Australian rugby finds itself in turbulent waters, with the recent removal of Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan, following the Eddie Jones debacle.
Eddie Jones has named his 33-man squad tasked with winning a third Rugby World Cup for Australia.
The ACT Brumbies’ Super Rugby Pacific season once again is over in heartbreaking fashion, beaten 19-6 in a tight semifinal by the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Now, we are down to two.
Eight entered. Four remain.
A burning desire to send off departing skipper Nic White in style is driving the Brumbies’ quest for Super Rugby Pacific history in Hamilton.
Eight teams. Three rounds. One goal.
Decision time in Super Rugby Pacific, whether the clubs are ready or not, finally is here.
Western Force hooker Folau Fainga’a deserves a gold medal for trash talk after launching a series of humorous taunts at his former Brumbies teammates leading into their Super Rugby Pacific clash in Perth.
Noah Lolesio sent a message to Wallabies coach Eddie Jones and five-eighth rival Carter Gordon, as he helped the Brumbies to a thrilling 33-26 Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Melbourne Rebels.
Think of the final month of the Super Rugby Pacific regular season like the run-up to final exams.
The Chiefs-Crusaders clash in front of a sold-out local crowd in Hamilton was a shot in the arm for Super Rugby this year.
The bye weeks are done. The contenders are clear. The stage is set.
When Fijian Drua coach Mick Byrne was asked by a reporter following his side’s Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Melbourne Rebels in Round 6 if he, prior to the season, would’ve taken three wins from six matches to start the year, the former Australian rules footballer chuckled a bit before answering.
Across nearly all the matches taking place this weekend in Round 8 of the Super Rugby Pacific season, there’s a common theme.