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Lions coach Warren Gatland to meet referee ahead of first Test

Warren Gatland has challenged referees to stop New Zealand’s off-the-ball “blocking” in the British and Irish Lions Test series.

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Australia lose to Scotland in U20’s, finish sixth at Rugby World Championship

Australia have finished sixth at the under-20s rugby world championships after losing their final match to Scotland in Georgia.

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Are Cheika’s Wallabies facing an annus horribilis?

So much for Michael Cheika’s aspiration to go into the Rugby Championship with a settled starting side and with the momentum of three successive victories from the Wallabies’ June Tests.

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The Wrap: There’s a lot to be said for having a game plan

With due respect to Tonga, Wales and the international women’s sides, there were three top-line matches in Australia and New Zealand over the weekend. All three winners employed clear, distinctive game plans, albeit it very different ones.

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Bill Pulver’s job on the line at ARU EGM

The future of ARU boss Bill Pulver, moreso than that of the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels, is likely to come to a head at Tuesday’s emergency general meeting in Sydney.

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Lions team named for mid-week Chiefs clash

British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland has rung the changes for Tuesday’s clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton, resting a host of Test regulars for Saturday’s first All Blacks clash.

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Scotland set to move past Wallabies in Rugby world rankings

Tired of being Scotland the brave, now Gregor Townsend’s men are poised to be officially better than Australia for the first time after a stirring 24-19 win over the Wallabies in Sydney.

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The woeful Wallabies and their rubbish rugby

Little wonder Wallaby coach Michael Cheika is a shattered man.

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Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Scotland: The results

The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against Scotland, and now we’ve added up the data from all of our responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the Test.

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Roar Forum: What changes should the Wallabies make for Italy?

The Wallabies have dropped their first game of the June International window, going down to Scotland in what could only be described as a disappointing loss.

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WATCH: Wallabies vs Scotland video highlights

It went right to the death, but the Wallabies have gone down to Scotland by five points in Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

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British and Irish Lions down Maori All Blacks in Rotorua

The British and Irish Lions have turned the second-half screws on the Maori All Blacks, emerging 32-10 victors in Rotorua.

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Field goal after siren helps Fiji to defeat Italy

Five-eighth Ben Volavola has kicked a field goal in the second minute of injury time to give Fiji a 22-19 win over Italy in their rugby Test in Suva.

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Eddie Jones expects tougher Pumas in second Test

England coach Eddie Jones insists his team will be prepared for all eventualities as they seek to wrap up a 2-0 series victory over Argentina.

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Scott McLeod will replace Wayne Smith as All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s new assistant, New Zealand Rugby said on Saturday.

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Maori All Blacks vs British and Irish Lions live stream: How to watch the match on TV or stream online

The British and Irish Lions‘ tour of New Zealand continues, with the Test matches fast approaching. Their next obstacle will be the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua.

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Israel Folau Wallabies Australian Rugby Union 2017

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Israel Folau Wallabies Australian Rugby Union 2017

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Quade Cooper after the Wallabies loss to Scotland

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Wales' Leigh Halfpenny during their Six Nations rugby union

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James Haskell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Sam Carter Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2017

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Matt Hodgson Western Force Super Rugby Union 2017

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika (left) and captain Stephen Moore

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The Roar of the crowd

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Wallabies vs Scotland highlights: International rugby scores, blog

Match Result Scotland has held on against the Wallabies in a thriller in Sydney, keeping the Australians out in the dying minutes to hold onto a historic 24-19 win.

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The High Five: All Blacks vs Samoa

By Diggercane, 17 Jun 2017
The High Five: All Blacks vs Samoa

The All Blacks have completed a comprehensive win over Samoa at Eden Park by 78 points to 0, to hit the ground running in the start to their 2017 season.

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Wallabies vs Scotland: The toughest June Test arrives

After an expected 37-14 victory over Fiji in front of a dismal crowd turnout in Melbourne the Wallabies now face their toughest test of the June internationals. Make no mistake about it – it will be tough.

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All Blacks vs Samoa highlights: International rugby live scores, blog

The All Blacks’ 2017 season gets underway tonight as the host a strong Manu Samoa side at Eden Park in Auckland with kick off from 6pm AEST.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Magical plays from the kickoff

This week, it’s all about the kickoff for Club Roar. For most, the kickoff is a process of the game that happens a few times throughout the contest without too much fanfare. Not for these clubs though.

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Who’s driving the bus? The qualities of a good coach

I just read a post on The Roar that talked about former internationals making good coaches.

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I played the British Lions: Rua Tipoki

By Adam Julian, 16 Jun 2017
I played the British Lions: Rua Tipoki

Rua Tipoki has distinct memories of watching the British and Irish Lions play the New Zealand Maori in 1993.

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The turnover: Positives from the last week of rugby

My high school coach had a favourite half time one-liner: “tough day at the office?” More often than not, it was a tough day. But he’d always follow it up with a strangely calm “that’s alright, what can we do? We can look at what went right”.

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O’Mahony to lead Lions in ‘fourth Test’ against the Maoris

Munster captain, Peter O’Mahony, has been chosen to lead the British and Irish Lions in their match against the Maori All Blacks (previously known as the New Zealand Maoris), which takes place this Saturday at 8.30 am (Irish time).

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Wallabies vs who-are-wes?

By ReidytheRegaler, 16 Jun 2017
Wallabies vs who-are-wes?

‘Back in my day’ seems like a ridiculous phrase to use when you are only 24 years old, however it seems appropriate when discussing rugby union in Australia.

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Modern rugby, more seagulls than Bondi Beach

This is my first article I’ve written about anything really so before you read, comment and ask what would I know, I thought I’d give a little background.

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The state of women’s XVs rugby is not okay

By Caroline Layt, 14 Jun 2017
The state of women’s XVs rugby is not okay

The inaugural Australian Football League Women’s competition went from strength to strength earlier this year.

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The High Five: Highlanders vs Lions

By Diggercane, 14 Jun 2017
The High Five: Highlanders vs Lions

The British and Irish Lions have lost their second match on the 2017 tour, going down to the Highlanders in a thrilling match played in front of another full house by 23 points to 22.

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It’s time for rugby to stamp out backchat

By Wally James, 14 Jun 2017
It’s time for rugby to stamp out backchat

The Chiefs and Hurricanes game on Friday night was a cracker, as was the Lions and Crusaders match its own way – but unfortunately both were marred by continuous backchat to the refs.

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Highlanders vs British and Irish Lions highlights: International rugby scores, blog

The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour continues this evening as they travel south to Dunedin for an outing against the Highlanders. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage with kick off scheduled for 5:35pm (AEST) from Forsyth Barr Stadium.

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Red lament: The ballad of Quade and Genia

2011. The Queensland floods, Christchurch and Japanese earthquakes, the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Amy Winehouse, Cadel Evans winning the Tour de France, ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, and most important of all, planking.

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Owen Farrell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Peter O'Mahony British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Michael Cheika thinking

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Owen Farrell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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Liam Sopoaga Hurricanes Super Rugby Union 2017

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James Haskell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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James Haskell British and Irish Lions Rugby Union 2017

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All Blacks player Sonny Bill Williams

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