Beth Newman Officially released from his Leinster contract, Kane Douglas is likely to be locked into Australian rugby in the next week.
Beth Newman If the Queensland Reds wanted to flag their interest in a foreign flyhalf, they set about waving the banner on Monday.
Georgina Robinson The Australian Rugby Union is facing tough decisions over the future of second rower Kane Douglas, who is caught in a tug-of-war between the Wallabies and his Irish club Leinster ahead of the World Cup.
Georgina Robinson The embattled Reds appear to have lost another player to a rival Australian Super Rugby team, with 7-Test centre Ben Tapuai believed to have signed with the Western Force.
Jon Pierik AFL and Gold Coast Suns investigators are set to urge under-siege players to break their bond of mateship when interrogated over drug allegations.
Phil Lutton Quade Cooper's nine-year residency at the Queensland Reds may have ended in a blaze of contractual fireworks but the horse hasn't bolted with the ARU as Cooper shapes as a potential face of the Rugby Sevens campaign at next year's Rio Olympic Games.
Georgina Robinson Besieged Queensland coach Richard Graham has conceded his fate is out of his control after the 2011 champions ended their second-worst season since 2009 with a four-try thrashing at the hands of the Waratahs.
Georgina Robinson It took 53 minutes and a Queenslander in the bin but the Waratahs turned a dire first half on its head with a four try bonanza to seal a bonus-point win against the Reds and lock in a home semi-final in two weeks' time.
Rupert Guinness Was the Brumbies' loss to the Crusaders that assured the Waratahs a home semi-final in two weeks before they even played the Reds in Sydney on Saturday night really a positive?