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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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Jamie Joseph Quits Sunwolves To Focus On World Cup With Japan

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is set to relinquish control of Super Rugby’s Sunwolves to concentrate on the host team’s run-in to the 2019 World Cup. As events took place across Japan on Thursday to mark a year to go before the “Brave Blossoms” face Russia in the tournament’s opening game, Joseph revealed he would step down as Sunwolves coach …

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Watch: Brad Thorn Fumes At Red Card That He Sees As A ‘Love-Tap’

The Queensland Reds finished off their Super Rugby campaign with a 48-27 victory over the Sunwolves at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday.  Thorn’s first year in charge of the club probably wasn’t as successful as he would have hoped but he will be confident of making further improvements next season. The match was blighted by controversy, however, as …

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New Super Rugby Format Confirmed And Organisers Demand Improvement

After the painful and protracted negotiations which eventually confirmed the exclusion of the Western Force from next season’s Super Rugby competition, SANZAAR has finally confirmed the new, reduced format which will be implemented when the season gets underway in February of next year.  Of course, the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings have also been axed, so the competition reverts back …

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Watch: Sunwolves Produce Performance Of The Season To Beat The Blues

Sunwolves

Japan’s Super Rugby franchise the Sunwolves have had a tough season so far, winning just two of their 15 fixtures over the regular season – scoring 315 points and conceding a mighty 671. The final round of the regular season saw them host the Blues, whose most recent match was the enthralling last-minute win over the British and Irish Lions. Not …

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Sunwolves Shock Rugby World With Surprise Win

Japanese Super Rugby outfit the Sunwolves rocked the world of rugby with a 48-21 win over New Zealand side the Blues at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo. Soaring temperatures of 42 degrees contributed to an exciting and enthralling match, but initially it looked as if the Blues would walk away with a convincing victory as they raced to …

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EXCLUSIVE – All Blacks’ Steven Bates: ‘Rugby In Japan Has Huge Potential, But It’s Being Held Back’

When two times All Black Steven Bates took the decision to leave his home country and move to pastures new in Japan in 2008, he entered into a rugby environment that had some stark differences. Having spent his entire career in Auckland and Waikato, winning 57 caps for the Chiefs in the process, Japan was something else in comparison. “In …

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Super Rugby Adds Thursday Night Games In Bid To Increase Attendances

SANZAAR have added Thursday night games to the 2017 Super Rugby season in a bid to try increase attendances after another poor showing at the gates in the 2016 season. Despite the addition of three new teams last season, attendances were still down across the board last term with South Africa only having one team, the Stormers, who filled out over 50% …

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The Top 10 Goal Kickers In World Rugby Right Now

England v Wales - Group A: Rugby World Cup 2015

Over the years we have all at some time debated the identity of the world’s best goal kickers. Indeed many of us have had that very argument over a few too many jars. Therefore, while we might all come up a very similar top 10, many of us will disagree over the order. As a result, we have had to turn to cold hard …

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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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