Following months of anticipation, the 2018 Vodafone Super Rugby season is upon us with the action set to kick off in Australia this weekend.
Across the four Australian teams 156 players have been signed to the 2018 season including 22 fresh faces who are in line to make their Super Rugby debut.
Each Australian team will also welcome back a stellar line up of experienced players with 21 of them set to celebrate a career landmark of either 50 or 100 Super Rugby caps during the season.
Following the conclusion of criminal proceedings against Karmichael Hunt in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, Rugby Australia has resumed its investigation in relation to his conduct.
Hunt pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug (Alprazolam) and contravening a police direction. A separate charge of cocaine possession was dropped.
The Queensland Reds and Wallabies back will continue his voluntary stand-down from all Rugby duties until the matter is resolved by Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU).
A further update will be provided at the appropriate time.
The Qantas Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams will be spotted wearing a new back-of-shorts logo throughout the of the 2018 HSBC Sevens World Series following an extended partnership with Invast Global.
The investment firm will sponsor the Men’s tournaments in Hong Kong on April 6 and Singapore on April 28 as well as the Women’s final three tournaments in Japan on April 21, Canada on May 12 and Paris on June 8.