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Ambitious Bid For Pacific Islands’ Super Rugby Team Rejected

An ambitious bid to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable, the Fiji Rugby Union said Thursday. Including a Pacific team in the southern hemisphere competition was seen as a game-changer for rugby in the islands, a hotbed of talent where top players have long headed overseas to chase more …

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Jaguares Release Typically Eye-Catching Kits Ahead Of 2019 Season

Over the last number of years Argentinian Super Rugby side Jaguares have consistently delivered with beautifully eye-catching kits, and it looks as though the 2019 season is going to be no different. This year’s edition showcases a striking new look as well as sporting a new logo as Jaguares look to build on their solid seventh-placed finish last season. Away from …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Waratahs Coach Urges Super Rugby Format Changes

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has urged Super Rugby chiefs to make sweeping changes to the competition’s format and a return to a round-robin system where all teams play each other once. The 15-team tournament is currently split into New Zealand, South African and Australian conferences, but it has come under increasing criticism this season. It was introduced in a …

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Incredible Waratahs Comeback Sees Them Through To Semi-Finals

The NSW Waratahs staged a second-half comeback to reel in the Otago Highlanders and reach the Super Rugby semi-finals on Saturday. The Waratahs, trailing 23-6 at half-time, stormed home to down the Highlanders 30-23 in Sydney and face either the Golden Lions or Argentina’s Jaguares in the last four. Skipper Bernard Foley scored 25 points from two tries, three conversions …

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Clashes On The Pitch And Online: All The Talking Points From Super Rugby

Five talking points after Super Rugby’s final round of regular-season games. Is the physicality in the game lessening? Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn and his opposite number Tony Brown both questioned Ed Quirk’s dismissal after the Sunwolves forward was red-carded for a seemingly innocuous challenge in Brisbane. The Sunwolves flanker was sent off for using closed right fist on the …

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