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Wallabies coach backs trans-Tasman concept

Rugby Australia is set to rebuff a proposal by its New Zealand counterpart for an eight-team competition featuring just two Australian teams. But Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is confident a solution will be brokered.

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3dSam Bruce

Wallabies: Four more games to force Dave Rennie's hand

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.

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Road warrior Rebels down woeful Waratahs

The Rebels got their first success on their enforced road trip when they beat the Waratahs 29-10 in a scrappy, penalty-strewn Super Rugby AU contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

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Rebels boss defends team's future in Aussie rugby

Melbourne Rebels Chief Executive Baden Stephenson is "extremely confident" they will feature in whatever competition emerges from the remains of Super Rugby amid criticism that their sub-par performances and crowd numbers do not merit inclusion.

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16dBrittany Mitchell

SR AU R4: Is the Super AU title the Brumbies' to lose?

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.

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6dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R6: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Super Rugby AU round 6 sees the competition enter return fixtures with the Brumbies solidifying their place at the top of the table while three teams hunt to stay in the race for the inaugural title.

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20dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R4: Line-ups, odds, analysis

After three rounds the top of the leader board is beginning to cramp with the Reds holding a one point lead over the Brumbies, but with Queensland sitting out Round 4 with a bye, the Brumbies have the perfect opportunity to move into top spot.

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27dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R3: Line-ups, odds, analysis

After dour wet weather rugby last week, teams will be hoping for dry, quick surfaces in Round 3 as the Reds look to consolidate their place at the top of the table while the Brumbies aim to retake the lead.

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13dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R5: Line-ups, odds, analysis

The Reds' visit to Canberra headlines Round 5 of Super Rugby AU, with the competition's two form teams going head-to-head in a match that carries several key Wallabies battles.

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30dBrittany 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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Rebels, Reds draw after 'Super Time' fails to find a winner

The Rebels and Reds drew 18-18 in a scrappy Super Rugby AU contest played out in front of a small crowd at Brookvale Oval on Friday after the novelty of golden point extra time failed to separate the sides.

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37dSam 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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38dESPN Staff

Rebels to host Reds in Sydney for R2

The Melbourne Rebels have confirmed their Round 2 clash with the Queensland Reds will be played in Sydney at Brookvale Oval, following a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.

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Brumbies strike late to see off Rebels rally

Replacement Will Miller scored a 77th-minute try as the Brumbies held off a fast-finishing Melbourne Rebels to record a 31-23 victory in Super Rugby AU in Canberra on Saturday.

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44dSam Bruce

Rebels' plans, Super AU hit by QLD changes

Melbourne Rebels look set for an extended stay away from home after the Queensland Government handed down new restrictions for any of the state's football teams involved in a match with Melbourne-based opposition.

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47dSam 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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49dESPN Staff

Rebels to Canberra ahead of Super Rugby AU

The Rebels have confirmed they are preparing to move to Canberra well ahead of their Super Rugby AU opener against the Brumbies.

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55dESPN Staff with Reuters

Brumbies-Rebels merger talk resurfaces

Brumbies forwards coach Laurie Fisher says the two-time Super Rugby champions have no interest in merging with Melbourne Rebels, as mixed reports circulate about the long-term security of Australia's four professional franchises.

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56dSam 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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Wallabies' Ainsley to return to New Zealand

Melbourne Rebels prop Jermaine Ainsley has signed a two-year deal with the Highlanders that will see him return home from Australia and become ineligible for selection in Dave Rennie's Wallabies squad.

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62dESPN 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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Philip torn between Wallabies hopes, overseas offers

A sudden shortage of locks in Australian rugby has opened the door for Matt Philip to reclaim his Wallabies jersey but the Melbourne Rebels forward says the uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have left him with a difficult choice.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • REBEL7th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
  • REBEL10th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference