Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is disappointed the red-card replacement trial will not be adopted in international rugby, saying he "can't understand" the northern hemisphere's resistance to it.
Wallabies halfback Nic White is out of next month's Test series against France, while fellow veterans Matt To'omua and James O'Connor are also battling injuries, potentially robbing the side of almost 150 Test caps.
Hopes that Will Skelton could at some point return to the Wallabies setup appeared to have evaporated with the barnstorming lock re-signing with French club La Rochelle through to end of 2025.
There are several big-name omissions from France's touring squad to face the Wallabies next month, but Scott Wisemantel says they remain one of the world's most dangerous teams who are loaded with "exciting" young talent.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says time will tell whether his six-month stint in Japan was a personal success, but admits player sabbaticals are worth exploring in greater number as Rugby Australia fights to retain its best players.
Lachlan Swinton is free to face France next month after he was handed no further sanction for a red card in the Waratahs' 40-7 loss to the Chiefs last week.
Samu Kerevi has been given no guarantees of Olympic Sevens selection but coach Tim Walsh is hopeful the Wallabies centre can adjust his fitness system in quick time and be a role player for Australia in Tokyo.
Wallabies lock Matt Philip will be using every trick he learnt during his time playing with French Top 14 club Pau to secure his place in Australia's line-up against France in the opening Test match in Sydney next month.
There were several shock selections in Dave Rennie's squad to face France while he also has issues with discipline and injury to deal with. Sam Bruce runs the rule over the 38-man unit here.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has unveiled several shock selections in naming a 38-man squad to contest the three-Test series against France next month.
Melbourne have spoiled the Crusaders' Super Rugby Trans-Tasman party despite going down 52-26 in their final round clash at Leichhardt Oval.
The United States has thrown its hat into the ring to host the Rugby World Cup, with USA Rugby clearing the first hurdle in an attempt to bring the game's global showpiece to North America for either the 2027, 2029 or 2031 events.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has rejected calls that Rugby Australia [RA] should allow players to be picked for national duty from overseas.
Dual international Lote Tuqiri knows the impact a Rugby World Cup could have on the game in Australia, both in existing heartlands and new frontiers, particularly given the cultural changes Dave Rennie is already making at the Wallabies.
A Wallabies debut for ex-NRL star Suliasi Vunivalu will have to wait with the winger to miss the upcoming Tests against France with a hamstring injury.
The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.
After four exciting rounds of trans-Tasman rugby it's come down to the pointy end of the season as we enter the final round and discover who'll play off in next week's final. Stay across all the team news, odds and match analysis here.
We were always likely to get an all-New Zealand final for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, but perhaps the combatants are not what we expected. The Blues are favoured to end their long title drought, but one should never write off the Highlanders.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar will join the Wallabies set-up as forwards coach at the end of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, a year after he was sounded out for the role.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says spots for next month's France series remain up for grabs with one round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman remaining.
Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has lamented the loss of the National Rugby Championship as a means of player development, suggesting it has affected the fortunes of Australia's teams in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.
A self-confessed rugby nerd, Reece Hodge has spent hundreds, maybe thousands, of hours watching rugby. A passion and love that's grown since childhood, Hodge's the thirst for knowledge is fueling a desire to be the best rugby player he can possibly be.
What's in a Super Rugby ball? It's probably something you've never thought to ask, but with both the Gilbert and Adidas ball being used in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman we at ESPN have investigated the differences so you don't have to.
New Zealand's unbeaten streak was halted at 13, with the Reds at last getting Australian rugby on the board in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman. So who rose, who fell, and who kept their place? Read for every move the Power Rankings.
Queensland Reds at last Australian on the board in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman but it is hardly cause for celebration, particularly with a big decision hanging over Rugby Australia's head. Meanwhile, any discussion over Damian McKenzie's red card is rubbish.
- AUS2ndTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st911
- AUS2ndPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st951