The Brumbies are licking their wounds from a costly Super Rugby season-opening defeat to the Melbourne Rebels.
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.
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.
Quade Cooper's Melbourne Rebels debut was put on hold by an injury that forced him out of the 52-38 trial loss to the ACT Brumbies in Canberra.
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.
The Brumbies are confident they can rejuvenate the career of veteran Wallabies prop James Slipper after signing him on a two-year Super Rugby deal.
Versatile former Wallabies prop Ben Alexander has retired from professional rugby after a record 154 appearances for the Brumbies in Super Rugby.
Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu is immediately eligible for Wallabies duties due to a World Rugby dispensation, after he signed a two-year deal with the Canberra-based side on Tuesday.
The Waratahs might have made the Super Rugby semifinals but their rating reflects their easy ride to the finals, while another team's year can only be described as a "missed opportunity", writes Greg Growden.
Excitement about the Brumbies future was the big factor in convincing co-captain Christian Lealiifiano to sign a new one-year deal with the Super Rugby club.
The Wallabies are facing a big problem at outside centre for the Rugby Championship with Tevita Kuridrani to miss the next three months due to a pectoral injury.
Melbourne Rebels have landed a ready-made replacement for departing back-rowers Amanaki Maki and Lopeti Timani, signing Isi Naisarani from the Brumbies.
There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.
Injury has denied George Smith one last game on Australian soil but his legacy will live on for years to come. A Brumbies and Wallabies great, it all began at junior rugby on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Sam Bruce reports.
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar is confident that co-captain Christian Lealiifano will remain at the Super Rugby club next year.
The final round match between the Waratahs and Brumbies, where teams are either trying to secure home finals or making the finals cut, should hopefully revive old emotions when Australian sides detested each other -- Greg Growden writes.
Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.
Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.
Brumbies winger Chance Peni has been slammed with a six-game suspension after being cited in his first match back from another lengthy ban.
The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.
The Brumbies defied both their opposition and Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika in their bonus-point victory over the Sunwolves
The Brumbies have landed Crusaders back-rower Pete Samu for the 2019 Super Rugby season but it remains unclear whether the Melbourne-born Aussie will be available for the Wallabies in next month's three-Test series with Ireland.
Brumbies hooker Folau Fainga'a will miss Sunday's Super Rugby clash with the Sunwolves after being hit with a one-week ban for headbutting.
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