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Wallabies centre Paisami re-signs through 2023

Hunter Paisami has shunned overseas offers to extend his contract with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds in a boost for the Wallabies' 2023 World Cup aspirations.

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Reds preparing for Petaia fullback switch in 2022

Jordan Petaia's much-hyped move to fullback has gained traction at the Queensland Reds, with the club's football manager Sam Cordingley confirming coach Brad Thorn has been considering it for some time.

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Melbourne to host 'Super Round' in new Pacific comp

Melbourne will play host to the inaugural "Super Round" in February after the draw for the new Super Rugby Pacific competition was confirmed on Monday afternoon.

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Thorn: Aussie rugby public sick of talk, wants action

Reds coach Brad Thorn says he wants to consistently be beating New Zealand Super Rugby teams before he ever considers a step up to the next level, also that the Australian rugby public is sick of the talk -- it just wants action.

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Vunivalu setback as Wallabies move to Qld

Suliasi Vunivalu's highly anticipated Wallabies debut has been delayed again by a recurring hamstring injury that has Australian rugby scratching its head.

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Thorn's Reds in bid to bridge NZ rugby gap

Championship-winning coach Brad Thorn has re-signed with the Queensland Reds for another two years after guiding his team to their first Super Rugby title in 10 years.

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Wallabies dream brings Tom Lynagh 'home'

Tom Lynagh was born in Italy and has grown up in England, so it shocked even his former World Cup-winning Wallabies father Michael when he said he wanted to play for the Queensland Reds.

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Rodda hasn't spoken with Thorn over Reds exit

Wallabies lock Izack Rodda has no regrets about his decision to walk out on the Queensland Reds last year to play in France, and says he is still yet to speak to his former coach Brad Thorn since returning to Australia.

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Wallaroos name 40-woman PONI squad

The Wallaroos have named a 40 strong Player of National Interest squad following the completion of Super W 2021 as they prepare for a rescheduled Test series with Samoa and next year's Rugby World Cup.

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Waratahs down Reds to claim Super W title

The NSW Waratahs have been crowned Super W Champions for the fourth consecutive time after defeating the Queensland Reds 45-12 in Coffs Harbour.

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Power Rankings: The Highlanders' chilly challenge in Canberra

The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.

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Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Round 5 line-ups

After four exciting rounds of trans-Tasman rugby it's come down to the pointy end of the season as we enter the final round and discover who'll play off in next week's final. Stay across all the team news, odds and match analysis here.

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Preview: Can the Highlanders spoil the Blues' Eden Park party?

We were always likely to get an all-New Zealand final for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, but perhaps the combatants are not what we expected. The Blues are favoured to end their long title drought, but one should never write off the Highlanders.

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Brad Thorn laments loss of NRC: 'A tough one'

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has lamented the loss of the National Rugby Championship as a means of player development, suggesting it has affected the fortunes of Australia's teams in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

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Super Rugby TT Power Rankings: Focus squarely on Blues, Hurricanes

New Zealand's unbeaten streak was halted at 13, with the Reds at last getting Australian rugby on the board in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman. So who rose, who fell, and who kept their place? Read for every move the Power Rankings.

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O'Connor hits 100: 'Retirement played on my mind'

Thirteen years after becoming Super Rugby's youngest debutant at the age of 17, James O'Connor will savour his 100th cap in the provincial competition on Friday when the Queensland Reds face the rampaging Blues in Brisbane.

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Super W fixtures, location confirmed

A restructured Super W season has been announced with fixtures and locations confirmed after months of delays, with the tournament to be played across three weeks and three locations.

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Australia kicks off bid to stage 2027 RWC

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says that hosting the 2027 World Cup would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

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Super Rugby TT Power Rankings: Blues rise as Reds fall

The opening round has been run and won, and there's been plenty of movement on the ladder after two close finishes and one blow out on Saturday. Read for every move the Power Rankings.

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RA boss retains full faith in Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Andy Marinos concedes there's a gulf in standard between Australian rugby and the might of New Zealand but remains "absolutely" confident the Wallabies will beat France in July's three-Test series.