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In doubt: centre Lalakai Foketi has a hamstring strain

Waratahs stare down ‘big dogs’ for Leichhardt farewell

The Blues haven’t dropped a game since round two, but the Waratahs want to ‘knock off the big dogs’ in their final game at Leichhardt Oval this weekend.

  • by Georgina Robinson

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Why rugby’s best month in years is just around the corner

Dave Rennie may have his hands full with Eddie Jones and England in July but by the end of that month he will know more about the local game than any recent predecessor.

Paul Cully
Paul Cully

Rugby columnist

Rugby’s 20-minute red card dead in the water after global trial rejected

At the same meetings where Australia was rubber-stamped as the host the 2027 and 2029 World Cups, World Rugby’s powerbrokers voted on law changes for the next year.

Home fires spark as Bledisloe gap begins to narrow

The recent history of the trans-Tasman rivalry has had the Orwellian feel of a boot forever stamping on a human face. Lately, however, has the heel lifted, just a tad?

Wayne Smith
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Israel Folau playing for the NTT Shining Arcs in Japan’s League One competition.

‘Drawcard team’: Kepu excited as Folau among several stars returning to Tonga

Eligibility changes by World Rugby have opened the door for sacked Wallaby Israel Folau to switch to Tonga for the 2023 Rugby World Cup - and a possible clash with Australia A in July.

  • by Iain Payten
Du’Plessis Kirifi of the Hurricanes gestures to the crowd at Leichhardt Oval.

Waratahs apologise for fan’s ‘racial slurs’ at Leichhardt Oval

Du’Plessis Kirifi, whose father is Samoan, raised his middle finger at the crowd after the Hurricanes’ win at Leichhardt Oval and said it was in response to racial slurs.

  • by Georgina Robinson

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