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Cheika cracks at snapper

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Is the pressure getting to Michael Cheika?

The New South Wales Waratahs trained in the open in Sydney today and the pressure on coach Michael Cheika was obvious as he lost it with a photographer taking lineout shots.

Gibson plays down nous

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Gibson downplays inside knowledge of Crusaders

NSW attack coach laughs off suggestions he is the not-so-secret weapon for Saturday's big clash against his former team.

McCaw, Carter stay at 6, 12

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Crusaders retain winning side from semifinal

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter to play 6 and 12 in Crusaders lineup for the Super Rugby final against the Waratahs.

Tahs pack tipped to dominate

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Phil Waugh tips Waratahs pack to 'dominate'

Former NSW captain Phil Waugh says the Waratahs pack can "dominate" the Crusaders in the crucial forward battle, if their mental game is spot on.

Enormous 80+ metres rugby kick

Enormous 80+ metres rugby kick

Cheetah U/19 player Gerrie Labuschagne launches a huge kick at Shimla Park stadium, Bloemfontein.

A sevens icon

A sevens icon

Sir Gordon Tietjens is New Zealand's legendary sevens coach with training techniques to scare the fittest players.

Former All Black's funeral

Former All Black's funeral

Former All Black, Kevin Skinner is farewelled by friends and family having passed away aged 86

Kevin Skinner punches Bekker

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Kevin Skinner punches Jaap Bekker

Don Clarke talks about Kevin Skinner's infamous fight with Jaap Bekker in the third test of the historic 1956 Springbok tour of New Zealand.

Crusaders' shot at redemption

Richie McCaw Memory of that shock home defeat to the Sharks will help Todd Blackadder motivate his men.

Could be the Tahs' year

Those underachieving pretty boys of Australian rugby are finally delivering on their promise, writes Taine Randell.

Gifford: Crusaders bet is safe

Crusaders will upset Tahs

Final should be a cracker

Todd Blackadder The Waratahs have actually lived up to the early season menace but the Crusaders have to be favoured.

Blackadder mystified by shift

The Crusaders coach cannot believe the Waratahs have ditched their fortress to chase the almighty dollar.

Nadolo could haunt Waratahs

Pain finally easing

Crotty calm and ready

Neither a bumpy flight over the Southern Alps or a hostile atmosphere in Sydney can faze Ryan Crotty.

All Blacks keen to play sevens

Conrad Smith All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has indicated most players are crystal clear on the issue of playing in the Olympics.

Opinions divided over sevens

NZ rugby divided on how many top players should be made available for the Olympics.

Tietjens sends SOS to All Blacks

Sevens booze ban?

NZ 7s denied Super-men

The seemingly never-ending Super Rugby competition denied coach Gordon Tietjens any star power in Glasgow.

Lions name Spencer manager

British & Irish Lions The British & Irish Lions have named former England captain John Spencer as the team's manager.

Ex-coach puts boot into SA

A week after Carlos Spencer has a crack at South Africa rugby style, ex-Springboks coach follows suit.

Hayman to captain Toulon

Marker for Wallabies success

Betham called in for Aussies

NSW Waratahs and former Tasman winger Peter Betham will join the Wallabies' Rugby Championship squad.

All Blacks sellout in USA picked

Soldier Field With 49,000 tickets already sold for Chicago test, US rugby officials quietly confident of a capacity crowd.

Scrum rock a big loss

Tony Woodcock could feel undervalued. Only in his absence is his importance appreciated.

Smith back on the park

Do ABs have a Super quota?

Injury offers 'valuable time'

All Blacks coach finds positives in likely season-ending shoulder injury of prop Tony Woodcock.

Boyd's talent quest continues

Riki Flutey Lions coach Chris Boyd's talent quest will continue with a touch of urgency when a Wellington XV plays Manawatu on Friday.

Barrett knocked out

Taranaki captain Kane Barrett looks set to miss the start of the national provincial championship.

Smith to face Turbos

Stags hopefuls get last chance

Cowan set to swim with Makos

Former All Black Jimmy Cowan is set to rekindle his New Zealand playing career with the Tasman Makos.

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