Will Harrison out for 12 months, knee injury, Angus Bell, Waratahs vs Crusaders, Wallabies, Australian rugby

Will Harrison’s worst fears have been realized, with the gun goal-kicker to spend up to 12 months on the guidelines. The 22-year-old utility back, who was included in the Wallabies’ squad in his debut season in 2020, will need a knee reconstruction. Harrison injured his knee during a covering tackle against the Chiefs on Friday … Read more

Super Rugby Queensland Reds’ horror run against NZ sides continues after blowing big lead against Hurricanes

A second-half capitulation has brought the undermanned Reds back down to earth after they squandered a 17-0 lead against the Hurricanes to extend their horror run against the New Zealand opposition. Taking to the field without James O’Connor and Jordan Petaia, the Reds were labeled the underdogs with inexperienced Lawson Creighton taking on the playmaking … Read more

Rugby Fijana Drua’s success shows where Super W can go from here

It was fast, furious, exciting and close to the perfect grand final spectacle to cap the best Super W season yet, with Fijiana Drua’s inclusion in the competition a resounding success after a captivating 32-26 win over the Waratahs. Entering the season as the league’s unknowns, Drua were quick to make an impression, smashing the … Read more

Rugby Drua win Super W title, cap perfect season

The Fijiana Drua have fought back to end the NSW Waratahs’ long reign of Super W dominance and cap an unbeaten debut season with an emotional title victory. The Drua scored six tries to four in Saturday’s grand final at AAMI Park but kicked only one conversion, with Vitalina Naikore’s third try seven minutes from … Read more

Super Rugby Waratahs show mettle despite Chiefs blowout

On a night where nothing seemed to go their way, the Waratahs showed plenty of mettle as they attempted to overcome two early cards, in a game where the end score failed to reflect the fight NSW showed in coming back late in the second and pushing their New Zealand opponents. Reduced to 13 players … Read more

Beauden Barrett to Captain Blues against Fijian Drua

Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has rung the changes to his run-on side for Saturday’s Super Rugby Pacific encounter against the Fijian Drua in Melbourne. There are nine alterations in all with All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett taking over the captaincy from first choice skipper Dalton Papalii, who has been rested. New half-back partner for … Read more

Super Rugby Pacific James O’Connor’s knee injury is a blow for the Reds’ Kiwi quest

Injury to James O’Connor has put a spanner in the Queensland Reds’ plans to take down their New Zealand rivals and threatens to derail the playmaker’s home Test campaign for a second-straight year. Last season’s domestic champions will begin the trans-Tasman component of the Super Rugby Pacific action at Melbourne’s Super Round against the Wellington-based … Read more

Super Rugby Pacific James O’Connor’s knee injury is a blow for the Reds’ Kiwi quest

Injury to James O’Connor has put a spanner in the Queensland Reds’ plans to take down their New Zealand rivals and threatens to derail the playmaker’s home Test campaign for a second-straight year. Last season’s domestic champions will begin the trans-Tasman component of Super Rugby Pacific action at Melbourne’s Super Round against the Wellington-based Hurricanes … Read more

Rugby Real or Not Aussie Super Rugby teams are better placed for trans-Tasman success this year

5:34 AM IST ESPN staff We’ve officially set a course for the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs, with six weeks of regular season left to play. Trans-Tasman play will at last recommence this weekend, and what better way to do it then with the inaugural Super Round, which will be staged at Melbourne’s AAMI Park from … Read more

Super Not So Super Rugby Pacific Positive signs for Australia but real test arrives now

It was an egg-cellent weekend of Easter Super Rugby action, with the Blues, Reds, Chiefs, Hurricanes and Waratahs all enjoying victories in Round 9. Following their heart-stopping win in Christchurch, the Blues now sit atop the ladder at 31 points, the Kiwis above the Brumbies because of for-and-against. The Reds are in third, one point … Read more