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Oblak extends Atletico Madrid contract to 2023

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The Slovenian goalkeeper has committed his future to the club after signing a new four-year extension Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has extended his contract to the summer of 2023. The Slovenia international, 26, is now tied to Atletico until he turns 30. He has conceded just 21 goals in 32 La Liga games this […]

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Reds vs Force: Five things we learned

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The Force kept their season alive while squashing any chance the Reds had of playing finals football at Suncorp Stadium tonight. Here are five things we learned from the 40-26 result. 1. Desperation rings true Both teams had their seasons on the line but only one team played like that tonight. The Force were at their […]

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Smith returns to face Waratahs

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Aaron Smith returns to a near-full strength Highlanders team wary of the Waratahs’ state of mind when they meet in Sydney on Saturday. All Blacks halfback Smith sat out last week’s impressive 39-27 home win over the Lions as the Highlanders improved their record to 7-3. The brilliant Test No.9 links again with Lima Sopoaga […]

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Waratahs must learn from Lions defeat

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Hold the ball and stick to the plan. That will be the simple message for the Waratahs as they prepare for a block of four trans-Tasman Super Rugby clashes, forwards coach Simon Cron says. Cron said he felt the Waratahs matched the Lions in key areas, but slight shifts away from their plans hurt them. […]

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Kerevi has to be on song for Reds to force Jaguares upset

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Samu Kerevi may be one of Super Rugby’s hottest players right now but the Reds captain knows he has his work cut out if Queensland is to pull off an upset against a Test-level Jaguares side. Kerevi and Chris Feauai-Sautia will reunite in the centres at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night after both missed last […]

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Phipps returns for Waratahs-Reds clash

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Waratahs halfback Nick Phipps will play his first Super Rugby match of 2018 on Saturday, named to face the Reds. Phipps, who made his return from a preseason calf injury in the Shute Shield for Sydney Uni last weekend, has had a frustrating start to the year, facing numerous setbacks. The 29-year-old will play off […]

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New year, same leaders for Brumbies

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Christian Lealiifano and Sam Carter will split the Brumbies’ captaincy duties in 2018, with new coach Dan McKellar electing to stick with the tried and trusted duo. The pair were unveiled as the club’s leaders at the start of 2017 but with Lealiifano spending the majority of the year inspirationally fighting his battle with leukaemia, […]

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Vodafone Super Rugby wrap: Round Five

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There were tries aplenty as round five of Super Rugby was run and won over the weekend. Three of the four Australian teams came through with wins under their belts, the Waratahs being the pick of the bunch with a 51-27 win over the previously undefeated Aussie conference leaders, the Rebels. Here’s how all the […]