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Australia squad will overcome Super Rugby struggles for Tests - Hooper

Players in Michael Cheika's Wallabies squad will have no trouble putting aside their Super Rugby struggles when they gather to prepare for June internationals against Fiji, Scotland and Italy, flanker Michael Hooper has said. None of Australia's five teams have won more than thr...

Hooper: Chance to start afresh

Hooper: Chance to start afresh 2017-05-15 09:00 Sydney - Waratahs flank Michael Hooper believes a poor Super Rugby campaign will have no bearing on the June internationals for the Walla...

Rugby-Super Rugby funk won't infect Wallabies, says Hooper | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Players in Michael Cheika's Wallabies squad will have no trouble putting aside their Super Rugby struggles when they gather to prepare for June internationals against Fiji, Scotland and Italy, flanker Michael Hooper has said. None of Australia's five teams have won more than thr...

Super Rugby funk won't infect Wallabies, says Hooper

MELBOURNE, May 15 (Reuters) - Players in Michael Cheika's Wallabies squad will have no trouble putting aside their Super Rugby struggles when they gather to prepare for June internationals against Fiji, Scotland and Italy, flanker Michael Hooper has said. None of Australia's fiv...

Super struggles not Wallaby woes: Hooper

Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper says the poor form of Australia's Super Rugby sides won't rub off on the national team. Vice-captain Michael Hooper insists Australia's Super Rugby struggle...

Newport Gwent Dragons targeting Kiwi fly-half

Newport Gwent Dragons look set to continue their recruitment drive by signing Kiwi outside-half Ben Botica from Montpellier. The son of All Blacks great Frano would join Gavin Henson and Zane Ki...

Bulls 'not living in a dreamworld'

The Vodacom Bulls believe they have had a reality check and will be up to the challenge posed by the Chiefs when the two sides meet in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Hamilton on Saturday. Th...

Francis to return to England

The Blues will be on the lookout for yet another first five next season. Piers Francis has signed with English Premiership club Northampton Saints and will return to his native England later thi...

Northampton sign Kiwi back Francis

London - Northampton have signed versatile back Piers Francis from New Zealand outfit the Blues, the English Premiership club announced on Monday.England-born Francis moved to New Zealand eight y...

Northampton announce signing of Auckland Blues back Piers Francis

Aviva Premiership club Northampton have announced the signing of Auckland Blues back Piers Francis. Kent-born Francis, a fly-half or centre, headed to New Zealand eight years ago and was part of...

Ireland vs England player ratings

England's winning run was finally brought to a close as their quest for consecutive Grand Slams ended in a 13-9 defeat by Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. The reigning RBS 6 Nations champions fell ...

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