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Wright soaking in Brumbies success (00:37)
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8hSam Bruce

Super AU final: Lolesio gives Rennie a handy headache

The Brumbies claimed the inaugural Super Rugby AU with a gripping 28-23 triumph over the Reds on Saturday night, but it was the performance of Noah Lolesio, in his first game back from injury, that really set tongues wagging.

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Knights slay disappointing Dragons (01:30)
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Raiders keep top 4 hopes alive (01:29)
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Aubusson stars in 303rd game as the Roosters down the Sharks (01:30)
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Brumbies end 16-year title drought with win over Reds (01:30)
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Storm score nine tries in emphatic win over Tigers (01:30)
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Titans make it four wins in a row (01:30)
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Reds doing it for all of Queensland (00:58)
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Rugby official suspected of shooting player

Ramaz Kharazishvili, 32, the former captain of the Georgian national Sevens team, underwent surgery and his life is not in danger, doctors said.

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4dSam Bruce

Reds have momentum, arsenal, to edge Super decider

The Brumbies have the ability to smother teams at home but a trip to Canberra should hold few fears for a Reds side riding a wave of momentum and self-belief. The Super Rugby AU decider promises to be incredibly tight.

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De Jager adds to Springboks' injury woes

South Africa second-row Lood de Jager has been ruled out for up to six months with a recurrence of the shoulder injury that forced him out of last year's Rugby World Cup final.

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4dESPN Staff

Springbok Showdown to kickstart South Africa's season

South Africa's domestic rugby season will finally kick into full gear when a seven-team competition starts on Oct. 10, ending a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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'I've got three kids': Coles happy to get to Aus.

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles says he has no concerns about heading to Australia for more than two months for the Rugby Championship, joking that he could use the time away from his three children.

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Super Rugby title would complete O'Connor's redemption (00:48)
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Mo'unga good to go for Rugby Championship

All Blacks star Richie Mo'unga has confirmed he will travel to Australia for the Rugby Championship if selected, while also taking aim at those responsible for incorrect media speculation.

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Western Force re-sign coach Tim Sampson

While the make-up of next year's Super Rugby competition is still to be determined, Western Force have announced a new contract for coach Tim Sampson.

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Rennie: NZ Rugby's demands are unacceptable (00:33)
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Ardern moves to thaw rising Bledisloe tensions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has moved to end the Bledisloe Cup stand-off by relaxing the country's quarantine restrictions for the Wallabies.

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Boks star Pollard out of Rugby Championship

South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard faces "several months" on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.

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Key All Blacks to skip Rugby Championship - report

Ian Foster could be without several key playmakers for the Rugby Championship with a number of All Blacks reportedly telling NZ Rugby they do not want to be away from their young families for an extended period.