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Recall For Former Captain As Cheika Announces Australia Squad For England Series

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - OCTOBER 04: James Horwill of the Wallabies looks on during The Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the Australian Wallabies at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas on October 4, 2014 in Mendoza, Argentina. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Despite calling upon 10 uncapped players in the 39-man preliminary squad, head coach Micheal Cheika has assured that no free caps will be handed out ahead of Australia’s three match test series against England next month. One such uncapped player is Queensland Reds full-back Karmicheal Hunt whose impressive form has seen the ‘Master of Ninjas’ Ayumu Goromaru feature on the …

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Michael Cheika Slams Wasps Over Handling Of Beale Deal

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Waratahs coach Michael Cheika watches his team warm up during the round 10 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Bulls at Allianz Stadium on April 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Australian head coach Michael Cheika has come out and publicly criticised Wasps for the manner in which they announced the signing of Kurtley Beale. Waratahs utility back Kurtley Beale last week put pen to paper in a move that will see him becoming the highest paid player in English Premiership history for a deal that is reportedly worth in excess of £700,000 per …

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Great Expectations? A Look At England’s Summer Tour

“Hold your noise!” That’s the opening words from one of Dickens’ best-known antagonists:  Magwitch. It’s something that might be worth uttering to the pundits and the fans getting a little carried away with England’s prospects for their summer tour of Australia. After England’s grand slam-winning performances during this year’s Six Nations, built on a solid set-piece forward, a dominant defensive …

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Watch: Israel Folau Tied With Lote Tuqiri As Waratahs All-Time Leading Try Scorer

In his first career start at outside centre, and in just his fourth season in professional rugby, New South Wales utility Israel Folau has drawn level with fellow dual international Lote Tuqiri as the Waratahs all-time leading try scorer. Folau tied Tuqiri’s record just after the half hour mark as the former Brisbane Bronco capitalised off some outstanding work from centre partner …

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Beale Return Could Help Waratahs Avoid Unwanted Losing Streak

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Kurtley Beale looks on during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Moore Park on April 14, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

If ever there was a time the NSW Waratahs could use an X-factor it would be now. The Waratahs sit in eighth spot in the Australasian conference, with two wins from five games and return to the Allianz Stadium looking to avoid becoming the first Waratahs team since 2007 to sustain three successive home defeats. To date, the Waratahs’ only wins this …

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From The Pub To Professional Rugby: Rory And Richie Arnold

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It’s the dream that many of us have had but so few of us make a reality, as identical twins Rory and Richie Arnold have made the transition from pub conversationalists to professional rugby players in just a matter of years. At 25 years of age and standing at 6’10”, the brothers are set to become the tallest players in Australian …

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Israel Folau Set For Long Spell On The Sideline

Australia and Waratahs fullback Israel Folau is set to be sidelined for at least four months, after it has been confirmed that the former Australian Rules and Rugby League star will undergo ankle surgery. Folau was due to spend his off-season playing in Japan, but this is now ruled out as he will face a battle to be back in …

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Top 5 Super Rugby Finals

With the Super Rugby Final being played on Sunday we selected our top 5 finals On this side of the planet Super Rugby is a bit of a strange beast. Played in our summer and in a different time zone, we get up bleary eyed in the morning, eat our breakfasts and watch the Southern Hemisphere’s finest battle it out. As …

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The King Of The Running Game Does It Again, Milner-Skudder Take A Bow

Nehe Milner-Skudder is just highlight reel after highlight reel. Despite Hurricanes losing 29-24 to Waratahs over the weekend, Milner-Skudder was again impressive with the ball in hand. We christened the Kiwi fullback the ‘King of the Running Game’ a couple of weeks ago and he’s quickly becoming a regular on Pundit Arena Rugby. In this particular highlight, he beats five defenders, …

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Focus Friday: Can the Waratahs Upset Crusaders?

Today’s edition of Focus Friday focuses on the finale of the Super Rugby season, as the Crusaders face the Waratahs for the biggest prize in Super Rugby. Jonathan Fitzpatrick discusses. This weekend sees the culmination of the Super 15 – the New South Wales Waratahs against the Canterbury Crusaders. The underdogs fight out of their own corner as the Waratahs welcome …

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Super Rugby Final Preview – Waratahs v. Crusaders

It all comes down to this. Waratahs versus Crusaders. Matthew Morrow previews this weekend’s massive Super Rugby Final. The final that we all wanted. Both the Waratahs and the Crusaders have been a cut above the rest in Super Rugby this year and it is only fitting that they should meet in this year’s final. Often, the playoffs throw up …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is here to discuss this week’s ‘Who’s Hot & Who’s Not’, following successful weekends in the Super Rugby for Crusaders and Waratahs. Who’s Hot Crusaders The most successful team in Super Rugby history is one game away from adding to its collection of seven titles. The Crusaders crushed their South African opponents, the Sharks, crossing the whitewash five …

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Preview: Super Rugby Semi Final – Waratahs vs Brumbies

Matthew Morrow previews the second of this weekend’s massive Super Rugby Semi-Final clashes. Who will come out on top in the all-Australian battle? Waratahs v Brumbies Saturday, July 26th. 10:30 am (GMT) Allianz Stadium, Sydney This all-Australian semi-final pits the dominant winners of the regular season against last year’s runners-up. The Waratahs set the regular season alight with ex-Leinster coach Michael Cheika …

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