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3dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU R2: 'Super Time' not so super

Super Rugby AU Round 2 saw the first 'Super Time' take place, but instead of an exciting spectacle to determine a winner, the clock ticked away as scrums ate away the time and a kick-fest quickly turned fans away.

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5dReuters

Rebels, Reds draw after 'Super Time' fails to find a winner

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.

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10dSam Bruce

Super AU R1: Just enough to be excited about Aussie rugby

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.

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13dSam Bruce

Super AU opener the best of Australian rugby's old and new

The oldest rivalry in Australian rugby will have a distinctly vibrant look about it when the latest chapter is written on Friday night. In a new competition, amid dark times, the presence of youth shines through.

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20dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU: squad updates, form guides, analysis

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.

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29dSam Bruce

Trans-Tasman comp has support of All Blacks great

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.

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32dESPN staff

Reds let Speight depart, look to Vunivalu's arrival

Queensland Reds have granted Henry Speight an early release while taking the opportunity to raise the looming arrival of Suliasi Vunivalu, who last week voiced his concerns over Australian rugby's financial position.

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35dESPN Staff

Waratahs, Reds to kick-off Super Rugby AU

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.

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14dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R1: Line-ups, odds, analysis

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.

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7dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R2: Line-ups, odds, analysis

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.

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4hESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R3: Line-ups, odds, analysis

After dour wet weather rugby last week, teams will be hoping for dry, quick surfaces in Round 3 as the Reds look to consolidate their place at the top of the table while the Brumbies aim to retake the lead.

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54dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Australia slams door on Reds trio

The door back to Australian rugby has been slammed shut on Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings after Rugby Australia and the Reds terminated their contracts on Saturday morning.

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54dBrittany Mitchell

Reds trio terminate RA contracts

Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas have terminated their contracts with Rugby Australia and Queensland Rugby Union days after they were sensationally stood down by the QRU.

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59dSam Bruce

'Disappointing' Reds trio flout 'mateship, accountability'

Australia's director of rugby Scott Johnson is disappointed by the decision of the dissenting Reds trio as all three players are central to the game's future, while QRU chief David Hanham said the move went against what the franchise had been building.

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59dSam Bruce

Reds trio stood down after refusing pay cuts

Queensland Reds trio Izack Rodda, Isaac Lucas and Harry Hockings have all been stood down after refusing to agree to salary cuts and the club's participation in the Australian Government's JobKeeper scheme.

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91dSam Bruce

Brad Thorn's dream for Broncos-like Reds juggernaut

Brad Thorn remains hopeful of securing some "pay" for his young Reds squad, but just as important is his longer-term goal of turning the franchise into a sporting powerhouse in the same mould as the Brisbane Broncos or Crusaders.

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105dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

The Wallabies trial to replace the July Test window

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.

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Reds' Rodda considering backflip: reports

Reds and Wallabies second-rower Izack Rodda could be in line for a return to Rugby Australia's books, just a week after he and two Reds teammates severed ties with RA and the Queensland team.

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119dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Dave Rennie's Wallabies: Two ways to select his first squad

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.

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121dAAP

Rugby Australia postpones media rights process

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.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • Tries Scored
    1st 32 Tries
  • REDS6th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference
    BRUMB1st
    43
    93