PHIL LUTTON The plot has thickened when it comes to the whereabouts of Anthony Milford in 2014 but an audacious switch to rugby union seems remote despite his manager putting the Queensland Reds on the table.
Sidelined Wallabies speedster Lachie Turner has left the NSW Waratahs to sign with the Queensland Reds for the next two Super Rugby seasons.
Marc Hinton For a team that's a perennial contender, it's been a while since the Crusaders have finished a Super Rugby season how they'd like to. On the evidence of this, that could be about to change.
Jim Morton Crusaders’ ominous home advantage doesn’t faze Reds ahead of Saturday night’s Super Rugby play-off
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm (AEST)
Jim Morton The Queensland Reds have been forced to make four backline changes for their knockout Super Rugby final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
PAUL CULLY A shackled attack and the changing No.7 role will be two issues on Ewen McKenzie's mind as he goes about the tricky task of wearing his Wallabies and Reds hats.
PHIL LUTTON The last time Quade Cooper played Super Rugby in Christchurch, he was little more than a footnote on the match report. It was 2007, the coach was Eddie Jones and he was on the field for less than a minute. His haircut survives only in photos.
Darren Walton The Queensland Reds will head to Christchurch confident of conquering the Crusaders to complete an unprecedented sweep of New Zealand opposition and keep their Super Rugby championship hopes alive.
JOHN EALES It's a bit of a trite saying, and it features in countless management texts, but you only get one chance to make a good first impression.
GEORGINA ROBINSON It was certainly not the Australian rugby swansong Berrick Barnes imagined for himself but George Smith would tell you they rarely are.
GEORGINA ROBINSON The year the Reds won Super Rugby they suffered a humiliating 24-point loss to the Waratahs in round two.
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
Prop James Slipper has been promoted to captain the Queensland Reds against the NSW Waratahs in Saturday’s Super Rugby clash in the absence of injured leaders James Horwill and Will Genia.
Dan Nancarrow New Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie will tackle lingering discipline issues in the Australian side by clearly outlining what is expected of players representing their country.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Ewen McKenzie will coach the Wallabies to the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the Australian Rugby Union released Robbie Deans from his two-year contract six months early.
RUPERT GUINNESS If it's Thursday, it must be Wallabies training for Luke Morahan.
Queensland Reds winger Luke Morahan has been called into the Wallabies squad ahead of the Lions Test Series.
RUPERT GUINNESS Wallabies coach Robbie Deans could not contain himself over his acclaim for the speed, physicality and excitement of the clash between the Reds and British and Irish Lions in Brisbane on Saturday - even if it ended with him putting a lid on the prospect of Quade Cooper making his Test squad.
PHIL LUTTON Quade Cooper was a man who knew his fate on Saturday night.
PHIL LUTTON Blood stains on the crisp white jerseys of the Reds means this Lions tour has come to life. The tourists craved a contest and were dutifully handed one in a spirited night at Suncorp Stadium.
GEORGINA ROBINSON A brilliant first-half performance from departing Reds' outside back Luke Morahan overshadowed a competent but far from outstanding game from estranged Wallaby Quade Cooper in the Reds' 22-12 loss to the British and Irish Lions in Brisbane on Saturday.
Tonight’s big rugby clash between the British and Irish Lions and the Queensland Reds has been sold out, as the Lions are hit by bad news with Gethin Jenkins to be sent home.
GEORGINA ROBINSON There was a palpable sense of detachment in Quade Cooper's voice when he talked about his final chance to make the Wallabies this weekend.
Jim Morton Quade Cooper might even captain the Queensland Reds on Saturday night in his final audition for a Wallabies squad berth against the British and Irish Lions.
EWEN MCKENZIE This weekend will be my third experience against the British and Irish Lions and it's great to see our current players share a level of passion and excitement that has carried across many decades.
PHIL LUTTON Wallaby backrower Scott Higginbotham says he hasn’t given up hope of taking on the British and Irish Lions after suffering a painful dislocated shoulder in Melbourne’s loss to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium.
Reds v Rebels at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 7.40pm (AEST)
Jim Morton The Stormers' brick wall defence has kept Queensland tryless in Cape Town and put the Reds' Super Rugby finals hopes in doubt.