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Sports - Rugby Union

Cheika's schoolboy World Cup trial run

Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika has confirmed changes to his World Cup game plan and revealed they have already been simulated by schoolboy rugby teams.

All Black Smith suffers serious injury

Influential Highlanders and All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith will miss at least a month of Super Rugby after suffering an ankle injury.

Hegarty and Reds turn attention to Rebels

The Reds aren't resting on their laurels despite a convincing win over the Brumbies on Sunday afternoon. Flyhalf Bryce Hegarty and his side with full understanding of the importance of this weekend's Australian derby with the Rebels.

Waratahs rest Wallabies duo, Hunt to start

Coach Daryl Gibson has opted to give Bernard Foley and Adam Ashley-Cooper the night off when the NSW Waratahs host the Sunwolves in Super Rugby.

Wells hoping for Waratahs promotion

ADAM COLEMAN of the Force and MICHAEL WELLS of the Waratahs compete for the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

He was the NSW Waratahs' best forward in 2018 and now back-rower Michael Wells craves his first Super Rugby start of the year against the Sunwolves.

Improved defence key for in-form Waratahs

Australia's NED HANIGAN runs with the ball during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

An improvement in defence is paying off for NSW Waratahs with the team conceding markedly fewer tries than in the early stages of the last two years.

Reds youngster cited for Slipper punch

Queensland Reds forward Angus Scott-Young will face a Super Rugby judicial panel on Monday after being cited for punching ex-teammate James Slipper.

Brumbies hope for good news on Arnold

RORY ARNOLD of Australia looks on during the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.

The Brumbies will hope Rory Arnold bounces straight back from a shoulder injury that restricted him to just 12 minutes in Sunday's heavy loss to the Reds.

Thorn's Reds click in tight Aus Super race

An energised Queensland's win against the Brumbies has ensured just four points separate all four Australian Super Rugby franchises.

Hot Reds notch bonus point Brumbies win

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland have hit their straps with a 36-14 bonus point defeat of the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium on a steamy Sunday afternoon.

Rebels fall short against Super Sharks

DANE HAYLETT-PETTY of Rebels runs with the ball during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves and Rebels at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo, Japan.

Missing a swag of stars, Melbourne have fallen short against the Sharks in their Super Rugby match in Durban, losing 28-14.

Folau gives Waratahs Super Rugby lift-off

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies celebrates scoring a try during an International Test match at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Waratahs have snapped the Crusaders' record 19-match Super Rugby winning streak with a stirring 20-12 upset of the reigning champions.

NSW Waratahs stun Crusaders in Super Rugby

Coach SCOTT ROBERTSON looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session at Rugby Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.

NSW Waratahs have snapped the Crusaders' record 19-match Super Rugby winning streak with a stirring 20-12 upset of the reigning champions.

Brumbies aiming to roll Reds in Brisbane

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Brumbies are keen to take the points in the scrum contest when they play the Reds in Brisbane.

Deans backs Sunwolves for Rapid Rugby

Barbarians coach ROBBIE DEANS chats after the Killik Cup between Barbarians and South Africa ended in a draw at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Robbie Deans, the former Wallabies coach, believes joining the rebranded Global Rapid Rugby competition in 2021 was an obvious move for Japan-based Sunwolves.

Force beat world rugby XV in Perth opener

Western Force have defeated a World XV 26-16 in a pulsating opening match of the Global Rapid Rugby series at HBF Park.

Crusaders playing for all of Christchurch

Coach SCOTT ROBERTSON looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session at Rugby Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Super Rugby's defending champion Crusaders are pledging to produce a performance to make all of Christchurch proud against the NSW Waratahs on Saturday.

Sunwolves to be axed from Super Rugby

SANZAAR has announced the Tokyo-based Sunwolves, who play in the Australian Super Rugby conference, will be cut from the competition in 2021.

Tahs to bring Test intensity vs Crusaders

The NSW Waratahs know anything less than a complete performance will not be enough to stop the rampant Crusaders in Saturday's Super Rugby clash.

Rebels look to Ruru for Super Sharks bite

MICHAEL RURU passes the ball during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne have full confidence in halfback Michael Ruru, who gets his first start of the Super Rugby season with regular No.9 Will Genia rested.

Reds shuffle pack for Brumbies Super clash

Bryce Hegarty returns and Tate McDermott has earned a promotion at scrumhalf among five changes to Queensland's starting side to play the Brumbies.

Rebels lose stars for Sharks Super clash

Melbourne are missing many of their stars for their Super Rugby clash with the Sharks, denting their hopes of notching a historic win in South Africa.

Crusaders want patience over name change

Crusaders coaches and players say the debate around their team's name should wait until emotions have cooled following the Christchurch terror attack.

Brumby cuts fried chicken, gets fit

Cutting down on fried food has worked wonders for Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli, who is in career-best shape at the Super Rugby franchise.

Emotional Crusaders set to face Waratahs

Captain Sam Whitelock will ensure his Crusaders players are emotionally ready to face the Waratahs after the Christchurch terror attack.

Australian concerns over Sunwolves' demise

The mooted axing of the Sunwolves from Super Rugby has sparked concerns from the NSW Waratahs that they'll play less games.

Waratahs bracing for Crusaders backlash

NICK PHIPPS of Australia dives over for a try during the rugby union international match between Japan and Australia Wallabies at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Wallabies regular Nick Phipps will make his first starting appearance of the season but Karmichael Hunt returns via the bench for the NSW Waratahs.

Lucas feeling at home in Reds' Rugby No.10

ISAAC LUCAS of Reds is tackled during the Super Rugby match between Sunwolves and Reds at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo, Japan.

Incumbent Reds' No.10 Isaac Lucas isn't planning on relinquishing his spot after the 20-year-old forced his way into Brad Thorn's starting side.

Sunwolves facing Super Rugby axe: reports

The Tokyo-based Sunwolves are reportedly facing the cut from Super Rugby after just three years in the competition.

Waratahs to play on repaired SCG surface

The SCG surface has been found to meet Super Rugby standards, allowing the NSW Waratahs to play the Crusaders at the venue on Saturday.

NZ Govt backs Crusaders name change talks

Discussions around the Super Rugby champion Crusaders changing their name in the wake of Christchurch's terror attack has New Zealand government support.

Reds queuing for clash with Brumbies

SCOTT HIGGINBOTHAM runs with the ball during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Visy Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Scott Higginbotham forecasts some tough selection decisions for coach Brad Thorn after the Reds' comeback win in Japan breathed life into their campaign.

Brumbies deal with injuries in Super Rugby

DAVID POCOCK of the Brumbies runs onto the field before the round seven Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

David Pocock and Allan Alaalatoa are likely to miss the Brumbies' next Super Rugby derby with the Reds, but fellow Wallaby Scott Sio could play.

Polota-Nau's spell with NSW rugby over

TATAFU POLOTA-NAU of Leicester runs with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers at TS in London, England.

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been called back by English club Leicester after two Super Rugby matches for the NSW Waratahs .

Wallabies to play Samoa before World Cup

Australia will play a Test against 17th-ranked Samoa in Sydney in September in their final hit-out before the Rugby World Cup later that month.

Tahs to target tighter Super ball control

Assistant coach Chris Whittaker says the NSW Waratahs can't afford a Super Rugby repeat of their poor ball control when they host the unbeaten Crusaders.

Rebels' fail keeps Brumbies and Tahs close

Melbourne's spectacular collapse in Johannesburg to lose to the Lions has kept the Brumbies and Waratahs well in touch in the Super Rugby standings.

Careless Rebels blow big lead as Lions win

An ill-disciplined Melbourne Rebels have given up a 28-point lead to lose to the Lions after the siren in their Super Rugby match in Johannesburg.

Thorn wants SANZAAR to keep Sunwolves

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn says he'd be disappointed and sad if Japanese franchise the Sunwolves are booted out of Super Rugby.

Thorn praises Reds after Super Rugby win

BRANDON PAENGA-AMOSA of the Rams celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the NRC match between the Sydney Rays and the Western Sydney Rams at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Brad Thorn is hopeful Queensland's come-from-behind 34-31 win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo is a springboard for the struggling Reds.

Crusaders vs Highlanders game cancelled

The scheduled Super Rugby clash between the Highlanders and Crusaders in Dunedin has been cancelled after Friday's Christchurch terror attacks.

Brumbies hooker firms for Wallabies spot

By doing something no other Brumbies player had done for 15 years, Folau Fainga'a could have sealed his place as Wallabies hooker for the World Cup.

Brumbies take down Waratahs in Super clash

The Brumbies have got their Super Rugby season back on track with an upset 19-13 victory over the NSW Waratahs at GIO Stadium.

Reds must help rookie Lucas in Super game

TANIELA TUPOU of Australia attends an Australia press conference ahead of the international match between Scotland and Australia in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Queensland Reds captain Samu Kerevi says Isaac Lucas needs his teammates' support to shine at No.10 in the Super Rugby clash in Japan.

Rugby Australia backs global championship

Newly appointed Rugby Australia Chief Executive Officer RAELENE CASTLE poses during a press conference at the Rugby Australia Building in Sydney, Australia.

World Rugby's proposed global championship has won cautious support from Rugby Australia and its Sanzaar allies.

Lions on guard for beefed-up Super Rebels

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force reacting prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Lions are expecting Melbourne to use their height and weight advantage to dominate as the Rebels looks for their first Super Rugby win in South Africa.

All Black Whitelock signs French club deal

French club Pau have secured the services of hard-tackling All Blacks No.8 Luke Whitelock on a three-season deal.

Hodge returns to Rebels starting side

REECE HODGE of Australia looks for a pass during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Wallabies back Reece Hodge is back in Melbourne's Super Rugby starting side, replacing Marika Koroibete on the wing, as the Rebels look to use his big boot.

Sunwolves name Mafi for Reds' Super game

AMANAKI MAFI of the Rebels is tackled during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Waratahs at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Former Melbourne Rebel Amanaki Mafi will make his Super Rugby return for the Sunwolves against the Queensland Reds in Tokyo.

Hegarty, Test duo to miss Reds' Super game

TANIELA TUPOU poses for a headshot during the Australian Wallabies Player Camp at the AIS in Canberra, Australia.

Bryce Hegarty has been ruled out of the Queensland Reds' game against the Sunwolves while Wallabies pair Taniela Tupou and Izack Rodda have been rested.

Brumbies' Super form mental: Lealiifano

CHRISTIAN LEALIIFANO of the Brumbies kicks during the Brumbies and Chiefs Super Rugby match at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

The Brumbies will look to get their Super Rugby season back on track without David Pocock and Allan Alaalatoa against the Karmichael Hunt-less NSW Waratahs.

Nick Cummins to play against Western Force

NICK CUMMINS of Australia competes during the Hong Kong Sevens match between Australia and Argentina at Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong.

The Western Force will come up against a familiar face when they take on a World XV side in Perth on March 22.

Hunt ruled out of Waratahs' Super derby

KARMICHAEL HUNT of the Wallabies is tackled during the match between the Australian Wallabies and the Barbarians at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Dual international Karmichael Hunt has been ruled out of the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby showdown with the Brumbies with a hamstring injury.

Women's 7s ramps up ahead of Tokyo tilt

Head Coach JOHN MANENTI speaks to the media in Sydney, Australia.

The women's rugby sevens world series will expand from six to eight legs ahead of Tokyo's Olympics, while Rugby Australia will also invest on home soil.

Brumbies rule out stars for Super derby

DAVID POCOCK catches the ball during an Australia training session at Harrow School in London, England.

The Brumbies will be without two of their best players for Friday night's Super Rugby Australian derby against the NSW Waratahs.

Unsung winger says he belongs in Waratahs

ALEX NEWSOME of the Waratahs is tackled by the Reds defence during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Reds at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made on change to his XV for the Super Rugby derby against the Brumbies with winger Alex Newsome to replace Curtis Rona.

Reds focused ahead Sunwolves Super clash

The winless Queensland Reds will arrive in Japan with plenty of motivation for their Super Rugby clash against the Sunwolves.

Stars in doubt for Brumbies' Super game

DAVID POCOCK of the Brumbies runs onto the field before the round seven Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

The Brumbies' task of defeating Super Rugby arch-rivals the NSW Waratahs is set to get tougher with stars David Pocock and Allan Alaalatoa in doubt to play.

All Blacks great Carter nearing retirement

DAN CARTER of Kolebco Steelers is seen during the Top League tournament final between Kobelco Steelers and Suntory Sungoliath at Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground in Tokyo, Japan.

The exalted rugby career of Dan Carter is nearing its conclusion after the former All Black failed a medical to return to French club Racing 92.

Tahs plan to beat Super bash with footwork

WILL MILLER of the Waratahs looks to pass the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Blues at Lottoland in Sydney, Australia.

NSW Waratahs are working on plans to counter the Brumbies powerful rolling maul and intend using their footwork to avoid being bashed by bigger packs.

Australia win rugby 7s Challenge Trophy

JOHN PORCH of Australia runs the ball during the Rugby Sevens match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Australia have finished ninth at the Vancouver leg of the men's world rugby sevens after a win over Canada in the Challenge Trophy final.

Reds facing big early season Super game

The battling Queensland Reds are already looking at a must-win game after just four rounds of the Super Rugby season.

Australia fail to make Cup sevens quarters

Australia have been thumped by New Zealand in their final pool game at the Vancouver leg of the men's world rugby sevens to miss out on the cup quarter-finals.

Crumbling SCG surface mars Waratahs win

ISRAEL FOLAU of the Wallabies takes on the defence during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The SCG Trust is scrambling to get the famous venue up to scratch after it couldn't handle the Super Rugby derby between the Waratahs and Reds.

Waratahs down Reds in dour Super Rugby

The NSW Waratahs have beaten the Queensland Reds 28-17 in the key Australian conference derby at the SCG.

Rebels' Cooper to earn Test squad recall

QUADE COOPER of the Reds runs with the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Queensland Reds at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Rebels playmaker Quade Cooper is set to be included in a Wallabies training squad after helping his Super Rugby side to an unbeaten start.

Genia warns Rebels over penalty count

WILL GENIA of the Wallabies passes the ball during an International Test match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

In-form Melbourne Rebels halfback Will Genia is warning his side that their discipline needs to improve or they will run into trouble on the Highveld.

Ten, Fox to show Rugby World Cup

Network 10 and Fox Sports have announced that they have secured broadcast and streaming rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Rebels notch tight Super win over Brumbies

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Melbourne remain unbeaten after three games of the Super Rugby season, overcoming an ugly first half to beat the Brumbies 29-26 in their AAMI Park clash.

Waratahs ready to up the ante against Reds

MICHAEL HOOPER of Australia passes the ball during the Australia Captain's Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The NSW Waratahs know they must shift up a gear to keep their winning streak going over the Queensland Reds in Saturday night's Super Rugby derby.

Refocused Reds seeks Super W derby revenge

Queensland's Super W side are keen to get back on the park after a week in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Kerevi calls on calm heads to snap streak

SAMU KEREVI of Australia warms up prior to the Quilter International match between England and Australia in London, United Kingdom.

Samu Kerevi hopes Bryce Hegarty's move into five-eighth will rid Queensland of the frantic football that sometimes creeps into their game.

Hooper shocked by Wallabies fixing probe

MICHAEL HOOPER of Australia looks on during the Australia Captain's Run at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rugby Australia has denied a report claiming the organisation launched a match-fixing probe after the Wallabies lost a Test in suspicious circumstances.

Aussie men's 7s chances get rugby Rocket

Former Queensland winger and one-time Wallabies flyer Rod Davies has been parachuted into Australia's men's sevens squad to play this weekend in Canada.

Rebels Coleman ready to rip in to Brumbies

ADAM COLEMAN of the Force and MICHAEL WELLS of the Waratahs compete for the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne lock Adam Coleman says he's excited to start against the Brumbies after missing their Super Rugby round one game through injury.

Thorn benches Stewart for NSW derby

Five-eighth Hamish Stewart has been benched for Queensland's clash with the Waratahs at the SCG on Saturday, with former Tah Bryce Hegarty to pull the strings.

Waratah Folau OK to wing it in Super Rugby

KURTLEY BEALE of the Wallabies in action during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale gets a rare start at fullback for the NSW Waratahs' Super Rugby derby with the Queensland Reds at the SCG.

Brumbies make three changes to play Rebels

DAN MCKELLAR of the Brumbies before the Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar says multiple changes to the team for the second week in a row are necessary ahead of their Super Rugby clash with the Rebels.

Karmichael Hunt pumped to face former Reds

KARMICHAEL HUNT of the Wallabies is tackled during the match between the Australian Wallabies and the Barbarians at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Queensland Reds discard Karmichael Hunt says he can't wait to take on his old teammates when he lines up for the NSW Waratahs in Saturday's Super Rugby derby.

All Blacks captain Read leaving NZ rugby

KIERAN READ of the All Blacks is tackled during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

All Blacks skipper Kieran Read has confirmed he will leave New Zealand to play club rugby in Japan after this year's World Cup.

Coleman returns to Rebels' Super line-up

ADAM COLEMAN of the Force and MICHAEL WELLS of the Waratahs compete for the ball in the lineout during the Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Wallabies lock Adam Coleman is back in Melbourne's starting side for their second Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies in a month.

Queensland to miss suspended biter Patu

Suspended Australia women's rugby captain Liz Patu will be tough to replace in this weekend's crucial Super W game against NSW in Sydney.

Rebels out to ram home Super advantage

Melbourne want to ram home their Super Rugby advantage over the Brumbies when the teams meet for the second time in a month, on Friday night at AAMI Park.

Family pride driving Reds' Scott-Young

Queensland will seek to halt a run of nine straight losses to Super Rugby rivals New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Brumbies out to turn tables on Rebels

If the Brumbies are serious about claiming Super Rugby's Australian conference, surprising the Melbourne Rebels on Friday is a must.

Polota-Nau keen to grab Tahs opportunity

TATAFU POLOTA-NAU of Leicester runs with the ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers at TS in London, England.

Wallabies front-row stalwart Tatafu Polota-Nau will use his short-term stint with the NSW Waratahs to try and press his World Cup claims.

Ex-Rebel Mafi in Japan World Cup squad

AMANAKI MAFI of the Rebels in action during the Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Rebels at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Former Melbourne Rebel Amanaki Mafi has been named in Japan's Rugby World Cup squad despite an assault charge pending from his time with the Super Rugby club.

Polota-Nau back with Tahs on Super loan

TATAFU POLOTA-NAU of Australia receives a pass during a training session at the Lensbury Hotel in London, England.

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau could turn out for NSW against the Reds in their Super Rugby clash on Saturday after returning from the UK on a loan deal.

Wallaroos captain gets ban for biting

Australian women's rugby captain Liz Patu has been suspended for six weeks after pleading guilty to biting Wallaroos teammate Rebecca Clough in a Super W game.

South African lock signs with Hurricanes

SAM LOUSI of Wellington breaks away to score a try during the Mitre 10 Cup Championship Final match between Wellington and Bay of Plenty at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

South African Andries Ferreira has replaced the injured Hurricanes lock Sam Lousi for the rest of their Super Rugby campaign.

England ends Aussie crack at Las Vegas 7s

A second successive defeat in Las Vegas has consigned Australia to seventh equal in the latest round of the rugby sevens world series.

Reality check for Australian Super teams

MICHAEL CHEIKA speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The Brumbies and Queensland Reds were well beaten as New Zealand's strongest teams bit back in week three of Super Rugby.

Australia fall to Samoa in Vegas sevens

JOHN PORCH of Australia runs the ball during the Rugby Sevens match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Australia won't be contesting the semi-finals of the men's world rugby sevens leg in Las Vegas after they were beaten by Samoa in their last-eight clash.

Reds' Petaia rubbed out for Super season

Coach BRAD THORN of the Reds watches on during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland centre Jordan Petaia will miss be out for at least four months with a Lisfranc ligament tear, ruling him out of the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Crusaders too strong for Reds in Brisbane

Coach SCOTT ROBERTSON of the Crusaders looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Crusaders have got the better of the Reds in Brisbane, winning 22-12 to secure their 18th consecutive Super Rugby victory.

Australia ease into Vegas sevens quarters

JOHN PORCH of Australia runs the ball during the Rugby Sevens match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Australia have won both of their opening day pool games at the men's world rugby sevens leg in Las Vegas.

Wessels lauds Rebels' Super effort

Head Coach DAVE WESSELS of the Force looks on prior to the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Force at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Melbourne coach Dave Wessels said a bad moment turned into the best moment in the Rebels' Super Rugby win over the Highlanders.

Out-muscled Brumbies lick their wounds

DAN MCKELLAR, head coach of the Brumbies, looks on ahead of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Brumbies at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Coach Dan McKellar concedes his team were distinctly second best at the collision in their 43-13 hammering from the Hurricanes.

Rebels hold off Highlanders in Super Rugby

QUADE COOPER of the Reds runs with the ball during the Super Rugby match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Queensland Reds at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne have held off the fast-finishing Highlanders for a 24-19 win in their Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park, with Quade Cooper setting up two tries.

Hurricanes thrash Brumbies in Super Rugby

NGANI LAUMAPE of the Hurricanes scores a try during the Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Hurricanes at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The Brumbies have failed to contain the rampant Hurricanes, brought back to earth with a 43-13 loss in Palmerston North.

Western Force to face Robbie Deans again

The Western Force will face an invitational World XV rugby side to kick off their 10-match 2019 campaign.

Schedule clash for Fotuaika brothers

Fotuaika brothers Moeaki and Feao will both be in action, for the Gold Coast Titans and Reds respectively, at the same time on Saturday night in Queensland.

Centres of attention to clash at Suncorp

Coach SCOTT ROBERTSON looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session at Rugby Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A confident Queensland hope to end the Crusaders' 17-game Super Rugby winning streak when they meet in Brisbane on Saturday night.