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Tag Archives: Super Rugby 2016

Hansen’s Intelligent Use Of His 23-Man Squad Sets The All Blacks Apart

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 16: Coach Steve Hansen of the All Blacks speaks to media during a New Zealand All Blacks press conference at InterContinental Hotel on June 16, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Irish rugby fans are currently in a state of bliss after their historic breakthrough wins over the weekend.  Not only did the Irish senior team beat the Springboks for the first time in South Africa, but Ireland’s U-20 side have achieved an even bigger scalp. The current Junior Rugby World Cup holders, the U-20 All Blacks, were beaten 33-24 by Ireland, marking the country’s …

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Senatore Given 10 Week Ban For Biting

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Leonardo Senatore (l) and Nicolas Sanchez (r) of Argentina stand dejected during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Jaguares and Argentina No8 Leonardo Senatore has received a 10 week ban after being found guilty of biting Keegan Daniel during the Jaguares clash with the Sharks on Saturday. The ex-Toulon and Worcester Warriors N08 cum Flanker bit Daniel as the two grappled in a ruck towards the end of his team’s narrow 22-25 defeat to the South African franchise. …

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Opinion: Has Rugby Gone A Bit Soft On Challenges In The Air?

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 22: Jason Emery of the Highlanders receives a red card for a dangerous tackle from referee Ben O'Keefe during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Sharks at Forsyth Barr Stadium on April 22, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Jason Emery of the Highlanders was sent off during his side’s match against the Sharks for a contact with Willie le Roux while in the air yesterday. Le Roux somersaulted and landed on his neck and Emery was shown the red card for dangerous play (watch below). Thankfully Springbok Le Roux sustained no more than a sore neck from the incident. He …

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All Blacks Receive Some Worrying Injury News

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Nehe Milner-Skudder of New Zealand dives over to score his team's first try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

World Cup winger, Nehe Milner-Skudder could be out for the rest of the season if he requires shoulder reconstruction surgery, according to Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd. The All Blacks star was forced off during Friday’s 23-21 win over the Blues. Milner-Skudder had already missed the Hurricanes’ Round 2 loss to the Highlanders (which was a repeat of last year’s final) …

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New South Wales Coach Praises Kurtley Beale’s Growth And Maturity

New South Wales Coach Daryl Gibson has praised Wallabies utility Kurtley Beale for his ‘newfound growth and maturity’ since returning from last year’s World Cup. The 27-year-old has been selected at fly-half for this weekend’s Super Rugby opener against the Queensland Reds, after first-choice pivot Bernard Foley was ruled out through injury in the pre-season. Beale was mostly utilised from the …

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Video: Cruden Sets Up Ridiculous Try & Kaino Gets Sent Off In Blues-Chiefs Game

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 19: Cheifs Aaron Cruden (R) steps past Blues Ihaia West (L) during the Super Rugby pre-season match between the Blues and the Chiefs at Pukekohe Stadium on February 19, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

The Blues and Chiefs’ final trial of the Super Rugby pre-season was surprisingly eventful with one All Black showing he’s recovered from a lengthy spell on the sidelines, while another looks set for some time off the field after receiving a straight red for striking another player. Pre-season trials count for little in the overall scheme of a Super Rugby season but …

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There’s Been A Twist In The Goromaru To Toulon Story

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Ayumu Goromaru of the Reds warms up ahead of the Super Rugby Pre-Season match between the Reds and the Brumbies at Ballymore Stadium on February 12, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Previously, Pundit Arena reported that Toulon were to sign Ayumu Goromaru, the Japanese full back who had impressed during the World Cup. This was after Toulon reported on their latest star signing. However, on Monday Goromaru’s new side, the Queensland Reds, said something different. According to them, Goromaru has signed on until the end of the Super Rugby season, which will start …

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Chiefs Name Co-Captains For 2016 Season

Super Rugby side, the Chiefs, have announced their co-captains for the coming season. The gig has been given to first five eight Aaron Cruden and openside flanker Sam Cane. Cruden, who is also one of the favourites to become the new All Blacks 10, has shared the captaincy with Liam Messam for the past two seasons. But with Liam Messam …

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Super Rugby 2016: The Most Complicated Competition Ever Created

Fans have been left scratching their heads over the new Super Rugby format. When Super Rugby Chiefs announced that the competition was going to expand to include sides from Argentina and Japan, many were immediately excited by the prospect. Although fans initially welcomed the promise of seeing the Sunwolves and Jaguares in action, doubts have since been raised over the quality of the …

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