Rugby

Grey areas good for Tahs

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Grey areas a good thing for the NSW Waratahs

Former Wallaby hardman Nathan Grey is devising more cerebral tactics for the Waratahs to knock the Crusaders of out whack in tomorrow night's Super Rugby final.

So close Todd can touch it

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Rare Super double on offer for Todd Blackadder

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has a chance to go where no man has gone before him in the Super Rugby annals - the first person to win the title as a player and a coach.

'We were getting hate mail'

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Michael Cheika: We were getting hate mail when

Unusually it was Michael Cheika who found himself on the receiving end, even if the abuse wasn't personal when he was appointed head coach of the NSW Waratahs.

Read stood up by Hooper

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Michael Hooper adds little spice to the Crusade

A no-show by Waratahs captain Michael Hooper for a photo session has cranked-up the tension with the Crusaders ahead of tomorrow night's Super Rugby final.

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

Deans backs old side

Robbie Deans Robbie Deans has given his stamp of approval to the 2014 Crusaders ahead of the Super Rugby final.

Shoulder issue for Beale

Star playmaker fails to complete Waratahs' final training session before tomorrow night's Super Rugby final with the Crusaders.

The 'free spirit' rugby needs

Rugby treasure off to Oz

'We were getting hate mail'

It's been long road back to the top table for the Waratahs says coach Michael Cheika as he opens up.

Women's series grows by two

timaru rugby ball touch Sevens world series extends to six tournaments with Canada and England signing up as hosts.

All Blacks keen to play sevens

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

Opinions divided over sevens

Tietjens sends SOS to All Blacks

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.

Fullback dilemma for All Blacks

Steve Hansen His best fullback option, or his best fallback option? It's a question Steve Hansen will be pondering a lot.

Injury offers 'valuable time'

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

All Blacks sellout in USA picked

Scrum rock a big loss

Meads gets Hall of Fame nod

Sir Colin Meads will finally be inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame.

Turbos tame Lions

rugby ball generic Late try to wing Newton Tudreu sees Manawatu beat a Wellington XV 29-28 in a preseason clash in Wellington.

'Spiderman' takes lead

Stags outside back Junior Ngaluafe is known for his speed - after all he's one of the quickest going around in Southland.

Southland sign deaf player

Boyd's talent quest continues

Marshall to lead Taranaki

James Marshall has been handed the captaincy for Taranaki's second preseason match against Waikato tomorrow.

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