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Crusaders Name Starting Team For Super Rugby Final

during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his starting XV for Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Johannesburg. Robertson has named an unchanged starting fifteen and bench, meaning the seven-time champions go into their twelfth Super Rugby final with an unchanged match-day 23 for the third game in a row. Here is our team for the @SuperRugbyNZ Final against …

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Hansen Names Three New Players In Extended All Blacks Training Squad

Auckland , New Zealand - 8 July 2017; New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen during the Third Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has picked three new players in his extended training squad for next month’s Rugby Championship. Included for the first time in the 34-man squad are Highlanders utility back Richard Buckman and second-row Tom Franklin, as well as Chiefs tighthead Atu Moli. The versatile Buckman can play at centre, full-back as well as on the wing and was part …

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Super Rugby Semi-Finalist Form XV Ahead Of This Weekend’s Finale

The Super Rugby semi-finals saw the Crusaders beat the Chiefs 27-13 and the Lions avenge last year’s final defeat to the Hurricanes 44-29. All this leads to an exceptionally exciting final this weekend. There was a number of players who impressed last weekend as the southern hemisphere club season is set to close on a high note. Here is a …

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All Blacks Star Ryan Crotty Extends Stay In New Zealand

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 24: Ryan Crotty of the All Blacks is tackled by Jonathan Davies of the Lions during the first test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 24, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

New Zealand rugby has been given a boost with the news that centre Ryan Crotty has extended his stay there for one more year. Nelson-born Crotty has put pen to paper on a deal which will see him turn out for the All Blacks, Crusaders and Canterbury for another year. A clever footballer, the 28-year-old has earned 27 caps for …

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Is ‘Chaos’ The Right Word For The Lions To Describe The Attacking Threat Of New Zealand?

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 29: The All Blacks celebrate after winning the inaugural Rugby Chamionship after their victory in the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and the New Zealand All Blacks at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata on September 29, 2012 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The new buzz word amongst the Lions coaching management is ‘chaos’. Lions assistant coach, and attack guru, Rob Howley used the word to describe New Zealand’s lethal form of unstructured rugby nine times in Tuesday’s press conference. But has he chosen the wrong word in helping the Lions to prepare for the challenges ahead? If you watch highlights of the …

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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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