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Matching Aviva Premiership Teams To Their Super Rugby Equivalent

Premiership Super Rugby

After the conclusion of the thrilling Six Nations campaign, all attention has turned to the upcoming Lions tour of New Zealand. So, which Super Rugby sides can be most easily compared to an Aviva Premiership outfit? Australian Conference Brumbies/Wasps In the mid-2000s these teams were the greatest to ever grace their respective competitions, however a sudden spate of retirements resulted …

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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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Hurricanes Coach Chris Boyd Signs On For Two More Years

PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 18: Coach Chris Boyd of the Hurricanes looks on during the round four Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Force on March 18, 2016 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has signed on for another two more years at the Wellington-based franchise. The 58 year-old’s decision to extend his stay at the ‘Canes caps off a memorable week for the team after their 20-3 triumph over the Lions on Friday gave them a first ever Super 18 title. The triumph erases last year’s 14-21 home loss …

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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 Final: Six Gamebreakers That Will Have An Impact

The Super 18 final this coming Saturday in Wellington between the Hurricanes and the Lions from Johannesburg is a mouth-watering match up. Two aggressive teams who play open, adventurous rugby but with sound defensive systems. Who could crack the defensive lines and drive their team to the title? We look at six players that will matter on the day. Beauden Barrett …

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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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Who Will Hansen Select As The New All Blacks Half Back Pairing?

during a New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run on October 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

There has been speculation about who will follow in Dan Carter’s footsteps as All Black first five eight for a while now. And with the Super Rugby competition heating up, that speculation ramps up too. The names of Beauden Barrett and Aaron Cruden have been out there for a while. The name that was added to the list is Lima Sopoaga. One …

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