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ESPN Scrum Reset Podcast: How deep do the Waratahs' woes run?

The second episode of ESPN Scrum Reset is in, and you won't want to miss it! Sam Bruce and Christy Doran are joined by Liam Napier from New Zealand, discussing Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa, the Waratahs' woes and trans-Tasman relations. Listen now!

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Hooper backs Japan, but worries over more Tests

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper would love to see Japan play more international Tests, but says rugby's various governing bodies need to be careful not to burn out players in the process.

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7dSam Bruce

Rugby AU confident of UK TV deal after NZR move

Rugby Australia remains confident of striking a deal to screen Super Rugby AU into the United Kingdom and Ireland, after New Zealand Rugby confirmed Super Rugby Aotearoa would be shown into those markets via RugbyPass.

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W.A. border stance forces Super Rugby AU tweak

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.

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Rugby AU hails 'overwhelming' broadcast response

Rugby Australia [RA] says the response to the debut broadcast of Super Rugby AU on Nine Gem and Stan Sport has been "overwhelming", the governing body lauding the increased ratings from the competition's opening night.

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13dSam Bruce

Would a Wallabies fly-half please stand up?

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.

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14dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU Top 10 players to watch

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.

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15dSam Bruce

Why Suliasi Vunivalu could be among elite Aussie code-hoppers

Suliasi Vunivalu's debut is arguably the biggest attraction for this weekend's opening round of Super Rugby AU. The latest in a string of Australian code-hoppers, Vunivalu has heavyweight backing to be among the best of the bunch.

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15dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU 2021 preview: Can anyone dethrone the Brumbies?

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?

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20dSam Bruce

Further law tweaks for Super Rugby AU 2021

A reduction in scrum resets and the referee's "use it" call being strictly enforced are among the changes to the officiating for the second season of Super Rugby AU.

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27dAAP

Wallabies take hit for rugby pay relief

Australia's professional rugby players have returned to full pay after the players' association agreed to drastic Wallabies' match payment cuts as part of the code's revised collective bargaining agreement.

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27dBrittany Mitchell

Waratahs' culture in question as Rob Penney faces the heat in 2021

Given little hope of success in the upcoming Super Rugby AU season, the Waratahs are already firmly under the spotlight before a ball has even been kicked after several former players hit out at a flagging culture at the club, writes Brittany Mitchell.

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29dSam Bruce

Can Nine, Stan & Sean Maloney return Australian rugby to the masses?

Australian rugby embarks on a new era in 2021 with its shift to Nine and Stan Sport. Lead caller Sean Maloney talks to Sam Bruce about his journey to the top job, a new commentary team and why it's important to capitalise on "clean air"

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29dBrittany Mitchell

Young Tahs bring flair as they eye Super AU trophy

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.

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30dSam Bruce

France RA's priority but Boks-Lions looms

Rugby Australia has reaffirmed interest in hosting the Springboks and Lions for a series, but only after the governing body has set in stone the Wallabies' series against France.

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32dSam Bruce

RA boss says Australia can host Boks-Lions series

Rugby Australia [RA] chairman Hamish McLennan continues to push the nation's credibility of staging events during the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting the British & Irish Lions' tour of South Africa could instead be contested Down Under.

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UAR chief Rodriguez appointed SANZAAR chairman, Morris CEO

Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) President Marcelo Rodriguez has been appointed SANZAAR chairman for the next 12 months to replace Brent Impey, the southern hemisphere body said on Friday following its first Executive Committee meeting of 2021.

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34dSam Bruce

The storylines to watch in Australian rugby in 2021

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.

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Pocock: Sport must tackle climate change

Australian rugby great David Pocock believes sport cannot insulate itself from the effects of climate change, saying "if we don't up our ambition and start to deal with this as the emergency the scientists are telling us it is, then we're cooked."

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