Long-time teammate Bernard Foley says Israel Folau has hurt the NSW Waratahs with his controversial Instagram post but isn't a bad guy.
The panel for Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing has been confirmed, with John West QC the chair.
We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!
All eyes will be on the Waratahs as they take to the field without Israel Folau for the first time since his controversial Instagram post, while round 10 is also highlighted by a New Zealand derby.
Veteran halfback Nick Phipps has praised rugby bosses for acting quickly over the Israel Folau furore, admitting its been a distraction for the NSW Waratahs at a crucial time.
Israel Folau says he will miss rugby but is prepared to walk away from the sport without a fight for the sake of his faith.
Israel Folau's use of social media is again set to land him in hot water after he took to Instagram and Twitter with anti-gay sentiments.
Super Rugby round 9 is highlighted by the Blues playing for their fifth consecutive win as they look firmly placed in the playoff race, while the Reds go on tour and the Sharks aim to solidify their place at the top of their conference.
NSW have won back-to-back Super W crowns with a thrilling 8-5 victory over arch-rivals Queensland in the 2019 title decider in Sydney.
Israel Folau's milestone night ended on a sour note as the Waratahs went down 32-29 to the Blues in a tense Super Rugby thriller in Auckland.
After last year's thrilling overtime Waratahs win, expect fireworks again this weekend as the Queensland Reds take a second crack at claiming a Super W title when they take on the reigning champion.
In an emotionally-charged match, the Crusaders return to Christchurch for the first time since a terror attack that killed 50 people. This week the side are determined to bring hope to the community, while, the Rebels are wary of a once quiet beast.
Super Rugby round 8 is highlighted by the Crusaders returning home for the first time since the Christchurch terror attacks to take on the Brumbies, in what is sure to be an emotional night.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
The erratic NSW Waratahs have identified a dip in work rate from last year as one reason for their inconsistent Super Rugby form.
The Waratahs have crashed back to earth with one of their most humiliating Super Rugby defeats.
The night has finally arrived. Quade Cooper returns to Suncorp Stadium with a point to prove to Brad Thorn while, in Wellington, the biggest All Blacks debate from 2018 again rears its head.
Super Rugby round 7 is highlighted by the Crusaders looking to bounce back from their shock loss in a New Zealand derby, while the Reds play host to the Rebels who return from their South Africa trip.
Israel Folau should be working for NASA. That was the tongue-in-cheek take from Scott Robertson after he watched the Waratahs fullback soar alongside Doug Howlett at the top of the all-time Super Rugby try-scoring chart.
Flyhalf Robert du Preez scored 18 points as the Sharks returned to winning ways following back-to-back defeats with victory over the Melbourne Rebels in Durban.
The Crusaders were emotionally wounded but the Waratahs' defence shined bright on a big night at the SCG, writes Sam Bruce.
The Waratahs have snapped the Crusaders' 19-game winning streak with a stirring 20-12 victory at the SCG.
Australian Super Rugby franchises have expressed concern that the sounding of the death knell on the Sunwolves could lead to less matches and a further downturn in interest in the game.
They're two of Australia's in-form players and Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani will face off at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, but can they be Wallabies midfield teammates? Meanwhile, an emotional night at the SCG awaits.
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- NSW12thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 40 Tries ScoredCRUS1st2240
- NSW6thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 121 Points DifferenceCRUS1st8121