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Your Friday Morning Super Rugby Roundup

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The first round of Super Rugby began on Friday as the Chiefs hosted the Highlanders in Hamilton and the Melbourne Rebels travelled to Canberra to take on the Brumbies.  Chiefs v Highlanders In the first of Friday’s two games, the Chiefs fell to a three-point defeat to the Highlanders as they came out on the wrong side of a 27-30 …

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Ulster Confirm Signing Of Wallaby Sam Carter

Sam Carter Ulster

Ulster Rugby have confirmed the signing of the Brumbies’ Sam Carter who will join the northern province in the summer.  The second-row made his debut for the Brumbies in 2011 and since then he has amassed 105 Super Rugby caps. He is one of 12 players to surpass 100 appearances for the club and he also comes with leadership experience …

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Watch: New Connacht Rugby Signing Scores Unbelievable Try In Super Rugby

Connacht Rugby will be welcoming quite a few new faces to Galway once the regular Super Rugby campaign finishes this weekend.  The western province, now under the tutelage of new head coach Andy Friend, will soon have Colby Fainga’a (Melbourne Rebels), David Horwitz (Melbourne Rebels) and Kyle Godwin (Brumbies) on their books. The Brumbies, despite their excellent win over Australian conference …

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Watch: Hurricanes Fall To The Brumbies Despite Outrageous TJ Perenara Try

The Brumbies have ended their 13-match losing streak against New Zealand opposition by winning out on a 24-12 scoreline against the Hurricanes in Canberra.  A bonus-point victory was guaranteed when Andy Muirhead went over with less than three minutes remaining on the clock after earlier tries from Kyle Godwin, Folau Fainga’a and Rory Arnold. The win closes the gap between the …

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Huge Boost For The Wallabies As Samu Joins After New Zealand Agreement

Peter Samu will join the Wallabies squad ahead of this week’s opening Test against Ireland in Brisbane after New Zealand Rugby agreed to release the flanker, Rugby Australia said Sunday. “I want to thank New Zealand Rugby for their consideration in releasing Peter for international duties,” Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said in a statement after a deal between …

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Australia Not Willing To Cough Up The Cash To NZ For Early Samu Release

Canterbury Crusaders flanker Pete Samu appeared to have lost his chance to play for Australia against Ireland this month after New Zealand Rugby said Saturday its demands for his release have not been met. In a trans-Tasman tug-of-war, neither country has officially revealed New Zealand’s stipulations to release Samu, but it is believed they sought NZ$50,000 (US$35,000) to release the …

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Watch: Quade Cooper On Player Mic Orchestrates Comeback Victory

We brought you a story over the weekend of how the Queensland Reds ended their drought against their rivals, the Brumbies, at Suncorp Stadium. The angle of that particular piece surrounded a howler by Quade Cooper who failed to ground the ball in his own goal area – this led to the ball being spilt and a Brumbies player touching down.  …

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Quade Cooper Gifted A Try To The Brumbies With This Defensive Howler

After this weekend, there is only one round of the regular season in Super Rugby left before the playoffs get underway. It’s been an unforgettable season for the Australian Super Rugby teams with the Brumbies the sole Australian representative in the knockout stages of the competition.  Nevertheless, they still have to play their last regular season games even though their …

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