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.
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.
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.
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.
Brumbies back-rower Rob Valetini says he models his game on late All Blacks great Jerry Collins and former France enforcer Sebastien Chabal as he pushes hard to win the Wallabies No. 6 jersey when Australia faces France later this year.
In one of their first key signings ahead of Super Rugby 2022, the NSW Waratahs have signed damaging backrower Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco for two years.
The Wallabies wrapped up a three-day camp on Tuesday, the 40 players in attendance each getting a indication of where they are for Test selection. But that doesn't mean the door is closed on those who didn't make the trip to Sydney, Sam Bruce reports.
Pacific Island teams Fiji and the Pasifika region have been granted conditional entry for a proposed Super Rugby competition next year.
While big money overseas beckons, the Rebels are hopeful off-contract Wallabies playmaker Matt To'omua feels that his future lies in Melbourne.
Western Force players will treat their final two games like finals fixtures, and they're well aware bonus points could end up deciding their fate.
Suliasi Vunivalu may have endured a rocky start in his switch to rugby, but with the help of Brad Thorn he is starting to feel at home at the Reds and now has a taste of what life with the Wallabies might look like in 2021.
The Melbourne Rebels will be without Wallabies star Reece Hodge for the rest of their Super Rugby campaign after he suffered a knee injury.
Fullback, centre or wing? It doesn't really matter when it comes to Jordan Petaia if you ask his Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn - as long as you stick to one rule.
Jordan Petaia has produced back-to-back clutch plays as Queensland Reds rallied from 12-0 down to beat the Brumbies 24-22 and secure hosting rights to the Super Rugby AU final.
Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie kicked a 45-metre penalty in extra time to secure a dramatic 26-23 victory at the Highlanders in the first ever 'golden point' win in Super Rugby Aotearoa at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.
Western Force have come from behind to snatch a 16-15 win over Melbourne Rebels to keep alive their hopes of a Super Rugby AU finals berth.
Will Genia and Quade Cooper are loving life in Japan. Having reflected on their careers to date and changed the way they prepare, both men feel as though their careers have been extended - and they see big things ahead for rugby in the region.
Lock Matt Philip will return from France in July in a boost for the Wallabies and Melbourne, signing with the Super Rugby club through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
It's the biggest game of Round 8, the Reds hosting the Brumbies. It's not just about who'll take home the spoils though, but who'll come out on top as Wallabies favourites? Here's five key contests to watch for this weekend.
Harry Wilson has forecast a return to his damaging best as the Queensland Reds look to secure their first home grand final in a decade on Saturday.
It's down to the pointy end of the season in Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa, with plenty of competition for the remaining finals places. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.
How impressive was last week's action? This weekend's sure to be just as exciting with the Reds hosting the Brumbies, while the Highlanders and Chiefs face off in Dunedin. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.
James O'Connor believes he's only now appreciating the beauty of rugby, likening his stint as Queensland Reds captain and progression as a No.10 to being unplugged from the Matrix.
The confirmation of a quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand means Super Rugby Trans-Tasman can start as planned on May 14.
Young midfielder Dylan Riley has become the third Australian-raised player in his Japan Top League team to declare their allegiance to the Brave Blossoms in a worrying trend for Australian rugby.
- AUS2ndTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st911
- AUS2ndPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st951