The NSW Waratahs have survived an enormous Super Rugby fright from the Sunwolves, scraping home 31-30 thanks to a record-breaking double from Israel Folau.
In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.
Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.
Kurtley Beale would like to reclaim the NSW Waratahs' inside centre role in Super Rugby but recognises he face stiff competition from Karmichael Hunt.
Israel Folau has declared he's more than happy to move from his preferred position of fullback, if it means the Waratahs can squeeze all of their attacking weapons into their starting backline.
NSW Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley will back himself to make the next kick he takes that's identical to the crucial one he missed in his side's opening round Super Rugby home loss to the Hurricanes.
The Waratahs returned to their old mixed bag of tricks, producing some moments of brilliance alongside their usual set piece issues to fall 19-20 in the dying minutes of their season opener against the Hurricanes.
Wallabies front row stalwart Sekope Kepu predicts up to eight nations can have a decent crack at this year's World Cup.
NSW Waratahs recruit Karmichael Hunt says he's as ready as he'll ever be following a whirlwind preparation for his return to Super Rugby against benchmark side the Hurricanes in Sydney.
Kurtley Beale is the first high profile Wallaby to be managed at the start of the Super Rugby season, while Karmichael Hunt is set to debut for the Waratahs against the Hurricanes.
The Waratahs' 2018 season came to a crushing halt in Johannesburg. So how are they using that as fuel this year amid off-field commitments, the delayed return of their Wallabies and an eager generation-next? Sam Bruce investigates.
NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson will go into the Super Rugby season this week with his contract extended to the end of 2020.
The Waratahs will again start favourites for the Australian Super Rugby conference, but with the Brumbies, Rebels and Reds all boasting improved squads, it promises to be a keenly fought division in 2019. Full preview here.
Israel Folau has officially extended his Wallabies and Waratahs careers, confirming a new four-year deal.
The Brumbies and the NSW Waratahs are facing injury concerns ahead of the Super Rugby season following their final trial game on Thursday night.
It is high time Super Rugby picked up its act. So too numerous Australian players, who have for too long got away with going through the motions. The World Cup is a mere eight months away, Greg Growden writes.
Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has signed a one-year deal to return to NSW Waratahs for the upcoming Super Rugby season.
Karmichael Hunt's move to NSW was finally confirmed on Monday morning with the fallen Wallabies star heading south in a virtual player swap with Bryce Hegarty.
As the countdown to the 2019 season begins we look ahead to our four big women's winter codes: AFLW, Super Netball, Super W and rugby league. What will be the same in 2019? What has changed? Read our bold predictions for the season ahead.
John Folau, Wallabies star Israel Folau's brother, has followed in his older sibling's footsteps by signing with the NSW Waratahs for the 2019 Super Rugby season after quitting the NRL in September.
NSW coach Daryl Gibson has identified defence and scrum time as the non-negotiables that must improve if the Waratahs are to be a Super Rugby title force in 2019.
Israel Folau is set to play for Australia to the end of 2022 after reportedly signing a four-year contract extension with the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs.
Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley has signed a new contract but only to the end of next year's Rugby World Cup.
- NSW4thTRIES SCORED 1st Brumbies : 12 Tries ScoredBRUMB1st612
- NSW8thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Bulls : 37 Points DifferenceBULLS1st037