Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Rugby Australia has lodged an appeal against a one-match ban handed to Wallabies fullback Israel Folau arising from a contentious final Test with Ireland.
Australian Rugby's new chief executive Raelene Castle believes the country's Super Rugby franchises must improve as a matter of urgency.
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.
Australian and Indo-Pacific rugby chiefs are working to collaborate on a new league initiated by mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest.
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 will extend the use of blue cards issued to players suffering from signs of concussion to senior competitions.
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.
Three of Australia's Super Rugby franchises will conduct a meeting with the Australian Rugby Union to discuss the future of Australian rugby.
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.
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.
The anti-gay views of star player Israel Folau may be her biggest headache but they are far from the only problem facing Australian rugby chief.
Australia's Super Rugby players were handed a pay rise and squad sizes were expanded to up to 40 players as part of a new collective bargaining agreement.
The Australian Rugby Union says it has established a working group to assist in the development of the new Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship.
The Australian Rugby Union will face a state inquiry into their decision to axe the Western Force from Super Rugby.
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 was against the Australian Rugby Union when billionaire Andrew Forrest offered a multi-million dollar contribution to support the Force.
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.
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.
Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver says his organisation remains unmoved from its plan to remove a Super Rugby team.
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.
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