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Feb 15

Hurricanes name Super Rugby squad for SA and Argentina

Wellington Super rugby team the Hurricanes have named a 27 man squad for their tour of South Africa and Argentina where they will face the Bulls and the Jaguares. Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd has named nine new faces in the squad as for the first t…

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Feb 15

Jaguares named for Super Rugby opening match

Jaguares Super Rugby head coach Mario Ledesma has named his starting team to play the Stormers in their season opening match at at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Ledesma has named his opening 15 players and will name the replacements bench closer t…

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Feb 15

Van Rooyen wins 50th Super Rugby cap for Lions against Sharks

Johannesburg Super Rugby team the Lions have named Jacques Van Rooyen to win his 50th Super Rugby cap this weekend when the Lions host the Sharks. Van Rooyen was invited to train with the Lions in 2012 after catching the eye while in action for a club …

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Feb 15

Four debutants in Stormers team for Jaguares

Stormers Super Rugby head coach Robbie Fleck has named four new caps in his team to play in their Super Rugby season-opener against the Jaguares at Newlands on Saturday. Raymond Rhule, Carlu Sadie, George Whitehead and JJ Engelbrecht are all set to mak…

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Feb 15

Super Rugby team by team Preview Round 1

The 2018 Super Rugby season kicks off this weekend with the South African conference teams playing each other while the New Zealand and Australian conference teams kick off their campaigns next weekend. The Stormers host the Jaguares in the opening mat…

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Feb 15

Sharks name side for Super Rugby opener

Sharks Super Rugby head coach Robert du Preez has named his team to play the Lions in Johannesburg in the first match of the season. Du Preez’s Sharks warmed up with matches againet the Bulls and Racing 92 during which there was an abundance of c…

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Feb 14

Stormers want to impose themselves on Super Rugby foes

Cape Town based Super Rugby team the Stormers say that they will be focused on imposing themselves on the opposition when they face the Jaguares at Newlands on Saturday. Having worked hard on the training pitch on both their conditioning and rugby-spec…

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Feb 13

Super Rugby Match Officials Rd. 1

SANZAR have released the officials for the opening round in the 2018 Super Rugby tournament and Jaco Peyper starts the action this weekend in Cape Town when the Stormers host the Jaguares. Only the South African Super rugby conference teams are in acti…

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Feb 12

2018 Super Rugby squads

The 2018 Super Rugby tournament kicks off this weekend and unlike in 2016 and 2017 seasons which had 18 teams the 2018 season will be contested by 15 teams. The Western Force, Southern Kings and the Cheetahs have all been removed and instead of the fou…

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Feb 12

Hurricanes Super Rugby prop Goodes retires

Hurricanes and Wellington Lions prop Reggie Goodes has announced his retirement from rugby for medical reasons after missing the last year of rugby. The 26-year-old has made the decision to end his playing career after taking medical advice following a…

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Feb 07

Coleman named Rebels 2018 Super Rugby captain

Melbourne Super Rugby team the Rebels have named Adam Coleman as their Super Rugby captain for the 2018 season. The Rebels have also named Jayne Kareroa as captain for the Super W season. Coleman will become the Rebels’ fifth captain while Karero…

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Feb 07

Super Rugby injury boost for Lions

Last season’s Super Rugby losing finalists the Lions have been given a boost as Springbok wing Courtnall Skosan could be back from injury sooner than expected. Skosan was injured in a “freak accident” in training a couple of weeks ago…

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Feb 07

Fleck confirms 2018 Super Rugby squad

Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck has named a 47-man squad for the upcoming 2018 Super Rugby season. Experienced loose forward Siya Kolisi, who currently has 89 caps for the Stormers, continues in the leadership role he took up last year, with lock Eben…

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Feb 01

Super Rugby to adopt new playing rules in 2018

Super Rugby’s administrators Sanzaar have announced that the tournament will adopt trhe World Rugby Law Amendments in Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship in 2018. The Law Amendments that were announced by World Rugby in July 2017 prior to the …

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Feb 01

Higginbotham named Reds Super Rugby captain for 2018

Queensland Super Rugby team the Reds have announced that Scott Higginbotham will captain the Queensland Reds for the 2018 Super Rugby season The 31-year-old will be the 117th captain to lead Queensland in its 136 years of representative Rugby. Higginbo…

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Jan 30

Christian Lealiifano targets Super Rugby triumph as doctors monitor leukaemia

Brumbies player nearly fully fit ahead of new seasonHe underwent bone marrow transplant and chemotherapyA refreshed Christian Lealiifano says he is as close to 100% health as he can be, as doctors continue to monitor the leukaemia which threatened his …

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