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Watch: Marvel At The Brilliance Of This Quade Cooper Pass

Quade Cooper

The Melbourne Rebels are in with a strong shout to claim a Super Rugby playoff spot after overcoming the Sunwolves 52-7 in Tokyo.  The Rebels are currently second in the Australian conference and failed to overtake the Brumbies who themselves recorded a win over the Bulls in Canberra this weekend. The Rebels take on rivals the Waratahs next weekend and …

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Your Friday Morning Super Rugby Roundup

Super Rugby roundup

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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Quade Cooper And His Not So Subtle Dig At Brad Thorn

Quade Cooper

Quade Cooper and Brad Thorn have had a fractious relationship, to say the least.  The former All Black, who is now head coach of the Queensland Reds, axed Cooper from the Reds’ 2018 Super Rugby season while the 30-year-old plied his trade playing club rugby in the NRC with Queensland. It is expected that Cooper’s Super Rugby exile will come …

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Clashes On The Pitch And Online: All The Talking Points From Super Rugby

Five talking points after Super Rugby’s final round of regular-season games. Is the physicality in the game lessening? Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn and his opposite number Tony Brown both questioned Ed Quirk’s dismissal after the Sunwolves forward was red-carded for a seemingly innocuous challenge in Brisbane. The Sunwolves flanker was sent off for using closed right fist on the …

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Melbourne Rebels’ Amanaki Mafi Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Teammate

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 03: Amanaki Mafi gets tackled by teammates during a Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby training session at Gosch's Paddock on July 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Melbourne Rebels forward Amanaki Mafi was arrested and faces assault charges after an altercation with teammate Lopeti Timani in New Zealand, Rugby Australia said on Sunday. The brawl followed the Rebels’ 43-37 Super Rugby loss to the Otago Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. RA said in a statement: “Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels are aware of an incident involving …

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Connacht Confirm The Signing Of Experienced Super Rugby Back-Row Colby Fainga’a

Connacht Rugby have today announced the signing of experienced back-row Colby Fainga’a from the Melbourne Rebels.  Fainga’a has made 100 Super Rugby appearances after reaching that landmark game in last weekend’s clash with the Queensland Reds. The 27-year-old has played under new head coach Andy Friend when the Connacht boss was in charge of the Brumbies in 2010. Commenting on …

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Watch: Israel Folau And Kurtley Beale Combine To Gift An ‘Own-Try’ To The Rebels

The Waratahs got back to winning ways this weekend after producing a remarkable comeback to emerge 51-27 winners against the Melbourne Rebels in Sydney at a sun-kissed Allianz Stadium in Sydney. At the end of the second-half, the Waratahs found themselves 3-20 down but they got a lifeline before the halftime whistle blew when Lalakai Foketi got their first try. The Tahs …

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Stephen Moore Left Out As Wallabies Name Strong Team Ahead Of Argentina Clash

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named a strong team for his side’s Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Canberra on Saturday. Ex-captain Stephen Moore is surprisingly not included in Cheika’s match-day 23 having missed his side’s draw with the Springboks in Perth last weekend for the birth of his third child. Exciting young Melbourne Rebels hooker Jordan Uelese, who made …

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Geoff Parling Has Just Signed For Threatened Australian Super Rugby Side

Geoff Parling’s announcement earlier this season that he was going to leave the Exeter Chiefs was undoubtedly met with disappointment by supporters of the Sandy Park outfit. Parling has played an instrumental role in the Chiefs’ engine room as he helped the club to a historic Premiership title this season.  The 29-times capped England international has also won silverware with …

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Watch: Lions Wing Sylvian Mahuza Scores Fantastic Solo Effort Against Melbourne Rebels

Lions’ flyer Sylvian Mahuza scored a fantastic solo try against the Melbourne Rebels, as the Johannesburg-based side ran out convincing 47-10 winners in a Super Rugby clash on Saturday. With the Lions leading 19-10, winger Sylvian Mahuza produced a moment of individual magic to give his side further breathing space. Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies fielded a high ball, before offloading …

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Matching Pro 12 Sides To Their Super Rugby Equivalents

Munster Chiefs Pro 12

The Pro 12 is back in full swing this week after a European break, with all attention turning to who will qualify for the playoffs. Super rugby is now 6 rounds in and with the first British and Irish Lions game less than two months interested has never been hotter. Which begs the question: which Pro 12 side matches a …

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Super Rugby Set For Dramatic Shake-Up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: The Super Rugby trophy sits on display during the Super Rugby Grand Final match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s shock news from Paris, SANZAAR are proving they’re not ones to be out-done. News today from the New Zealand Herald reports that Australia and South Africa are both set to lose one franchise each. This would reduce Super Rugby from 18 to 16 teams. According to the report, those in line for elimination are …

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