There was a time when Western Force captain Matt Hodgson thought he would never get the chance to play a single game of Super Rugby.
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)
Nathan Charles If there is any lesson in sport these days, it's the importance of starting well. Fortunately, this was something we managed to do last weekend against the Melbourne Rebels.
Scott Higginbotham Having the extra week to get ready for the Cheetahs clash could have gone either way.
The Melbourne Rebels were brought crashing back to earth in brutal fashion on Saturday night with a shock 32-7 Super Rugby loss to the Western Force in Perth.
Melissa Woods Colby Faingaa has no regrets about his switch to the Rebels despite David Pocock's injury opening up a Brumbies spot.
Chris Pike The Western Force are looking to repeat their last-round upset of the Brumbies in 2013 on Saturday night.
All you need to know about the five teams in the Australian Super Rugby conference.
Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale's long-running halves partner Nick Phipps has backed the Test playmaker to be successful in his move to inside-centre in the Waratahs opening Super Rugby game against the Force this...
Georgina Robinson Which big-name former Wallaby is contemplating a return home just months into a lucrative overseas stint? Hint: it is neither Berrick Barnes nor Drew Mitchell.
Georgina Robinson The Western Force may be last year's Australian wooden spooners with about half of the Waratahs' big-name talent.
Georgina Robinson, Stathi Paxinos Test winger James O'Connor has been released from the last three months of his contract and will not be offered a lucrative ARU salary top-up next year after a series of off-field incidents came to a...
Georgina Robinson TURIN: Rob Simmons might have learnt of his impending turn as the blindside breakaway only on Monday while at Turin Airport, but Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie's selection was not entirely out of left...
Matthew Burke There's no such thing as a small year in rugby and next year will be no different. It's also a very important year for Australian rugby to fire on all cylinders in the lead-up to the World Cup in...
Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)
Lee Gaskin Catch all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies take on the Force in Super Rugby.
Chris Dutton The golden days of the Brumbies are back and the new generation arrived as genuine title contenders with a demolition of the Western Force on Saturday night.
Queensland have overhauled their front row, while Reds cult hero Beau Robinson has been recalled to make his long-awaited Super Rugby return in Saturday night's clash with the Western Force in Perth.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
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