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Reds claim first win over Waratahs in seven years (01:31)
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2dSam 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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5dSam Bruce

Tahs '100 percent committed' as NSW Rugby reveals cuts

NSW Rugby boss Paul Doorn says he has received no indication from Waratahs players about potential strike action, a move that would be met with severe backlash after NSW Rugby revealed its staffing cuts on Tuesday.

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9dSam 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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11dBrittany Mitchell

Sevens duo help plug Waratahs' holes

Australian men's Sevens star Nick Malouf has bolstered the Waratahs stocks ahead of Super Rugby AU, joining the squad after the Sevens side was stood down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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12dBrittany Mitchell

Waratahs coach Penney ready to fill Beale void

The release of Super Rugby title winner Kurtley Beale has left the Waratahs with a large void at both fullback and in leadership, but Waratahs coach Rob Penney believes his young squad have the talent and maturity to fill the gap.

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12dESPN and Reuters

NSW Waratahs release Kurtley Beale immediately

Australia utility back Kurtley Beale has requested an early release from his New South Wales Waratahs contract and will not play Super Rugby Australia, according to a media report on Sunday.

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18dSam 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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24dESPN 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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3dESPN 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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Waratahs coach Rob Penney's COVID-19 ordeal

New South Wales Waratahs coach Rob Penney almost did not make it back to Australia last Sunday but has now got used to coaching a group of "sausages" while being confined to quarantine.

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51dESPN Staff

RA hope for rosy future under McLennan

After a tumultuous six weeks that saw the resignations of CEO Raelene Castle and director PeterWiggs, Rugby Australia has a new figurehead - former News Corp and Channel Ten executive Hamish McLennan.

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54dESPN staff

French club confirms signing of Wallaby star Beale

One of the worst kept secrets in Australian rugby has been confirmed, with French club Racing 92 announcing the signing of Wallabies veteran Kurtley Beale on a two-year deal.

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60dSam Bruce

Provincial Unions rally behind RA, McLean; NSW aside

Rugby Australia and chairman Paul McLean have received a timely vote of confidence amid the code's disastrous current predicament with the nation's provincial Unions united in their support ... all those except for New South Wales.

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65dSam Bruce

Young Tah Harrison bouyed by building Super start

Will Harrison has taken encouragement from All Blacks ace Aaron Cruden on board as he continues to work hard during Super Rugby's hiatus, the young No. 10 also providing another alternate viewpoint on the competition's structure.

66dSam Bruce

'Tough conversations': How Hooper navigated the Folau minefield

Michael Hooper has opened up on the "tough conversations" he was forced to have with a fractured playing group as the Israel Folau saga, a situation he admits he struggled to deal with as Wallabies captain.

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Waratahs rugby players to be paid in full

The NSW Waratahs will be paid in full on Wednesday, despite an agreement yet to be reached between Rugby Australia and the players' union.

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No Easter pay deal for rugby

An anticipated Easter resolution to the pay talks between Rugby Australia and the players' union hasn't eventuated by early Monday evening, with the clock now ticking especially loud for the NSW Waratahs.

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94dSam 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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108dSam 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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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

  • WARAT11th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
  • WARAT14th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference