the winner will be chosen from…… Half way...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Highlanders v Waratahs

    Both teams won last week, both teams looking for points to keep up with the frontrunners and not let them get away on the table. Its not do or die but its still a key game for both teams. The Match Shane Christie was a late withdrawal, replaced in the starting line-up...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Preview: Highlanders vs Waratahs

    Reading the form tea-leaves for this game is pretty difficult. The Highlanders beat the previously unbeaten Chiefs...

  • NSW Waratahs
    PREVIEW: WARATAHS VS FORCE

    The new season begins but it feels really strange this year. All those feelings that we Tah...

  • Rugby
    A TALE OF TWO COACHES

    Last Saturday night was such a mixture of relief and euphoria that its taken a while to...

  • ACT Brumbies
    ALLIANZ BECOMES THUNDERDOME ON SATURDAY NIGHT

    TWO TEAMS ENTER, ONE TEAM LEAVES A long pre-season then twenty one weeks of playing and training....