SANZAR

Saturday Serve

SANZAR can't stop us singing our anthems

Chris Wilson SANZAR will not allow national anthems on Anzac Day, but who is to stop fans singing?

Union

SANZAR block national anthems at Brumbies' Anzac Day match

Nic White and Scott Fardy wearing the Brumbies' Anzac jersey.

Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne SANZAR have put a massive dampener on the ACT Brumbies' Anzac Day commemoration by banning the Australian and New Zealand national anthems before the grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs at...

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Union

ACT Brumbies finalise Anzac Day submission to SANZAR

The Brumbies celebrate a try against the Reds.

David Polkinghorne Should the nation's capital have its own Anzac Day footy clash?

Rugby

Cheika confirms SANZAR investigation as Waratahs hit by injuries

Under investigation: Waratahs coach Michael Cheika.

Georgina Robinson NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has confirmed he had been contacted by SANZAR and notified of the complaint against him by South African broadcaster Super Sport.

Why Australia may be the saviour of SANZAR

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Marc Hinton With the southern hemisphere alliance facing increased pressure to gain a bigger slice of the broadcasting pie, it's worth asking what Australian rugby brings to the table.

Rugby

SANZAR's insistence on local referees is skewing results

Fairfax Media writer

Spiro Zavos SANZAR refuses to acknowledge that the heart of the refereeing problem in Super Rugby lies in the decision in 2009 to ditch the neutral refereeing system and bring in local referees.

Rugby

SANZAR takes eyes off the ball in global Super Rugby push

Spiro Zavos The quest for an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2016 involves a weird combination of Waiting For Godot and herding cats.

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Rugby

Forget threats of a split, SANZAR helps everyone

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Paul Cully It is not often that Richie McCaw is trampled as he was by Irish prop Cian Healy in the All Blacks’ 24-22 win against Ireland in Dublin on Sunday.

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Henry in hot water with SANZAR

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SANZAR has brought a misconduct complaint against Blues assistant coach Graham Henry following his provocative criticism of Super Rugby match officials.

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SANZAR call on refs likely to hit home

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Spiro Zavos On Monday SANZAR announced, in a travesty of an even-playing-field policy, the match officials for the Bulls-Brumbies Super Rugby semi-final.

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Rugby

SANZAR considering splitting Super Rugby in 2016

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Georgina Robinson Australia and New Zealand would form their own Australasian rugby competition under an alternative to Super Rugby being considered for 2016 and beyond.

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SANZAR won't punish Ioane, Cooper over suggested Horne suspension

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Ben Horne Queensland duo Quade Cooper and Digby Ioane have no case to answer after tweeting their suggested suspensions for NSW counterpart Rob Horne.

ACT robbed: SANZAR

Wynand Olivier tackled by Christian Lealiifano and Pat McCabe during the Super Rugby Round 9 match between Vodacom Bulls and Brumbies from Loftus Versfeld on April 21, 2012 in  South Africa.

Crystal Ja SANZAR officials have all but accepted responsibility for a farcical refereeing blunder that cost the ACT Brumbies victory in Sunday's 36-34 Super Rugby defeat to the Bulls, labelling CJ Stander's...

SANZAR reserves judgment on Byrnes' ban

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The Melbourne Rebels face an anxious wait for the outcome of Adam Byrnes' appeal against his 10-week Super Rugby ban, with the SANZAR appeals committee reserving its decision.

SANZAR seeks security report from Bulls on bottle-throwing incident

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Greg Growden SANZAR have contacted Bulls officials demanding improvements in ground security after All Blacks hooker and Blues skipper Keven Mealamu was hit by a bottle during the team's win at Loftus Versfeld in...

Judiciary bungling could soon be history with SANZAR revamp

Greg Growden.

Greg Growden Every Super Rugby team has its SANZAR judicial atrocity story. Past Waratahs officials still talk about when one of their star players escaped suspension because SANZAR officials couldn't find the...

Rugby

News Limited deal cost Australian Rugby Union in future TV rights

Bill Pulver

Roy Masters While ARU boss Bill Pulver is confident he can lift TV rights from $25m a year to $40m, rugby is locked in a TV trap of its own making.

Rugby

ARU has everything to lose in Super Rugby expansion

Fairfax Media writer

Roy Masters Professional rugby union in Australia is lurching inevitably towards a financial cliff, with rising costs and falling revenue expected to exhaust cash reserves midway through next year.

Rugby

NSW Waratahs confident about Bulls match despite blame game over Israel Folau sidelining

Ruled out: Israel Folau will not play for the Waratahs against the Force.

Rupert Guinness As debate over the rights and wrongs of Israel Folau's late sidelining from Waratahs game against the Force continued on Monday, his teammates maintained the issue had not impacted them – and nor...

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NSW Waratahs assistant coach says injured Super Rugby players like Israel Folau should have a say on when they're fit to play

Ready to play: Israel Folau trains with the Waratahs on Tuesday.

Rupert Guinness The voice of players such as Israel Folau who are on the comeback from injury should be heard before any decision is made on whether they should be allowed to play, says Waratahs assistant coach...