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2dBrittany Mitchell

No compromise - RA won't pander to NZR as TV deadline looms

Rugby Australia interim CEO Rob Clarke announced the formal part of the broadcast process has begun as RA attempt to seal the code's broadcast future, as D-day looms for New Zealand Rugby's inclusion in a trans-Tasman competition.

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2dSam Bruce

Super AU R6: Mourning Reds 'mindset' still a work in progress

Brad Thorn didn't want to judge his Reds side too severely after Saturday's loss to the Waratahs because of the sudden death of Jordan Petaia's father. But he also knows they must be stronger mentally if they are to achieve their potential.


Wallabies coach still hopeful of signing teenager

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie hasn't given up on winning the tug-of-war for teen sensation Joseph Suaalii who's currently weighing up whether to sign with the NRL or with Rugby Australia.

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Wallabies coach backs trans-Tasman concept

Rugby Australia is set to rebuff a proposal by its New Zealand counterpart for an eight-team competition featuring just two Australian teams. But Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is confident a solution will be brokered.

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3dSam Bruce

Wallabies: Four more games to force Dave Rennie's hand

If Dave Rennie was picking a Wallabies starting XV tomorrow, how many positions could he sort with one swift swipe of the pen? There is an argument to be made that all 15 spots are open, adding extra weight to the second half of Super Rugby AU.

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Former Wallaby Kearns to run World Cup bid

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan announced Phil Kearns had been appointed executive director, seeming to rule the former hooker out of the running as the new chief executive.

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9dSam Bruce

Wallabies announce themselves in Brumbies-Reds thriller

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.

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Christie double keeps Blues title hopes alive

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.

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12dESPN Staff

Rob Simmons to leave Waratahs

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.

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13dSam Bruce

Petaia's return should erase any anger over Suaalii situation

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.

14dChristian D'Aloia

Most important NRL Indigenous Round yet

There has never been a more important NRL Indigenous Round, certainly it has never come at a more pivotal and tumultuous time in Australia's history.

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15dSam Bruce

Why does NZ need Australia? Super Rugby Aotearoa is too brutal

The rugby world has fallen for Super Rugby Aotearoa. But so too are New Zealand's players, who are getting injured in increasing numbers. It has revealed an unlikely bargaining chip for Rugby Australia, Sam Bruce writes.

15dESPN staff

V'Landys says NRL would bend rules for Suaalii

The NRL would consider bending its own rules to allow Joseph Suaalii to play first grade at only 17 as reports suggest the talented teenager will indeed sign with South Sydney on an upgraded offer.

16dSam Bruce

Tahs boss says he'd pick 'rugby boy' Suaalii this year

Rob Penney has confirmed he addressed some Waratahs unrest amid Rugby Australia's pursuit of Joseph Suaalii, but that those concerns have been allayed and the franchise is now excited by what the teenager could bring to the team as early as this year.

21dSam Bruce

RA boss slams media 'pressure' amid Suaalii battle

Rugby Australia boss Rob Clarke has taken another shot at sections of Australia's rugby league media amid the contract tug-o-war for Joseph Suaalii, as the code attempts to keep the talented multi-sport athlete in the 15-man game.

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21dESPN Staff

South Africa has rugby options outside SANZAAR - Roux

South African rugby will not be left without high-level provincial and international competition because of coronavirus-related concerns, national union chief executive Jurie Roux says.

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22dESPN Staff

Brumbies playmaker Lolesio hamstrung for eight weeks

Brumbies fly-half Noh Lolesio has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury during the Brumbies 24-23 win over the Waratahs on Saturday night in Sydney.

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22dSam Bruce

Genia: Wallabies should give young halves a go

Former Wallabies star Will Genia wants new coach Dave Rennie to back the youth in Australian rugby by throwing a new halves pairing into the Test arena at his first opportunity.

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Rebels boss defends team's future in Aussie rugby

Melbourne Rebels Chief Executive Baden Stephenson is "extremely confident" they will feature in whatever competition emerges from the remains of Super Rugby amid criticism that their sub-par performances and crowd numbers do not merit inclusion.

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16dBrittany Mitchell

SR AU R4: Is the Super AU title the Brumbies' to lose?

With another week in the books, Aussie rugby fans were given a real look at who are the contenders and who are the pretenders after the Brumbies kept a clean sheet against the Force, while the Waratahs looked woeful against the Rebels.

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26dESPN Staff

NZ Rugby seeks competition of 8-10 teams

New Zealand Rugby hopes to set up a new competition involving "eight to ten" teams after it unveiled the major findings of its Aratipu review on Friday, with the establishment of a Pacific Island outfit a key objective.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

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