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Force and Rebels made to wait as ARU backs down

Making the hard decisions: Australian Rugby Union chairman Cameron Clyne and CEO Bill Pulver.

The continued uncertainty of Super Rugby looks set to drag on after Western Force chief executive Mark Sinderberry was told there was no exact time frame yet on when his franchise will be given a chance to present its case to the Australian Rugby Union as to why it should not be cut next year.

Giteau steps up to coach star-studded Toulon backline

Taking on more responsibility: Matt Giteau.

Giteau will be in charge of a backline including compatriots Drew Mitchell, James O'Connor and Ben Barba as well as former All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu, South African legend Bryan Habana and Frenchmen Mathieu Bastareaud and Maxime Mermoz.