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Brilliant News As Wallaby Christian Leali’ifano Returns To Rugby After Leukaemia Battle

It has been an incredibly difficult 12 months for Christian Leali’ifano. The 16 times capped Wallaby was diagnosed with leukaemia last August, soon after the Brumbies finished up their Super Rugby season.  The Brumbies captain underwent a bone-marrow transplant as part of his recovery and he revealed how difficult that time was during an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald back …

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Watch: Top Five Tries Scored During The Month Of April

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Stade de Gerland, Lyon 23/4/2017 ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Garry Ringrose runs in a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

After 30 days of some scintillating rugby in both the southern and northern hemispheres, here’s a list of the top five tries for the month of April. Following on from Sky Sports New Zealand show Post-Match’s look back at the history of Super Rugby and the top five individual tries ever scored in the competition. I have decided to compile a video of the best …

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Watch: Brumbies Score One Of The Tries Of The Super Rugby Season


With the scores level at 14 apiece, the Brumbies scored one of the tries of the 2017 Super Rugby season so far against the defending champions the Hurricanes in their Friday night clash at McLean Park in Napier. With the Brumbies gaining momentum after tying up the score, Brumbies’ captain Rory Arnold crashed under the posts to score his sides’ second …

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Leinster Sign Hard-Nosed Australian Second Row On Two Year Deal [Report]

Argentina v Australia - Semi Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

The Canberra Times have this morning reported that Leinster have signed hard-nosed Australian lock Scott Fardy on a two-year deal. According to the report, the 32-year-old Australian international will see out the remainder of the Super Rugby season with the Brumbies before moving to Leinster. Fardy, who has represented the Wallabies on 39 occasions, was a late bloomer having made his Super Rugby …

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Christian Lealiifano Enters Remission And Opens Up On Battle Against Leukemia

Brumbies and Wallabies fly-half Christian Lealiifano has entered remission just six months after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Lealiifano received the positive news exactly 100 days after his diagnosis and spoke to reporters about how he had to overcome negativity in his battle against the life-threatening malignant disease. “As hard as it is to say, I’m definitely blessed to have gone …

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David Pocock Set To Be Paid Handsomely During Sabbatical

2015 Rugby World Cup Group A, Twickenham, London, England 3/10/2015.England vs Australia.AustraliaÕs David Pocock celebrates.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Wallabies flanker David Pocock will take on England on Saturday in his last game for Australia for at least the next 18 months. The Brumbies backrower will begin his year long sabbatical from Australian Rugby on Sunday as part of an expensive experiment by the Australian Rugby Union that will look to ensure that the Wallabies top performers are enthused …

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Wallabies Star Christian Lealiifano Diagnosed With Leukaemia

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies runs the ball during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at GIO Stadium on July 1, 2016 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Australian rugby is in shock after one of their leading players, Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano was diagnosed with leukaemia, cancer of the blood cells and bone marrow. Lealiifano, 28, received the diagnosis after a brief illness and is currently undergoing treatment in a Canberra hospital. Brumbies interim chief executive Phil Thomson released a press statement via Brumbies’ official wesbite after …

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Quade Cooper Signs New Deal With ARU But Will Not Join A Franchise Until Coaching Positions Are Filled

Australia v South Africa - The Rugby Championship

Quad Cooper will return to Australia after leaving Toulon. Australia’s Daily Telegraph have today announced Quade Cooper has signed new deal with the Australian Rugby Union, after leaving Toulon earlier this summer. Although Cooper’s contract will see him remain in Australia until after the 2019 World Cup, it is not yet known with which franchise. While the Queensland Reds remain Cooper’s …

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Super Rugby Set For Potential Overhaul

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 04: A general view of Westpac stadium during the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Heading into the sixteenth and final round of Super Rugby action, in what is the inaugural year of the current 18 team format, there have been clear pros and cons as to what has and hasn’t worked well in the new structure. The season began with a certain degree of skepticism as tournament organisers looked to incorporate two new teams; …

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The Rising Star Of Melani Nanai Continues To Soar

The Blues thrashing of the Brumbies on Friday certainly raised a few eyebrows – after all this was the side with the worst record in the New Zealand Conference humbling the best Australian Conference outfit – but Melani Nanai offered another reminder of what a special talent he appears to be as his breakout season continues. We first got a …

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Yet Another Australian Star Has Signed For A Top 14 Club

Australia v Uruguay - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

The Wallabies will lose yet another international this summer. In the initial months after Michael Cheika took over as Wallabies coach, a feel good factor quickly consumed Australian rugby. Reports of boozy nights out were replaced by stories of arduous sessions on the training field. The players responded, claiming hard fought victories over South Africa and New Zealand on their …

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Michael Cheika Set To Name Giant 208 cm Lock To Face England

Australia v South Africa - The Rugby Championship

Australia will be looking to challenge England in the line out. Although Australia have made massive improvements to their scrum since the appointment of Mario Ledesma last year, their line out has been guilty of cracking under pressure. During the World Cup final for instance, New Zealand disrupted the Wallabies line out by putting a great deal of pressure of …

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Eddie Jones: Ever The Outsider Looking Inwards

There’s nothing conventional about Eddie Jones. Throughout his entire life he has been an outsider, building a wonderful career based on outside odds. Now he finds himself as an outsider in England, looking inwards on English rugby and trying to bring it back up to speed with the rest of the globe. The half-Japanese, half-Australian found life tough to begin with. …

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