The Reds and Rebels have both endured tough preparations ahead of Round 6: can the Aussie franchises rise above the complications? Meanwhile, two of the world's best halfbacks go head-to-head at the Cake Tin.
The Jekyll and Hyde Waratahs were back at Allianz Stadium on Sunday with coach Daryl Gibson's decision to shift Israel Folau to the wing a masterstroke against the Rebels.
The Brad Thorn effect has taken hold at the Reds, a third straight win built on yet another gritty defensive performance. Meanwhile, the unbeaten Highlanders and a young Stormers fly-half also make the headlines in Round 5.
Israel Folau has been shifted to the wing and halfback Mitch Short will make his run-on debut for the NSW Waratahs while, in Canberra, Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has grown weary of his struggling squad.
One of Super Rugby's fiercest rivalries highlights Round 5 as the Highlanders and Crusaders prepare to write another chapter in the South Island show-stopper. Meanwhile, Daryl Gibson is all anyone wants to talk about in Sydney.
A return to Canberra has sparked the Brumbies into winning their second Super Rugby game of the year against the Sharks.
Friday's Australian derby produced a quality battle between two impressive No. 8s but the result is nothing more than short-term agony for Michael Cheika. The Blues and South African youngsters also wrote themselves into the Round 4 headlines.
The Melbourne Rebels have maintained the rage at the top of the Australian Super Rugby standings with a hard-fought 33-10 win over the Brumbies at AAMI Park.
Wallabies star David Pocock is on track for a Super Rugby comeback in the Brumbies' Australian derby against NSW Waratahs on March 31.
Super Rugby Round 4 is headlined by the huge Kiwi derby between competitions favourites the Hurricanes and Crusaders. Meanwhile in Brisbane, Taniel Tupou's World Cup credentials get another test against the Bulls.
Flanker Tom Cusack says the Brumbies have the best scrum in Super Rugby's Australian conference in the wake of a disappointing defeat to Queensland Reds.
They couldn't score a try and copped another yellow card but the Queensland Reds have broken through for an 18-10 Super Rugby upset win over the Brumbies.
Several past and present Wallaby stars are playing cupid for their unlucky-in-love former teammate Drew Mitchell, using their Twitter accounts to call for the wing to be the next star of "Bachelor Australia".
Super Rugby Round 3 begins with derbies across New Zealand and Australia, the second of which offers the first glimpse of veteran Christian Leali'ifano on home soil. Are the Wallabies' woes at No.10 about to ease?
Super Rugby Round 2 got off to a flyer with the Blues and Highlanders providing the standout game of the weekend, while the high tackle law has us questioning whether they'll will be refereed consistently. These are the stories of Round 2.
The Waratahs escaped with a last-gasp win over the Stormers, but their performance on the whole was equal parts sublime and ridiculous.
The Brumbies' new Super Rugby era under coach Dan McKellar has survived a testing start in Tokyo against the Sunwolves.
The Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby teams take the field for the first time after the competition kicked off last week. We tell you what to watch for in Round 2.
Will Genia, Kurtley Beale and David Pocock headline the big-name Super Rugby recruits for the Australian conference, but who else is poised to make an impact? Check out all the ins and outs here!
In the inaugural season of the SuperW teams from the Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Brumbies, Western Force and Melbourne Rebels will take to the field in a six-week competition.
The NSW Waratahs have come within seconds of ending Australia's losing streak to New Zealand Super Rugby teams.
NSW Waratahs and ACT Brumbies have both made strong starts to their Brisbane Global Rugby Tens campaigns.
Australian rugby needed a bright start to 2018, and the game received just that as the men's and women's sevens teams recorded a clean sweep at the Sydney Sevens. The country's four Super Rugby franchises must now maintain the momentum.
Returning Brumbies flanker David Pocock will be absent from the opening weeks of Super Rugby after he underwent knee surgery over the weekend.
Australian Super Rugby players will receive about a 10 per cent pay rise despite waning interest in the game and uncertainty over the competition.
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- BRUMB14thTRIES SCORED 1st Lions : 29 Tries ScoredLIONS1st1129
- BRUMB10thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Melbourne Rebels : 45 Points DifferenceREBEL1st-1745