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Latest news: Rugby Australia

CEO Phil Waugh’s challenge to Australia’s Super Rugby teams

Rugby Australia boss Phil Waugh is challenging the ACT Brumbies, NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Western Force to step up in 2024.

New Rugby Australia chairman Dan Herbert pledges to listen to fans

New RA chairman Dan Herbert says all stakeholders and fans will be listened to as part of the ailing code's concerted effort to revive rugby in Australia.

Hamish McLennan says he was the victim of a rugby power grab

Axed Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan fears his ousting will only lead to more division in a code split over the governing body's centralisation play.

Rugby Australia chair Hamish McLennan sacked

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has been sacked following a torrid year, with Daniel Herbert named as his replacement on an interim basis.

Brumbies not so keen on RA alignment as Waratahs commit

Insisting it's no takeover, Phil Waugh is confident of getting the powerhouse Brumbies on side after announcing NSW as the first state union to agree to the strategic reset of Australian rugby.

Wallabies rocked by Wales horror show

The Wallabies have been left devastated and embarrassed after serving up their worst World Cup performance in history but have refused to blame inexperience.

NRL stars are hunting code swaps: Rugby Australia

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan has fired the latest shot in the code war, claiming NRL stars are knocking the door down seeking 'something different'.

Stirling Mortlock questions Suaalii deal as Wallabies weigh in

Wallabies great Stirling Mortlock is sceptical of the deal that lured Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii back to rugby, but his potential Wallabies teammates approve.

Suaalii won’t solve Wallabies’ woes: Brandon Smith

Roosters hooker Brandon Smith has questioned whether signing Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii was the right way for the Wallabies to go about restoring their former glory.

Eddie Jones coy as Rugby Australia closes in on Joseph Suaalii

Rugby Australia has reportedly pulled off its biggest coup in years by poaching NRL star Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii, but Eddie Jones was coy when quizzed about it.

Allan Alaalatoa re-signs with ACT Brumbies

Allan Alaalatoa has become the first current Wallabies player to commit to Rugby Australia through to the end of 2027.