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Sharni Williams' World Cup ambitions and Comm Games redemption

Following a poor showing in Tokyo, Australian sevens star Sharni Williams is eyeing redemption and aiming high as she looks to compete in all three major women's rugby events in 2022 with the knowledge her career is slowly coming to a close.

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Despite gloom, Wallaroos youth show potential ahead of World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup creeps ever closer, a winless Pac4 tour, is not the preparation Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning would have wanted. But in amongst the doom and gloom, they showed enough to know there is potential within this young, emerging squad.

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Canada too strong for gallant Wallaroos

An undisciplined Wallaroos side squandered a double-digit lead to lose 22-10 to Canada and finish winless in the Pacific Four Series.

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McKenzie to start in Wallaroos final match

Wallaroos playmaker Arabella McKenzie will make her first start of the Pacific Four tournament as her team looks to end their tour on a high with a win over Canada on Saturday morning.

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Surging Wallaroos fall short against USA

A second-half surge by the Wallaroos has fallen just short of a historic result as they lost 16-14 to the United States in their Pacific Four rugby union clash in Auckland.

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Reformed biter becomes most capped Wallaroo

A flirtation with the women's NFL, a lengthy suspension and then COVID-19 were all hurdles that Liz Patu had to conquer to become Australia's most capped female rugby player.

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Aussies win world title in Sevens power shift

Australian coach Tim Walsh has cheekily suggested the balance of power in women's rugby sevens has shifted after a thrilling defeat of New Zealand iced his team's drought-breaking World Series title.

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Wallabies to play midweek Melbourne Bledisloe

The Wallabies will play their first mid-week Test in 28 years, attempting to wrest back the Bledisloe Cup from the All Blacks on a Thursday night in Melbourne.

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'A huge change': Fijiana's Super W title breaks cultural barriers

Kneeling, with arms wrapped around each other, every Fijiana Drua team member sang a Fijian victory hymn as they celebrated more than just a Super W title, but a breaking down of barriers, cultural norms and the elevation of women's rugby in Fiji.

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Fijana Drua's success shows where Super W can go

It was fast, furious, exciting and close to the perfect grand final spectacle to underscore what's been the best Super W season yet, with Fijiana Drua's inclusion in the competition a resounding success after a captivating 32-26 win over the Waratahs.

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Waratahs rout Reds to reach Super W decider

NSW have charged through to the Super W Final and a rematch with Fijiana Drua after overcoming early resistance and injuries to beat Queensland 36-0 in the elimination semi.

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Murphy's COVID battle ahead of blockbuster season

Unable to train for over a month due to COVID-19 complications that saw her suffer heart palpitations and trouble breathing, Waratahs star Mahalia Murphy has not taken a step back since taking to the pitch in 2022.

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Super W: Drua's clean sweep, Waratahs cruise

Fijiana Drua have unveiled another weapon in their armoury as they completed a clean sweep of their regular season Super W matches with a 17-7 win over the Brumbies in Brisbane.

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Tahs a wounded beast ready to strike

Succumbing to their first loss in Super W history, Waratahs wing Mahalia Murphy has described her team as a wounded beast as they prepare to play rivals the Queensland Reds in their final regular season game on Saturday.

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Wallaroos' Golden Decade promises bright future for women's rugby

It's been dubbed the 'Golden Decade' for rugby in Australia, particularly so for a women's game that will see an explosion of exposure, access and matches following the announcement of Australia's preferred candidate status for the 2029 World Cup.

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Wallabies to open England series in Perth

Perth has won the right to host the opening Test between the Wallabies and England, while the Wallaroos will commence their Rugby World Cup preparations with Tests against Japan and Fijiana in Queensland.

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Australia named preferred candidate for 2029 World Cup

World Rugby have announced Australia as the preferred candidate to host Rugby World Cup 2029, which means Rugby Australia are now in the box seat to host the biggest events in both the men's and women's game.

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Reds thump Rebels; Fijiana end Tahs' streak

The Queensland Reds have celebrated an historic Super W night in style, beating the Melbourne Rebels 55-5 in front of a host of former players.