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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.
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.
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.
Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley has signed a new contract but only to the end of next year's Rugby World Cup.
NSW have re-signed coach Daryl Gibson to a one-year contract extension while former captain Chris Whitaker will return to the franchise from France to take up the position of backs coach.
A Super Rugby season full of controversy, debate, highs and lows comes to an end on Saturday night when the Crusaders and Lions face off in the decider for the second straight year. Are the Lions any hope?
The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.
NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says there's every indication his superstar back Israel Folau is happy at the Super Rugby franchise.
Crusaders pivot Richie Mo'unga capitalised on yet another unstoppable forward platform, making Beauden Barrett look second-rate in the process. Meanwhile in Johannesburg, the Waratahs ran out of gas against a free-running Lions.
A wiser NSW Waratahs side is ready for a "mountain" of a Super Rugby challenge under an emerging skipper who's happy to delegate to his teammates.
The odds are stacked against both the Waratahs and Hurricanes as they face Super Rugby semifinals away from home. The Crusaders are a perfect 20 from 20 in home finals games while NSW haven't won in Johannesburg since 2009.
Kurtley Beale can provide the spark needed to create some Super Rugby history in Johannesburg for the NSW Waratahs, halfback Nick Phipps says.
Joe Roff remains one of Super Rugby's all-time greats, yet his 15-try record from 1997 may finally soon be broken with three players a chance of eclipsing the mark in this weekend's semifinals.
NSW Waratahs forwards coach Simon Cron will look for his hookers to hit the reset button and their targets, as they prepare to face Super Rugby's most prolific lineout combination.
The Crusaders were the only team to coast into the Super Rugby semifinals at the weekend with the other three encounters all closely-fought affairs. The Waratahs looked gone at halftime in Sydney, before the "big three" burst into life.
The Waratahs produced one of the great 10-minute spells in Super Rugby history to keep their season alive just when it appeared destined to die with little more than a whimper in Sydney on Saturday night.
Rallying to captain Bernard Foley's halftime exhortations, the opportunistic NSW Waratahs have launched remarkable second half comeback to beat the Highlanders 30-23 in their Super Rugby quarterfinal.
The opening weekend of the Super Rugby playoffs presents three matches that appear to be extremely even contests, particularly those in Sydney and Wellington. Can the Waratahs and Hurricanes respond after last week?
The Waratahs' convincing 'lay down and play dead' routine against the Brumbies was the ultimate horror movie. On this diabolical night, opposing sides were reminded of the easiest way to overhaul the Waratahs and, more tellingly, the Wallabies.
Wallabies superstar Israel Folau has not ruled out an off-season switch from the NSW Waratahs to the Queensland Reds.
There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.
Disappointment is set to galvanise the chastened NSW Waratahs, for their Super Rugby quarter-final against a Highlanders side poised to bring back some of their biggest stars.
The final round match between the Waratahs and Brumbies, where teams are either trying to secure home finals or making the finals cut, should hopefully revive old emotions when Australian sides detested each other -- Greg Growden writes.
The Waratahs have never enjoyed a perfect in-conference season, and could clinch that record with a win on Saturday.
Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.
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