STATHI PAXINOS 1:02am Melbourne Rebels coach Tony McGahan had just watched his team control much of the first half against the Western Force on Friday night and hold a dominant position in just about every statistic relevant for a game of rugby union. But despite the pressure, they had not been able to score a try, with the Force keeping the scoreline held at 6-6 at half-time.
STATHI PAXINOS 11:02pm Scott Higginbotham scores the decisive try to take the Rebels to a 22-16 win.
Melissa Woods 10:12pm The Rebels have upset the high flying Western Force with a 22-16 win in their Good Friday Super Rugby clash in Melbourne.
7:55pm The Hurricanes have continued their mid-season revival with a 39-20 Super Rugby win over the Blues in Wellington.
Darren Walton 3:04pm The NSW Waratahs won't die wondering and say they'll continue to throw the ball around in a high-stakes Super Rugby clash with the Bulls.
GEORGINA ROBINSON 8:30pm The Waratahs refuse to change their ways, despite the considerable risks associated with their approach.
CHRIS WILSON 8:18pm SANZAR will not allow national anthems on Anzac Day, but who is to stop fans singing?
CLYDE RATHBONE 8:00pm I never liked report cards at school, but here's mine for the Brumbies first half of season 2014.
SPIRO ZAVOS 1:30am The "Easter Special" marketing for Saturday night's Waratahs-Bulls match at Allianz Stadium features a photograph of a smiling Israel Folau charging down the field on his way to another splendid try. Izzy is Waratahs-Man. His success on and off the field has been a bonus for the Waratahs. It also creates problems when he is ruled out from playing.
GEORGINA ROBINSON Waratahs attack coach Daryl Gibson has put a sobering voice to what the numbers have been indicating all season.
GEORGINA ROBINSON James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.
ROY MASTERS Professional rugby union in Australia is lurching inevitably towards a financial cliff, with rising costs and falling revenue expected to exhaust cash reserves midway through next year.
Darren Walton The NSW Waratahs say there's no hiding the fact they're a far more formidable Super Rugby outfit with Wallabies fullback Israel Folau on deck.
RUPERT GUINNESS Gordon coach Geoff Townsend hopes his injury-ravaged and inexperienced Highlanders side will show on Saturday that it has found valuable momentum from its first win of the season when taking on Southern Districts in their Shute Shield clash.
RUPERT GUINNESS Bulls tight-head prop Werner Kruger has warned the Waratahs that his team's rolling maul is primed to be at its damaging best for Saturday's game in Sydney
Chris Wilson, David Polkinghorne SANZAR have put a massive dampener on the ACT Brumbies' Anzac Day commemoration by banning the Australian and New Zealand national anthems before the grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium next Friday.
Lock Caderyn Neville has broken into the Melbourne Rebels starting side as they look to stop the Western Force blitz in their Good Friday Super Rugby clash at AAMI Park.
ROY MASTERS While ARU boss Bill Pulver is confident he can lift TV rights from $25m a year to $40m, rugby is locked in a TV trap of its own making.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE It stings every time ACT Brumbies hard man Scott Fardy sees footage or talks about last year's Super Rugby grand final against the Waikato Chiefs.
Veteran hooker Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury that sidelined him for more than a month.
Dan Carter is enjoying his sabbatical but coming back fresh and fit is his sole motive, he tells Oliver Brown.
Dave Barbeler An ARU spokesman has confirmed NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will be available for selection against the Bulls this weekend
RUPERT GUINNESS Israel Folau's absence in the Waratahs team that lost to the Force last week has revealed a need for all the NSW backs to "step up" and provide more "go forward" whenever he is not available, believes winger Cam Crawford.
RUPERT GUINNESS The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the game at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Brumbies prop Allan Alaalatoa has struggled with homesickness since moving from Sydney to join the Super Rugby province's extended playing squad, but regularly seeing his parents and being part of the Brumbies' Community has helped immensely.
SYDNEY, April 16 AAP - The Australian Rugby Union has confirmed the Wallabies' 2014 spring tour will start and end in London.
CHRIS WILSON St Edmund's College will celebrate the school's 60th anniversary this month by representing Australia in a world youth tournament in Japan.
A much-changed Blues team featuring nine past or present All Blacks will face the Hurricanes in Wellington while Benji Marshall will sit on the bench.
RUPERT GUINNESS Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu and his fellow teammates will understand if their in-form backrower Wycliff Palu is not able to play following the death of his father last week.
NSW Waratahs assistant coach says injured Super Rugby players like Israel Folau should have a say on when they're fit to play
RUPERT GUINNESS The voice of players such as Israel Folau who are on the comeback from injury should be heard before any decision is made on whether they should be allowed to play, says Waratahs assistant coach Nathan Grey.