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11dESPN staff

RA, NZR bury hatchet for trans-Tasman Super comp

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.

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13dESPN Staff

RA release Super Rugby AU 2021 fixtures

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.

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15dSam Bruce

Rugby AU embarks on new era with Nine, 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.

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57dESPN Staff

New Wallabies era begins, Rennie names squad

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.

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73dAAP

Injury carnage as Reds into Super final

Dave Rennie's Wallabies stocks have taken a beating as the Queensland Reds beat the Melbourne Rebels 25-13 to book their spot in the Super Rugby AU final.

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75dSam Bruce

Preview: Reds deserved favourites but hope for Rebels

Queensland Reds are the form team of Super Rugby AU and have conceded only two tries in their last three games. But the Rebels have shown they too can be a quality team, one with plenty of big-game experience.

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76dReuters

Eloff try ensures Rebels make Super Rugby AU playoffs

Cabous Eloff scored a last-minute try as the Rebels beat the Force 34-30 in their final regular season game of Super Rugby AU in Newcastle on Saturday to reach the playoffs for the first time.

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82dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R10: Line-ups, odds, analysis

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.

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85dSam Bruce

Super AU R9: To'omua shows class as Wallabies competition hots up

Round 9 of Super Rugby AU confirmed a home final for the Brumbies while the Rebels kept their playoff dreams alive. For the Wallabies however, the weekend's fixtures showed Dave Rennie the different style of player he has to consider.

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89dAAP

Top Rebels can follow Hooper to Japan

Dane Haylett-Petty or Matt Toomua, but not both, could join Michael Hooper on a Japan sabbatical, in a deal worked out with Rugby Australia and the Rebels.

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88dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R9: Line-ups, odds, analysis

In the penultimate round of Super Rugby AU, four of the five teams are still fighting for a place in the finals with the Brumbies, Reds, Waratahs and Rebels all clambering for a top three position.

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95dSam Bruce

'Content is king': Waratahs boss backs RA's Origin play

Rugby Australia hopes a State of Origin series might grab the attention of interested broadcasters and while there are concerns around whether it could dilute the existing Waratahs-Reds clashes, the concept has cautious support at NSW.

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99dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU proving it has entertainment to stand alone

Australian Super Rugby derbies have for many years been dreadfully dour affairs. But Super Rugby AU has broken the shackles of restraint and is rewarding long-suffering fans, giving Rugby Australia something to ponder amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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102dSam Bruce

'Athletic, intelligent, unpredictable': The evolution of Marika Koroibete

Melbourne Rebels coach Dave Wessels knows the quality of the player he has in Marika Koroibete. Talking exclusively to ESPN, Wessels explains how Koroibete has made such a fine transition from the NRL and the improvement he still has to make.

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103dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Last week saw the competition come to life with some impressive performances. This week, we'll be hoping for more of the same as the Force look for their first win, while the Rebels aim to keep the winning streak going.

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96dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R8 Line-ups, odds, analysis

There are just three more rounds to come in Super Rugby AU, with this weekend's game both having a serious impact on the final make-up of the finals placings. Can the Waratahs spring an upset and roll the Brumbies in Canberra?

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109dAAP

Wallabies coach backs trans-Tasman concept

Rugby Australia is set to rebuff a proposal by its New Zealand counterpart for an eight-team competition featuring just two Australian teams. But Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is confident a solution will be brokered.

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107dSam Bruce

Wallabies: Four more games to force Dave Rennie's hand

If Dave Rennie was picking a Wallabies starting XV tomorrow, how many positions could he sort with one swift swipe of the pen? There is an argument to be made that all 15 spots are open, adding extra weight to the second half of Super Rugby AU.

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122dReuters

Road warrior Rebels down woeful Waratahs

The Rebels got their first success on their enforced road trip when they beat the Waratahs 29-10 in a scrappy, penalty-strewn Super Rugby AU contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

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126dReuters

Rebels boss defends team's future in Aussie rugby

Melbourne Rebels Chief Executive Baden Stephenson is "extremely confident" they will feature in whatever competition emerges from the remains of Super Rugby amid criticism that their sub-par performances and crowd numbers do not merit inclusion.

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120dBrittany Mitchell

SR AU R4: Is the Super AU title the Brumbies' to lose?

With another week in the books, Aussie rugby fans were given a real look at who are the contenders and who are the pretenders after the Brumbies kept a clean sheet against the Force, while the Waratahs looked woeful against the Rebels.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • REBEL7th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
    REDS1st
    23
    32
  • REBEL10th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference
    BRUMB1st
    6
    93