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.
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.
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.
The fate of planned mid-year rugby union internationals will be decided this month, but the indications are they will be called off.
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.
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.
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.
The Rugby Union Players' Association (RUPA) are concerned about a vacuum of information from Rugby Australia over their financial position.
Rugby Australia has shelved plans for a revised domestic Super Rugby competition after the Federal Government moved to tighten restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supercars chairman Peter Wiggs, Virgin Blue co-founder Brett Godfrey and former Wallaby Daniel Herbert will fill Rugby Australia board vacancies.
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.
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.
Former Australia centre Anthony Fainga'a has agreed to donate his brain to medical research on the effects of concussion once he dies.
Springboks and Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am has lived a fairytale over the past six months, starting with the World Cup title, and his form in Super Rugby is not letting the side down.
Coach Dan McKellar has the Brumbies humming just over two years into his Super Rugby head coaching career but he admits when the Wallabies call, you answer.
The Stormers' unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season came to a limp end as they slumped to a 33-14 home defeat at the hands of the Blues in a scrappy game at Newlands.
- AUS2ndTries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st911
- AUS2ndPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st951