Rugby Australia has been forced to tweak its Super Rugby AU draw in a bid to get the Rebels to Perth and then back home to Melbourne for a first game at AAMI Park in more than a year.
Super Rugby AU returns with a double-header as players from across the competition look to make an early Wallabies impression. There could be as many as four fly-half contenders, the stage set for one man to step up and make the position his own.
After a nice summer break, Super Rugby AU 2021 is finally here and there's plenty to be excited about for this year's rendition. With just three days until kick-off we look at the Top 10 players you need to keep an eye on this season.
The second season of Super Rugby AU is upon us, the competition set to reach a swathe of new eyeballs with the broadscast partnership between Nine and Stan. The big question is: Can anyone stop the Brumbies going back-to-back?
With less than two weeks until the Super Rugby AU 2021 season kicks off with a grudge match between the Waratahs and Reds in Brisbane, new Tahs captain Jake Gordon says his young side are ready to bring flair and speed to the competition.
The official start of the Australian rugby season is now just three weeks away, but things are already moving both on and off the field. Here are some of the key storylines to follow in 2021.
Australian Super Rugby teams have chosen to reduce trial matches to just one each ahead of the Super Rugby AU season kick-off in February due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Melbourne Rebels are the latest sports team to get caught up in border mayhem with five Super Rugby players left in training limbo.
A "Super Round" highlights the creation of a crossover trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition for 2021, with one lucky city set to host five games on the one weekend in a similar concept to the NRL's Magic Round of 2019.
Rugby Australia have released the fixtures for the second season of Super Rugby AU, with a double-header to kick off the season and their new broadcast rights deal with the Nine Network and Stan.
Rugby Australia has severed its 25-year association with Foxtel and embarked on a new era by signing its broadcast rights over to the Nine Network and its streaming service Stan.
Brumbies halfback Joe Powell has jumped ship to the Melbourne Rebels after six years in Canberra.
The new era of Wallabies' rugby has officially begun with incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie releasing his first squad ahead of this year's Bledisloe Test series and Rugby Championship.
Dave Rennie's Wallabies stocks have taken a beating as the Queensland Reds beat the Melbourne Rebels 25-13 to book their spot in the Super Rugby AU final.
Queensland Reds are the form team of Super Rugby AU and have conceded only two tries in their last three games. But the Rebels have shown they too can be a quality team, one with plenty of big-game experience.
Cabous Eloff scored a last-minute try as the Rebels beat the Force 34-30 in their final regular season game of Super Rugby AU in Newcastle on Saturday to reach the playoffs for the first time.
The Brumbies and Reds may have already secured their places in the Super Rugby AU finals, but there's still plenty to play for this weekend.
Super Rugby AU returns for 2021 with a double-header to start the season. Catch up with all the team news, odds and insights here.
Super Rugby Aotearoa returns to action this weekend, while Super Rugby AU is a week ahead and preparing for Round 2. Follow all the latest team news, match odds and verdicts here.
Round 9 of Super Rugby AU confirmed a home final for the Brumbies while the Rebels kept their playoff dreams alive. For the Wallabies however, the weekend's fixtures showed Dave Rennie the different style of player he has to consider.
Dane Haylett-Petty or Matt Toomua, but not both, could join Michael Hooper on a Japan sabbatical, in a deal worked out with Rugby Australia and the Rebels.
In the penultimate round of Super Rugby AU, four of the five teams are still fighting for a place in the finals with the Brumbies, Reds, Waratahs and Rebels all clambering for a top three position.
Rugby Australia hopes a State of Origin series might grab the attention of interested broadcasters and while there are concerns around whether it could dilute the existing Waratahs-Reds clashes, the concept has cautious support at NSW.
Australian Super Rugby derbies have for many years been dreadfully dour affairs. But Super Rugby AU has broken the shackles of restraint and is rewarding long-suffering fans, giving Rugby Australia something to ponder amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scans have cleared Melbourne Rebels playmaker Matt To'omua of a neck injury after his side's costly 19-3 loss to Queensland Reds.