Rugby Australia is set to rebuff a proposal by its New Zealand counterpart for an eight-team competition featuring just two Australian teams. But Rennie is confident a solution will be brokered.
If Dave Rennie was picking a Wallabies starting XV tomorrow, how many positions could he sort with one swift swipe of the pen? There is an argument to be made that all 15 spots are open, adding extra weight to the second half of Super Rugby AU.
Isi Naisarani barged over for a try in extra time to hand the Melbourne Rebels a 25-20 win over the Western Force in a Super Rugby AU grudge match in Sydney on Friday.
Western Force coach Tim Sampson said on Thursday his team needs to beat the Melbourne Rebels for the fans in Western Australia who still feel aggrieved by the Perth side's expulsion from Super Rugby three years ago.
The ACT Brumbies seized control of Super Rugby AU with a clinical 24-0 win over the Western Force on Saturday for a third successive victory that propelled them to the top of the table.
With another week in the books, Aussie rugby fans were given a real look at who are the contenders and who are the pretenders after the Brumbies kept a clean sheet against the Force, while the Waratahs looked woeful against the Rebels.
Fly-half James O'Connor kicked a late drop-goal to secure the Queensland Reds a 31-24 win over Western Force at Lang Park on Friday in the Super Rugby AU competition.
Former World Cup-winning All Black Richard Kahui has made a surprise return to southern hemisphere rugby by signing with Western Force in Australia's domestic Super Rugby AU competition.
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.
Heartbroken by the axing of the Western Force in 2017, the team's fans had every right to walk away from rugby altogether. But a small group instead decided to mobilise, and can now bask in the franchise's return to the national stage on Saturday.
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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.
Western Force has officially signed on to join the four Australian Super Rugby teams in an Australia-based competition to be known as Super Rugby AU.
Rugby Australia remain days away from announcing a format or fixtures list for a domestic Super Rugby competition proposed to kick off in early July.
Three years on from their unceremonious dumping from Super Rugby, Western Force are poised to return to the Australian rugby spotlight as part of a new domestic league. And they won't be wasting their moment in the spotlight.
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest has followed through with a promise to expand Global Rapid Rugby and again put up $1 million prize money for its second season.
The rebranded Global Rapid Rugby has lived up to its promise of frenetic action, with Western Force defeating the World XV 26-16 in a pulsating opening match of the showcase series at HBF Park.
Western Force flyhalf Peter Grant has been forced to retire because of a series of head injuries.
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Andrew Forrest's new-look Rapid Rugby competition has been conditionally sanctioned by the World Rugby Council and it's dates are set to clash with the more established Super Rugby tournament.
The bitter fallout from the Western Force's axing has hit a new low with RugbyWA forced into voluntary administration because it can't pay Rugby Australia's legal costs.
Rugby Australia has confirmed the development of a transition plan to cope with a salary cap and player number increase for the 2018 Super Rugby season.
The Melbourne Rebels have got their man, signing the in-demand David Wessels as coach for the next two seasons.
Former Wallaby Ben Daley has become the first player to leave the Western Force since their Super Rugby axing, signing with Melbourne.
Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest has called on Cameron Clyne to resign, claiming the ARU chairman lied about the reasons he chose to axe the Western Force.