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1dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU R2: 'Super Time' not so super

Super Rugby AU Round 2 saw the first 'Super Time' take place, but instead of an exciting spectacle to determine a winner, the clock ticked away as scrums ate away the time and a kick-fest quickly turned fans away.

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8dSam Bruce

Super AU R1: Just enough to be excited about Aussie rugby

It was far from perfect and there were too many penalties, but the opening week of Super Rugby AU provided enough entertainment to be optimistic about what the next few months might hold for Australian rugby.

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11dSam Bruce

Super AU opener the best of Australian rugby's old and new

The oldest rivalry in Australian rugby will have a distinctly vibrant look about it when the latest chapter is written on Friday night. In a new competition, amid dark times, the presence of youth shines through.

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14dSam Bruce

Tahs '100 percent committed' as NSW Rugby reveals cuts

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.

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19dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU: squad updates, form guides, analysis

A lot has happened in Australian rugby since Super Rugby was suspended on March 14. But after all the drama, we are now just a week away from the launch of Super Rugby AU. Your ultimate guide to the tournament is here.

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20dBrittany Mitchell

Sevens duo help plug Waratahs' holes

Australian men's Sevens star Nick Malouf has bolstered the Waratahs stocks ahead of Super Rugby AU, joining the squad after the Sevens side was stood down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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21dBrittany Mitchell

Waratahs coach Penney ready to fill Beale void

The release of Super Rugby title winner Kurtley Beale has left the Waratahs with a large void at both fullback and in leadership, but Waratahs coach Rob Penney believes his young squad have the talent and maturity to fill the gap.

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21dESPN and Reuters

NSW Waratahs release Kurtley Beale immediately

Australia utility back Kurtley Beale has requested an early release from his New South Wales Waratahs contract and will not play Super Rugby Australia, according to a media report on Sunday.

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27dSam Bruce

Trans-Tasman comp has support of All Blacks great

Australia's Super Rugby chief executives have been invited to be part of a conference call with their New Zealand counterparts as All Blacks great Justin Marshall says both nations need each other moving forward.

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33dESPN Staff

Waratahs, Reds to kick-off Super Rugby AU

Rugby Australia have unveiled the full season draw for Super Rugby AU with long-standing rivals the Waratahs and Queensland Reds to open the season with the Western Force to wait till Round 2 for their long awaited return.

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12dESPN Staff

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

Australian rugby has been through its share of negative headlines over the COVID-19 crisis, but it at last will have some actual rugby to ease the pain when Super Rugby AU kicks off on Friday. Here is everything you need to know for Round 1.

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5dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R2: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Round 1 showcased plenty of young talent that whet the appetite of Australian rugby fans. Round 2 will give long suffering Western Force fans a chance to witness their side back in the Super Rugby fold.

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Waratahs coach Rob Penney's COVID-19 ordeal

New South Wales Waratahs coach Rob Penney almost did not make it back to Australia last Sunday but has now got used to coaching a group of "sausages" while being confined to quarantine.

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60dESPN Staff

RA hope for rosy future under McLennan

After a tumultuous six weeks that saw the resignations of CEO Raelene Castle and director PeterWiggs, Rugby Australia has a new figurehead - former News Corp and Channel Ten executive Hamish McLennan.

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63dESPN staff

French club confirms signing of Wallaby star Beale

One of the worst kept secrets in Australian rugby has been confirmed, with French club Racing 92 announcing the signing of Wallabies veteran Kurtley Beale on a two-year deal.

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69dSam Bruce

Provincial Unions rally behind RA, McLean; NSW aside

Rugby Australia and chairman Paul McLean have received a timely vote of confidence amid the code's disastrous current predicament with the nation's provincial Unions united in their support ... all those except for New South Wales.

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75dSam Bruce

Young Tah Harrison bouyed by building Super start

Will Harrison has taken encouragement from All Blacks ace Aaron Cruden on board as he continues to work hard during Super Rugby's hiatus, the young No. 10 also providing another alternate viewpoint on the competition's structure.

75dSam Bruce

'Tough conversations': How Hooper navigated the Folau minefield

Michael Hooper has opened up on the "tough conversations" he was forced to have with a fractured playing group as the Israel Folau saga, a situation he admits he struggled to deal with as Wallabies captain.

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Waratahs rugby players to be paid in full

The NSW Waratahs will be paid in full on Wednesday, despite an agreement yet to be reached between Rugby Australia and the players' union.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • WARAT11th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
  • WARAT14th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference