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2020 July
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    Trans-Tasman rugby relations are teetering as NZ Rugby considers proposing a franchise competition featuring just two or three Australian teams.
  • Fri, Jul 10, 2020
    NSW Waratahs captain Rob Simmons says winning is the only motivation his side needs to counter the emotion of the Western Force's return to Super Rugby.
  • Thu, Jul 09, 2020
    NSW Waratahs coach Rob Penney has urged NZ Rugby to be fair and equitable with Rugby Australia in deciding the form of a trans-Tasman competition next year.
  • Wed, Jul 08, 2020
    The Queensland Reds have been warned not to use a gruelling travel schedule as an excuse for their Super Rugby AU clash with the Melbourne Rebels in Sydney.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    With Test locks lacking, Melbourne's Matt Philip is hoping to break back into the Wallabies for the first time since 2017 before a stint in France.
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2020
    Back in action after almost nine months out because of concussion and the coronavirus pandemic, NSW Waratahs forward Ned Hanigan wants a Wallabies spot again.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Successful Junior Wallabies coach Jason Gilmore says a new-found faith from coaches this season has allowed young players to quickly adapt to senior rugby.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Blues sensation Hoskins Sotutu has sidestepped interest from England and Fiji by committing to NZ Rugby for two more seasons.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Only a quarter of New Zealand's Super Rugby players believe coach Ian Foster and his assistants are the right combination to lead the All Blacks.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    NSW Waratahs are working to improve the poor discipline that has blighted their 2020, as they prepare to become Western Force's first Super Rugby AU opponents.
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2020
    Emerging Wallabies contender Noah Lolesio has caught the eye of new national coach Dave Rennie with a series of impressive Super Rugby displays.
  • Sun, Jul 05, 2020
    Brumbies skipper Allan Alaalatoa says the Melbourne Rebels should be applauded for the sacrifices they're making to allow the Super Rugby AU to proceed.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    The Brumbies will be looking to start the new Super Rugby AU competition with a bang and Allan Alaalatoa says he expects every match to feel like a final.
  • Fri, Jul 03, 2020
    Lock Michael Stolberg will make his Melbourne debut against the Brumbies in round one of Super Rugby AU after playing against both teams earlier this year.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Pek Cowan and Nick Frisby are the latest former Wallabies to join the Western Force for the upcoming Super Rugby AU campaign.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Home-grown talent Mack Hansen has been awarded a first start for the Brumbies in Saturday's Super Rugby AU clash with Melbourne Rebels in Canberra.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Melbourne have included four new faces in their squad to take on the Brumbies in round one of the Super Rugby AU competition, including lock Michael Stolberg.
  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020
    Queensland are confident they can snap an 11-match Super Rugby losing streak against NSW when the interstate rivals launch the new competition.
  • Wed, Jul 01, 2020
    Highly touted flanker Fraser McReight will partner captain Liam Wright and fellow young gun Harry Wilson in a new-look Reds backrow on Friday.
  • Wed, Jul 01, 2020
    A look at the features of Australia's new domestic rugby competition and the five teams who will participate.
  • Wed, Jul 01, 2020
    NSW could have up to five debutants in Friday's opening-round Super Rugby AU clash with Queensland, with two in the run-on side and three on the bench.
2020 June
  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020
    With Super Rugby AU just around the corner, the Test selection hopes of Rebels centre Billy Meakes have been reignited by new Wallabies coach Dave Rennie.
  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020
    NSW will field a youthful backline for Friday's opening round Super Rugby AU clash with the Reds, with Jake Gordon, Karmichael Hunt and Lalakai Foketi injured.
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020
    The Western Force are heavy favourites to take out the wooden spoon in Australia's new rugby competition, but Jeremy Thrush says the team is here to win.
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020
    Carlos Spencer is the latest Super Rugby victim of the financial turmoil created by COVID-19 after the Hurricanes dispensed with their assistant coach.
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020
    The Melbourne Rebels are likely to play their Super Rugby AU round-two home game against the Reds in Sydney after the Queensland crackdown on sports teams.
  • Mon, Jun 29, 2020
    Emerging NSW Waratahs pivot Will Harrison has his eye on a Wallabies call-up and sees plenty of positives as Super Rugby in Australia restarts this week.
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020
    Melbourne Rebels chief executive Baden Stephenson has hosed down talk of a Super Rugby boycott from his players ahead of at least two weeks on the road.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    The lure of returning to Australia to play Super Rugby with Western Force persuaded former Wallaby Greg Holmes to shelve thoughts of retirement.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    Super Rugby AU was "always going to throw up curve balls" says Rebels CEO Baden Stephenson as the Melbourne side prepare to decamp to Canberra from Friday.
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020
    English Premiership Rugby club Leicester Tigers have snapped up former Wallaby Blake Enever from the Brumbies, and back Harry Potter from Melbourne Rebels.
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020
    Incumbent Michael Hooper is no certainty to captain the Wallabies in their next test, with new coach Dave Rennie insisting it isn't yet on his agenda.
  • Sun, Jun 21, 2020
    Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has likely played his last game for the NSW Waratahs after reportedly being granted an early release from the Super Rugby club.
  • Sun, Jun 21, 2020
    Five All Blacks have scored tries for the Crusaders in an impressive 39-25 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington in their first match of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020
    Melbourne assistant coach Shaun Berne says the Brumbies are deserved favourites for the Super Rugby AU but the Rebels have been working hard for a fast start.
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2020
    Kiwi crowds are making the most of their chance to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa, with tickets selling rapidly for the second round of matches.
  • Thu, Jun 18, 2020
    Wallabies lock Izack Rodda has signed for French club Lyon after controversially exiting Super Rugby's Queensland Reds last month.
  • Thu, Jun 18, 2020
    Sevens rugby star Lewis Holland says he always wanted to return to the 15-man game and is dipping his toe in early at Melbourne after the Olympics were delayed.
  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020
    Wallabies halfback Nic White has said goodbye to English club Exeter but will be forced to bide his time before making his Super Rugby return for the Brumbies.
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020
    The prospect of a global rugby calendar appears remote after English and French clubs wouldn't budge on a key change sought by Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020
    Former Wallabies 10 Christian Lealiifano has been training in Canberra ahead of his return to Japan and has been helping young playmaker Noah Lolesio.
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020
    John Howard, Sir Rod Eddington, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Elizabeth Gaines and John Eales are on Rugby Australia's new advisory board for its 2027 World Cup bid.
  • Mon, Jun 15, 2020
    NSW Waratahs have signed Junior Wallabies head coach Jason Gilmore as defence coach, replacing former NRL player Phil Bailey.
  • Mon, Jun 15, 2020
    Young Wallabies prop Jermaine Ainsley is turning his back on Australian rugby and Melbourne Rebels, deciding to move home to New Zealand's Highlanders.
  • Sun, Jun 14, 2020
    Beaten Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has praised the composure of his son Bryn, who was the Highlanders hero in their Super Rugby Aotearoa match.
  • Fri, Jun 12, 2020
    Western Force will start as big underdogs in Australia's new rugby competition, but their cause has been helped by the arrival of Kyle Godwin and Greg Holmes.
  • Fri, Jun 12, 2020
    Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has told bustling winger Suli Vunivalu he is welcome to remain at the club if his switch to rugby union falls through.
  • Fri, Jun 12, 2020
    Hooker Damien Fitzpatrick is ending his 12-year playing career with the Waratahs and will step down as rugby's player association president.
  • Thu, Jun 11, 2020
    Leading the Australian conference when Super Rugby shut down, Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says his team can't afford a slow start in the new shortened league.
  • Thu, Jun 11, 2020
    Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn admits he was gutted by the departures of Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas from the Super Rugby franchise.
  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020
    Australian sevens stars Lewis Holland and Lachie Anderson have signed with the Melbourne Rebels ahead of the Super Rugby AU getting underway next month.
  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020
    Rugby Australia has reached a deal with Fox Sports to broadcast the new-look 12-week Super Rugby Australia competition, which will get underway next month.
  • Tue, Jun 09, 2020
    Beauden Barrett believes his own game can go to a new level in Super Rugby Aotearoa following the arrival of All Blacks great Dan Carter at the Blues.
  • Mon, Jun 08, 2020
    Super Rugby Aotearoa will kick off in front of crowds this weekend after the New Zealand government eased its restrictions on mass gatherings.
  • Sat, Jun 06, 2020
    Melbourne flyer Suliasi Vunivalu wants to stay with the Storm in the NRL if his code switch to financially-troubled rugby union next year falls over.
  • Fri, Jun 05, 2020
    New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has voluntarily agreed to a 30 per cent wage cut before starting his job as the code wrestles with the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Thu, Jun 04, 2020
    The Blues have announced the surprise signing of 38-year-old All Blacks great Dan Carter ahead of New Zealand's Super Rugby competition.
  • Wed, Jun 03, 2020
    Former Australia coach Eddie Jones predicts Dave Rennie will rejuvenate the Wallabies and hopes the days of complacent management at RA are over.
  • Tue, Jun 02, 2020
    Versatile forward Ben Hyne has left the Sunwolves after they were unable to compete in the Australian Super Rugby competition and rejoined the Brumbies.
  • Tue, Jun 02, 2020
    A golden point tiebreaker and replacing red-carded players are two innovations introduced by NZ Rugby for the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.
  • Tue, Jun 02, 2020
    Rugby Australia aims to host the entire Rugby Championship if the competition goes ahead, while further cost-cutting measures at headquarters are planned.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Rugby Australia has announced it will shed 47 jobs from its 142-strong workforce for a saving of $5.5 million to find a way out of its current financial crisis.
  • Mon, Jun 01, 2020
    Rugby Australia have confirmed that the Japan-based Sunwolves won't take part in the new-look Super Rugby AU competition in Australia starting next month.
2020 May
  • Fri, May 29, 2020
    Western Force coach Tim Sampson is convinced he has players who could play for the Wallabies if they shine in the upcoming Australian Super Rugby competition.
  • Fri, May 29, 2020
    Rugby Australia are considering whether to implement any of the 10 optional temporary law amendments aimed at helping reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
  • Thu, May 28, 2020
    The Brumbies are confident of holding on to the bulk of their Super Rugby players while a number of Melbourne Rebels are contemplating their futures.
  • Thu, May 28, 2020
    After making his Wallabies' debut in 2018 Brumbies backrower Pete Samu was snubbed for last year's World Cup campaign, which is fuelling his rugby this year.
  • Wed, May 27, 2020
    Dismayed Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn says the suggestions a fall-out with Izack Rodda was behind his shock departure are off the mark.
  • Tue, May 26, 2020
    Wallaby Karmichael Hunt says a trans-Tasman version of Super Rugby makes most sense for next year, when he wants to play an 18th season of professional sport.
  • Mon, May 25, 2020
    Queensland Reds skipper Liam Wright will focus on teammates committed to the team's cause after the exits of Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas.
  • Sun, May 24, 2020
    Wallabies back Reece Hodge has used the Super Rugby shutdown to work on his speed with former Fiji guru John Pryor, who has joined Australia's coaching team.
  • Sat, May 23, 2020
    Queensland Reds players Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have been released by Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union.
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    The Junior Wallabies won't get to defend their Oceania under-20 title after the annual tournament on the Gold Coast was cancelled.
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    Wallabies lock Izack Rodda and his Queensland teammates Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have terminated their Rugby Australia contracts.
  • Fri, May 22, 2020
    Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika believes Super Rugby should be re-set as a trans-Tasman competition plus Japan - something he fought for long ago.
  • Thu, May 21, 2020
    While talks are continuing with the Western Force, time is against the Tokyo-based Sunwolves playing in a revamped Australian Super Rugby competition.
  • Wed, May 20, 2020
    All Blacks hooker Dane Coles believes COVID-19's impact will mean more top players spurn European club contracts and play out their careers in New Zealand.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    The concept of a largely domestic Super Rugby comp for this year pitting Wallabies aspirants against each other excites NSW Waratahs halfback Jake Gordon.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    Former All Black Aaron Cruden has stressed the need for caution in contact training for Super Rugby teams after a spate of pre-season injuries to NRL players.
  • Mon, May 18, 2020
    Queensland Reds will bank on a change of heart from Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings after the trio were stood down for refusing a pay cut.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020
    Community sport all the way up to the All Blacks will be eligible to bid for a financial rescue package offered for sports by the New Zealand government.
  • Sun, May 17, 2020
    Melbourne Rebels will get back into Super Rugby training on Monday and hope to be back doing contact work early in the week as they build toward a July reboot.
  • Sat, May 16, 2020
    New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson is encouraged by a growing movement to switch July's traditional Tests in the southern hemisphere to October.
  • Fri, May 15, 2020
    Former Network Ten and News Corp executive Hamish McLennan has been appointed a director and chairman-elect of the Rugby Australia board.
  • Thu, May 14, 2020
    Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien says he will throw debutant Tex Hoy in as their goalkicker in his NRL debut if he's the best man for the job.
  • Thu, May 14, 2020
    Australia is one of several nations hoping Thursday night's World Rugby executive committee meeting will provide firm details of financial assistance.
  • Wed, May 13, 2020
    Players will be involved in a high-performance review as they brace for women's rugby's two biggest events to fall within weeks of each other next year.
  • Wed, May 13, 2020
    The Western Force will have to sign off on new participation conditions if they are to play in the revised Australian version of Super Rugby .
  • Tue, May 12, 2020
    Kurtley Beale will leave Australian rugby next season after signing a two-year deal alongside compatriot Luke Jones with French outfit Racing 92.
  • Tue, May 12, 2020
    The Western Force say they are yet to receive an invitation to Rugby Australia's proposed domestic competition featuring the country's Super franchises.
  • Tue, May 12, 2020
    Captain Rob Simmons offered an amusing analogy when describing the Waratahs' first day back at training for Australia's rejigged rugby competition.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    Rugby Australia is aiming to get an adapted 12-week Super Rugby competition started by early July and will finalise the format by the end of this month.
  • Mon, May 11, 2020
    Wallabies prop Scott Sio has offered his qualified support for a scrum clock to be trialled during a planned domestic rugby competition in Australia.
  • Sun, May 10, 2020
    Rob Clarke's appointment as interim boss at Rugby Australia is winning applause from Super Rugby clubs who are desperate for a clear path forward.
  • Sat, May 09, 2020
    With his offer to help revive rugby union rejected, AOC boss Matt Carroll says he's sad for the game and that Rugby Australia board leaks aren't helping.
  • Sat, May 09, 2020
    Test and Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese says admits he is jealous of NRL players who have resumed training with their competition just weeks away.
  • Fri, May 08, 2020
    Australia's Super Rugby clubs are eyeing a May 18 training restart with a seven-week build-up to a five-team domestic competition with no trans-Tasman finals.
  • Wed, May 06, 2020
    Former Melbourne Rebels and Brumbies boss Rob Clarke has been announced as Rugby Australia's interim CEO, hours after board member Peter Wiggs resigned.
  • Wed, May 06, 2020
    Coach Ian Foster hopes his new All Blacks captain Sam Cane will get a chance to lead in 2020 and is confident that will come against the Wallabies.
  • Mon, May 04, 2020
    Sir Clive Woodward can't fathom why Fiji and Samoa voted to re-elect Bill Beaumont as World Rugby chairman after four years of struggle under the incumbent.
  • Fri, May 01, 2020
    Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has put his support behind a new-look trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition "with an Asian and Pacific feel".
2020 April
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has never received the apology he wants from World Rugby after a ref call swung the 2017 British and Irish Lions series.
  • Thu, Apr 30, 2020
    Stirling Mortlock has always savoured playing in rugby's 'Test of the Century', even though it ended in defeat for the great Wallabies team of 20 years ago.
  • Tue, Apr 28, 2020
    Players' Union boss Justin Harrison says a meeting between disgruntled ex-Test captains and a Rugby Australia board member wasn't about producing a magic cure.
  • Mon, Apr 27, 2020
    While talks continue at Rugby Australia, Rebels coach Dave Wessels says his team will need three weeks to be ready as soon as they get the green light.
  • Sat, Apr 25, 2020
    Former Wallabies captains including Nick Farr-Jones have proposed the establishment of an Australian Rugby Review board to restore the code to its glory days.
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020
    Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones has kicked former Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle on her way out of the door and called for the board to follow.
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020
    Crusaders coach Scott Robertson looks to have let slip New Zealand Rugby's plans for its Super teams if the sport can resume later this year.
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2020
    Rugby Australia has set up a working committee to restart play in early July, while chief executive Raelene Castle remains in the crosshairs of former players.
  • Wed, Apr 22, 2020
    Rugby could return in the form of an Australian Super Rugby league in July, more than a month after the NRL's proposed May 28 resumption.
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020
    Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle will resume broadcast deal talks after they were put on hold during the code's coronavirus-enforced shutdown.
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020
    Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle is treading carefully but says efforts to resume with Tests and club rugby against New Zealand make "a lot of sense".
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020
    World Cup hero Nick Farr-Jones is thought to be behind a no-confidence letter delivered to Rugby Australia and signed by 11 former Wallabies captains.
  • Mon, Apr 20, 2020
    Rugby Australia and the Rugby Union Players' Association have reached an interim wages deal believed to involve at least a 60 per cent cut in player pay.
  • Mon, Apr 20, 2020
    Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has described Australian rugby as "on the brink" of financial disaster and is proposing global unity to rescue the sport.
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020
    New Zealand's elite rugby players have learnt the extent of their coronavirus-related pay cuts, but their Australian counterparts are still awaiting their deal.
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020
    All Blacks and top Kiwi Super Rugby players have had their income cut by 50 per cent in readiness for the prospect of no rugby being played this year.
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2020
    Rugby Australia could potentially benefit from a World Rugby relief fund set up to provide immediate emergency funding to cash-strapped national unions.
  • Wed, Apr 15, 2020
    Rugby Australia have drafted a number of models for potentially rescheduled domestic and Test matches as they prepare to extend their coronavirus shutdown.
  • Wed, Apr 15, 2020
    World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot says mitigating the coronavirus is critical for the Sanzaar nations as no rugby in 2020 would be financially crippling.
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020
    The NSW Waratahs will be paid in full on Wednesday, but Australia's Super rugby players are still waiting for news of the extent of expected wage cuts.
  • Mon, Apr 13, 2020
    The salary cut discussions between Rugby Australia and the Rugby Union Players' Association are set to move into Tuesday after no deal was reached over Easter.
  • Sat, Apr 11, 2020
    Rugby Australia is hopeful of reaching an agreement with the players' association following talks with RUPA amid the coronavirus-enforced suspension of play.
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
    RU Australia boss Raelene Castle has promised to take another 15 per cent pay cut in a bid to break the deadlock in talks with the country's players.


2020 June
  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020
    Brisbane star Lachie Neale says he's ready for whatever the AFL's next fixture variation throws at the club, who will be missing injured captain Dayne Zorko.