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RugbyU: Brumbies grind out win over Stormers

Winger Robbie Coleman scored a try double as the ACT Brumbies downed the Western Stormers 25-15 to go back to the top of the Australian Super 15 conference on Saturday. Coleman scored two of the Brumbies three tries, but it was his second touchdown in the 62nd minute that gave the home side the edge in a tight match against the South Africans. With the Brumbies clinging to a 13-10 lead, Coleman chased down a kick ahead by captain and number eight Ben Mowen.

RugbyU: Folau, Beale dominate in Waratahs win over Rebels

Israel Folau scored a try double and Kurtley Beale ran the show as the New South Wales Waratahs claimed a 32-8 bonus-point Super 15 win over the Melbourne Rebels on Friday. Wallaby fullback Folau has now scored eight tries in four matches in this year's Super Rugby competition and he owed both his tries Friday to Beale's playmaking skills. Beale, who returned to the Waratahs this year from a stint at the Rebels, made the initial line breaks and had the athletic Folau backing up on his outside both times for tries.

RugbyU: Folau, Beale dominate in Waratahs win over Rebels

Israel Folau scored a try double and Kurtley Beale ran the show as the New South Wales Waratahs claimed a 32-8 bonus-point Super 15 win over the Melbourne Rebels on Friday. Wallaby fullback Folau has now scored eight tries in four matches in this year's Super Rugby competition and he owed both his tries Friday to Beale's playmaking skills. Beale, who returned to the Waratahs this year from a stint at the Rebels, made the initial line breaks and had the athletic Folau backing up on his outside both times for tries.

RugbyU: Unbeaten Sharks face Bulls test in SAfrican derby

The Coastal Sharks put their unbeaten Super 15 run on the line in this weekend's South African derby with the Northern Bulls, as defending champions Waikato Chiefs trek to in-form Western Force. The Sharks, under former World Cup-winning coach Jake White, have opened their season with four wins, but face a test against the Bulls in Pretoria, where they last won three years ago. The Durban-based Sharks are comfortable eight-point leaders of the South African conference, but Saturday's encounter will give a strong indication of their title credentials this season.

RugbyU: Super 15 results - collated

Collated Super 15 southern hemisphere inter-provincial rugby union championship results Saturday: At Wellington Wellington Hurricanes (NZL) 60 Central Cheetahs (RSA) 27 At Dunedin Otago Highlanders (NZL) 29 Western Force (AUS) 31 At Canberra ACT Brumbies (AUS) 28 NSW Waratahs (AUS) 23 At Johannesburg Golden Lions (RSA) 39 Auckland Blues (NZL) 36 At Durban Coastal Sharks (RSA) 35 Queensland Reds (AUS) 20 Friday At Hamilton

RugbyU: Taylor perfect as Crusaders down Rebels

The Canterbury Crusaders continued their recovery from a shaky start to the Super 15 season to edge out the Melbourne Rebels 25-19 in Melbourne on Friday. It was the seven-time Super Rugby champions' second straight win after losing their opening two games to get their season back on track. Centre Tom Taylor proved the difference with a faultless six penalties and one conversion after both teams scored a try each.

RugbyU: Spotlight on Sharks' depth, Chiefs' discipline

The depth of the Coastal Sharks and the discipline of the Waikato Chiefs will be under scrutiny as the Super 15 heavyweights begin to sort themselves out this weekend. The NSW Waratahs, who complete the top three, will also be under pressure to maintain their unbeaten record when they face the ACT Brumbies in a tantalising Australian derby. The Queensland Reds will test speculation about a possible lack of depth in the table-topping Sharks when they clash in Durban.

RugbyU: Sharks lead the Super pack after derby win

Coastal Sharks remain unbeaten under Jake White and consolidated their lead at the top of Super Rugby with a commanding South African derby win this weekend. In the absence of the New South Wales Waratahs and defending champions Waikato Chiefs, the Sharks put away the Golden Lions 37-23 in Durban to lead the southern hemisphere provincial series by four points. The Sharks, prepared this year by 2007 World Cup-winning coach White, outscored the Lions four tries to two with Francois Steyn kicking 17 points.

RugbyU: Steyn the unlikely star as Sharks sink Lions

Francois Steyn was the unlikely man of the match as Coastal Sharks posted a bonus-point 37-23 Super 15 victory over Golden Lions in Durban Saturday. Originally selected at inside centre, the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok was switched to fly-half before kick-off because Patrick Lambie felt unwell. And Steyn revelled in the playmaker role while giving a flawless goal-kicking display to finish with 17 points from four conversions and three penalties.

RugbyU: Super 15 results - collated

Collated Super 15 southern hemisphere inter-provincial rugby union championship results Saturday: At Christchurch Canterbury Crusaders (NZL) 14 Western Stormers (RSA) 13 At Perth Western Force (AUS) 32 Melbourne Rebels (AUS) 7 At Pretoria Northern Bulls (RSA) 38 Auckland Blues (NZL) 22 At Durban Coastal Sharks (RSA) 37 Golden Lions (RSA) 23 Friday At Wellington Wellington Hurricanes (NZL) 21 ACT Brumbies (AUS) 29 At Brisbane Queensland Reds (AUS) 43 Central Cheetahs (RSA) 33
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