Tolu Latu has some explaining to do, his NSW Waratahs coach says, after the hooker's failure to inform the Super Rugby club of an alleged drink driving offence that could ruin his World Cup aspirations.
The NSW Waratahs have skirted an off-field scandal to extend the Super Rugby club's interstate dominance over the Queensland Reds to 11 matches.
While former Wallabies coach and radio broadcaster Alan Jones blasted Rugby Australia over its decision to sack Israel Folau, some Australian players used social media to show their love and support for their ex-teammate.
Has there been a more important interstate derby in Australian rugby's long history? On Saturday night the Waratahs and Reds meet in a virtual knockout clash, but one also tasked with the challenge of shifting the game's current Armageddon narrative.
Few people know what's going through Israel Folau's mind. But if anyone can imagine what the isolation feels like, it's Karmichael Hunt.
NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson admits it will be a sad day for rugby if Israel Folau is sacked, with a decision on the superstar's future set to come this week.
There are just five rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, the Australian and South African conferences very much in the balance. Follow all the team news for Round 14 here.
Israel Folau has revealed how he resisted the "temptation" of a peace offering from Rugby Australia that would have allowed him to resurrect his playing career.
NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby finals hopes are hanging by a thread following a gut-wrenching one-point loss to the Lions in Johannesburg.
Israel Folau says he's at peace as he weighs up the potentially crippling cost of his bitter legal battle with Rugby Australia (RA).
Israel Folau's epic code of conduct hearing is finally over, with the three-person independent panel retiring to consider a decision in his fight against Rugby Australia.
Sunday rugby returns in Round 13 with the Brumbies hosting the Sunwolves, while Friday night sees two crucial derby matches in both Australia and New Zealand.
They are coming last of the local Super Rugby sides, but a run of massive derby matches over the next few weeks have the NSW Waratahs believing they can still top the tightly-packed Australian conference.
The NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby semi-final hopes have suffered a blow after falling to a 28-21 loss against the Bulls in Pretoria.
Israel Folau's landmark code of conduct hearing will continue on Sunday after almost eight hours of legal jousting wasn't enough to resolve the dual international's bitter dispute with Rugby Australia.
Playmaker Bernard Foley admits the Waratahs must be more clinical to keep their Super Rugby title hopes alive on their critical two-game spell in South Africa.
It's the most divisive issue in Australian sport, but no one should expect Israel Folau's showdown with Rugby Australia to be won or lost any time soon.
Aaron Mauger has the Otago-based franchise humming, while the Reds can press a strong playoff claim this weekend. In South Africa, the teams each have key players injured.
Super Rugby has a full slate of seven games in Round 12, highlighted by two trans-Tasman clashes on Saturday evening.
Waratahs lock Jed Holloway has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to elbowing Sharks' prop Thomas du Toit in the head.
A red and yellow card in the second half has put the Waratahs season in the balance after they squandered the perfect opportunity to move top of the Australian conference ahead of their two week South African tour.
he Waratahs had lock Jed Holloway sent off and flanker Jack Dempsey sin-binned in a costly 23-15 loss to the Sharks at Parramatta's plush new Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night.
Kurtley Beale worries about Israel Folau's mental health but says the NSW Waratahs and Wallabies must move on.
The Chiefs face a potentially season-defining clash with the Hurricanes while the Waratahs host the Sharks at what will be just the second match at Sydney's new Bankwest Stadium. Follow all the team listings for Round 11 here.
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- NSW10thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 58 Tries ScoredCRUS1st3758
- NSW9thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 179 Points DifferenceCRUS1st3179