New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett will miss Super Rugby next year and play for Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's Top League, but he will be available for the three-times world champions' international programme, the Blues said on Friday.
Super Rugby AU at last launches on Friday night after it looked at one stage that there might be no rugby in Australia at all. And the competition has an added challenge outside of the COVID-19 pandemic: Making the 15-man game exciting again.
Rugby Australia has struck an interim pay deal with the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) that will see players looked after until the end of the Super Rugby AU season.
The oldest rugby in Australian rugby has a distinctly vibrant look about it when the latest chapter is written on Friday night. In a new competition, with the game in yet another deep dark hole, the presence of youth shines through.
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.
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.
Venue: Estadio Jose Amalfitani
7:00 PM, April 4, 2020