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3dSam Bruce

Tahs '100 percent committed' as NSW Rugby reveals cuts

NSW Rugby boss Paul Doorn says he has received no indication from Waratahs players about potential strike action, a move that would be met with severe backlash after NSW Rugby revealed its staffing cuts on Tuesday.

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3dSam Bruce

Rebels' plans, Super AU hit by QLD changes

Melbourne Rebels look set for an extended stay away from home after the Queensland Government handed down new restrictions for any of the state's football teams involved in a match with Melbourne-based opposition.

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7dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU: squad updates, form guides, analysis

A lot has happened in Australian rugby since Super Rugby was suspended on March 14. But after all the drama, we are now just a week away from the launch of Super Rugby AU. Your ultimate guide to the tournament is here.

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8dSam Bruce

RA boss tempts New Zealand with World Cup carrot

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has dangled the carrot of a Rugby World Cup pool being hosted in New Zealand in 2027 as negotiations continue around a potential trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition in 2021.

10dSam Bruce

Rennie: 'Impressive, mature' Suaalii kind of kid rugby must keep

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie admits the battle has been all but lost to keep teenage prodigy Joseph Suaalii in Australian rugby, and says the code must do a better job of retaining a greater share of the country's best young talent moving forward.

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11dSam Bruce

No guarantees Hooper will remain Wallabies skipper

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says there are no guarantees Michael Hooper will be retained as captain, saying the selectors will first pick their team fbefore settling on a leader.

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10dESPN and Reuters

NSW Waratahs release Kurtley Beale immediately

Australia utility back Kurtley Beale has requested an early release from his New South Wales Waratahs contract and will not play Super Rugby Australia, according to a media report on Sunday.

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Small crowd green lit for Brumbies' Super AU opener

The Brumbies have been given the green light for a crowd of up to 1,500 spectators at their Canberra Stadium when professional rugby returns to Australia in July after a four-month pause because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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13dESPN Staff

Brumbies open doors to small crowds

The Brumbies will open their stadium for up to 1500 fans for their opening match of Super Rugby AU after the ACT Government gave the green light under COVID-19 restrictions.

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15dESPN staff

Cheika to O'Connor: Line has been crossed

Michael Cheika has rebuffed claims from Michael O'Connor about the Wallabies' selection process and that there was a "disturbing" lack of training execution during last year's failed Rugby World Cup campaign.

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16dSam Bruce

Trans-Tasman comp has support of All Blacks great

Australia's Super Rugby chief executives have been invited to be part of a conference call with their New Zealand counterparts as All Blacks great Justin Marshall says both nations need each other moving forward.

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16dESPN staff

Wallabies poor training standards under Cheika exposed

Outgoing selector Michael O'Connor has lifted the lid on Australia's failed Rugby World Cup campaign, revealing how Michael Cheika's virtual autocracy and a "secret" game plan never sat well with a playing group that made countless errors at training.

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Former PM Howard, Eales join RA Cup bid Board

Former Prime Minister John Howard and Wallabies great John Eales are among an Advisory Board that also includes Fortescue Medals chief Elizabeth Gaines that will oversee Rugby Australia's 2027 World Cup bid.

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Wallabies' Ainsley to return to New Zealand

Melbourne Rebels prop Jermaine Ainsley has signed a two-year deal with the Highlanders that will see him return home from Australia and become ineligible for selection in Dave Rennie's Wallabies squad.

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18dESPN staff

Reds let Speight depart, look to Vunivalu's arrival

Queensland Reds have granted Henry Speight an early release while taking the opportunity to raise the looming arrival of Suliasi Vunivalu, who last week voiced his concerns over Australian rugby's financial position.

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21dSam Bruce

To'omua: Aussies can 'increase ability' under trial laws

Wallabies veteran Matt To'omua is a fan of the in-goal and 22-metre law trials that will be used in Super Rugby AU, saying that they could actually develop the abilities of Australian players rather than thwart preparations for a Test later his year.

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RA bars Super Rugby players from club rugby

Australia's top rugby players will be barred from turning out for lower-grade clubs during the domestic "Super Rugby AU" competition to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, administrators said on Friday.

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30dSam Bruce

Eddie: NRL showed rugby what rule change achieves

A student of all sports, Eddie Jones recognised the improved quality of action in the NRL after it made one simple rule change. He says rugby now resembles the NFL and needs far more continuity.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
  • AUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference