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Rebels to pay Super W team in 2022

Melbourne players will be the first in the Super W rugby competition to be paid after the Rebels announced a push to make the women's program professional.

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No contact, but To'omua back at Rebels training

After already losing one Super Rugby captain to career-ending concussion symptoms, the Melbourne Rebels are taking an ultra-cautious approach with Matt To'omua.

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Melbourne to host 'Super Round' in new Pacific comp

Melbourne will play host to the inaugural "Super Round" in February after the draw for the new Super Rugby Pacific competition was confirmed on Monday afternoon.

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Wallaroos name 40-woman PONI squad

The Wallaroos have named a 40 strong Player of National Interest squad following the completion of Super W 2021 as they prepare for a rescheduled Test series with Samoa and next year's Rugby World Cup.

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175dSam Bruce

Power Rankings: The Highlanders' chilly challenge in Canberra

The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.

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174dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Round 5 line-ups

After four exciting rounds of trans-Tasman rugby it's come down to the pointy end of the season as we enter the final round and discover who'll play off in next week's final. Stay across all the team news, odds and match analysis here.

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Preview: Can the Highlanders spoil the Blues' Eden Park party?

We were always likely to get an all-New Zealand final for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, but perhaps the combatants are not what we expected. The Blues are favoured to end their long title drought, but one should never write off the Highlanders.

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181dSam Bruce

Brad Thorn laments loss of NRC: 'A tough one'

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has lamented the loss of the National Rugby Championship as a means of player development, suggesting it has affected the fortunes of Australia's teams in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

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181dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby nerd Reece Hodge the Wallabies' version of Mr Cricket

A self-confessed rugby nerd, Reece Hodge has spent hundreds, maybe thousands, of hours watching rugby. A passion and love that's grown since childhood, Hodge's the thirst for knowledge is fueling a desire to be the best rugby player he can possibly be.

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182dSam Bruce

Super Rugby TT Power Rankings: Focus squarely on Blues, Hurricanes

New Zealand's unbeaten streak was halted at 13, with the Reds at last getting Australian rugby on the board in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman. So who rose, who fell, and who kept their place? Read for every move the Power Rankings.

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Reds win but lament a missed opportunity

After 13 matches between Australian and New Zealand opposition in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition, the Queensland Reds finally ended Aussie teams' losing streak in their 40-34 win over the Waikato Chiefs.

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189dESPN staff

COVID forces Highlanders-Rebels venue switch

The Round 3 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman game between the Highlanders and Melbourne Rebels has been moved from Queenstown to Sydney after the New Zealand Government paused quarantine-free travel with Victoria.

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189dESPN Staff

Super W fixtures, location confirmed

A restructured Super W season has been announced with fixtures and locations confirmed after months of delays, with the tournament to be played across three weeks and three locations.

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COVID outbreak puts Highlanders-Rebels in limbo

Melbourne Rebels are relying on the Victorian-New Zealand travel bubble reopening by Saturday or a travel exemption to play their Super Rugby Trans-Tasman match against the Highlanders in Queenstown on Sunday.

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Australia kicks off bid to stage 2027 RWC

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says that hosting the 2027 World Cup would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

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196dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby TT Power Rankings: Blues rise as Reds fall

The opening round has been run and won, and there's been plenty of movement on the ladder after two close finishes and one blow out on Saturday. Read for every move the Power Rankings.

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RA boss retains full faith in Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Andy Marinos concedes there's a gulf in standard between Australian rugby and the might of New Zealand but remains "absolutely" confident the Wallabies will beat France in July's three-Test series.

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203dESPN Staff

Wallabies announce Cadbury as principal partner

Rugby Australia have unveiled a new principal partner for the first time in 30-years with chocolate giant Cadbury partnering with the Wallabies and Wallaroos until 2026.

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204dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings Round 1

Across the five weeks, ESPN will rank all 10 teams, from top to bottom, taking into account which teams are playing the best rugby, injuries, each team's recent opponents, and which teams are looking most like title contenders.