New Waratahs back-rower Ned Hanigan says he was "crapping bricks" before his Super Rugby starting debut but feels more assured at the top level and is hell-bent on "giving it to the Crusaders" next up.
The Waratahs and Wallabies No.10 is the country's most valuable asset, bar none.
Quade Cooper cried foul as the depleted Queensland Reds crashed to a 22-8 Super Rugby loss to the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.
Super Rugby: ACT Brumbies talking points
The Brumbies fell short against the Highlanders for the second time in seven months in Canberra.
Last week their timing sucked. This week it was sublime as the Blues snapped their three-game Super Rugby losing skid in the most glorious of style.
The ACT Brumbies are desperate to stop the rot against New Zealand teams, targeting their first win against a Kiwi opponent in more than a year.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says chief minister's comments highlight the importance of keeping the Brumbies in Canberra.
Waratahs match-winner David Horwitz says he is one relieved man after backing himself to dive over and score a potentially season-defining try with seconds remaining against the Rebels in Melbourne.
Bernard Foley concedes he was somewhat rusty in his first Waratahs game of the year but he and coach Daryl Gibson agree NSW showed tremendous character with their "backs against the wall" to scrape by and beat the Melbourne Rebels in their own backyard.
A quarter of the way through the Super Rugby season and you don't need me to tell you it's been a battle for the Australian teams.
The Rebels face a fresh injury crisis after losing five players during their loss to NSW Waratahs on Friday night.
Canberra sports fans now have two chances of getting a new stadium in Civic - Buckley's and none.
The Australian Rugby Union is set to announce its best financial results in a decade – outside a British and Irish Lions tour – at the same time under-fire Super Rugby clubs continue to be buffeted by uncertainty over the future of the competition.
The NSW Waratahs have averted a major crisis and got themselves well and truly out of jail, coming from 19 points behind at half-time to prevail 32-25 thanks to a David Horwitz try with 35 seconds remaining.
Saia Faingaa's first game for the Brumbies in almost 10 years will have a touch of sadness.
Wallabies prop Scott Sio is making his comeback from a hamstring injury on Saturday, but says revenge isn't on his mind.
Scott Fardy has plenty of extra inspiration for the Brumbies' clash against the Highlanders on Saturday night.
The return of Quade Cooper helped Queensland Reds No.10 Jake McIntyre's game reach "the next level".
I feel for the players whose jobs are on the line but SANZAAR can right a wrong by cutting teams.