Force axed 'before review process ended'

2017-11-16 09:00

A parliamentary inquiry said the ARU chose to axe Western Force from Super Rugby months before a review process was completed and a decision was announced.

Indo-Pacific league takes shape with ARU help

2017-09-13 07:15

Australian and Indo-Pacific rugby chiefs are working to collaborate on a new league initiated by mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest.

Force players mull joining rebel league

2017-09-06 07:42

Western Force players are facing a tough decision on whether to abandon the former Super Rugby team or remain and join a breakaway rebel league.

Australia to extend blue cards for concussion

2017-09-04 10:45

Australia will extend the use of blue cards issued to players suffering from signs of concussion to senior competitions.

Aussie star O'Connor looks to bright future

2017-08-25 13:11

James O'Connor knows the pitfalls of stardom only too well having gone from being the Wallaby golden boy to bad boy in a few years.

3 Super Rugby franchises to hold crisis talks with ARU

2017-08-18 13:46

Three of Australia's Super Rugby franchises will conduct a meeting with the Australian Rugby Union to discuss the future of Australian rugby.

Aussie boss quits as Force exit Super Rugby

2017-08-11 11:19

The Western Force have been dropped from next season's Super Rugby competition, prompting a shake-up in the national body as its CEO resigned.

ARU won't back down on axing Super Rugby team

2017-06-20 12:29

The ARU has endorsed the decision to scrap one of the country's Super Rugby teams and stuck with its embattled chief executive Bill Pulver.

ARU hits 'roadblocks' in Super Rugby cull

2017-05-29 13:45

Australia's rugby board has promised to honour players' contracts if their franchise is axed from Super Rugby.

Rebels refuse to be cut from Super Rugby

2017-05-19 15:38

The Melbourne Rebels have played another card in their efforts to preserve their Super Rugby status for 2018.


ARU set up working group for Indo-Pacific league

2017-09-15 12:28

The Australian Rugby Union says it has established a working group to assist in the development of the new Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship.

ARU face state inquiry over Force axing

2017-09-06 14:00

The Australian Rugby Union will face a state inquiry into their decision to axe the Western Force from Super Rugby.

Mining magnate plans rebel Indo-Pacific competition

2017-09-05 07:11

Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has announced plans for a rebel Indo-Pacific rugby competition after the Force lost a legal appeal against their axing.

Timing wrong for ARU-Forrest deal - Pulver

2017-08-29 11:42

Timing was against the Australian Rugby Union when billionaire Andrew Forrest offered a multi-million dollar contribution to support the Force.

Western Force saga: Court reserves decision, Perth locals protest

The future of the Western Force remains uncertain after a judge at the New South Wales Supreme Court reserved his decision on an appeal against the club's axing from Super Rugby. Watch.

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Force open legal fight against Super Rugby axe

2017-08-14 08:34

The Force opened their legal fight to remain a Super Rugby team as they requested an appeal against the decision to axe them and won an injunction against the ARU.

ARU to stick with 4-team Super Rugby plan - Pulver

2017-07-28 12:29

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver says his organisation remains unmoved from its plan to remove a Super Rugby team.

ARU chief offers to resign over Super Rugby impasse

2017-06-19 06:55

Australian Rugby Union chief Bill Pulver says he will resign immediately if an emergency general meeting this week calls for him to go, a report has said.

Oz to overhaul coaching system amid Super Rugby woes

2017-05-26 06:59

The ARU has unveiled plans for a national panel to oversee coaching development as it grapples with the fall-out of a demoralising Super Rugby season.

ARU defends Super Rugby cull handling

2017-05-18 07:27

Australia's beleaguered rugby chiefs insist they have not botched their efforts to reduce the country's Super Rugby presence.

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