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2hBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU Final Preview: Reds vs. Brumbies

After 10 weeks, 20 round games and a preliminary final, it's come down to the finale. Australia's two best teams, the Queensland Reds and the Brumbies, face-off for Super Rugby AU glory.

15hESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa: Line-ups

It all comes down to this weekend, who'll come be crowned Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa champions? Stay across the latest team news here.

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2dAAP

Rebels assistant Foote new interim coach

Assistant Kevin Foote will step up as Melbourne's interim head coach following Dave Wessels' resignation from the Super Rugby post.

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Force winger Pulu cops three-game ban

Western Force winger Toni Pulu has been banned for three games for his clumsy tackle during the Super Rugby AU qualifying final against the Brumbies.

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Wallabies re-sign Rob Valetini until 2023

Brumbies back-rower Rob Valetini has re-signed with the club and the Wallabies until the end of 2023, keeping him in Australia until the Rugby World Cup in France

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Brumbies tested but seal place in 2021 final

The Brumbies have booked their place in another Super Rugby AU title decider with a tense and drama-charged 21-9 qualifying final triumph over the Western Force in Canberra.

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6dESPN staff

Wallabies to play France three times in 11 days

The Wallabies' July Test series now appears certain to proceed, albeit with a change of schedule that will see the two teams play three matches inside 11 days.

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6dAAP

Rugby AU suffers $27.1m loss; almost went 'amateur'

Rugby Australia has recorded a net deficit of $27.1 million for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the governing body losing so much money it even considered reverting to amateur status.

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8dSam Bruce

Analysing the red-card replacement trial in Super Rugby AU

They're the numbers that should both please and concern Rugby Australia, but also deliver a message to World Rugby administrators that one of supporters' biggest gripes with the game can be addressed.

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8dBrittany Mitchell

Timana Tahu's journey to revolutionise rugby league's tackle

After suffering a brutal concussion almost 20 years ago, former dual-code international Timana Tahu has been on a journey to revolutionise rugby league's tackling technique to make the game safer, Brittany Mitchell writes.

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10dReuters

Wales to host New Zealand, South Africa

Wales will look to end a 68-year winless run against New Zealand when they host the All Blacks as part of their autumn internationals this year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.

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10dSam Bruce

RA heralds 'record-breaking' Super AU season

Rugby Australia has declared the regular season of Super Rugby AU a runaway success, revealing its domestic television numbers are up "an average 144 percent" on last year's tournament.

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Force dare to dream of Super Rugby AU glory

The Western Force are daring to dream of snaring the Super Rugby AU crown after securing a landmark finals appearance in the most dramatic circumstances.

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12dAAP

Force make history to secure first Super Rugby AU playoff spot

The Western Force have qualified for the Super Rugby AU finals for the first time in their 16-year history after a Jordan Olowofela hat-trick inspired them to a stunning 30-27 victory over the Queensland Reds at HBF Park.

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13dReuters

Late McKenzie kick again delivers Chiefs the win

Damian McKenzie kicked a penalty after the full time hooter to give the Waikato Chiefs a 26-24 victory over the Wellington Hurricanes in Hamilton on Friday and keep them on course for a spot in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final.

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12dBrittany Mitchell

Force's class of 2021 writing chapter on their own terms

On the precipice of Western Force history, the team of 2021 are determined to write their own chapter in the club's unique history book after years of heartbreak in the west, writes Brittany Mitchell.

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Rebels lock Hosea ruled out for must-win clash

Promising Melbourne Rebels lock Trevor Hosea won't play again unless his team make the Super Rugby AU grand final after he was handed a two-match ban.

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17dSam Bruce & Brittany Mitchell

Heartbreak aside, there are signs of life at the Waratahs

An intense final round of Super Rugby AU awaits this weekend, particularly with the Waratahs at last showing signs of life following the sacking of Rob Penney. Meanwhile in New Zealand, the captain's challenge continues to befuddle.

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Force beat NSW in after-siren thriller

The Western Force's finals hopes are still alive after Argentinian flyhalf Domingo Miotti nailed a penalty after the final siren to lift his side to a 31-30 victory over the NSW Waratahs.

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19dReuters

McKenzie kicks Chiefs to late win over Crusaders

Damian McKenzie kicked the winning penalty for the second week running as the Waikato Chiefs kept their final hopes alive with a 26-25 Super Rugby Aotearoa victory over the Canterbury Crusaders.

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20dReuters

Highlanders keep alive title hopes with 35-29 win over Blues

The Otago Highlanders held on for a 35-29 win over the Auckland Blues in Dunedin on Friday to keep alive their Super Rugby Aotearoa title hopes after the visitors finished with 14 men because of a late red card.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    9
    11
  • AUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    9
    51