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Western Force add star Pumas duo to 2021 roster

Western Force have continued their recruitment drive ahead of next season, adding experienced Argentina duo Tomas Cubelli and Julian Montoya to their 2021 squad.

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Global Rapid Rugby 2021 canceled

The 2021 season for the franchise-based Global Rapid Rugby (GRR) competition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Wednesday.

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Western Force re-sign coach Tim Sampson

While the make-up of next year's Super Rugby competition is still to be determined, Western Force have announced a new contract for coach Tim Sampson.

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New Wallabies era begins, Rennie names squad

The new era of Wallabies' rugby has officially begun with incoming Wallabies coach Dave Rennie releasing his first squad ahead of this year's Bledisloe Test series and Rugby Championship.

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Eloff try ensures Rebels make Super Rugby AU playoffs

Cabous Eloff scored a last-minute try as the Rebels beat the Force 34-30 in their final regular season game of Super Rugby AU in Newcastle on Saturday to reach the playoffs for the first time.

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57dSam Bruce

Super AU R9: To'omua shows class as Wallabies competition hots up

Round 9 of Super Rugby AU confirmed a home final for the Brumbies while the Rebels kept their playoff dreams alive. For the Wallabies however, the weekend's fixtures showed Dave Rennie the different style of player he has to consider.

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63dSam Bruce

Super AU R8: What screen was the TMO watching?

Rugby has many laws that are difficult to understand, but the offside rule isn't one of them. So how then did the TMO get it so wrong in Canberra, particularly when he has the benefit of multiple replays?

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Reds crush Force to top Super table

James O'Connor and Tate McDermott produced a series of magical moments to lift the Queensland Reds to a record 57-5 bonus-point victory over the Western Force at Cbus Super Stadium.

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66dSam Bruce

'Content is king': Waratahs boss backs RA's Origin play

Rugby Australia hopes a State of Origin series might grab the attention of interested broadcasters and while there are concerns around whether it could dilute the existing Waratahs-Reds clashes, the concept has cautious support at NSW.

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70dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU proving it has entertainment to stand alone

Australian Super Rugby derbies have for many years been dreadfully dour affairs. But Super Rugby AU has broken the shackles of restraint and is rewarding long-suffering fans, giving Rugby Australia something to ponder amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Waratahs down Force for Super Rugby win

The NSW Waratahs have made a statement about their Super Rugby AU title intentions, taking down the Western Force 28-8 in their Friday night clash on the Gold Coast.

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Wallabies coach backs trans-Tasman concept

Rugby Australia is set to rebuff a proposal by its New Zealand counterpart for an eight-team competition featuring just two Australian teams. But Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is confident a solution will be brokered.

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78dSam Bruce

Wallabies: Four more games to force Dave Rennie's hand

If Dave Rennie was picking a Wallabies starting XV tomorrow, how many positions could he sort with one swift swipe of the pen? There is an argument to be made that all 15 spots are open, adding extra weight to the second half of Super Rugby AU.

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Brumbies beat Force to take control of Super Rugby AU

The ACT Brumbies seized control of Super Rugby AU with a clinical 24-0 win over the Western Force on Saturday for a third successive victory that propelled them to the top of the table.

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91dBrittany Mitchell

SR AU R4: Is the Super AU title the Brumbies' to lose?

With another week in the books, Aussie rugby fans were given a real look at who are the contenders and who are the pretenders after the Brumbies kept a clean sheet against the Force, while the Waratahs looked woeful against the Rebels.

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O'Connor drop-goal sees Reds hold off Force

Fly-half James O'Connor kicked a late drop-goal to secure the Queensland Reds a 31-24 win over Western Force at Lang Park on Friday in the Super Rugby AU competition.

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Former All Black Kahui signs with Force

Former World Cup-winning All Black Richard Kahui has made a surprise return to southern hemisphere rugby by signing with Western Force in Australia's domestic Super Rugby AU competition.

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105dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU R2: 'Super Time' not so super

Super Rugby AU Round 2 saw the first 'Super Time' take place, but instead of an exciting spectacle to determine a winner, the clock ticked away as scrums ate away the time and a kick-fest quickly turned fans away.

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109dSam Bruce

How the Sea of Blue helped keep rugby alive in WA

Heartbroken by the axing of the Western Force in 2017, the team's fans had every right to walk away from rugby altogether. But a small group instead decided to mobilise, and can now bask in the franchise's return to the national stage on Saturday.

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123dSam Bruce

Super Rugby AU: squad updates, form guides, analysis

A lot has happened in Australian rugby since Super Rugby was suspended on March 14. But after all the drama, we are now just a week away from the launch of Super Rugby AU. Your ultimate guide to the tournament is here.

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137dESPN Staff

Waratahs, Reds to kick-off Super Rugby AU

Rugby Australia have unveiled the full season draw for Super Rugby AU with long-standing rivals the Waratahs and Queensland Reds to open the season with the Western Force to wait till Round 2 for their long awaited return.

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152dESPN staff

Force back as part of Super Rugby AU

Western Force has officially signed on to join the four Australian Super Rugby teams in an Australia-based competition to be known as Super Rugby AU.