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    Taylors Wines Top 5: Round Five, 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 23.03.17
    Every week, RUPA collates five of the best features from the week’s Rugby med...
    Every week, RUPA collates five of the best features from the week’s Rugby media and bring them to you in the one convenient location.
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    Raeleen Hooper: Rugby doesn’t define Michael
    By Pete Fairbairn, 16.03.17
    As Waratahs Captain Michael Hooper prepares to make history this weekend as t...
    As Waratahs Captain Michael Hooper prepares to make history this weekend as the youngest Super Rugby centurion ever, RUPA caught up with his mum Raeleen to gain a unique insight into the two-time John Eales Medal winner.
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    Taylors Wines Top 5: Round Four, 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 16.03.17
    Every week, RUPA collates five of the best features from the week’s Rugby med...
    Every week, RUPA collates five of the best features from the week’s Rugby media and bring them to you in the one convenient location.
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    Australian Rugby is Stronger as Five
    By Pete Fairbairn, 09.03.17
    Australian Rugby is Stronger as Five
    Australian Rugby is Stronger as Five
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    Taylors Wines Top 5: Round Three, 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 09.03.17
    In a new feature for the 2017 Super Rugby season, RUPA will collate five of t...
    In a new feature for the 2017 Super Rugby season, RUPA will collate five of the best features from the week’s Rugby media and bring them to you in the one convenient location.
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    Taylors Wines Top 5: Round Two, 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 02.03.17
    In a new feature for the 2017 Super Rugby season, RUPA will collate five of t...
    In a new feature for the 2017 Super Rugby season, RUPA will collate five of the best features from the week’s Rugby media and bring them to you in the one convenient location.
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    Wessels embraces RUPA Player Development Program
    By Pete Fairbairn, 28.02.17
    Force Head Coach David Wessels speaks about the RUPA Player Development Program.
    Force Head Coach David Wessels speaks about the RUPA Player Development Program.
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    Response to players' five team retention statement
    By Pete Fairbairn, 23.02.17
    RUPA summarise the press reaction to last week's statement from the players a...
    RUPA summarise the press reaction to last week's statement from the players about retaining five teams.
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    Taylors Wines Top 5: Round One, 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 23.02.17
    In a brand new feature for the 2017 Super Rugby season, RUPA will collate fiv...
    In a brand new feature for the 2017 Super Rugby season, RUPA will collate five of the best features from the week’s Rugby media and bring them to you in the one convenient location.
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    2017 Season Preview: Western Force
    By Pete Fairbairn, 23.02.17
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season prepares for kick off, we take a look at the y...
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season prepares for kick off, we take a look at the year ahead for each Australian side.
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    2017 Season Preview: Rebels
    By Pete Fairbairn, 22.02.17
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ...
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ahead for each Australian side.
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    2017 Season Preview: Brumbies
    By Pete Fairbairn, 21.02.17
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ...
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ahead for each Australian side.
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    2017 Season Preview: Reds
    By Pete Fairbairn, 17.02.17
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ...
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ahead for each Australian side.
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    Players united in support of five Australian Super Rugby teams
    By Pete Fairbairn, 16.02.17
    Australia’s professional Rugby players are staunch in their opposition to any...
    Australia’s professional Rugby players are staunch in their opposition to any mooted alternative models which would reduce Australia’s representation in the Super Rugby competition for 2018 and beyond.
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    2017 Season Preview: Waratahs
    By Pete Fairbairn, 14.02.17
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ...
    As the 2017 Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, we take a look at the year ahead for each Australian side.
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    Dean Mumm elected RUPA President
    By Pete Fairbairn, 10.02.17
    Dean Mumm has been elected as the 8th RUPA President, following Benn Robinson...
    Dean Mumm has been elected as the 8th RUPA President, following Benn Robinson's retirement.
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    New Player Development Manager appointed in Melbourne
    By Pete Fairbairn, 02.02.17
    Lyndall Down has been appointed by RUPA & the Melbourne Rebels as the Club's ...
    Lyndall Down has been appointed by RUPA & the Melbourne Rebels as the Club's new Player Development Manager.
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    Bruce Hodgkinson SC appointed arbitrator of CAS
    By Pete Fairbairn, 12.12.16
    RUPA Chairman Bruce Hodgkinson SC
    RUPA Chairman Bruce Hodgkinson SC
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    Christian Leali'ifano wins RUPA Medal For Excellence
    By Pete Fairbairn, 07.12.16
    Brumbies star Leali'ifano voted by his peers as the individual who has shown ...
    Brumbies star Leali'ifano voted by his peers as the individual who has shown the best performance, leadership, consistency and discipline, both on and off the field, across the international and domestic Rugby season.
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    2016 #RUPACamp Diary - Day Two
    By Pete Fairbairn, 07.12.16
    #RUPACamp kicked off on Monday for 36 Rugby players about to begin their firs...
    #RUPACamp kicked off on Monday for 36 Rugby players about to begin their first season as full-time professionals.
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    2016 #RUPACamp Diary - Day One
    By Pete Fairbairn, 06.12.16
    #RUPACamp kicked off on Monday for 36 Rugby players about to begin their firs...
    #RUPACamp kicked off on Monday for 36 Rugby players about to begin their first season as full-time professionals.
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    Battle intensifies in Taylors Wines People's Choice Wallaby of the Year race
    By Pete Fairbairn, 01.12.16
    RUPA & Taylors Wines launch the 2016 Taylors Wines People's Choice Wallaby of...
    RUPA & Taylors Wines launch the 2016 Taylors Wines People's Choice Wallaby of the Year competition.
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    2016 Women's Rugby Sevens Players' Player finalists announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 30.11.16
    Caslick, Dalton, Parry, Tonegato & Turner named as finalists for the 2016 RUP...
    Caslick, Dalton, Parry, Tonegato & Turner named as finalists for the 2016 RUPA Women's Rugby Sevens Players' Player of the Year.
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    2016 Men's Rugby Sevens Players' Player finalists announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 30.11.16
    Fa'alava'au, Foley, Holland, Jenkins and Stannard named as finalists for Aust...
    Fa'alava'au, Foley, Holland, Jenkins and Stannard named as finalists for Australian Men's Rugby Sevens Players' Player of the Year.
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    2016 Medal For Excellence finalists announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 29.11.16
    10 finalists announced for the 2016 RUPA Medal for Excellence, with the winne...
    10 finalists announced for the 2016 RUPA Medal for Excellence, with the winner to be announced on December 7th.
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    2016 Community Service Award finalists announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 24.11.16
    Abel, Ah-Wong, Hodgson, Holloway and McCutcheon nominated for 2016 RUPA Commu...
    Abel, Ah-Wong, Hodgson, Holloway and McCutcheon nominated for 2016 RUPA Community Service Award.
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    2016 Academic Achievement Award finalists announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 23.11.16
    Haylett-Petty, Hunt, Quirk, Robertson and Staniforth nominated for 2016 RUPA ...
    Haylett-Petty, Hunt, Quirk, Robertson and Staniforth nominated for 2016 RUPA Academic Achievement Award.
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    2016 Newcomer of the Year finalists announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 17.11.16
    Henry Hutchison, Reece Hodge, Andrew Kellaway, Joe Powell and Tom Robertson a...
    Henry Hutchison, Reece Hodge, Andrew Kellaway, Joe Powell and Tom Robertson are the five finalists in contention for the 2016 RUPA Newcomer of the Year award.
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    3,183 days later, Benny A's excited for 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 17.11.16
    Brumbies prop Ben Alexander speaks about the 2017 Super Rugby season, and bei...
    Brumbies prop Ben Alexander speaks about the 2017 Super Rugby season, and being an ambassador for Newborn November Family Fun Day after his wife gave birth to premature twins earlier this year.
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    2016 RUPA schoolboys scholarship winners announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 14.11.16
    Yirrbi Jaffer-Williams and Dylan Pietsch have been announced as the recipient...
    Yirrbi Jaffer-Williams and Dylan Pietsch have been announced as the recipients of the 2016 RUPA Australian Schools Rugby Union (ASRU) scholarships.
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    2016 Buildcorp NRC Players' Player Finalists Announced
    By Pete Fairbairn, 10.11.16
    The players have voted, with the thirteen nominees for the 2016 Buildcorp NRC...
    The players have voted, with the thirteen nominees for the 2016 Buildcorp NRC Player of the Year whittled down to five finalists.
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    Hodgo spreads the LIVIN mantra: "It ain't weak to speak"
    By Madeline Ibrahim, 03.11.16
    Western Force RUPA Player Director Matt Hodgson is keeping himself very busy ...
    Western Force RUPA Player Director Matt Hodgson is keeping himself very busy away from Rugby, as a hands-on mental health ambassador for LIVIN WA.
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    Michael Hooper wins second John Eales Medal
    By Pete Fairbairn, 27.10.16
    Michael Hooper wins his second John Eales Medal, as Sean McMahon also collect...
    Michael Hooper wins his second John Eales Medal, as Sean McMahon also collects another individual honour.
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    George Smith pays tribute to Michael Hooper
    By , 27.10.16
    After Michael Hooper joined him as a two-time winner of the John Eales Medal,...
    After Michael Hooper joined him as a two-time winner of the John Eales Medal, George Smith paid tribute to his fellow Wallaby.
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    Hanigan Profiles NSW Country Eagles
    By Pete Fairbairn, 19.10.16
    Injured NSW Country Eagles star Ned Hanigan profiles each of his teammates in...
    Injured NSW Country Eagles star Ned Hanigan profiles each of his teammates in the lead-up to Saturday' Buildcorp NRC Grand Final.
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    NSW Waratahs head to Referee School
    By Pete Fairbairn, 19.10.16
    After all the NSW Waratahs players reently completed their Level One theoreti...
    After all the NSW Waratahs players reently completed their Level One theoretical refereeing course, RUPA spoke with Assistant Coach Cam Blades and backrower Brad Wilkin about the benefits involved.
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    Tessmann Profiles Perth Spirit Squad
    By Pete Fairbairn, 18.10.16
    Perth Spirit Captain Heath Tessmann profiles each of his teammates in the lea...
    Perth Spirit Captain Heath Tessmann profiles each of his teammates in the lead-up to Saturday' Buildcorp NRC Grand Final.
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    Lucas: Rays have team, and individual, points to prove
    By Pete Fairbairn, 13.10.16
    Rays scrumhalf Matt Lucas writes about what his side have used for inspiratio...
    Rays scrumhalf Matt Lucas writes about what his side have used for inspiration in 2016, the opportunity that the NRC provides for young players, and the successful transition teammate Con Foley has made to back to fifteen-a-side Rugby.
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    Horwitz: We've bonded through our actions
    By Pete Fairbairn, 11.10.16
    Star Eagles’ centre David Horwitz tells us how his team have come together so...
    Star Eagles’ centre David Horwitz tells us how his team have come together so well in 2016 despite such a limited preparation, and the merger of two former NRC teams (and three Shute Shield arch-rivals) into one entity, as well as looking ahead to Saturday’s big game in Newcastle.
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    Sam & Duncan: The banter of Ballymore
    By Pete Fairbairn, 07.10.16
    RUPA sat down with Sam Talakai and Duncan Paia'aua to find out all the dirt a...
    RUPA sat down with Sam Talakai and Duncan Paia'aua to find out all the dirt ahead of the Andy Purcell Cup match between Brisbane City and Queensland Country at Ballymore this Sunday.
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    Coleman: Vikings need belief, in ourselves and each other
    By Pete Fairbairn, 06.10.16
    UC Vikings star Robbie Coleman writes about the need for his side to have bel...
    UC Vikings star Robbie Coleman writes about the need for his side to have belief this weekend, as they head into a sudden death Buildcorp NRC fixture against the Perth Spirit at Viking Park on Saturday.
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    Charlie Fetoai: Jack of all trades; master of plenty!
    By Pete Fairbairn, 04.10.16
    Former Reds centre Charlie Fetoai was seriously injured in 2009 and told he c...
    Former Reds centre Charlie Fetoai was seriously injured in 2009 and told he could never play Rugby again. He spoke to RUPA about what he's been up to since, and the importance of planning for life after Rugby.
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    Ross HP: Spirit are the masters of our own NRC destiny
    By Pete Fairbairn, 29.09.16
    Ross Haylett-Petty brings us into the Perth Spirit’s inner sanctum as he expl...
    Ross Haylett-Petty brings us into the Perth Spirit’s inner sanctum as he explains how it is sudden death for his side from this point onwards, despite the fact that there are two rounds remaining before finals in the BuildcorpNRC.
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    Steve Cummins & Will Skelton: Opponents, but best mates
    By Pete Fairbairn, 28.09.16
    Melbourne Rising lock Steve Cummins writes about his best mate Will Skelton; ...
    Melbourne Rising lock Steve Cummins writes about his best mate Will Skelton; a man he’s known since he was 11, and his opponent this weekend as the Western Sydney Rams head to Victoria for Round 6 of the Buildcorp NRC.
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    Tiana starring in front of the camera, and targeting Sevens return
    By Madeline Ibrahim, 26.09.16
    Tiana Penitani speaks to RUPA about working on FOX Sports, the loney life of ...
    Tiana Penitani speaks to RUPA about working on FOX Sports, the loney life of being in team rehab and hitting back after missing the Rio Olympic Games.
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    Gale: Rams should have won NRC matches by now
    By Pete Fairbairn, 22.09.16
    Western Sydney Rams scrumhalf Scott Gale writes for the RUPA website about wh...
    Western Sydney Rams scrumhalf Scott Gale writes for the RUPA website about why his winless side are keeping the faith in their ability to win, and he looks forward to coming face to face with his old side Queensland Country on Saturday.
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    Brisbane hosts RUPA Alumni function
    By Pete Fairbairn, 20.09.16
    Following the success of the Sydney and Perth Past Player Forums held earlier...
    Following the success of the Sydney and Perth Past Player Forums held earlier this year, RUPA held a third event for former professionals in Brisbane earlier this month.
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    Julian Huxley to coach Penrith in 2017
    By Pete Fairbairn, 20.09.16
    Former Wallaby Julian Huxley has been appointed head coach at Penrith ahead o...
    Former Wallaby Julian Huxley has been appointed head coach at Penrith ahead of the 2017 Shute Shield season. In this Q & A, originally published by RugbyNews, he talks about the challenges at hand.
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    Paia'aua: Reds to profit from QLD Country backline combos
    By Pete Fairbairn, 15.09.16
    Playmaker Duncan Paia'au writes about playing against some of his former Aust...
    Playmaker Duncan Paia'au writes about playing against some of his former Australia U20s teammates and building combinations in the Queensland Country backline as they look to reverse their fortunes in the Buildcorp NRC.
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    Ta'avao: Similarities between champions Taranaki & Sydney Rays
    By Pete Fairbairn, 14.09.16
    Sydney Rays prop Angus Ta'avao compares the Buildcorp NRC with New Zealand's ...
    Sydney Rays prop Angus Ta'avao compares the Buildcorp NRC with New Zealand's Mitre 10 Cup, which he credits with playing a huge role in his own development, and finds some similarities between his new side and his old one, the 2014 Premiership-winning Taranaki team.
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    RUPA and NAB Private join forces for memorable Sports Luncheon
    By Pete Fairbairn, 14.09.16
    RUPA joined forces with banking partner NAB Private last week to host the ann...
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