Australia players Michael Hooper (Waratahs), James Slipper (Reds), Sam Carter (Brumbies), Tatafu Polota-Nau (Force) and Nic Stirzaker (Rebels) were on hand for the 2017 Australian Super Rugby launch in Brisbane.
SANZAAR has confirmed the fixture list for the 2017 Super Rugby tournament. Amendments have been made to several kick-off times and the venues for matches previously 'to be announced' have now also been confirmed.
The Brumbies have appointed Michael Thomson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thomson is no stranger to the organisation having been General Manager at the Brumbies for two years before taking on positions at the Australian Rugby Union, Nike (Greater China) and the Australian Sports Commission.
The return of Wallaby George Smith to Super Rugby is one of the key storylines for the Australia Conference in 2017. He represented the Wallabies on 111 occasions and is still one of the top flankers in the game.
Wallabies assistant and Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham will move permanently into the Wallabies coaching team at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season after signing a new three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union.