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Super Rugby AU R8 & Aotearoa R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

How impressive was last week's action? This weekend's sure to be just as exciting with the Reds hosting the Brumbies, while the Highlanders and Chiefs face off in Dunedin. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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Super Rugby wrap: How much better can the Queensland Reds get?

The Easter weekend of Super Rugby saw plenty of drama on both sides of the Tasman, but only one unbeaten team remains across the two competitions. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.

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Tahs find silver lining in heartbreaking defeat

They won't make the finals, but the NSW Waratahs hope to have a big say in who does after falling agonisingly short of pulling off the upset of the 2021 Super Rugby AU season.

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Cheika watches brave Tahs lose to Brumbies

Former title-winning coach Michael Cheika was a conspicuous observer as the Waratahs' record losing streak continued with a gut-wrenching 24-22 Super Rugby AU defeat to the Brumbies in Sydney.

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10dSam Bruce

Coleman; Manenti; Cheika: Who is the right man for the Waratahs?

NSW Waratahs are in free fall having sacked coach Rob Penney on Sunday. The NSW Rugby board has copped severe backlash from Waratahs supporters and now must find a replacement, with two successful Shute Shield coaches potentially among the options.

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11dSam Bruce

Tahs boss: 'All parts' of business taking responsibility

NSW Waratahs chief executive Paul Doorn says he believes all business lines of his organisation are taking responsibility for the franchise's current predicament as he prepares to conduct a global search for Rob Penney's replacement.

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Penney finally drops at Tahs, New Zealand fullbacks on show

After five straight defeats, two of which were record losses, the action finally came off the field for the Waratahs with the board making the decision to fire Rob Penney immediately. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.

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Tahs' woes reflected in Wallabies camp

The NSW Waratahs woes have been reflected in Wallabies coach Dave Rennie's selection of a 40-man national squad for next month's camp with just four players included.

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Reds run rampant in bonus-point win over Waratahs

The Queensland juggernaut shows no signs of slowing, the Reds consigning NSW Waratahs to a fifth consecutive Super Rugby AU loss in a bruising and entertaining affair in Sydney.

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Super Rugby AU halfway point: Every team's progress analysed

Super Rugby AU has reached its halfway point, the competition exceeding expectations in terms of its intensity and entertainment. The Reds are deserved competition leaders, but who looms large in the back half of the season?

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Waratahs bring in mind coach to prepare for Reds clash

As if they didn't have enough problems, now the NSW Waratahs' training base has been flooded, while they've called in the Wallabies mind coach to help the side prepare for their clash with the Reds.

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RA boss positive on trans-Tasman; hub an option

Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos remains positive that the trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition will proceed as planned, but says discussions have taken place as to whether the tournament can also be conducted in a centralised hub as well.

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Winless Waratahs keeping heads high

The Waratahs are refusing to go into a "dark hole" despite their winless Super Rugby AU season continuing with a heavy loss to Melbourne.

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Rebels give Waratahs Super shellacking

The Melbourne Rebels proved there's no place like home with a thumping 33-14 victory over the woeful NSW Waratahs in their first Super Rugby AU match at AAMI Park in more than a year.

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Rebs backs must match Koroibete: Hodge

Reece Hodge says Melbourne backs need to match the form of their winger Marika Koroibete, whom he says sits among the world's best rugby players.

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Winless Waratahs know this is their last chance

NSW Waratahs are seeking an elusive 80-minute performance as they strive desperately to keep their Super Rugby AU finals hopes flickering on Friday night.

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Rennie to run the rule over players at April camp

Australia coach Dave Rennie will convene a three-day camp for prospective Wallabies on the Gold Coast next month to lay the foundations for the upcoming test season, local media reported.