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4dSam 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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5dESPN Staff

Rebels to host Reds in Sydney for R2

The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed their Round 2 clash with the Queensland Reds will be played in Sydney at Brookvale Oval, following a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.

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Brumbies strike late to see off Rebels rally

Replacement Will Miller scored a 77th-minute try as the Brumbies held off a fast-finishing Melbourne Rebels to record a 31-23 victory in Super Rugby AU in Canberra on Saturday.

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11dSam Bruce

Rebels' plans, Super AU hit by QLD changes

Melbourne Rebels look set for an extended stay away from home after the Queensland Government handed down new restrictions for any of the state's football teams involved in a match with Melbourne-based opposition.

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14dSam 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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16dESPN Staff

Rebels to Canberra ahead of Super Rugby AU

The Rebels have confirmed they are preparing to move to Canberra well ahead of their Super Rugby AU opener against the Brumbies.

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22dESPN Staff with Reuters

Brumbies-Rebels merger talk resurfaces

Brumbies forwards coach Laurie Fisher says the two-time Super Rugby champions have no interest in merging with Melbourne Rebels, as mixed reports circulate about the long-term security of Australia's four professional franchises.

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23dSam 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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Wallabies' Ainsley to return to New Zealand

Melbourne Rebels prop Jermaine Ainsley has signed a two-year deal with the Highlanders that will see him return home from Australia and become ineligible for selection in Dave Rennie's Wallabies squad.

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29dESPN 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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Philip torn between Wallabies hopes, overseas offers

A sudden shortage of locks in Australian rugby has opened the door for Matt Philip to reclaim his Wallabies jersey but the Melbourne Rebels forward says the uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have left him with a difficult choice.

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8dESPN 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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1dESPN 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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Wallaby Haylett-Petty irked as virus pay cut talks lag

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.

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99dSam 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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113dSam 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.

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115dSam Bruce

Aussie comp a reality if Super Rugby proves untenable

If a resumption of Super Rugby proves too difficult due to ongoing border restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has confirmed a domestic tournament could run in its place.

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Rebels power to bonus-point win over Lions

Melbourne continue to break new Super Rugby ground, collecting their maiden win over the Lions with an impressive 37-17 victory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

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127dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Is it time RA updated the Giteau Law?

The Giteau Law is reportedly under heavy discussion at Rugby Australia, but can the governing body really afford to loosen its Wallabies eligibility reins? And is Dan McKellar ready to make the jump to Test level? This and more in our weekly Round Table.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • REBEL7th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
  • REBEL10th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference