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Melbourne thump Force to rock Super finals hopes

Melbourne have put a major dent in the Western Force's Super Rugby Pacific finals aspirations and farewelled Rebels stalwart Reece Hodge from AAMI Park as a winner with a thumping 52-14 victory.

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Injury rules Wallabies prop Robertson out of World Cup

Wallabies prop Tom Robertson will miss this year's Rugby World Cup after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, but lock Izack Rodda is back on track for the showpiece event.

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Super Rugby Pacific integrity issues slapping punters in the face

Two weeks out from the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs and interest should, in theory at least, ratchet up several notches from here. But the competition, and its stewards, are playing supporters for fools -- Liam Napier writes.

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Western Force steamrolled by bounce-back Crusaders (01:30)
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Friday Five: McLennan eyes world domination, Folau returns

In stories you may have missed this week, Hamish McLennan considers a role with World Rugby, the idea of a Super Rugby draft is kicked around and Israel Folau is set to return to Twickenham.

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International talent saves Super W competition that threatened to stall

Six years since Super W launched, there's been little evolution or growth with just three sides making their mark. Until this year. Now, as the tournament comes to a close on Saturday, it's the international stars that have taken Super W to another level.

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Force see red at Suncorp (01:30)
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Rugby Friday Five: McLennan sends another message NRL's way

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan couldn't help but send another barb NRL's way after announcing the code's $8.2 million surplus, while Scott Robertson said he's open to overseas selection when he takes over as All Blacks coach.

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Rugby Friday Five: RA still a Payne in the Haas for NRL

The code wars have erupted again with Rugby Australia reportedly plotting an audacious bid for NRL's Payne Haas, while the Western Force are still fuming following Lachie Swinton's no-call reckless hit on Jake Strachan.

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Waratahs snap four-game Super Rugby Pacific losing run

It wasn't overly pretty but the NSW Waratahs have snapped a four-match losing streak to revive their flagging finals hopes with a 36-16 Super Rugby Pacific win over the Western Force in Sydney.

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Rugby Friday Five: Orange cards could make World Cup debut

World Rugby are considering implementing the successful Super Rugby Pacific TMO referral system with the introduction of orange cards, while Angus Bell is on track to be ready for the World Cup. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

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56dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: B&I Lions hit the Vegas strip

The British & Irish Lions could hit up Sin City on the way to Australia; Noah Lolesio is confused by his Wallabies snub; and Mills Muliaina thinks Beauden needs to move to fullback. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

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Young gun Jorgensen named in Jones' first Wallabies squad

Eddie Jones has made selection shocks in his first Wallabies squad for 2023 with Waratahs wing Max Jorgensen and Rebels fly-half Carter Gordon earning a call-up at the expense of Reds stars James O'Connor, Tate McDermott and Harry Wilson.

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Force fall short against Hurricanes despite late surge

Western Force were left to rue a poor first half after falling just short against the Hurricanes, with the Super Rugby Pacific heavyweights taking a 45-42 win in Palmerston North on Sunday.

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Rugby Friday Five: All Black 'still angry' over Wallaby's cleanout

Quinn Tupaea is having a hard time forgiving Darcy Swain; the Brumbies think Tah Week is dead; and Hamish McLennan is preparing for a $200m windfall, now he just has to spend it correctly. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

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Western Force no match for Blues in Super loss

Western Force captain Michael Wells has blasted his side's lack of competitiveness, suggesting they were "bullied" in a 30-17 loss to the Blues at Eden Park.

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72dBrittany Mitchell

Everything you need to know ahead of Super W 2023

In the sixth iteration of Super W, all six teams return, including Fijiana Drua, to battle for the title. Ahead of seven blockbuster weeks of action, catch up on everything you need to know ahead of season kick-off.

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After-the-siren penalty lifts Force to win over Moana

The Western Force have overcome the late dismissals of two players to score a match-winning penalty after the final siren in a remarkable 21-18 victory over Moana Pasifika at HBF Park.

2023 Top ScorersSuper Rugby Pacific

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2023 RankingsSuper Rugby Pacific

  • FORCE12th
    Tries Scored 1st Hurricanes : 66 Tries Scored
  • FORCE10th
    Points Difference 1st Chiefs : 202 Points Difference