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2020 February
  • Tue, Feb 18, 2020
    Highlanders winger Sio Tomkinson has been banned for three weeks after failing to wrap his arms as his shoulder hit Brumbies fullback Tom Banks' head.
  • Sun, Feb 16, 2020
    James O'Connor shone, but frustrating losses to the Brumbies and Reds has left Australian Super Rugby sides 0-6 against foreign outfits this season.
  • Sun, Feb 16, 2020
    Brumbies' young playmaker Noah Lolesio was forced into mistakes in a tough Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders, but he's being backed to learn from it.
  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
    The Highlanders scored a try four minutes after the siren to steal a 23-22 Super Rugby win against the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.
  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
    After their worst ever start to a Super Rugby season, including a 24-10 loss to the Rebels, Waratahs captain Rob Simmons admits his team are in a hole.
  • Sat, Feb 15, 2020
    The Reds have been architects of their own demise so far says captain Liam Wright, who's demanded more in their Super Rugby clash with the Jaguares on Sunday.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    Melbourne Super Rugby coach Dave Wessels says it's exciting to see Richard Hardwick live up to his ability with the talented flanker now more professional.
  • Fri, Feb 14, 2020
    Rugby Australia has opened the bidding for the next five-year broadcasting deal with a media package including all levels of rugby from club to the Wallabies.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Powerful back rower Shannon Frizell makes his first Super Rugby start of what could be a big year when the Highlanders face the Brumbies in Canberra.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    Melbourne Rebels are looking to break a Super Rugby drought against NSW Waratahs in a battle between two winless sides at AAMI Park on Friday.
  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020
    NSW Waratahs rookie five-eighth Will Harrison has been rated a special player by Kurtley Beale, who also attracted plenty of attention as a youngster.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Former Australian Rugby Union chief executive John O'Neill says outgoing Rugby Australia board members should play no part in the body's TV negotiations.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Rugby Australian boss Raelene Castle rejected Fox Sports initial broadcast rights offer for 2021-2025 but expects the pay-TV company to come back to the table.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Mebourne coach Dave Wessels has named Ryan Louwrens at halfback for their Super Rugby clash with the Waratahs on Friday, with both teams desperate for a win.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle says the sport must "crawl, then walk, then jog, then sprint" towards turning Super W into a professional competition.
  • Wed, Feb 12, 2020
    Wallabies back Jack Maddocks and prop Angus Bell will make their first starts for the winless NSW Waratahs in Friday's Super Rugby clash with Melbourne Rebels.
  • Tue, Feb 11, 2020
    Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle has reportedly sealed a deal that will allow RA to pitch a club-to-national level broadcast package to bidders.
  • Tue, Feb 11, 2020
    Hooker Robbie Abel is confident the tide will turn for his battling NSW Waratahs side if they trust their system and execute better.
  • Mon, Feb 10, 2020
    Melbourne centre Reece Hodge says he needs to get more involved to help the Rebels crack their first Super Rugby win of the season against the NSW Waratahs.
  • Mon, Feb 10, 2020
    They don't have the size to play a power game so the NSW Waratahs will persevere with their offloading in Super Rugby despite poor early-season ball control.
  • Sun, Feb 09, 2020
    NSW Waratahs veterans say they need to support the emerging youngsters in their side as they try to find a win after their first 0-2 start in Super Rugby.
  • Sun, Feb 09, 2020
    Coach Rob Penney wants his NSW Waratahs to toughen up and eradicate their soft moments after starting the Super Rugby season with two successive losses.
  • Sat, Feb 08, 2020
    The Brumbies have enjoyed a dream start to the Super Rugby season with two straight wins despite five Wallabies and 170 Test caps departing.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    The Brumbies pride their game on set-piece but they struggled last week and the Melbourne Rebels say they'll target the scrum when they clash in Super Rugby.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    Queensland coach Brad Thorn has shunted promising five-eighth Isaac Lucas to the bench, with James O'Connor to play No.10 against the Lions in South Africa.
  • Thu, Feb 06, 2020
    NSW Waratahs coach Rob Penney has hailed Michael' Hooper's opening round Super Rugby effort as unbelievable and says he could lead the side again in the future.
  • Wed, Feb 05, 2020
    Lock Darcy Swain is injured so Cadeyrn Neville will make his Brumbies starting debut in their Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels.
  • Wed, Feb 05, 2020
    Rebels coach Dave Wessels wants his men to show more physicality after they were bullied by the soon to be extinct Sunwolves in Japan last week.
  • Wed, Feb 05, 2020
    Super League sides may have grounds to take Israel Folau's Catalans Dragons to court if his recruitment prompts financial repercussions, a law expert says.
  • Wed, Feb 05, 2020
    The ongoing success of the All Blacks and their Super Rugby teams has convinced NZ Rugby bosses to persist with managing the minutes of their top players.
  • Tue, Feb 04, 2020
    Eden Park will stage the last four matches of next year's women's Rugby World Cup, a tournament expected to attract record crowds.
  • Mon, Feb 03, 2020
    NSW rugby forward Harry Johnson-Holmes says the Blues would do well not to underestimate the Waratahs scrum because he is set to play in an unfamiliar role.
  • Mon, Feb 03, 2020
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has left Global Rapid Rugby organisers scrambling, but chief executive Mark Evans is optimistic a Chinese team can be retained.
  • Sun, Feb 02, 2020
    Heavy losses to the United States and series leaders New Zealand on day two have consigned Australia to sixth, while Fiji claimed gold at the Sydney Sevens.
  • Sun, Feb 02, 2020
    Australia have responded well to an earlier hiding from Canada, muscling up to beat France in wet conditions to claim bronze at the Sydney Sevens.
  • Sun, Feb 02, 2020
    Rob Penney is forecasting a bright future for NSW Waratahs pair Will Harrison and Mark Nawaqataniwase after promising Super Rugby debuts in a losing cause.
  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020
    Australia's men have defied two yellow cards to topple Scotland and remain undefeated on day one of the Sydney Sevens as temperatures soared beyond 40C.
  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020
    Australia have shut out both Spain and Ireland in comprehensive wins as the returning Charlotte Caslick starred on day one of the Sydney Sevens.
  • Sat, Feb 01, 2020
    Melbourne Rebels' bid to finally make the Super Rugby finals has started in rocky fashion, but they are refusing to panic following a loss to the Sunwolves.
2020 January
  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020
    Australia's gold medal-winning women's rugby sevens team will rely on their smarts and speed as bigger-bodied rivals continue to target them physically.
  • Fri, Jan 31, 2020
    NSW Waratahs will look to their young guns to fire as they eye an opening round upset away win over three-time defending Super Rugby champions the Crusaders.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    Charlotte Caslick will return from injury at this weekend's Sydney rugby 7s tournament as the Olympic champions build momentum for their Tokyo defence.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    Thrust from the juniors into a potentially tricky senior Super Rugby debut, NSW Waratahs five-eight Will Harrison has some heavy duty support.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    New Zealander Rob Penney will coach against his former assistant Scott Robertson when he makes his Super Rugby coaching debut for NSW Waratahs on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    The Melbourne Rebels will field as many as eight debutants in their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves in Fukuoka on Saturday.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2020
    The Wallabies came away trumps the last time they hosted the All Blacks in Perth, and Australia will be hoping for a repeat result in 2021.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    Australians men's and womens rugby sevens teams hope hot weather forecast for World Series leg will help them both break their drought in the tournament.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    The Melbourne Rebels were second on the ladder halfway through last season after winning six of their opening eight games but faded badly to finish 11th.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    Winger Henry Speight is one of up to five players who could make their debuts for Queensland in Friday's Super Rugby opener against his old team the Brumbies.
  • Wed, Jan 29, 2020
    Five-eighth Will Harrison and winger Mark Nawaqanitawase will make their Super Rugby debuts against the champion Crusaders in Nelson on Saturday.
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    After losing David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Henry Speight, Rory Arnold and Sam Carter in the off-season, the Brumbies will rely on new talent in 2020.
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    A Crusaders side stripped of several accomplished All Blacks will chase a fourth successive Super Rugby title under their charismatic coach Scott Robertson.
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    Fromer Queensland Reds star Luke Morahan is back in the country trying out with the Australian sevens squad with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    Queensland recruit Henry Speight says he is preparing for an emotional return to Canberra when the Reds play his ex-club Brumbies in the Super Rugby opener.
  • Tue, Jan 28, 2020
    Starting their Super Rugby campaign against the three-time defending champions will give the new-look NSW Waratahs an early benchmark says prop Tom Robertson.
  • Mon, Jan 27, 2020
    The Australian men's sevens team look set to field most of the players who shone in New Zealand when they host the Sydney leg of the world series this weekend.
  • Mon, Jan 27, 2020
    Olympic stars Charlotte Caslick and Shannon Parry could return for Australia at this week's Sydney leg of the women's world rugby sevens series.
  • Mon, Jan 27, 2020
    The NSW Waratahs are mulling if the time is right to hand young five-eighth Will Harrison a Super Rugby debut against the champion Crusaders in round one.
  • Sun, Jan 26, 2020
    Coach John Manenti says his team "continue to improve" despite losing their last two games to finish fourth in the NZ round of the women's rugby world sevens.
  • Sun, Jan 26, 2020
    Queensland coach Brad Thorn has encouraged his young backline to continue their enterprising approach to the game as they target a Super Rugby finals return.
  • Sun, Jan 26, 2020
    Australia have given their Olympic men's rugby sevens preparations a boost by bagging bronze at the men's world sevens series tournament in New Zealand.
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    Australia's hopes of winning the New Zealand leg of the men's rugby sevens world series appear to be dashed after going down 19-12 to defending champions Fiji.
  • Sat, Jan 25, 2020
    A disappointing trial loss to Queensland has ensured a busy week for Waratahs coach Rob Penney ahead of their Super Rugby season opener against the Crusaders.
  • Fri, Jan 24, 2020
    New mother Emilee Cherry's return to the Australian women's sevens team will hold plenty of intrigue at the inaugural New Zealand world series event.
  • Fri, Jan 24, 2020
    Liam Wright's "follow me" style of rugby has impressed Michael Hooper, who will aim to keep the Wallabies' No.7 jersey from the new Reds captain this year.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    NSW Waratahs coach Rob Penney has hailed the attitude of his Test backrower Jack Dempsey while Wallaby Kurtley Beale has likened a new teammate to Israel Folau.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has answered questions on a wide range of topics in his first Australian media conference since being appointed.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Jordan Petaia will be taken off ice for the Queensland Reds after being named at outside centre in their final Super Rugby trial game against the Waratahs.
  • Thu, Jan 23, 2020
    Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says negotiations for a new broadcast deal for the code will get underway soon, as the new Super Rugby season looms.
  • Wed, Jan 22, 2020
    Michael Hooper has stood down from the NSW Waratahs captaincy and will be replaced by Rob Simmons, but he wants to continue as Wallabies skipper.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    Being one of many new faces at the Waratahs is helping former Parramatta NRL forward Tepai Moeroa adjust to his new role as a rugby union centre.
  • Tue, Jan 21, 2020
    New Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is meeting with key Rugby Australia staff as part of a packed schedule after being officially welcomed to the organisation.
  • Sat, Jan 18, 2020
    Exciting emerging NSW Waratahs back Mark Nawaqanitawase has people talking after an exciting trial performance on Friday.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Nick Malouf replaces Lewis Holland as captain of the Australian rugby sevens outfit as coach Tim Walsh yearns more consistency ahead of the Olympic Games.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    Filipo Daugunu scored five tries but a red card meant Queensland coach Brad Thorn was hardly complementary despite a big Super Rugby trial defeat of Melbourne.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 2020
    NSW Waratahs have defeated the Highlanders 40-21 in a Super Rugby trial at Sydney's Leichhardt Oval with teenager Mark Nawaqanitawase playing a starring role.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    The Brumbies have lost 157 Test caps in David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Henry Speight, Rory Arnold and Sam Carter during the Super Rugby off-season.
  • Thu, Jan 16, 2020
    Coming off the equivalent of back-to-back pre-seasons after a knee injury, Karmichael Hunt will lead the NSW Waratahs in their first 2020 rugby trial.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Angus Blyth is one of many vying for a start in the Queensland Reds backrow, and hopes to press his case in a Super Rugby trial against the Rebels on Friday.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020
    Melbourne Rebels recruit Andrew Kellaway says he's disappointed by the departure of Jack Maddocks even if it helps him break into their Super Rugby line-up.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    The Queensland Reds will be without star man Samu Kerevi this season but in James O'Connor and Jordan Petaia boast an alternative route to success.
  • Thu, Jan 09, 2020
    Wallabies utility Jack Maddocks will play for NSW Waratahs this Super Rugby season after securing a transfer from Melbourne Rebels.
  • Wed, Jan 08, 2020
    Liam Wright, at just 22, has been named as the new captain of the Queensland Reds to replace the departed Samu Kerevi for this year's Super Rugby season.
  • Tue, Jan 07, 2020
    Wallaby Jack Maddocks could shift from the Melbourne Rebels to the NSW Waratahs ahead of the Super Rugby season if the teams can agree on a swap deal.
  • Sun, Jan 05, 2020
    Super Rugby franchise the Brumbies will move their training base to Newcastle because of the hazardous air quality in Canberra from the bushfires.
2019 December
  • Wed, Dec 18, 2019
    Former Wallaby Lopeti Timani hopes Anamaki Mafi's guilty plea for the assault on him in Dunedin will bring closure after struggling with his mental health.
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2019
    Australia's women have topped their pool at the Cape Town leg of the World Sevens Series to reach the quarter-finals, but the men's team missed out.
  • Sat, Dec 14, 2019
    Australia's men's side has lost the opening match of the Cape Town leg of the Rugby Seven World Series to Ireland but the women thumped England 32-0.
  • Tue, Dec 10, 2019
    The all-encompassing Israel Folau storm and a Rugby World Cup campaign that never got going made 2019 a forgettable year for Australia.
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle believes sacked superstar Israel Folau would not sign a player contract to return to the code under the current terms.
  • Thu, Dec 05, 2019
    Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle is standing by the decision to settle with axed Wallabies star Israel Folau, saying it was right for the game.
  • Wed, Dec 04, 2019
    Rugby Australia's settlement with former Wallabies star Israel Folau is like Christmas coming early, according to former Test star Greg Martin.
  • Wed, Dec 04, 2019
    Israel Folau believes his settlement with Rugby Australia has vindicated him, but now he wants the federal government to bring in religious freedom laws.
  • Wed, Dec 04, 2019
    Australian sevens men's coach Tim Walsh says he isn't putting any pressure on ex-sprinter Trae Williams in his world series sevens debut in Dubai.
  • Tue, Dec 03, 2019
    Sacked Wallaby Israel Folau and Rugby Australia have failed to reach an agreement after 12 hours of talks, but negotiations will resume over the phone..
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Former Wallabies defence coach Nathan Grey will become Rugby Australia high performance coach advisor and Sunwolves Super Rugby technical director.
  • Mon, Dec 02, 2019
    Steve Hansen has taken up a part-time coaching consultant role with Japan club Toyota Verblitz, his first job since finishing as All Blacks coach.
2019 November
  • Fri, Nov 29, 2019
    With no more Bernard Foley, veteran playmaker Kurtley Beale is in line for a return to five-eighth for the NSW Waratahs during the 2020 Super Rugby season.
  • Fri, Nov 29, 2019
    Super Rugby's Crusaders won't change their name in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings but they have ditched their medieval logo.
  • Thu, Nov 28, 2019
    An injured Charlotte Caslick will miss round two of the rugby sevens world series in Dubai, as the Australian side looks to overtake the US for first place.
  • Wed, Nov 27, 2019
    RU CEO Raelene Castle reportedly penned an apology letter to World Rugby chiefs over the behaviour of members of the Wallabies group at the recent World Cup.
  • Wed, Nov 27, 2019
    Israel Folau claims the Wallabies would have put in a "superior performance" at the 2019 Rugby World Cup if he was selected and seeks $14 million in damages.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Former All Blacks star Andrew Mehrtens suspects New Zealand rugby chiefs won't be impressed about the Wallabies' benefiting from Dave Rennie's intelligence.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Melbourne Rebels flyer Jack Maddocks is set to put his Test rugby ambitions on hold to try to win selection for Australia's Olympic Sevens squad for Tokyo.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 2019
    Former Wallabies skills coach Scott Wisemantel is a step closer to a return to the national set-up after ending his stint as England's attack coach.
  • Mon, Nov 25, 2019
    The battle for the Bledisloe Cup will return to Melbourne with Marvel Stadium to host the first clash in 2020 between the Wallabies and All Blacks.
  • Mon, Nov 25, 2019
    Melbourne Rebels utility Matt Toomua wants to stake an early claim for the vacant Wallabies No.10 jersey with a number of Test playmakers shifting overseas.
  • Thu, Nov 21, 2019
    More changes could follow after Rugby Australia unveiled New Zealander Dave Rennie as the new Wallabies coach, days after RA chairman Cameron Clyne stood down.
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019
    Rugby Australia is making a concerted effort to produce home-grown talent to coach the Wallabies after appointing Kiwi Dave Rennie to replace Michael Cheika.
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019
    Michael Cheika's replacement as Wallabies coach has been confirmed with Kiwi Dave Rennie signing a deal through to 2023 Rugby World Cup.
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019
    Former Wallabies coach John Connolly says there needs to be realistic expectations placed on Australia's incoming head coach, New Zealander Dave Rennie.