R18 Rebooted: Rebels, Tahs expose Australia's soft underbelly
The Waratahs can have some excuse for a limp final-round showing in Invercargill but the Rebels' thumping at the hands of the Chiefs is reflective of a wider concern for Australian rugby.
Lealiifano makes move to Japan
Brumbies gallop into Super Rugby finals
The Brumbies head into the Super Rugby finals on the back of their best winning streak in 12 years after dominating the Queensland Reds in foggy, freezing Canberra.
Last gasp try hands Sharks playoff place
Lukhanyo Am scored a last gasp try to hand the Sharks a dramatic 12-9 away victory against the Stormers on Saturday and a Super Rugby playoff place.
Bulls grab playoff spot as Lions go out
The Bulls overcame an early scare to overwhelm their neighbours the Lions at Loftus Versfeld and take the last Super Rugby playoff place.
Hurricanes storm home to down Blues
The Hurricanes will head into the Super Rugby playoffs brimming with confidence after overhauling a 19-point halftime deficit to grind down the Blues.
Rebels rue another lost season
Devastated Melbourne coach Dave Wessels says his team needs to harden up if they are to take the next step and play Super Rugby finals.
Rebels kiss playoffs goodbye after Chiefs' mauling
The Waikato Chiefs routed the Melbourne Rebels 59-8 to storm into the Super Rugby playoffs while ending the shell-shocked Australian team's season on Friday.
Waratahs to benefit from thrashing: Phipps
Departing halfback Nick Phipps has managed to unearth a positive from the Waratahs' wretched 49-12 loss to the Highlanders in Invercargill.
Highlanders smash woeful Waratahs to keep playoffs hopes alive
The Highlanders have thrashed a second-string Waratahs side 49-12 in Invercargill on Friday and keep their playoffs hopes alive in Super Rugby.
Jaguares pummel cellar-dweller Sunwolves
The Jaguares have secured a home semifinal after hammering the Sunwolves and solidifying their spot in the top two.
The Waratahs' 2018 season came to a crushing halt in Johannesburg. So how are they using that as fuel this year amid off-field commitments, the delayed return of their Wallabies and an eager generation-next? Sam Bruce investigates.
The careers of Will Genia and Quade Cooper have taken some interesting turns since their title-winning run at Queensland Reds. But they won't be resting on their laurels in Melbourne, the duo determined to secure some Rebels success and have fun doing it.
With 2018 drawing to a festive close, we take a look at Australia's major football codes and make some bold predictions about next year.
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best rugby video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.