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Jul 31, 2014

Form meets pedigree in blockbuster Super Rugby final

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Form collides head on with pedigree when the New South Wales Waratahs bid for a first Super Rugby title against the seven-times champion Canterbury Crusaders in a blockbuster final at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

The often rampant Waratahs ran away with the regular season standings this year having swept the board in all the offensive categories – carries, tries, metres, passes, breaks, offloads and most importantly, points.

Jul 31, 2014

Rugby-Form meets pedigree in blockbuster Super Rugby final

SYDNEY, July 31 (Reuters) – Form collides head on with pedigree when the New South Wales Waratahs bid for a first Super Rugby title against the seven-times champion Canterbury Crusaders in a blockbuster final at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

The often rampant Waratahs ran away with the regular season standings this year having swept the board in all the offensive categories – carries, tries, metres, passes, breaks, offloads and most importantly, points.

Jul 31, 2014

Playtime over as jet-set Carter gets back to work

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Six months travelling the globe on an A-listers sabbatical have come to an end and on Saturday, Dan Carter will be back doing what he loves best, playing rugby for silverware with the Canterbury Crusaders.

Rubbing shoulders with rock aristocracy at Elton John’s Oscar party and a trip to Augusta for the U.S. Masters were among the more glamorous appointments on his grand tour as the All Blacks flyhalf gave his body a well-earned rest.

Jul 31, 2014

Rugby-Playtime over as jet-set Carter gets back to work

SYDNEY, July 31 (Reuters) – Six months travelling the globe on an A-listers sabbatical have come to an end and on Saturday, Dan Carter will be back doing what he loves best, playing rugby for silverware with the Canterbury Crusaders.

Rubbing shoulders with rock aristocracy at Elton John’s Oscar party and a trip to Augusta for the U.S. Masters were among the more glamorous appointments on his grand tour as the All Blacks flyhalf gave his body a well-earned rest.

Jul 26, 2014

Waratahs win a Sydney dog fight to reach final

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Flyhalf Bernard Foley scored a brilliant late try and kicked 11 points to fire the New South Wales Waratahs to a 26-8 victory over the ACT Brumbies and into their third Super Rugby final on Saturday.

Foley finished off a breakaway move that started deep inside the Waratahs own half four minutes from time to seal the win and a home final next weekend against the Canterbury Crusaders, who beat South Africa’s Sharks 38-6 in the earlier semi-final.

Jul 26, 2014

Rugby-Waratahs win a Sydney dog fight to reach final

SYDNEY, July 26 (Reuters) – Flyhalf Bernard Foley scored a brilliant late try and kicked 11 points to fire the New South Wales Waratahs to a 26-8 victory over the ACT Brumbies and into their third Super Rugby final on Saturday.

Foley finished off a breakaway move that started deep inside the Waratahs own half four minutes from time to seal the win and a home final next weekend against the Canterbury Crusaders, who beat South Africa’s Sharks 38-6 in the earlier semi-final.

Jul 25, 2014

Old grudges add fuel to fire in all-Australian Super semi

SYDNEY (Reuters) – For the New South Wales Waratahs, Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the ACT Brumbies is a chance to firmly establish their place at the top of Australian rugby and another step on the path they hope will take them to their first title.

For the Canberra-based Brumbies, any match against the Waratahs is just a little more personal than that for reasons that go back to the very origins of the team at the start of Super Rugby in the mid-1990s.

Jul 25, 2014

Rugby-Old grudges add fuel to fire in all-Australian Super semi

SYDNEY, July 25 (Reuters) – For the New South Wales Waratahs, Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the ACT Brumbies is a chance to firmly establish their place at the top of Australian rugby and another step on the path they hope will take them to their first title.

For the Canberra-based Brumbies, any match against the Waratahs is just a little more personal than that for reasons that go back to the very origins of the team at the start of Super Rugby in the mid-1990s.

Jul 25, 2014

No turning back for expansive Brumbies in Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) – There is no question of the ACT Brumbies reverting to a more conservative game when they meet the New South Wales Waratahs on Saturday with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, director of rugby Laurie Fisher said on Friday.

The Brumbies reached the final last year under South Africa Jake White with a gameplan that put the emphasis on field position and defensive strength, a style the twice-champions continued to use for much of this season.

Jul 25, 2014

Rugby-No turning back for expansive Brumbies in Sydney

SYDNEY, July 25 (Reuters) – There is no question of the ACT Brumbies reverting to a more conservative game when they meet the New South Wales Waratahs on Saturday with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, director of rugby Laurie Fisher said on Friday.

The Brumbies reached the final last year under South Africa Jake White with a gameplan that put the emphasis on field position and defensive strength, a style the twice-champions continued to use for much of this season.

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