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Quade Cooper And His Not So Subtle Dig At Brad Thorn

Quade Cooper

Quade Cooper and Brad Thorn have had a fractious relationship, to say the least.  The former All Black, who is now head coach of the Queensland Reds, axed Cooper from the Reds’ 2018 Super Rugby season while the 30-year-old plied his trade playing club rugby in the NRC with Queensland. It is expected that Cooper’s Super Rugby exile will come …

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Wallaby James Slipper Returns After Cocaine Ban

Wallabies prop James Slipper will make his return from a two-month drug ban this week after being picked Tuesday in a Super Rugby selection side to play a trial game against Australia. The front-rower, who has played 86 Tests and previously captained the Wallabies, tested positive for cocaine and was suspended in May, with the Queensland Reds skipper revealing he …

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Brad Thorn: I Don’t Want Cocaine Around This Team

Brad Thorn has outlined his tough stance on cocaine which he sees as a “serious issue”.  Currently, James Slipper has been suspended for two months for testing positive for cocaine on two occasions. Karmichael Hunt is also suspended at the moment for the possession of Xanax during the current Super Rugby season. Hunt was previously suspended in 2015 for being in …

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Watch: Brad Thorn Fumes At Red Card That He Sees As A ‘Love-Tap’

The Queensland Reds finished off their Super Rugby campaign with a 48-27 victory over the Sunwolves at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday.  Thorn’s first year in charge of the club probably wasn’t as successful as he would have hoped but he will be confident of making further improvements next season. The match was blighted by controversy, however, as …

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Stephen Moore Left Out As Wallabies Name Strong Team Ahead Of Argentina Clash

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named a strong team for his side’s Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. Ex-captain Stephen Moore is surprisingly not included in Cheika’s match-day 23 having missed his side’s draw with the Springboks in Perth last weekend for the birth of his third child. Exciting young Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese, who made …

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Rob Simmons Leaves The Queensland Reds For Bitter Rivals

It’s not really a surprise that Rob Simmons has left the Queensland Reds after the culmination of this year’s Super Rugby season.  The Wallaby has fallen out of favour in Brisbane despite being an international regular. The 28-year-old put in an excellent performance for Australia in their heartbreaking 35-29 defeat to the All Blacks in Dunedin at the weekend. The …

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No Wallabies Recall For Quade Cooper Even With Karmichael Hunt Injury

Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper will not be recalled to Australia’s Rugby Championship squad despite an injury to his Queensland Reds teammate Karmichael Hunt. The former Rugby League star will be out of action for two months after a minor operation on an ankle syndesmosis injury and is therefore likely to miss at least the first four games of Australia’s Rugby …

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Watch: ‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou Is At It Again, This Time Wrecking All Black Lima Sopoaga

Physical mismatches on the rugby pitch are inevitable given the range of attributes needed for the positions played. For Queensland Reds prop Taniela Tupou the mismatch is more often than not, comically skewed in his favour. The 21-year-old has been showing Super Rugby fans what he is about this season following his meteoric rise to stardom as a rampaging schoolboy in …

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