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2021 June
  • Fri, Jun 18, 2021
    Waratahs flanker Lachie Swinton is free for Wallabies selection against France next month, with no further penalty following his Super Rugby red card.
  • Wed, Jun 16, 2021
    Michael Wells says he's not in the Wallabies squad to make up the numbers and will be going all out to get picked for the first Test against France in Sydney.
  • Tue, Jun 15, 2021
    The Western Force have added four Brumbies players to their roster in the space of 24 hours, with playmakers Reesjan Pasitoa and Bayley Kuenzle among them.
  • Sun, Jun 13, 2021
    Former title-winning coach Michael Cheika is urging the the NSW Waratahs to retain their faith in youth despite them enduring a winless Super Rugby season.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    The Brumbies have had a disappointing end to their Super Rugby Trans-Tasman campaign, falling to the Highlanders 33-12 in Canberra on Friday night.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    Interim coach Kevin Foote has one last chance to push his case to become Melbourne Rebels coach when they take on the Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday.
  • Fri, Jun 11, 2021
    Western Force coach Tim Sampson says his side will throw the kitchen sink at the Blues when the two teams lock horns at Eden Park on Saturday night.
  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021
    The Brumbies and Queensland Reds may be out of the finals hunt but they can still play a part in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman title race on Friday night.
  • Thu, Jun 10, 2021
    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed a hamstring injury will prevent former NRL flyer Suliasi Vunivalu from making his Test debut against France.
  • Wed, Jun 09, 2021
    A neck injury means skipper Matt Toomua is set to miss Melbourne's final Super Rugby Trans-Tasman round against New Zealand champions, the Crusaders.
  • Tue, Jun 08, 2021
    The NSW Waratahs have 20 players on the injured list ahead of their final round Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash against the Chiefs that will end a horror year.
  • Sun, Jun 06, 2021
    Former title-winning coach Michael Cheika has implored the NSW Waratahs to address their defensive issues following a record 12th consecutive Super Rugby loss.
  • Sun, Jun 06, 2021
    While the Brumbies are pleased with their first win over New Zealand opposition, coach Dan McKellar says it's been a tough ride in the Trans-Tasman competition.
  • Sat, Jun 05, 2021
    The Brumbies have ground out a brave win over the Hurricanes in Canberra, after Jordie Barrett missed two kicks to win the game in the dying stages.
  • Sat, Jun 05, 2021
    Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn is hopeful Suliasi Vunivalu's latest injury setback is only minor, admitting the code-hopper has made the move look easy.
  • Sat, Jun 05, 2021
    Ahead of their Super Rugby Trans-Tasman clash with the Chiefs, Melbourne's Carter Gordon says he's learning a lot playing alongside Wallabies star Matt Toomua.
  • Fri, Jun 04, 2021
    Debutant Mac Grealy was a game-day call-up as an undermanned Reds lost Suliasi Vunivalu to another injury in a plucky 31-24 loss to the undefeated Blues.
  • Fri, Jun 04, 2021
    The Brumbies host the Hurricanes in their first Super Rugby home game in a month and say they're desperate to post a first win in the Trans-Tasman competition.
  • Thu, Jun 03, 2021
    Western Force centre Kyle Godwin has described Ian Prior as the heart and soul of the team as the skipper gears up for his 100-game milestone.
  • Tue, Jun 01, 2021
    The Melbourne Rebels and the NSW Waratahs won't have to face Chiefs playmaker Damian McKenzie with the All Blacks ace suspended for three weeks for a high shot.
  • Tue, Jun 01, 2021
    Western Force winger Toni Pulu has been turning heads with his lightning pace and powerful runs, and he'll be a key figure in Friday's clash with the Crusaders.
2021 May
  • Mon, May 31, 2021
    Western Force prop Tom Robertson says the players have been made to pay dearly for a poor Super Rugby Trans-Tasman defensive display against the Hurricanes.
  • Mon, May 31, 2021
    Super Netball has relocated next round's Melbourne games to Sydney and the Sunshine Coast while the Melbourne Rebels' travel plans have changed due to COVID-19.
  • Mon, May 31, 2021
    NSW Waratahs vice-captain Alex Newsome says Australia's Super Rugby sides have wrongly put New Zealand teams on a pedestal and need to start fronting up.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    Poor discipline has hurt Melbourne, with the Highlanders scoring three tries for a 42-27 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman win while the Rebels were a man down.
  • Sun, May 30, 2021
    Queensland Reds finally ended Australian Super Rugby's losing streak against New Zealand teams but captain Liam Wright says their win was a missed opportunity.
  • Sat, May 29, 2021
    The Brumbies have given up a promising lead to fall 38-10 to the Blues in Auckland, completing a tough month for the Canberra Super Rugby outfit.
  • Sat, May 29, 2021
    Melbourne are hopeful that a return to Leichhardt Oval to take on the Highlanders brings a breakthrough Super Rugby Trans-Tasman victory after a winless start.
  • Sat, May 29, 2021
    The Crusaders weren't at their clinical best but it was still good enough for a 54-28 blowout Super Rugby Trans-Tasman defeat of the winless NSW Waratahs.
  • Sat, May 29, 2021
    The Western Force have slumped to their third straight loss in the trans-Tasman competition after conceding a whopping seven tries against the Hurricanes.
  • Fri, May 28, 2021
    With Wallabies halfback Nic White back on deck, the Brumbies are looking to break through against the Blues for Australia's first Super Rugby Trans-Tasman win.
  • Thu, May 27, 2021
    Melbourne will now take on the Highlanders in Sydney rather than Queenstown after their Super Rugby Trans-Tasman match was relocated due to COVID-19.
  • Thu, May 27, 2021
    Far from being overawed about playing a Super Rugby game in NZ for the first time since 2017, the Western Force sense an opportunity against the Hurricanes.
  • Wed, May 26, 2021
    Aspiring Brave Blossoms Ben Gunter and Jack Cornelsen could have been Wallabies but instead they're poised to make their Test rugby debuts for Japan.
  • Tue, May 25, 2021
    Australia's second-tier players are left exposed when they step up to Super ranks due to a lack of a quality second-tier competition, says Force CEO Tony Lewis.
  • Tue, May 25, 2021
    Melbourne have their fingers crossed New Zealand's travel bubble with Victoria will resume by Saturday to get to Queenstown for their Super Rugby clash.
  • Mon, May 24, 2021
    Melbourne are hoping to continue a recent positive record against the Highlanders when they meet in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman action in Queenstown.
  • Mon, May 24, 2021
    Australian trio James Moore, Ben Gunter and Jack Cornelsen have been named in Jamie Joseph's 36-man rugby squad to play the British and Irish Lions next month.
  • Sun, May 23, 2021
    A nine-try rout by the Crusaders over the Reds has rammed home a rugby gulf between the nations that coach Scott Robertson admits is still easy to see.
  • Sat, May 22, 2021
    The Waratahs had their chances to cause a massive upset in Auckland before the Blues put them to the sword in a 48-21 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman victory.
  • Sat, May 22, 2021
    The Queensland Reds have proved no match for the Crusaders, losing 63-28 in a one-sided battle of the respective domestic Super Rugby champions in Brisbane.
  • Fri, May 21, 2021
    The Hurricanes have scored a 35-13 victory over the Melbourne Rebels to leave Australia's five Super Rugby teams still winless in the Trans-Tasman competition.
  • Fri, May 21, 2021
    The Reds have welcomed back their stars to face the Crusaders in a game former captain James Horwill anticipates could have a huge impact on the code.
  • Fri, May 21, 2021
    Will Skelton's a colossus but the Arnold twins are even bigger - and this Aussie second-row collision may decide which French team will be kings of Europe.
  • Thu, May 20, 2021
    Australia have launched their bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, with officials optimistic but wary of being the early favourites.
  • Thu, May 20, 2021
    Wallabies legends John Eales and Phil Kearns are optimistic Australian rugby has emerged from a troubled period and is on the right track.
  • Thu, May 20, 2021
    Western Force stand-in captain Kyle Godwin says the Highlanders' pairing of Aaron Smith and Mitch Hunt will be a huge threat in Friday's clash in Perth.
  • Wed, May 19, 2021
    Western Force veteran Jeremy Thrush says he loves getting in the face of his fellow Kiwis and he wants to do it again in Friday's clash with the Highlanders.
  • Wed, May 19, 2021
    The Melbourne Rebels have signed winger Andrew Kellaway for the rest of the Trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition in a welcome boost to the side.
  • Mon, May 17, 2021
    The Queensland Reds and the Crusaders will face off at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night in the marquee match of round two of the Trans-Tasman competition.
  • Mon, May 17, 2021
    RA boss Andy Marinos is not concerned about Australia's Super Rugby sides suffering a weekend whitewash at the hands of Kiwi outfits in Trans-Tasman action.
  • Mon, May 17, 2021
    Quarantining Wallabies captain Michael Hooper remains an outside chance of returning for the NSW Waratahs this Super Rugby season after finishing up in Japan.
  • Sun, May 16, 2021
    The Western Force have scored two late tries before missing an after-the-siren conversion attempt in their heartbreaking one-point loss to the Chiefs.
  • Sun, May 16, 2021
    After a horror start to Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, the Melbourne Rebels at least have three Wallabies squad members back to face the Hurricanes.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    The Brumbies have fallen short of a remarkable Super Rugby Trans-Tasman draw against the Crusaders, scoring two late tries to go down 31-29 in Christchurch.
  • Sat, May 15, 2021
    Interim coach Chris Whitaker says the NSW Waratahs' traditional attacking style of rugby needs to be tempered if they're to emerge from the doldrums.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    The Brumbies will be up against it when they travel to Christchurch to take on the Crusaders in the opening round of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.
  • Fri, May 14, 2021
    The Hurricanes have consigned the NSW Waratahs to a ninth straight Super Rugby defeat in a 17-try trans-Tasman encounter at the SCG.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    Wallabies playmaker Matt Toomua has turned his back on lucrative overseas deals to commit to Rugby Australia and Melbourne, signing until the 2023 World Cup.
  • Thu, May 13, 2021
    The Waratahs will be buoyed by the retention of two key players but, like the Reds, will start as outsiders when Super Rugby Trans-Tasman begins on Friday.
  • Wed, May 12, 2021
    Jordan Petaia could miss six weeks of rugby with a thigh strain, forcing Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn to shuffle his squad to face the Highlanders.
  • Tue, May 11, 2021
    Darcy Swain says the Brumbies are "saddling up" for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman and hope their new Kiwi opponents will help them move past their grand-final loss.
  • Tue, May 11, 2021
    Australia and Samoa will clash in two Tests in July with the Wallaroos looking to use the match to prepare for their postponed Rugby World Cup.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    Australia and New Zealand have agreed to keep red card player replacements and goal-line drop-outs for the inaugural Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.
  • Mon, May 10, 2021
    NSW Waratahs chairman Roger Davis has announced he will step aside after the embattled club's annual general meeting at the end of May.
  • Sun, May 09, 2021
    The Brumbies don't have long to lick their wounds after a gutting Super Rugby AU final loss, set to face New Zealand champions the Crusaders on Saturday.
  • Sun, May 09, 2021
    A champion player, Brad Thorn has led a four-year overhaul at the Queensland Reds that has produced their first silverware in a decade and his first as a coach.
  • Sat, May 08, 2021
    James O'Connor scored five minutes into injury time against a 13-man Brumbies outfit to seal an incredible Super Rugby AU title for the Queensland Reds.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    Rugby Australia boss Andy Marinos says the success of the domestic competition is "something to ponder" but expects a trans-Tasman tournament in 2022.
  • Fri, May 07, 2021
    The Wallabies will play three Tests against France in 11 days in July as club commitments and COVID-19 quarantine combine to produce a condensed schedule.
  • Thu, May 06, 2021
    A raft of Australians including Wallabies captain Michael Hooper will feature in the Japanese Top League quarter-finals this weekend.
  • Wed, May 05, 2021
    Former Queensland Reds and Brumbies twins Anthony and Saia Fainga'a are well versed in the rivalry as the Super Rugby AU clubs prepare for another decider.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Western Force winger Toni Pulu has been suspended for three games for his high shot on Brumbies centre Irae Simone in the Super Rugby AU qualifying final.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Melbourne Rebels defence mentor Kevin Foote will take over as interim head coach of the Super Rugby club following the resignation of Dave Wessels.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Queensland Reds halfback Tate McDermott won't be distracted by Wallabies selection debate ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby AU final against the Brumbies.
  • Tue, May 04, 2021
    Brumbies and Wallabies back-rower Rob Valetini has given the Super Rugby club a boost before Saturday's final by recommitting until the end of the 2023 season.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    James O'Connor has been voted Super Rugby AU's most valuable player in a vote by fans, followed by his Queensland teammates Taniela Tupou and Hunter Paisami.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    Still hurt by last year's Super Rugby AU final defeat, Queensland Reds players will use redemption as motivation in Saturday's decider against the Brumbies.
  • Mon, May 03, 2021
    Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says the Super Rugby AU season has played out perfectly for them to upset title favourites Queensland in Saturday's grand final.
  • Sun, May 02, 2021
    The Western Force are taking positives from their historic run to the Super Rugby AU finals as they prepare to face Kiwi opposition for the first time in years.
2021 April
  • Fri, Apr 30, 2021
    The Brumbies believe their big-game experience is an advantage but the Western Force are up for the challenge in Saturday's Super Rugby AU qualifying final.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    New Zealand Rugby has signed off on $NZ387 million equity injection, passing the ball to the players union to agree to the sale of commercial interests.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    Queensland Reds and Wallabies centre Hunter Paisami will miss next week's Super Rugby AU final because of a fractured cheekbone.
  • Thu, Apr 29, 2021
    Argentinians Tomas Cubelli and Domingo Miotti have teamed superbly this season to help propel the Western Force into the finals for the first time.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    All Blacks star Beauden Barrett is benefiting from Eddie Jones' surprise appearance as a consultant for Suntory Goliath amid the England coach's own woes.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    All Blacks star Beaudan Barrett is not only backing a trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition involving two Pacific Islands teams, he also wants Japan included.
  • Wed, Apr 28, 2021
    The Western Force have copped two heavy losses to the Brumbies this season but the underdogs are confident of turning the tables in the Super Rugby finals.
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    Brumbies fullback Tom Banks says Western Force have plenty of threats without banned centre Tevita Kuridrani, who will miss the Super Rugby AU qualifying final.
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    Former Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani has been suspended for a tipping tackle, ruling him out of the Western Force's Super Rugby final against the Brumbies.
  • Tue, Apr 27, 2021
    All Blacks World Cup winner TJ Perenara says he's genuinely interested about a switch to the NRL after direct talks with Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    Melbourne captain Matt Toomua says sacking coach Dave Wessels after the Rebels failed to make the Super Rugby AU finals isn't the solution to the club's woes.
  • Sun, Apr 25, 2021
    There were some mixed results for the Australians in Japanese rugby's Top League but Michael Hooper can't complain after his side made the quarterfinals.
  • Sat, Apr 24, 2021
    The Western Force have been hammered twice by the Brumbies this season, but they are backing themselves to turn it around in next week's semi-final.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021
    Wallabies veteran Dane Haylett-Petty' has made the admission he'd walk away from rugby if that was what doctors advised after six months out with concussion.
  • Fri, Apr 23, 2021
    The Western Force will secure a maiden finals berth if they can beat the Queensland Reds on Friday night, but they face a tough ask beating the ladder leaders.
  • Thu, Apr 22, 2021
    Three more Australian players have been selected in a Japan training squad and Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph has outlined the appeal of defecting north.
  • Wed, Apr 21, 2021
    No.8 Isi Naisarani will get his first start of the Super Rugby AU season against the Waratahs, with the Rebels hoping to leap-frog the Force into the finals.
  • Tue, Apr 20, 2021
    With a Super Rugby AU finals spot available, Melbourne are hoping the Reds do them a major favour by beating the Western Force in Perth on Friday night.
  • Sun, Apr 18, 2021
    Former Australian coach Robbie Deans will square off with ex-Wallabies playmakers Quade Cooper and Will Genia after a dramatic weekend of results in Japan.
  • Sat, Apr 17, 2021
    Western Force flyhalf Domingo Miotti has nailed a penalty after the siren to lift his side to a pulsating 31-30 win over the NSW Waratahs in Perth.
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021
    Veteran Wallabies halves Quade Cooper and Will Genia begin the knockout stage of the Japan Top League this weekend with ambitious club Kintetsu Liners.
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021
    Wallabies backrower Isi Naisarani will make a timely return for Melbourne Rebels as they look to lock in a Super Rugby AU finals berth against the Brumbies.
  • Wed, Apr 14, 2021
    The Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika have been granted conditional licences for the 2022 Super Rugby competition, joining current Australian and NZ teams.
  • Mon, Apr 12, 2021
    Dane Haylett-Petty is a chance to play his first Super Rugby AU game of 2021, covering fellow Wallabies star Reece Hodge, who has suffered a knee injury.
  • Mon, Apr 12, 2021
    Code-hopper Suliasi Vunivalu is hopeful he'll return for the Queensland Reds as he eyes more silverware and game time to push his Wallabies selection case.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    The Brumbies will lick their wounds after another close loss to the Queensland Reds, determined to meet again in the Super Rugby AU final on May 8.
  • Sun, Apr 11, 2021
    Not one to be bogged down in debate over what position suits Jordan Petaia best, Brad Thorn is keeping it simple at the Queensland Reds.
  • Sat, Apr 10, 2021
    The Melbourne Rebels could have all but secured a Super Rugby AU finals berth with a win over the Western Force, but a late lapse could prove very costly.
  • Fri, Apr 09, 2021
    Former Wallabies teammates Quade Cooper and Will Genia believe Japan is a fertile breeding ground for rugby stars, but it needs more global competition.
  • Fri, Apr 09, 2021
    Liam Wright will come off the bench and rival skipper Allan Alaalatoa is also back as the Reds seek Super Rugby AU hosting rights with a win over the Brumbies.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    James O'Connor's career looked set to fizzle out in 2017, but he has gone from strength to strength since then after addressing a range of off-field issues.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    Wallabies lock Matt Philip has re-signed with Melbourne through to the next Rugby World Cup, opting to leave his French club to chase further Test selection.
  • Thu, Apr 08, 2021
    With one Super Rugby AU finals berth still up for grabs, long-time rivals Western Force and Melbourne aren't short on motivation for their Friday night match.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Captains Liam Wright and Allan Alaalatoa will return for the Queensland Reds and Brumbies respectively when they meet in a top-of-the-table Super Rugby clash.
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021
    Queensland Reds' Harry Wilson admits he's been inconsistent this Super Rugby AU season but the Wallabies back-rower feels a big game is just around the corner.
  • Tue, Apr 06, 2021
    Dairy farmer Will Miller has come out of retirement to return to the Super Rugby AU after the Brumbies lost flanker Jahrome Brown to a shoulder injury.
  • Tue, Apr 06, 2021
    Centre Dylan Riley is one of three young Australians in his Top League rugby team to turn their back on the Wallabies to pledge allegiance to Japan.
  • Mon, Apr 05, 2021
    It shapes as a busy few months for Western Force flanker Tim Anstee, who potentially could play for Australia at the Olympics and represent the Wallabies.
  • Mon, Apr 05, 2021
    Melbourne's Matt Toomua believes the Rebels would be open to more time away to make the Super Rugby trans-Tasman competition happen with NZ bubble call looming.
  • Sat, Apr 03, 2021
    The NSW Waratahs insist they won't endure a winless Super Rugby AU campaign after almost toppling the champion Brumbies in a vastly improved showing.
  • Fri, Apr 02, 2021
    Melbourne suffered a narrow defeat to Queensland in their last meeting but feel they have improved and like their chances of handing the Reds their first loss.
  • Thu, Apr 01, 2021
    The NSW Waratahs are refusing to throw in the towel, adamant they can upset the Brumbies on Friday after one of the most turbulent weeks in the club's history.
2021 March
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    Brumbies mentor Dan McKellar has sympathy for axed Waratahs coach Rob Penney as he prepares for the winless Tahs to attempt a Super Rugby AU ambush at the SCG.
  • Wed, Mar 31, 2021
    Sidelined with syndesmosis which will see him miss their Super Rugby AU clash with Queensland, Lachie Anderson can at least celebrate a new deal with Melbourne.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021
    NSW Waratahs skipper Jake Gordon says the team feels like they have let down Rob Penney after the head coach was sacked for a string of poor performances.
  • Mon, Mar 29, 2021
    NSW Waratahs boss Paul Doorn says the organisation will look at problems in the club's culture before bringing a new head coach on after sacking Rob Penney.
  • Sat, Mar 27, 2021
    Brumbies winger Andy Muirhead underlined his case for a Wallabies squad call-up on Sunday with a brace of tries in their big win over the Western Force.
  • Fri, Mar 26, 2021
    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says Super Rugby AU has improved and hopes the trans-Tasman competition in May goes ahead for a measure of exactly how much.
  • Fri, Mar 26, 2021
    Izaia Perese's Super Rugby return against his former team went horribly, but the Waratahs have given him every chance to make up for it in Saturday's return.
  • Thu, Mar 25, 2021
    Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has ruled out changing eligibility laws even if it means losing his best player Marika Koroibete to big money overseas.
  • Wed, Mar 24, 2021
    The Waratahs' horror start to the Super Rugby AU season hasn't been glossed over by Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos, who labelled it a "concern for everyone".
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021
    Wet weather in Sydney has added another speed bump for Rob Penney's winless Waratahs, who have consulted a sports psychologist ahead their clash with the Reds.
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021
    Melbourne have nine Victorian players in their Super Rugby AU squad and are hopeful of more, including lock Trevor Hosea, making their Test debut this year.
  • Mon, Mar 22, 2021
    Hunter Paisami has a fan in Sonny Bill Williams and while he's inspired by his idol's hard-edged game it's the centre's softer side that's flourished this year.