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Rugby Australia remain days away from announcing a format or fixtures list for a domestic Super Rugby competition proposed to kick off in early July.
The door back to Australian rugby has been slammed shut on Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings after Rugby Australia and the Reds terminated their contracts on Saturday morning.
Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have terminated their contracts with Rugby Australia and Queensland Rugby Union days after they were sensationally stood down by the QRU.
Australia's director of rugby Scott Johnson is disappointed by the decision of the dissenting Reds trio as all three players are central to the game's future, while QRU chief David Hanham said the move went against what the franchise had been building.
Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings have all been stood down after refusing to agree to salary cuts and the club's participation in the Australian Government's JobKeeper scheme.
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