They will be combatants on Saturday night in Sydney but All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu and Wallabies prop Scott Sio are united in their push to further the prospects of Pasifika rugby.
Reds coach Brad Thorn has agreed to a one-year extension at Ballymore, giving him the opportunity to see through the work that has set Queensland up for a potential period of great success.
Western Force have continued their recruitment drive ahead of next season, adding experienced Argentina duo Tomas Cubelli and Julian Montoya to their 2021 squad.
The 2021 season for the franchise-based Global Rapid Rugby (GRR) competition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Wednesday.
New Zealand Rugby's decision to delay a Pacific islands entry into Super Rugby Aotearoa next year was just the latest in a history of the Pasifika nations being "shafted", the head of the Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) union has said.
New Zealand will reprise the domestic Super Rugby Aotearoa competition in 2021, with no Australian or Pacific islands teams involved, Brett Impey, the chairman of New Zealand Rugby, said on Thursday.