SANZAAR have released the officials for the sixth round in the 2017 Super Rugby tournament and starts the action this weekend in Dunedin when the Highlanders host the Rebels. This weekend has seven matches matches with one on Friday, five on on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Brmbies, Jaguares, Kings and Sunwolves have the […]
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Cape Town based Superrugby franchise the Stormers have paid a hefty price for their 44-31 Super Rugby victory against the Sunwolves in Singapore. The Stormers have confirmed that they suffered four new injuries from the clash against the Sunwolves. Flank Rynhardt Elstadt has had scans which confirmed a full Syndesmosis ankle tear and will undergo […]
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ARU say no decision made on possible removal of Australian team Sanzaar stakeholder consultation continues after London meetingThe structure of the Super Rugby competition beyond the current season remains unknown with the Australian Rugby Union refusi…
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Pretoria Super Rugby franchise the Bulls have announced that prop John-Roy Jenkinson suffered a hamstring injury in his Super Rugby debut against the Blues in Albany on Saturday and will return home for further treatment Jenkinson came on as a replacement in the second half of the match in Albany, but suffered a grade two […]
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The Southern Kings will go into their bye weekend without any new injuries sustained in the bruising Super Rugby encounter with the Lions last weekend. With the exception of the usual bumps and bruises that follow tough Super Rugby matches, Southern Kings team doctor, Konrad von Hagen, confirmed that the team would enjoy their first […]
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Northampton display top-four credentials, Henry Slade’s time to shine for England and the future is bright for Bristol regardless of what happens
Bryce Heem’s red card for taking out Willie le Roux in the air was the only decision referee Luke Pearce could make after watching the incident on video. Heem did not challenge for the ball but did not get out of the way, and when the Wasps’ wing made contact in his descent, he flipped over on to his back and landed on his head, suffering a concussion that ended his afternoon early. Worcester were level 19-19 when the incident occurred in the 46th-minute and it occurred after Ryan Mills had launched a high kick towards the home 22 for Heem to chase. The Warriors had not wasted an opportunity to test Le Roux in the air, but it has become a hazardous tactic because if a chaser gets an aerial challenge wrong, the chances are he will be sent off. Worcester felt Heem had been prevented for jumping for the ball by Alapati Leiua blocking his path, but the risk of the ploy is now greater than the reward and although the Warriors left Coventry with their first away points of the season thanks to five tries and a seven-point defeat, the score when the teams had the same number of players on the field was 33-19 in their favour. Paul Rees
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• Exeter 30-25 Sale
• Don Armand seals bonus-point win with fourth try
It is a measure of just how far Exeter have come since their promotion seven years ago that after extending their unbeaten Premiership run to 11 matches, with a 14th bonus point of the season, the mood was one of frustration.
A contest shaped by a fierce wind and a spirited Sale side determined not to let their season fade out was settled when the Exeter captain, Don Armand, powered over for his side’s fourth try 14 minutes from time. Sale had led by 14 points in the first half but while Exeter laboured, the facts show only free-wheeling Wasps have scored more points this season.
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• New Zealander given perfect sendoff with 36-31 win at Northampton
• ‘It was sad to see Aaron go and it was emotional after the match’
Leicester’s players were determined not to play out Aaron Mauger in a minor key. Their captain, Tom Youngs, called a players’ meeting last week after the club had announced the New Zealander would be replaced by Matt O’Connor and the response was their most impressive away performance of the season.
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• Wasps 40-33 Worcester
• A red card for Worcester’s Bryce Heem turns match in Wasps’ favour
The outcome of an 11-try frolic suited both sides, even if neither director of rugby left the ground satisfied. Wasps secured five points to confirm their place in the play-offs and Worcester, who had waited for an away point all season, saw two come along at once to ease their relegation fears. They finished on the offensive despite the red card shown to their wing Bryce Heem early in the second half for taking out Willie le Roux in the air.
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• Saracens 53-10 Bath
• Francois Louw made co-captain for Bath on 100th appearance for club
For a supposed crunch game between two title-chasing English clubs this was as horribly one-sided as they come. Saracens may have suffered two defeats in four Premiership games over the Six Nations period but an eight-try romp underlined their strength when their Test cavalry are back. Thirty-six unanswered second-half points also condemned Bath to their heaviest league defeat for 15 years.
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Jaguares v Reds Rd.5 Super Rugby Video Highlights 2017
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Cheetahs v Sharks Rd.5 Super Rugby Video Highlights 2017
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The Jaguares beat the Reds 22-8 at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires and, claimed their first victory over the Queenslanders. The Jaguares took a 15-3 halftime lead through Jerónimo de la Fuente and Ramiro Moyano after the Reds had Eli Nabuli and Kane Douglas, sent to the sin-bin in quick succession, inside 20 minutes. De la […]
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Kings v Lions Rd.5 Super Rugby Video Highlights 2017
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Sunwolves v Stormers Rd.5 Super Rugby Video Highlights 2017
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This is the final match in Super Rugby Round 5 and, it will be the first time that the Jaguares and the Reds meet in the tournament. The Jaguares have won four of their last five games and, the Queensland Reds have won just one of their last 16 games. This will be tough for […]
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