Phil Lutton 9:55 PM Barring a stint as a stout-legged, holding midfielder for the Roar, Karmichael Hunt has pretty much seen it all on his Tour De Australian Sport. Even so, this promises for be a season of firsts for rugby union's newest showpiece.
All Blacks great Dan Carter will come off the reserve bench for the Crusaders in their pre-season game against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna on Saturday.
Vince Rugari Karmichael Hunt has been named to make his first appearance in a Queensland Reds jersey in Saturday's trial against the Melbourne Rebels in Cairns.
Melissa Woods Melbourne Rebels backrower Sean McMahon and NSW Waratahs winger Rob Horne have signed two-year contract extensions with the Australian Rugby Union until the end of 2017.
Melissa Wood Melbourne Rebels recruit Mike Harris is emerging as a ready-made fullback replacement for Jason Woodward.
Liam Napier Super Rugby faces its greatest credibility test next year as a World Cup walkout and aggressive European club recruitment blitz continues to pillage Southern Hemisphere nations.
Laine Clark Karmichael Hunt's Queensland Reds debut is still a week away but Bob Dwyer has called for the code hopper to be fast-tracked into the Wallabies squad.
Adrian Warren Wallabies back Kurtley Beale isn't worried about criticism from disgruntled rugby fans and doesn't expect to make a quick decision about his plans for 2016.
Adrian Warren Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau says winning a second straight Super Rugby title with the NSW Waratahs would be even sweeter than last year's drought-breaking maiden championship.
Queensland have named prop James Slipper as captain for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Evergreen former Wallaby Radike Samo will resurrect his career in Australia with the Melbourne Rebels for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
The man behind Singapore's failed bid for a Super Rugby team reportedly interested in buying share of the Highlanders.
Brad Elborough The Western Force's bid to play in Super Rugby finals for the first time has been given a massive Christmas boost with the announcement of the return of Nick Cummins to the club.
The Crusaders are reportedly looking to play a Super Rugby game in Fiji next year.
John Stensholt Ten Network Holdings is set to cover one match of the Super Rugby competition each week under the terms of the pending broadcast deal for the sport.
The Melbourne Rebels have re-signed exciting young five-eighth Jack Debreczeni until the end of 2017.
Singapore has effectively conceded it has lost out to Japan to become the 18th Super Rugby side.