Ed Jackson If you thought Israel Folau was peeved, imagine the Australian Rugby Union trying to stop Ben Daley from returning to Super Rugby next week.
PHIL LUTTON The Queensland Reds have been left fuming after a punch from Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore was left unpunished in a spiteful derby game at Suncorp Stadium.
CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies have held on for an absorbing season-defining win in Brisbane.
CHRIS DUTTON All the main talking points from the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby match.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
CHRIS DUTTON ACT skipper Ben Mowen is bracing for the toughest set-piece contest of the Brumbies' season, as the Queensland Reds attempt to tear the lineout apart at Suncorp Stadium.
CHRIS DUTTON He's the "straighty 180" teenager preparing for a daunting Super Rugby baptism on Friday night, but Wallabies captain Ben Mowen says Tom Staniforth will turn into a "beast" against the Queensland Reds.
CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies linchpin Quade Cooper is expecting an onslaught on Friday night.
Jim Morton Queensland have recalled tough-tackling centre Anthony Fainga'a and young gun Chris Feauai-Sautia to their injury-hit backline for Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Brumbies.
PHIL LUTTON Queensland Reds prop James Slipper says his side has reached its first 'must-win' game for the season as another top-line backline star joins the injury list.
CHRIS DUTTON ACT playmaker Matt Toomua says the Brumbies need to hunt as a pack against the fired-up Queensland Reds and is confident he will recover from a knee injury in time to play on Friday night.
CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore has backed teenage rookie Tom Staniforth to stand tall in a battle against two Test locks, but admits there's an element of the unknown as the ACT Brumbies prepare to blood their youngest player in four years.
The Reds are looking for someone to toss the coin before Friday night's big clash against the Brumbies, and it could be you.
Jayden Hayward helps Western Force continue on winning way in Super Rugby victory over Queensland Reds
Jim Morton The Western Force recorded a club-record winning streak thanks to a sensational late Jayden Hayward try that sunk Queensland in a thriller on Saturday night.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)
PHIL LUTTON The Queensland Reds have turned to rookie Jamie-Jerry Taulagi as their backline injury list continues to expand ahead of their clash with the in-form Western Force on Saturday night in Brisbane.
PHIL LUTTON There's no place like home for the Queensland Reds, who highlighted their love of Suncorp Stadium with a pressure-relieving 22-17 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers on Saturday night.
Jim Morton Queensland general Will Genia has promised the Reds' maligned pack will unleash fury on Saturday night after the Stormers received South African intelligence to outmuscle them up front.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie is spending the opening five months of 2014 as Wallabies chief executive - restructuring operations and reducing costs.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.30pm (AEDT)
PHIL LUTTON No-frills Reds flanker Beau Robinson has predicted a ''bash fest'' against the Stormers on Saturday night in Brisbane as persistant rain threatens to turn an open game into trench warfare.
The Queensland Reds' Super Rugby hopes have been dealt a big blow with Wallaby flanker Liam Gill and exciting fullback Aidan Toua ruled out for extended periods.
They may be the most penalised team in the competition but the Queensland Reds don't believe they are the "bad boys" of Super Rugby.
The Queensland Reds' referee relations sank to new depths as they gave up a 17-point Super Rugby lead in a flurry of penalties and yellow cards in Johannesburg.
Jim Morton The Queensland Reds let slip a 17-point lead as they were whistled off the park for a second straight Super Rugby loss in South Africa.
Jim Morton Queensland have a history of running the Lions off their feet but the Reds won't fall into the trap of playing loose and fancy in their critical Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg this weekend.
Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1am (AEDT)
Queensland coach Richard Graham wants recalled centre Ben Tapuai to be more assertive to give the Lions' unfancied backline headaches at Johannesburg's Ellis Park this weekend.
PHIL LUTTON James O'Connor wants to come home to Queensland. But is the former Wallaby needed – or wanted – by the Reds?