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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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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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Watch: Crusaders Nil The Highlanders To Secure Semi-Final Place

The second quarter-final of the 2016/17 Super Rugby season saw the Crusaders host the Highlanders for a place in the semi-finals. After an almost perfect regular season, the Crusaders were considered favourites before kick-off to go on and win the match. However, a Highlanders side which boasts the likes of Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Aaron Squire and Toulon’s …

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Watch: Referee Angus Gardner Gets Flattened By Highlanders Player In Super Rugby Quarter Final

The Crusaders secured their passage into the Super Rugby semi-finals after a 17-0 victory over the Highlanders in what were almost biblical conditions in Christchurch.  The heavy rain meant that this wasn’t going to a high-scoring game full of open, running rugby but the home outfit were able to deal with the conditions much better as they kept the opposition …

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Watch: ‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou Is At It Again, This Time Wrecking All Black Lima Sopoaga

Physical mismatches on the rugby pitch are inevitable given the range of attributes needed for the positions played. For Queensland Reds prop Taniela Tupou the mismatch is more often than not, comically skewed in his favour. The 21-year-old has been showing Super Rugby fans what he is about this season following his meteoric rise to stardom as a rampaging schoolboy in …

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All Blacks Dealt Blow As Ben Smith Set To Take Extended Break

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 15: Ben Smith of the All Blacks looks on during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Eden Park on June 15, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

All Blacks vice-captain Ben Smith is reportedly set to take up an option in his contract allowing him to take an extended sabbatical. The New Zealand Herald are alleging that the 31-year-old Highlanders back could miss up to eight test during the break, beginning next month. Smith was limited to a small role in the recent drawn Test series against …

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Five Talking Points As Lions Fall To Highlanders

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The Lions fell to Super Rugby outfit Highlanders in the fourth match of their tour of New Zealand, as the first test against the All Blacks looms. Here, we look at five takeaways from an ultimately disappointing showing in Dunedin. Lions ability to close out a game called into question This is the second time in a week that the tourists …

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The Highlanders’ All Blacks To Look Out For Against the Lions

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 04: Waisake Naholo (L) of the Highlanders and George Bridge of the Crusaders compete for the high ball during the round two Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Following Saturday’s 12-3 win over the Crusaders, the British and Irish Lions will now a face a Highlanders side containing three All Blacks on Tuesday.  The Highlanders are currently in fourth place in the New Zealand Conference, and have won 10 of their 14 Super Rugby games so far this season. As Sam Warburton returns to captain the Lions side, …

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