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Waratahs back embattled coach Penney

The Waratahs are calling for patience following the Baby Tahs' faltering steps at the start of the Super Rugby AU season.

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3dSam Bruce

Whitaker: COVID to blame for Waratahs' woes

Waratahs assistant coach Chris Whitaker says it's the COVID pandemic and not the lack of player development that has thrust his franchise into arguably its deepest hole of the professional era.

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4dSam Bruce

Waratahs at rock bottom and it's only Round 3

It is crisis mode at NSW Waratahs after they suffered their worst ever loss to the Brumbies on Saturday night. The young, inexperienced squad looks set to struggle for the remainder of the year. Get your full weekend rugby wrap here.

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11dSam Bruce

Takeaways from opening night of Super Rugby AU

Super Rugby AU began with a bang on Friday night as the Reds and Brumbies lived up to their preseason tip as competition front-runners. There was also the first red-card replacement, an impressive NSW No. 7 and some excellent broadcast analysis.

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Reds run riot over Waratahs in Super AU opener

Nine minutes of brilliance were all the Queensland Reds needed to spark the new-look Super Rugby AU season into life during a crushing 41-7 home win over the NSW Waratahs.

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14dSam 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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16dSam 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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Vunivalu enjoys solid debut in Reds' trial loss

Former NRL star Suliasi Vunivalu showed glimpses of class in his first rugby game for the Queensland Reds, but finished on the losing side as the NSW Waratahs prevailed 45-33 in a preseason trial in Narrabri.

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28dBrittany 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

Waratahs' country roadtrip hit by protest threats

NSW Waratahs have had to take a planned open captain's run behind closed doors after protesters threatened to derail the session at Narrabri's Dangar Park.

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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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35dSam 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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Baby Waratahs' new skipper Gordon defiant

Jake Gordon can lean on just one game of captaincy experience after taking over the leadership of a NSW Waratahs squad banking on youthful talent to offset big losses.

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Super Rugby AU trial match cancelled

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.

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NSW Waratahs sign former Broncos NRL star

The NSW Waratahs have bolstered their backline stocks with the signing of former Brisbane NRL star Izaia Perese for the 2021 Super Rugby season.

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RA release Super Rugby AU 2021 fixtures

Rugby Australia have released the fixtures for the second season of Super Rugby AU, with a double-header to kick off the season and their new broadcast rights deal with the Nine Network and Stan.

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116dSam Bruce

Rugby AU embarks on new era with Nine, Stan

Rugby Australia has severed its 25-year association with Foxtel and embarked on a new era by signing its broadcast rights over to the Nine Network and its streaming service Stan.

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New Wallabies era begins, Rennie names squad

The new era of Wallabies' rugby has officially begun with incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie releasing his first squad ahead of this year's Bledisloe Test series and Rugby Championship.

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182dESPN Staff

Waratahs re-sign young gun Harrison

Young Waratahs flyhalf Will Harrison has re-signed with the side for another three seasons after a breakout season in Super Rugby AU.

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11hESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R3 & Aotearoa R2: Line-ups, odds, analysis

The action continues across Australia and New Zealand with Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa into their third and second rounds respectively. Catch up with the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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183dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R10: Line-ups, odds, analysis

The Brumbies and Reds may have already secured their places in the Super Rugby AU finals, but there's still plenty to play for this weekend.

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15dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R1: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Super Rugby AU returns for 2021 with a double-header to start the season. Catch up with all the team news, odds and insights here.