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A big win for Australia amid Super Rugby crisis

Australia and New Zealand are big winners from the new global calendar.

If there was a week the Australian Rugby Union needed some good news – some non-fake news, even – it was this week. It came late but it came nevertheless, and it has the potential to make a big impact to rugby's bottom line in Australia.

Hooper to play 100th Super Rugby match against former club

Milestone: Waratahs captain Michael Hooper will bring up his ton against the Brumbies.

Michael Hooper never even dreamed of playing professional rugby as a child, but on Saturday the Waratahs captain will become the youngest player in Super Rugby history to play 100 matches when he lines up against his former club at Allianz Stadium.