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Five New Zealand Rugby Stars Whose Stock Rose in Super Rugby Round 2

‘The Hurricanes look fat, slow and unfit.’ These scathing words of ex-Wallaby turned commentator Phil Kearns a year ago certainly could not be applied to the 2017 Hurricanes, who stormed to the top of the Super 18 leaderboard after racking up consecutive 70+ point thrashings. The four other New Zealand teams were involved in high-impact, high skill local derbies. So …

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The Super 18 Team Of The Year: Built Around Brilliant Barrett

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 04: A general view of Westpac stadium during the Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

The Wellington Hurricanes whipped up a storm and finally broke their 21-year drought in winning the 2016 title beating a gallant Lions side in the final. In the first season to feature teams from Japan and Argentina, who makes the team of the season? 15 Ben Smith (Highlanders) Smith’s selection is tough on excitement machine Damian McKenzie who leads in …

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Super 18 Semi-final Preview: The Key Head-To-Head Battles

In dismantling the Crusaders on Saturday, the Lions have set themselves up with a titanic home clash with the Highlanders as the Super 18 continues to reach its climax. In the second semi, the red hot Hurricanes and Chiefs will face each other in Wellington. In teams packed with power and skill, which players hold the key to victory and …

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Hurricanes Star Withdraws From New Zealand Sevens

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 05: Ardie Savea of the Hurricanes runs with the ball during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Highlanders at McLean Park on June 5, 2015 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)

This weekend Ardie Savea announced he will not play for the New Zealand Sevens team any more. Instead he wants to focus on playing with the Chiefs. It looks likely that Savea is aiming for a spot with the All Blacks, and is willing to give up on a chance of Olympic honours. He was expected to play in the …

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