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Watch: Top 5 Tries In Super Rugby History

Over the past 21 years, Super Rugby has played host to some of the best and most exciting club rugby ever produced, with some magical moments and spectacular tries. But who has scored the best ever individual try in the competition? Some of the greatest finishers the game has ever seen have played in Super Rugby since it’s inaugural season …

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Top 14 Side Montpellier Offer Aaron Cruden Massive Contract To Leave New Zealand

Chiefs and All Blacks out-half Aaron Cruden has become a target for English Premiership and French Top 14 sides of late, with Montpellier reportedly joining the swelling ranks of teams eager to tempt the talented No. 10 away from New Zealand. Cruden had become the All Blacks’ first choice out-half following the retirement of Dan Carter from international rugby. However, …

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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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Big Statement Of Intent From Bristol As They Sign Highly Rated Hurricanes Back

Hurricanes full back and former New Zealand U20’s star Jason Woodward has agreed to join Premiership newcomers Bristol, with the club confirming the signing on the club’s official website earlier this afternoon. Woodward joins Andy Robinson’s squad after two successful seasons with the Hurricanes where he started 10 games last season en route to the club’s maiden Super Rugby championship. The …

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Lions Coach Backs His Own Number 8 To Become Next Springboks Captain

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08: Lions coach Johan Ackermann during the Super Rugby match between Emirates Lions and Southern Kings at Emirates Airline Park on July 08, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Rynners/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Lions coach and former Springboks second-row Johan Ackerman believes that his side’s captain, Warren Whiteley, would be an excellent replacement to succeed Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss as Springboks captain. Strauss, who was only named Springboks captain in May following the appointment of Allister Coetzee as head coach in April, announced his plans to retire from international rugby at the end …

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Analysis: Is Australian Rugby In Crisis?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and Wallabies players look dejected after losing the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Allianz Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

On Friday, the bottom-placed team in the New Zealand Super 18 conference faced the top side from the Australian conference. The score? 40-5 to the Auckland Blues over the Brumbies. The subsequent trans-tasman clashes this weekend produced even more watching-through-the-fingers viewing for the Australian sides. This, following the 3-0 Test series loss to England, leads us to ask: has Australian rugby …

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Ireland: Joe Schmidt Approach Confirmed By Super Rugby Side’s CEO

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 01: Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Super Rugby side the Highlanders have just confirmed Ireland rugby fans’ worst fears. The Otaga-based Super Rugby side has officially confirmed that they have actively sought out Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, with a view to him succeeding current boss Tony Brown once the latter’s contract extension expires in 2017. This follows yesterday’s Pundit Arena exclusive that Schmidt is to announce …

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Max Lahiff Column: The Primary Differences Between Northern & Southern Hemisphere Rugby

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 11: The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Eden Park on June 11, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

In his first exclusive column for Pundit Arena, Bath player Max Lahiff thought he would – as a player who’s played in Australia, New Zealand and England – try to answer the age-old question – what separates southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere rugby?  I suppose it starts with the glaring differences in my experiences playing in the respective countries. The biggest deviations are probably not …

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Three British Coaches Who Would Be A Hit In Super Rugby

GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 05: Dai Young, Director of Rugby of Wasps during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Wasps at Kingsholm Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Following Stuart Lancaster’s recent revelation on Radio 5 Live that he was interested in coaching down south, Hefin Jones looks at three British coaches who would be a hit in Super rugby. _____ Gregor Townsend The former Scotland and Ireland pivot has won rave reviews for the great work he has done with Glasgow Warriors since taking the reins in …

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Video: The Massive Defensive Hits That Six Nations Sides Face This Summer

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Anthony Watson of England is tackled by Jamie Heaslip and Rory Best of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Six Nations touring sides are in for a tough time down under this summer as southern hemisphere defensive units activate ‘beast mode’. When one thinks of rugby highlights, one will automatically look at huge point scoring moments, last minute or length-of-the-field turnover tries, drop goals and pressure penalties to win a series or tournament. Often the headlines are reserved for these …

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