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Waratahs edge Sunwolves 31-30 in Tokyo (01:30)
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Patchy Tahs survive Sunwolves scare

The NSW Waratahs have survived an enormous Super Rugby fright from the Sunwolves, scraping home 31-30 thanks to a record-breaking double from Israel Folau.

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Super Rugby Round Two team lists

In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.

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3dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

The question mark surrounding your Super Rugby team

Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.

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Beale's focus on Super return

Kurtley Beale would like to reclaim the NSW Waratahs' inside centre role in Super Rugby but recognises he face stiff competition from Karmichael Hunt.

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Folau happy to make backline shift for NSW

Israel Folau has declared he's more than happy to move from his preferred position of fullback, if it means the Waratahs can squeeze all of their attacking weapons into their starting backline.

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Waratah Foley to lift kicking consistency

NSW Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley will back himself to make the next kick he takes that's identical to the crucial one he missed in his side's opening round Super Rugby home loss to the Hurricanes.

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7dBrittany Mitchell

New-ish venue, same old Tahs

The Waratahs returned to their old mixed bag of tricks, producing some moments of brilliance alongside their usual set piece issues to fall 19-20 in the dying minutes of their season opener against the Hurricanes.

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Inside the Tahs (03:24)
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Hunt ready for Super Rugby return

NSW Waratahs recruit Karmichael Hunt says he's as ready as he'll ever be following a whirlwind preparation for his return to Super Rugby against benchmark side the Hurricanes in Sydney.

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Beale to miss Super Rugby opener for Tahs

Kurtley Beale is the first high profile Wallaby to be managed at the start of the Super Rugby season, while Karmichael Hunt is set to debut for the Waratahs against the Hurricanes.

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11dSam Bruce

Charting a preseason: Behind the scenes at NSW Waratahs

The Waratahs' 2018 season came to a crushing halt in Johannesburg. So how are they using that as fuel this year amid off-field commitments, the delayed return of their Wallabies and an eager generation-next? Sam Bruce investigates.

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13dSam Bruce

Australian conference Super Rugby preview

The Waratahs will again start favourites for the Australian Super Rugby conference, but with the Brumbies, Rebels and Reds all boasting improved squads, it promises to be a keenly fought division in 2019. Full preview here.

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20dGreg Growden

Would some Australian rugby players please stand up?

It is high time Super Rugby picked up its act. So too numerous Australian players, who have for too long got away with going through the motions. The World Cup is a mere eight months away, Greg Growden writes.

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34dESPN staff

Hunt joins Waratahs in player swap with Hegarty

Karmichael Hunt's move to NSW was finally confirmed on Monday morning with the fallen Wallabies star heading south in a virtual player swap with Bryce Hegarty.

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espnW foresight: Stars, shockers and stories of 2019

As the countdown to the 2019 season begins we look ahead to our four big women's winter codes: AFLW, Super Netball, Super W and rugby league. What will be the same in 2019? What has changed? Read our bold predictions for the season ahead.

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71dESPN Staff

Folau's brother signs with Waratahs

John Folau, Wallabies star Israel Folau's brother, has followed in his older sibling's footsteps by signing with the NSW Waratahs for the 2019 Super Rugby season after quitting the NRL in September.

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Defence the best form of attack for 'Tahs

NSW coach Daryl Gibson has identified defence and scrum time as the non-negotiables that must improve if the Waratahs are to be a Super Rugby title force in 2019.

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Folau pens four-year Wallabies, NSW deal

Israel Folau is set to play for Australia to the end of 2022 after reportedly signing a four-year contract extension with the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs.


Foley re-signs, but only through 2019

Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley has signed a new contract but only to the end of next year's Rugby World Cup.

2019 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • NSW4th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Brumbies : 12 Tries Scored
  • NSW8th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Bulls : 37 Points Difference