Quade Cooper may not be able to run out against the Waratahs but could yet play an influential role in the Reds' match against their arch-rivals on Saturday.
Waratahs week at Ballymore has started with a flood of ex-players sending messages to coach Richard Graham, reminding him of how vital it is to give the Old Enemy a decent whack.
When Tolu Latu gets to start a Super Rugby game, one person he will be grateful to besides the coach who selects him will be Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau.
The limited time James O'Connor has spent playing at No. 10 and a flawed tactical kicking game last weekend might encourage the Waratahs to regard him as a weak link for the Reds.
ACT Brumbies lock Sam Carter hopes the desire to "finish off" the club's bid to build a Super Rugby dynasty helps convince some of his teammates to turn down lucrative overseas offers to chase championships in Canberra.
Reigning ACT Brumbies player of the year Jarrad Butler has rebuffed the notion of a rotation policy after a brutal start to the Super Rugby season, declaring he wants to hold on to his starting spot for as long as possible.
Ireland take a major step towards retaining their Six Nations title with a pulsating win in Dublin.
David Pocock and injured Brumbies have been flogged in a "unique" altitude room as test dummies for a Super Rugby secret weapon.
ARU boss Bill Pulver's pre-season prediction about three locals in the finals is already looking on the hopeful side.
Melbourne Rebels stared down ACT Brumbies at AAMI Park on Saturday night but lost 20-15.
Tony McGahan believes his side will only get better in attack after a tough loss to ACT Brumbies.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admitted that Les Bleus were "not a great team" after their 20-13 home defeat by Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
The Bulls put a disastrous start to the Super Rugby season behind them on Saturday with a thrilling 43-35 triumph over the Sharks in a South African derby.
Solid stoppage-time defending earned the Stormers a 22-19 away Super Rugby victory over the Lions on Saturday at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
Perseverance pays off for Italy as late penalty secures unlikely Six Nations win at Murrayfield.
Wales rekindle their Six Nations title hopes with a bruising 20-13 win against a struggling French outfit.
Blues skipper Jerome Kaino could not hide his bitter disappointment after a contentious – some might say diabolical – ruling cost him a victory over the Cheetahs in his 100th match for the franchise in Bloemfontein.
James O'Connor's impressive Queensland Reds debut was just a taste of what is to come from the rejuvenated former Wallaby, according to coach Richard Graham.
Matt Giteau says Stephen Larkham can unlock the attacking genius in the Wallabies back line, adding that the champion five-eighth can be the key to Australia's World Cup hopes.