Of all the 16 uncapped players included among Dave Rennie's squad for the Bledisloe Cup and Tri Nations last year, there was one that almost completely emerged from left field.
It is crisis mode at NSW Waratahs after they suffered their worst ever loss to the Brumbies on Saturday night. The young, inexperienced squad looks set to struggle for the remainder of the year. Get your full weekend rugby wrap here.
Rugby Australia has been forced to tweak its Super Rugby AU draw in a bid to get the Rebels to Perth and then back home to Melbourne for a first game at AAMI Park in more than a year.
Super Rugby AU began with a bang on Friday night as the Reds and Brumbies lived up to their preseason tip as competition front-runners. There was also the first red-card replacement, an impressive NSW No. 7 and some excellent broadcast analysis.
Western Force coach Tim Sampson was left to bemoan a "whistle happy" referee after watching his side crash to a 27-11 loss to the Brumbies in Perth on Friday night.
Super Rugby AU returns with a double-header as players from across the competition look to make an early Wallabies impression. There could be as many as four fly-half contenders, the stage set for one man to step up and make the position his own.
After a nice summer break, Super Rugby AU 2021 is finally here and there's plenty to be excited about for this year's rendition. With just three days until kick-off we look at the Top 10 players you need to keep an eye on this season.
The second season of Super Rugby AU is upon us, the competition set to reach a swathe of new eyeballs with the broadscast partnership between Nine and Stan. The big question is: Can anyone stop the Brumbies going back-to-back?
Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has recommitted to the franchise for another season, giving the club a huge boost ahead of Super Rugby AU.
With less than two weeks until the Super Rugby AU 2021 season kicks off with a grudge match between the Waratahs and Reds in Brisbane, new Tahs captain Jake Gordon says his young side are ready to bring flair and speed to the competition.
The official start of the Australian rugby season is now just three weeks away, but things are already moving both on and off the field. Here are some of the key storylines to follow in 2021.
Australian Super Rugby teams have chosen to reduce trial matches to just one each ahead of the Super Rugby AU season kick-off in February due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Brumbies have proven their commitment to winning back-to-back Super Rugby AU titles with some players skipping Christmas with their families to ensure they didn't miss training.
A "Super Round" highlights the creation of a crossover trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition for 2021, with one lucky city set to host five games on the one weekend in a similar concept to the NRL's Magic Round of 2019.
Rugby Australia have released the fixtures for the second season of Super Rugby AU, with a double-header to kick off the season and their new broadcast rights deal with the Nine Network and Stan.
Rugby Australia has severed its 25-year association with Foxtel and embarked on a new era by signing its broadcast rights over to the Nine Network and its streaming service Stan.
Brumbies halfback Joe Powell has jumped ship to the Melbourne Rebels after six years in Canberra.
The Brumbies claimed the inaugural Super Rugby AU with a gripping 28-23 triumph over the Reds on Saturday night, but it was the performance of Noah Lolesio, in his first game back from injury, that really set tongues wagging.
The Brumbies have claimed their first trophy since 2004 after they held of a dogged, but ill-disciplined, Queensland Reds side in the Super Rugby AU final in Canberra.
The Brumbies have the ability to smother teams at home but a trip to Canberra should hold few fears for a Reds side riding a wave of momentum and self-belief. The Super Rugby AU decider promises to be incredibly tight.
The new era of Wallabies' rugby has officially begun with incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie releasing his first squad ahead of this year's Bledisloe Test series and Rugby Championship.
The Brumbies have been given clearance by local government to accommodate 6,000 fans at Canberra Stadium when they host the Super Rugby AU final next weekend.
The Reds will enter next weekend's Super Rugby AU preliminary final in top gear after a slick 26-7 defeat of the Brumbies on Saturday.
The action continues across Australia and New Zealand with Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa into their third and second rounds respectively. Catch up with the latest team news, odds and analysis here.
The Brumbies and Reds may have already secured their places in the Super Rugby AU finals, but there's still plenty to play for this weekend.