The Crusaders are closing in on a fourth title in as many years, but only after they appeared to be the beneficiaries of a hugely fortunate call that again went against the Chiefs. Full Round 8 review here.
It had been earmaked as a potential Grand Final preview and virtual Wallabies trial and the Brumbies-Reds clash in Canberra certainly didn't disappoint, the performance of a dynamic Reds duo in particular.
Outspoken former Wallaby and NRL player Israel Folau has courted more controversy by refusing to join teammates and opponents in taking a knee to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement in Super League's return on Sunday.
Finlay Christie scored an early try in each half as the Blues beat the Highlanders in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Dunedin to keep the race for the domestic title still alive.
The Brumbies remain unbeaten in Super Rugby AU after breaking Queensland hearts with a thrilling 22-20 victory after the siren in Canberra.
The Canterbury Crusaders bounced back from their first loss of the competition and put one hand on the Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy on Saturday with a 32-19 victory over the Waikato Chiefs in Hamilton.
Isi Naisarani barged over for a try in extra time to hand the Melbourne Rebels a 25-20 win over the Western Force in a Super Rugby AU grudge match in Sydney on Friday.
New Zealand World Cup winners Ben Smith and Aaron Cruden will join Kobe Steelers, the Japanese rugby union team said on Friday, following in the footsteps of other high-profile compatriots like Dan Carter.
NSW Waratahs captain Rob Simmons will be departing the club for overseas opportunities at the end of the Super Rugby AU season, the team confirmed on Friday.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has called on Australian rugby fans and media to allow young players time to develop before calling for them to be blooded in the international arena.
Western Force coach Tim Sampson said on Thursday his team needs to beat the Melbourne Rebels for the fans in Western Australia who still feel aggrieved by the Perth side's expulsion from Super Rugby three years ago.
The remaining rounds of the Six Nations Championship will be played on Oct. 24 and 31 after World Rugby approved dates for the temporary 2020 COVID-19 calendar.
The whirlwind chase for Joseph Suaalii may have disappointed Australian rugby fans both for the way it occurred and its likely end result. But it is no good holding onto that anger, particularly when Jordan Petaia has been named to make his return.
English Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs said they will keep their logo but retire mascot 'Big Chief' following a review of the club's branding in the wake of a petition calling for an end to their use of "harmful imagery".
The Dubai and Cape Town rounds of the 2020/21 World Sevens Series have been scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Rugby said on Wednesday.
The Pacific Island Rugby Players Union has welcomed comments from World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont that it could offer funding to help a Pasifika team take part in a revamped Super Rugby competition from next year.