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17hSam Bruce

Super AU success gives RA 'something to ponder'

Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos says the success of Super Rugby AU has given his board something to ponder in terms of competition structures for next season, admitting a fully united trans-Tasman competition is not yet a guarantee.

2dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa: Line-ups

It all comes down to this weekend, who'll come be crowned Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa champions? Stay across the latest team news here.

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10dSam Bruce

Analysing the red-card replacement trial in Super Rugby AU

They're the numbers that should both please and concern Rugby Australia, but also deliver a message to World Rugby administrators that one of supporters' biggest gripes with the game can be addressed.

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12dSam Bruce

Super Rugby wrap: Historic night for Western Force, now to back it up

Things could not have been anymore dramatic as the Western Force qualified for the Super Rugby AU finals, adding another chapter to their remarkable recent history. Catch up with all the weekend's talking points from both sides of the Tasman here.

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Shorthanded Rebels condemn Waratahs to winless campaign

The Melbourne Rebels had two players red-carded but still condemned the New South Wales Waratahs to a winless Super Rugby AU season with a 36-25 victory at Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday.

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Reds, Tahs benefit from trans-Tasman fixture shuffle

Super Round has been ditched but Townsville will become a trans-Tasman sports hub over a May weekend with the Queensland Reds and North Queensland Cowboys both hosting Kiwi opposition.

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Force beat NSW in after-siren thriller

The Western Force's finals hopes are still alive after Argentinian flyhalf Domingo Miotti nailed a penalty after the final siren to lift his side to a 31-30 victory over the NSW Waratahs.

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22dSam Bruce

'Make a statement': Rennie's message to Wallabies hopefuls

The Wallabies wrapped up a three-day camp on Tuesday, the 40 players in attendance each getting a indication of where they are for Test selection. But that doesn't mean the door is closed on those who didn't make the trip to Sydney, Sam Bruce reports.

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22dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R9 & Aotearoa R8: Line-ups, odds, analysis

It's down to the pointy end of the season in Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa, with plenty of competition for the remaining finals places. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

8dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa: Line-ups, analysis

The Brumbies host the Force in the opening weekend of the Super Rugby AU finals while there is only pride to play for across the final round of Super Rugby Aotearoa. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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15dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R10 & Aotearoa R9: Line-ups, odds, analysis

The countdown to finals is on with Super Rugby AU entering their final round while across the ditch the penultimate round looms. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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29dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R8 & Aotearoa R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

How impressive was last week's action? This weekend's sure to be just as exciting with the Reds hosting the Brumbies, while the Highlanders and Chiefs face off in Dunedin. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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32dBrittany Mitchell & Sam Bruce

Super Rugby wrap: How much better can the Queensland Reds get?

The Easter weekend of Super Rugby saw plenty of drama on both sides of the Tasman, but only one unbeaten team remains across the two competitions. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.

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Tahs find silver lining in heartbreaking defeat

They won't make the finals, but the NSW Waratahs hope to have a big say in who does after falling agonisingly short of pulling off the upset of the 2021 Super Rugby AU season.

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Cheika watches brave Tahs lose to Brumbies

Former title-winning coach Michael Cheika was a conspicuous observer as the Waratahs' record losing streak continued with a gut-wrenching 24-22 Super Rugby AU defeat to the Brumbies in Sydney.

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37dSam Bruce

Coleman; Manenti; Cheika: Who is the right man for the Waratahs?

NSW Waratahs are in free fall having sacked coach Rob Penney on Sunday. The NSW Rugby board has copped severe backlash from Waratahs supporters and now must find a replacement, with two successful Shute Shield coaches potentially among the options.

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38dSam Bruce

Tahs boss: 'All parts' of business taking responsibility

NSW Waratahs chief executive Paul Doorn says he believes all business lines of his organisation are taking responsibility for the franchise's current predicament as he prepares to conduct a global search for Rob Penney's replacement.

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40dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Penney finally drops at Tahs, New Zealand fullbacks on show

After five straight defeats, two of which were record losses, the action finally came off the field for the Waratahs with the board making the decision to fire Rob Penney immediately. Check out some the weekend's major talking points here.

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Tahs' woes reflected in Wallabies camp

The NSW Waratahs woes have been reflected in Wallabies coach Dave Rennie's selection of a 40-man national squad for next month's camp with just four players included.

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Reds run rampant in bonus-point win over Waratahs

The Queensland juggernaut shows no signs of slowing, the Reds consigning NSW Waratahs to a fifth consecutive Super Rugby AU loss in a bruising and entertaining affair in Sydney.

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44dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU halfway point: Every team's progress analysed

Super Rugby AU has reached its halfway point, the competition exceeding expectations in terms of its intensity and entertainment. The Reds are deserved competition leaders, but who looms large in the back half of the season?