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Reds to unleash 'Baby Thor' on Waratahs at SCG

Tongan Thor has a new sidekick with Baby Thor poised to make his Super Rugby AU debut when the Queensland Reds take on the NSW Waratahs in Saturday's SCG clash.

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Wallabies: Four more games to force Dave Rennie's hand

If Dave Rennie was picking a Wallabies starting XV tomorrow, how many positions could he sort with one swift swipe of the pen? There is an argument to be made that all 15 spots are open, adding extra weight to the second half of Super Rugby AU.

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Former Wallaby Kearns to run World Cup bid

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan announced Phil Kearns had been appointed executive director, seeming to rule the former hooker out of the running as the new chief executive.

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Dragons sign Wales legend Jamie Roberts

The 33-year-old will join the Welsh side with immediate effect after seven years away which included a stint with South African side the Stormers.

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Aotearoa R8: Surely that was a Crusaders knock-on?

The Crusaders are closing in on a fourth title in as many years, but only after they appeared to be the beneficiaries of a hugely fortunate call that again went against the Chiefs. Full Round 8 review here.

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Wallabies announce themselves in Brumbies-Reds thriller

It had been earmaked as a potential Grand Final preview and virtual Wallabies trial and the Brumbies-Reds clash in Canberra certainly didn't disappoint, the performance of a dynamic Reds duo in particular.

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Folau declines to kneel in Super League

Outspoken former Wallaby and NRL player Israel Folau has courted more controversy by declining to join teammates and opponents in taking a knee to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement in Super League's return on Sunday.

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Christie double keeps Blues title hopes alive

Finlay Christie scored an early try in each half as the Blues beat the Highlanders in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Dunedin to keep the race for the domestic title still alive.

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Penalty delivers Brumbies Super Rugby win

The Brumbies remain unbeaten in Super Rugby AU after breaking Queensland hearts with a thrilling 22-20 victory after the siren in Canberra.

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Smith, Cruden to join Japan's Kobe Steelers

New Zealand World Cup winners Ben Smith and Aaron Cruden will join Kobe Steelers, the Japanese rugby union team said on Friday, following in the footsteps of other high-profile compatriots like Dan Carter.

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Rob Simmons to leave Waratahs

NSW Waratahs captain Rob Simmons will be departing the club for overseas opportunities at the end of the Super Rugby AU season, the team confirmed on Friday.

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Petaia's return should erase any anger over Suaalii situation

The whirlwind chase for Joseph Suaalii may have disappointed Australian rugby fans both for the way it occurred and its likely end result. But it is no good holding onto that anger, particularly when Jordan Petaia has been named to make his return.

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Exeter Chiefs keep logo, but retire 'Big Chief'

English Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs said they will keep their logo but retire mascot 'Big Chief' following a review of the club's branding in the wake of a petition calling for an end to their use of "harmful imagery".