A slew of public holidays in the next week means Israel Folau faces a wait if the Wallabies star opts for a code of conduct hearing rather than accept termination of his contract.
Australian and NSW rugby union authorities remain unmoved in their intention to sack Israel Folau, after meeting with the former Wallabies star over his controversial social media posts.
The NRL is ruled out as a possible destination for Israel Folau after ARL Commission boss Peter Beattie says the former Kangaroos star fails the code's "inclusiveness culture".
Rugby Australia denounces online comments by Wallabies star Israel Folau, who warned homosexuals, drunks, adulterers and other 'sinners' are destined for hell.
The NSW Waratahs snap the Crusaders' record 19-match Super Rugby winning streak with a stirring 20-12 upset of the reigning champions.
The short-lived existence of the Sunwolves comes to an end, as Super Rugby announces the Japanese club will be cut from the competition after the 2020 season in a move that will have an impact on Australia's four teams.
Ground staff face a race to get the field back into shape after the Super Rugby clash between the New South Wales Waratahs and Queensland Reds was marred by a shocking surface.
Super Rugby's Melbourne Rebels join forces with Monash University to help eliminate homophobic behaviour in sport, with a study finding offensive language is rife in junior rugby union.
The fact the commencement of the Super Rugby season has largely gone unnoticed shows just how much rugby union is struggling in the competitive Australian sporting landscape, writes Richard Hinds.
Turn on your TV most weekends and you'll be faced with a plethora of live sporting action. Whilst it's good news for the die-hard fan, a congested market means less viewers, fewer spectators and a fight for survival.