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August 2012

A last-gasp try from Southern Districts centre Nic Cummins has denied the reigning Shute Shield premiers Eastwood from advancing straight into the preliminary finals. The victory ensures Souths' automatic qualification for the final four and means tournament favourites and minor premiers the Woodies will be forced to play again next weekend, needing a victory to keep their title hopes alive.

Drew Mitchell will make his return to international action against the All Blacks in Auckland this weekend.

The 2012 Shute Shield finals series gets underway this weekend when the top eight teams go head to head in the hope of sealing the title of Shute Shield champions.

The Waratahs Rugby Board today appointed respected banker and former rugby international Roger Davis as its new Chairman.

The Qantas Wallabies fell to their trans-Tasman rivals the All Blacks by eight points at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, in front of a strong crowd of 76,877

For the first time in 21 years, Parramatta will contest the Shute Shield finals after the Two Blues secured a 36-22 victory over Gordon on Saturday. The win was a special one for Two Blues' captain Andrew Cox who celebrated his 100th first grade game with a try of his own, inspiring his team-mates to overturn a 12-point second half deficit to make history at Chatswood Oval. 

Berrick Barnes will start at flyhalf for Saturday’s crucial Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney.

Three teams will battle it out for the last two Shute Shield finals spots in the last round of Sydney's premier club competition this Saturday.

A thrilling 36-33 bonus-point victory over Randwick has put Warringah in finals contention, helping them climb two places to seventh on the Shute Shield ladder with just round remaining.

Tatafu Polota-Nau was officially recognised as the fans’ favourite NSW player of 2012 last night.

Dave Dennis has lifted the Matthew Burke Cup after being named Players’ Player of the 2012 FxPro Super Rugby season.

As they fight to keep their finals ambitions alive, West Harbour Pirates will attempt to notch up their fifth win in a row against the Parramatta Two Blues this weekend at Merrylands RSL Rugby Park. The eighth-placed Pirates currently hold the last finals spot but have Warringah hot on their heels, trailing by a slim margin of three competition points.

Kane Douglas has become the latest young HSBC Waratah to end the 2012 season on a high after being named in the Qantas Wallabies squad for the inaugural Castrol EDGE Rugby Championship, which kicks off against New Zealand in 11 days’ time. 

Eastwood have overcome a seven-point half time deficit to snatch a 13-12 victory over Shute Shield rivals Sydney University.

Led by acting Chairman Al Baxter, the Waratahs Rugby Board has started the process of appointing a new head coach, appointing a rugby sub-committee to oversee the process. 
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