The Rebels and Reds drew 18-18 in a scrappy Super Rugby AU contest played out in front of a small crowd at Brookvale Oval on Friday after the novelty of golden point extra time failed to separate the sides.
It was far from perfect and there were too many penalties, but the opening week of Super Rugby AU provided enough entertainment to be optimistic about what the next few months might hold for Australian rugby.
The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed their Round 2 clash with the Queensland Reds will be played in Sydney at Brookvale Oval, following a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.
Replacement Will Miller scored a 77th-minute try as the Brumbies held off a fast-finishing Melbourne Rebels to record a 31-23 victory in Super Rugby AU in Canberra on Saturday.
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.
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.
The Rebels have confirmed they are preparing to move to Canberra well ahead of their Super Rugby AU opener against the Brumbies.
Brumbies forwards coach Laurie Fisher says the two-time Super Rugby champions have no interest in merging with Melbourne Rebels, as mixed reports circulate about the long-term security of Australia's four professional franchises.
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.
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.
Rugby Australia has signed off on the trial laws it hopes will make its new Super Rugby AU competition a more entertaining product.
Rugby Australia have unveiled the full season draw for Super Rugby AU with long-standing rivals the Waratahs and Queensland Reds to open the season with the Western Force to wait till Round 2 for their long awaited return.
A sudden shortage of locks in Australian rugby has opened the door for Matt Philip to reclaim his Wallabies jersey but the Melbourne Rebels forward says the uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have left him with a difficult choice.
Australian rugby has been through its share of negative headlines over the COVID-19 crisis, but it at last will have some actual rugby to ease the pain when Super Rugby AU kicks off on Friday. Here is everything you need to know for Round 1.
Round 1 showcased plenty of young talent that whet the appetite of Australian rugby fans. Round 2 will give long suffering Western Force fans a chance to witness their side back in the Super Rugby fold.
Rugby Australia remain days away from announcing a format or fixtures list for a domestic Super Rugby competition proposed to kick off in early July.
Rugby Australia and the Rugby Union Player's Association have agreed to an interim pay deal according to RUPA CEO Justin Harrison.
Melbourne Rebels captain Dane Haylett-Petty has pointed to a rival code for their handling of the coronavirus-enforced cost cutting as talks between players and Rugby Australia (RA) go in circles.
It looks increasingly likely that the July Test series won't go ahead. Rugby Australia is desperate for some sort of content through the middle of the year, so why not stage a Wallabies trial series ... with a twist.
Dave Rennie has more playing options than you might think, and a decision to make on whether he opts for immediate overhaul or more gradual change. We've helped him out with either path using the 10-5 split.
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says ongoing government restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus could put extreme financial pressure on her organisation and they have suspended their media rights process.
If a resumption of Super Rugby proves too difficult due to ongoing border restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has confirmed a domestic tournament could run in its place.
A Super Rugby spectator at last weekend's Melbourne Rebels game has tested positive for coronavirus.
Melbourne continue to break new Super Rugby ground, collecting their maiden win over the Lions with an impressive 37-17 victory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
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- REBEL7thTries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries ScoredREDS1st2332
- REBEL10thPoints Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points DifferenceBRUMB1st693