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Breakthrough in fractious Aussie rugby talks

There has been a breakthrough in stalled talks between Rugby Australia and players regarding the COVID-19 shutdown as speculation swirls about the future of Raelene Castle.

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1dAAP

Wallaby Haylett-Petty irked as virus pay cut talks lag

Melbourne Rebels captain Dane Haylett-Petty has pointed to a rival code for their handling of the coronavirus-enforced cost cutting as talks between players and Rugby Australia (RA) go in circles.

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2dESPN staff

RUPA again slams RA amid rugby wage standoff

The standoff between Rugby Australia and the Rugby Union Players Association is getting uglier, with the players' union revealing they are still yet to receive an overview of the governing body's financial position.

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World Rugby delays decision on July Tests

The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.

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3dSam Bruce

Resetting rugby: The options at home and abroad

The coronavirus pandemic has brought rugby to a screeching halt all over the globe. But administrators must not waste the unplanned opportunity to take stock, both in their own backyards and in conjunction with one another.

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9dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

The Wallabies trial to replace the July Test window

It looks increasingly likely that the July Test series won't go ahead. Rugby Australia is desperate for some sort of content through the middle of the year, so why not stage a Wallabies trial series ... with a twist.

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6dSam Bruce

Rugby Australia announces $9.4 million deficit for 2019

Rugby Australia has three months of cash reserves to sustain the game amid the coronavirus pandemic but anything beyond that period remains unknown as the code fights to stave off insolvency.

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7dAAP

RUPA slams RA for lack of information

The Rugby Union Players' Association (RUPA) are concerned about a vacuum of information from Rugby Australia over their financial position.

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13dESPN staff

RA hits pause on revised domestic Super comp

Rugby Australia has shelved plans for a revised domestic Super Rugby competition after the Federal Government moved to tighten restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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16dSam Bruce

Grassroots rugby clubs defiant in the face of coronavirus

Rugby Australia has suspended all non-professional rugby activity until at least May 2. But rather than curse that decision, Australia's grassroots clubs are defiant in the face of the crisis, and united in their support of Raelene Castle.

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19dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Dave Rennie's Wallabies: Two ways to select his first squad

Dave Rennie has more playing options than you might think, and a decision to make on whether he opts for immediate overhaul or more gradual change. We've helped him out with either path using the 10-5 split.

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19dAAP

Rugby Australia postpones media rights process

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says ongoing government restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus could put extreme financial pressure on her organisation and they have suspended their media rights process.

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19dSam Bruce

Aussie comp a reality if Super Rugby proves untenable

If a resumption of Super Rugby proves too difficult due to ongoing border restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has confirmed a domestic tournament could run in its place.

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20dSam Bruce

R7 review: Crusaders greats agree, Reds young gun is 'special'

The Super Rugby suspension looks to have come at exactly the wrong time for Queensland Reds. But there is plenty to like in these young Reds, so much so that even the master Crusaders coach is impressed. Full Round 7 review.

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24dAAP

Slipper boosts Wallabies and Brumbies deal

Veteran Wallabies prop James Slipper has re-signed for two more seasons with Rugby Australia and the Brumbies, still wanting to show his gratitude to the Super Rugby side for reviving his career.

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25dSam Bruce

Milestone man Beale has 'more to give' Aussie rugby

Kurtley Beale was this week rated the fourth best fullback option for Wallabies coach Dave Rennie. But as the veteran back prepares to equal a Waratahs record, he is adamant he is anything but a spent force.

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25dAAP

Force all set for Global Rapid Rugby debut

The Western Force and their loyal Sea of Blue fanbase will be ready to unleash this Saturday when Global Rapid Rugby gets underway in Perth.

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26dSam Bruce

Hooper: Waratahs missing breakdown trick

Waratahs veteran Michael Hooper says his side are missing a breakdown "trick" and need to adapt to referee interpretations to get better reward at the tackle.

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27dAAP

Former Wallaby joins RA board

Supercars chairman Peter Wiggs, Virgin Blue co-founder Brett Godfrey and former Wallaby Daniel Herbert will fill Rugby Australia board vacancies.

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27dSam Bruce

Super Rugby rebooted: Reds' Wilson stars on crazy old weekend

Well that was one crazy old weekend of Super Rugby. From the Reds' goal-kicking frustrations, to the Hurricanes' card chaos and the laughable jersey clash in Pretoria, Round 6 wasn't short on talking points.

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29dSam Bruce

Warren Gatland's advice for Australian rugby

The doom and gloom is unjustified. That was Warren Gatland's summation of Australian rugby despite his Chiefs doing a number on the Waratahs, the coach also full of praise for rookie Will Harrison.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • AUS2nd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    9
    11
  • AUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    9
    51