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.
The standoff between Rugby Australia and the Rugby Union Players Association is getting uglier, with the players' union revealing they are still yet to receive an overview of the governing body's financial position.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought rugby to a screeching halt all over the globe. But administrators must not waste the unplanned opportunity to take stock, both in their own backyards and in conjunction with one another.
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.
New Zealand Rugby has offered a grant of $[NZ]250,000 to each of the country's five Super Rugby teams to help them get through the next three months while the game remains suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand Rugby staff haven't taken the same hit as their Australian counterparts, agreeing to a 20 per cent pay cut across the board.