• 2020: The Big Kick-Off – Randwick

    Ben McCormack has made the shift from the Club Coach role at Coogee Oval to that of head coach. And given the pedigree, experience and rugby nous he has already amassed, you wouldn’t bet against him lifting the Galloping Greens back up into the upper echelons of the ladder they have been more accustomed to across the club’s illustrious history.

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  • 2020: The Big Kick-Off – Sydney University

    With head coach Robert Taylor taking up a professional role in England, the reigning two-time Premiers will be guided by co-coaches Joe Horn-Smith and Michael Hodge for the upcoming campaign. But actually being in the same country together is their first challenge!

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  • 2020: The Big Kick-Off – Gordon

    In turning Gordon around from an 11th-place finish in 2018, to two points shy of finals footy a year later in his first season at Chatswood Oval, Darren Coleman cemented his reputation as one of the shrewdest coaches in the Australian game. He heads to the USA at the end of the upcoming season to test himself in the pro arena, but he has a few boxes to tick at the Highlanders before he leaves, and knockout footy is just the start…

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  • 2020: The Big Kick-Off – Eastwood

    Next cab off the rank in our pre-season previews is Eastwood, where coach Ben Batger is preparing for his second season in charge with a vastly different but very exciting squad.

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  • Next generation shine as Reds edge Tahs in Super Rugby AU kick-off

    The next generation of Australian rugby was on show as Queensland Reds edged a much-improved NSW Waratahs side 32-26 in Brisbane to end a seven-year losing streak in the interstate derby, and reclaim the coveted Bob Templeton Cup in the opening match of Super Rugby AU.

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  • 2020: The Big Kick-Off – Manly

    Our next in-depth season preview takes us to the Village Green, where Matt McGoldrick has been handed the coaching reins of his beloved Manly Marlins.

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  • 2020: The Big Kick-Off – Southern Districts

    In the first of our in-depth season previews, we chat to Southern Districts’ new head coach Todd Louden for his thoughts on the Rebels chances in the upcoming competition.

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  • New comp, new team: Waratahs ring the changes for Super Rugby AU

    NSW Waratahs head coach Rob Penney has used the start of the revamped Australian-only Super Rugby competition to blood a host of fresh faces, with seven debutants named in the matchday squad for Friday evening’s opening clash with the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium.

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  • Penney perseveres with Tahs but expects a derby response

    NSW Waratahs head coach Rob Penney has resisted the urge for wholesale changes to his side, after last weekend’s unedifying 51-14 defeat at the hands of the Chiefs. But he has called for a response from his playing group when they take on the high-flying Brumbies in the derby in Canberra on Sunday.

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  • Six Nations: Scotland stun France as tournament hit by coronavirus

    Round four of the 2020 Six Nations saw sport play second fiddle to health and safety, as the Ireland v Italy match due to be played in Dublin fell victim to the coronavirus, with the rest of the competition also likely to be put on hold for the foreseeable future.

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