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Waratahs set to call Leichhardt home in 2022

The NSW Waratahs will become the 'inner-west' Waratahs this season, with the club today confirming their home venues for the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season, with Leichhardt Oval set to host five of their seven fixtures.

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Revised Super Rugby Pacifc draw released

The inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season will begin as separate Australian and New Zealand conferences after border restrictions forced organisers into a fixture revamp.

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NZ Rugby bullish on Super Rugby Pacific

New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson is adamant trans-Tasman club rugby will go ahead in 2022 despite the growing threat of the Omicron virus.

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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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Johnson leaves Rugby Aus in coach shuffle

Rugby Australia's Director of Rugby Scott Johnson will finish up at the end of the year while the men's and women's Sevens coaches will swap jobs in an organisational shake-up announced on Friday.

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Aussie women complete Dubai Sevens double

Australia's outstanding rugby women have powered to a second straight Dubai Sevens trophy in successive weeks, while their male counterparts fell agonisingly short in their final.

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Aus women's sevens win Dubai tournament

The Australian women's sevens team have bounced back from their disappointing Tokyo Olympics campaign, winning the opening World Series tournament in Dubai by defeating Fiji in the final.

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Wallabies trio positive to COVID in London

Three Wallabies players are among six confirmed coronavirus cases that forced the abandonment of the Barbarians match against Samoa.

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RA pledges not to blow World Cup revenue

Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos has pledged to not repeat the mistakes of the past, with the governing body already planning an endowment fund to manage the financial windfall that will be generated by hosting the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

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Australia named 'preferred candidate' for RWC 2027

Australia has been announced as the "preferred candidate" for the 2027 Rugby World Cup, virtually guaranteeing the tournament will return Down Under for the first time in 24 years.

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NZ border plans wreaks havoc with SR Pacific draw

The inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season and its historic "Super Round" have been thrust back into uncertainty, after the New Zealand Government on Wednesdaty unveiled its plan for the staged reopening of its international border.

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Re-ranking world rugby's top 10 two years out from the World Cup

The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?

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A frustrating finish, but Wallabies can look to 2022 with quiet optimism

When the frustrations of several key decisions from the loss to Wales subside, the Wallabies can take pride in the fact that this was their best performance of the tour -- and look ahead to 2022 with the belief they have significant improvement to come.

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Wallabies furious at officials after Wales loss

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has delivered an uncharacteristic blast at the match officials after his brave but ill-disciplined Wallabies were beaten 29-28 in a thrilling European tour finale in Cardiff.

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Wales add to Australia misery with late penalty

Wales' Rhys Priestland kicked a penalty after the hooter as the hosts poured more misery on Australia with a 29-28 victory at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

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No start for Skelton, but Rennie at ease with Giteau Law use

Will Skelton will be the only player of the Wallabies' recalled European quartet not to earn a run-on start, but coach Dave Rennie says he is comfortable with his management of the group, even considering the drama that unfolded in Japan.

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Slipper to captain Wallabies in Hooper's absence

James Slipper will replace the injured Michael Hooper as Wallabies captain against Wales this weekend in Cardiff with the promotion of the veteran prop a popular choice among the players.

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Wallabies skipper Hooper out of tour finale

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has been ruled out of his side's season finale in Cardiff after suffering a foot injury in Saturday's loss to England.

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England's Itoje nominated for player of the year

England's Maro Itoje will challenge Australia captain Michael Hooper and teammate Samu Kerevi for the men's player of the year while scrum-half Antoine Dupont became the first Frenchman to be shortlisted for the award since 2012.

2021 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st New Zealand : 28 Tries Scored
  • AUS3rd
    Points Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points Difference