Cash-strapped Rugby Australia has thrown up the prospect of hosting a mini World Cup during the Southern Hemisphere winter in what would be a huge boost to rugby-starved fans.
The sight of the Queensland Reds' prized recruit Suliasi Vunivalu prowling on the wing at Ballymore has instantly excited Wallabies playmaker James O'Connor.
Australian Super Rugby teams have chosen to reduce trial matches to just one each ahead of the Super Rugby AU season kick-off in February due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The NSW Waratahs have bolstered their backline stocks with the signing of former Brisbane NRL star Izaia Perese for the 2021 Super Rugby season.
Melbourne Rebels are the latest sports team to get caught up in border mayhem with five Super Rugby players left in training limbo.
Former NZ rugby administrator Tony Lewis has been handed the job of turning the Western Force into a trans-Tasman powerhouse after being named as the franchise's new chief executive.
When they sit down to write the Australian rugby almanac for 2020 it's unlikely those involved will be able to keep it to one edition. We should, in fact, prepare ourselves for multiple volumes, such was the chaos created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has won his third John Eales Medal, edging out last year's winner Marika Koroibete by just three votes.
Rugby World Cup-holders South Africa have been drawn with Ireland for the 2023 competition while New Zealand are paired with France, England are in the same pool as Japan and Argentina.
Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium could host every Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby team over one weekend in a Trans-Tasman Super Round next year.
New Zealand's twice Rugby World Cup-winning captain Richie McCaw was named Men's 15s Player of the Decade by World Rugby.
Wallabies lock Lukhan Salakaia-Loto has been hit with a four-week ban for his dangerous tackle on Pumas back-rower Santiago Grondona in Saturday's Tri Nations finale.
SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the Rugby Championship in a centralised location again after this year's edition was reduced to three teams and played entirely in Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma detailed the "sleepless nights" and endless adversity the Pumas had to overcome to complete an extraordinary Tri Nations campaign with another spirited draw with the Wallabies.
A fumbling and bumbling Wallabies were fortunate to come away with a 16-all draw against Argentina in Sydney on Saturday and the resulting 1-2-3 record for 2020 poses more questions than it does answers -- Sam Bruce writes.
The Wallabies' year that started so promisingly has ended with another deflating Tri Nations draw with Argentina.
Australian rugby has endured some bumpy waters over the years, though nothing quite like it navigated in 2020. The infamous "captains letter" divided opinions, but Stephen Moore likes what he sees from the new Rugby Australia management.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie says he feels no obligation for his side to entertain in Saturday's Tri Nations finale, instead setting his sights on a "quality performance" to round out his first season in charge.
Following the success of Super Rugby AU, the competition will be revisited again in 2021 with all five Australia Super Rugby sides to face off in a 10 round season with a Final.
Pablo Matera will be restored to the Pumas captaincy despite his previous racist social media posts, with the Argentina Rugby Union set to reverse its original decision.
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hasn't given up hope of one day returning to the role, despite a lack of success across his closing years in charge and an ugly fallout with Rugby Australia.
James O'Connor has been rushed straight back into the Wallabies side for Saturday night's closing Test against Argentina, while stopgap solution Reece Hodge has been retained elsewhere in the backline.
Argentina's Pablo Matera has been stripped of the Pumas' captaincy and suspended along with team mates Guido Petti and Santiago Socino for posting racist comments on social media, the Argentine Rugby Union said on Tuesday.
James O'Connor has declared himself fit to put on the Australia No. 10 shirt again in the last match of the Tri Nations against Argentina at the weekend after missing the rest of the tournament with knee and foot injuries.
The Wallabies concede they face a tall order beating the Pumas by 101 points to steal the Tri Nations trophy from New Zealand, but a far more attainable goal is their best performance of 2020 and just a second victory.
- AUS2ndTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st911
- AUS2ndPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st951