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Highlanders bring Squire back for Reds

The Highlanders have named an under full strength team to play the Reds but have included Liam Squire for the match in Brisbane. All Blacks, Ben Smith, Luke Whitelock, Shannon Frizell and Liam Coltman are not included this week however Waisake Naholo w…

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Phipps returns for Waratahs against Chiefs

Waratahs Super rugby head coach Daryl Gibson has brought Nick Phipps back into his team to play thee Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. The return of halfback Nick Phipps to the starting XV is the only change to the run-on team while Gibson has also named…

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Sharks unchanged for Jaguares

Sharks Super Rugby head coach Robert du Preez has named an unchanged team for this Friday’s match against the Jaguares in Argentina. Du Preez is hoping that as little change as possible works in the Sharks favour against a side who are high on co…

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Wallabies prop James Slipper banned after positive cocaine test

Queensland captain suspended for two monthsRaelene Castle says player dealing with personal issuesWallabies prop and Queensland Reds skipper James Slipper has been suspended and fined by Rugby Australia for two months for testing positive to cocaine. R…

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Super Rugby team by team preview round 15

Super Rugby reaches the 15th round this weekend which means that this is the final round for South African teams before they break for the June internationals. The New Zealand and Australian teams play this weekend and next weekend and then they break …

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Hurricanes name new midfield combination for Crusaders

Hurricanes Super Rugby head coach Chris Boyd has named a new midfield combination for this Friday’s Super Rugby match against the champion Crusaders on Friday. Recently named All Black Jordie Barrett will move from fullback to centre to partner N…

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Crusaders lose trio for crucial Hurricanes Super Rugby clash

The Crusaders will be without All Blacks Sam Whitelock and Ryan Crotty and Tim Perry for the top of the table clash against the Hurricanes on Friday. The winner of this week’s Super rugby match is expected to top the Super Rugby standings and cou…

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Bridge to play Super rugby for Crusaders until 2022 season

Crusaders Super Rugby winger George Bridge has re-signed with the Crusaders and Canterbury through to the 2022 season, and has also re-committed to Canterbury through to 2021. It has been a meteoric rise for the 23-year-old, who was born in Gisborne bu…

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Rebels start key players against Sunwolves

Rebels Super Rugby head coach Dave Wessels has included Wallabies Dane Haylett-Petty, Sefa Naivalu, Ben Daley and Jordan Uelese in his team to play the Sunwolves at AAMI Park on Friday. Haylett-Petty will start at fullback after he suffered a bulged di…

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Super Rugby Match Officials Rd.15

SANZAAR have released the officials for the fifteenth round in the 2018 Super Rugby tournament and Angus Gardner starts the action this weekend in Christchurch when the Crusaders host the Hurricanes. This weekend has seven matches with three on Friday …

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Super Rugby is gravely ill but its last breath is yet to be taken | Bret Harris

It is ailing but the competition – or some version of it – is still the best way forward for AustraliaReports of Super Rugby’s death are greatly exaggerated. The competition may be gravely ill, but it still has a pulse as evidenced by the NSW Waratahs’…

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Rory Arnold suspended for 3 weeks of Super rugby

Brumbies lock Rory Arnold has been suspended for three weeks of Super rugby for his tackle on Elton Jantjies in his team’s loss to the Lions in Johannesburg. As per usual with all Sanzaar hearings for the matter to be dispensed with at a hearing,…

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Exeter and Saracens show pedigree to promise spectacular grand finale

The Premiership’s two top clubs have hit peak form at the perfect time for their Twickenham showdown after overwhelming winsMajor finals featuring the competition’s two best teams peaking at precisely the right moment are surprisingly few in number. No…

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Jaguares v Bulls Rd.14 2018 Super rugby video highlights

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Super Rugby race ‘wide open’ after Tahs break New Zealand hoodoo

NSW snap New Zealand’s 40-match Australian winning streakSunwolves with second upset while Reds just shortHighlanders coach Aaron Mauger has declared the 2018 Super Rugby title race wide open after watching his side become the first New Zealand team in…

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Jaguares hammer bamboozled Bulls

The Jaguares continued their winning run, thrashing the Bulls 54-24 at Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Buenos Aires. The Jaguares ran in seven tries, routing the three-times champions, who could not stop the South American juggernaut. It is the Jaguares&#8217…

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