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1dSam Bruce

Super AU success gives RA 'something to ponder'

Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos says the success of Super Rugby AU has given his board something to ponder in terms of competition structures for next season, admitting a fully united trans-Tasman competition is not yet a guarantee.

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Force winger Pulu cops three-game ban

Western Force winger Toni Pulu has been banned for three games for his clumsy tackle during the Super Rugby AU qualifying final against the Brumbies.

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Brumbies tested but seal place in 2021 final

The Brumbies have booked their place in another Super Rugby AU title decider with a tense and drama-charged 21-9 qualifying final triumph over the Western Force in Canberra.

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10dSam Bruce

Analysing the red-card replacement trial in Super Rugby AU

They're the numbers that should both please and concern Rugby Australia, but also deliver a message to World Rugby administrators that one of supporters' biggest gripes with the game can be addressed.

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12dSam Bruce

Super Rugby wrap: Historic night for Western Force, now to back it up

Things could not have been anymore dramatic as the Western Force qualified for the Super Rugby AU finals, adding another chapter to their remarkable recent history. Catch up with all the weekend's talking points from both sides of the Tasman here.

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Force dare to dream of Super Rugby AU glory

The Western Force are daring to dream of snaring the Super Rugby AU crown after securing a landmark finals appearance in the most dramatic circumstances.

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14dBrittany Mitchell

Force's class of 2021 writing chapter on their own terms

On the precipice of Western Force history, the team of 2021 are determined to write their own chapter in the club's unique history book after years of heartbreak in the west, writes Brittany Mitchell.

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Force beat NSW in after-siren thriller

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.

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22dSam Bruce

'Make a statement': Rennie's message to Wallabies hopefuls

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.

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Force to treat every game like a final

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.

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Brumbies thump Force for Super Rugby win

The Brumbies have bounced back in style with a thumping 42-14 victory over the Western Force in their Super Rugby AU clash in Canberra.

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44dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU halfway point: Every team's progress analysed

Super Rugby AU has reached its halfway point, the competition exceeding expectations in terms of its intensity and entertainment. The Reds are deserved competition leaders, but who looms large in the back half of the season?

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Paisami, Vunivalu star as Reds pip Force

Hunter Paisami made his case for the Wallabies' No.12 jersey while Suliasi Vunivalu produced his first moment of Super Rugby AU magic as the Queensland Reds held out the Western Force 26-19.

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50dESPN Staff

Rodda signs with Force to return to Super Rugby AU

Izack Rodda has rebuffed the Waratahs and signed with the Western Force just under a year after he sensationally quit the Queensland Reds to sign with French club Lyon Olympique Universitaire.

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Rennie to run the rule over players at April camp

Australia coach Dave Rennie will convene a three-day camp for prospective Wallabies on the Gold Coast next month to lay the foundations for the upcoming test season, local media reported.

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54dSam Bruce & Brittany Mitchell

Was that the best Australian derby we've ever seen?

We won't forget that game in a hurry. Saturday night's Brumbies-Reds thriller will go down as one of the great Australian derbies of all time while, elsewhere, we saw the lights go out in Perth, another red card and TMO confusion across the ditch.

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Why did Force celebrate victory by singing Adele?

Western Force winger Marcel Brache says his team won't get carried away with last week's breakthrough triumph over the Waratahs, but he's hoping to belt out another winning tune after taking on the Melbourne Rebels.

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61dESPN staff

Force add former Wallabies lock for Super AU

Western Force have strengthened their forward pack for the remainder of Super Rugby AU with the signing of former Wallabies lock Sitaleki Timani.