Andrew Sonter Full live coverage of the Australian Conference blockbuster.
The British and Irish Lions will miss injured captain Sam Warburton for their opening two matches in a worrying start to their six-week tour.
Barbarians coach Dai Young named Italy No.8 Sergio Parisse as captain on Wednesday to lead a strong Barbarians line-up against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong.
Georgina Robinson The traditional spring tour slog for Test players has just been ratcheted up a notch.
Georgina Robinson Hardman Wycliff Palu has been ruled out of the Waratahs final round clash against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.
Greg Growden Waratahs-Reds encounters - the longest rivalry in Australian rugby - revolve around personal pride.
Georgina Robinson AN INJURY to Waratahs No.8 Wycliff Palu has forced a back-row reshuffle for the side's final-round clash with the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday.
Jim Morton, Adrian Warren Queensland's last-round quest to keep its Super Rugby defence alive has received a massive lift with Wallabies lock Rob Simmons set to be named for Saturday night's grudge match against NSW.
Paul Cully There is a stubborn theory subscribed to by some in two-thirds of the SANZAR territories that the Reds got lucky last year.
Georgina Robinson Sarel Pretorius is delighted to be rid of the Waratahs and he is not afraid to say it.
Georgina Robinson OLLIE ATKINS could be forgiven for thinking he drew the short straw as he sat clutching his cheek in the emergency room at Concord Hospital while his Sydney University teammates celebrated victory in...
Georgina Robinson Change is well and truly under way at the Waratahs, with head coach Michael Cheika acting fast to announce the departure of coaching co-ordinator Greg Mumm.
Georgina Robinson The Waratahs have confirmed the signings of Shute Shield rookie of the year Jed Holloway and former Reds five-eighth Sam Lane in their line up for next season.
Georgina Robinson SPEND a little time talking to Michael Cheika, take a look at his eight years in Europe - at the successes, the failures and the legacies he left - and an outline begins to form of what the Waratahs...
Sydney Football Stadium, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)
Matt Burke With the last domestic international of the year behind us it would seem only fit to give some thought to the best of the best this year.
Jim Morton Queensland's last-round quest to keep their Super Rugby defence alive has received a massive lift with Wallabies lock Rob Simmons set to be named for Saturday night's grudge match against NSW.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
NSW Waratahs coach Michael Foley has made one change to the starting line-up for Saturday night's clash against the Western Force at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Ben Horne The NSW Waratahs have named a new-look halves pairing for their must-win Super Rugby clash against the Sharks at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.