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Former Munster Head Coach Rob Penney Bags Top Super Rugby Gig

Rob Penney

Former Munster head coach Rob Penney has landed a big job in Super Rugby ahead of the new season.  Penney coached Munster between 2012 and 2014 as he helped the southern province to two European Cup semi-finals. Since then he has been involved in Japanese Rugby as coach of Shining Arcs who compete in the Top League. The Kiwi has …

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Munster Confirm Short-Term Signing Of Waratahs’ Jed Holloway

Munster Holloway

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the short-term signing of Australian forward Jed Holloway as cover during the World Cup period. “An experienced and integral member of the Waratahs squad, Holloway has made 52 Super Rugby appearances and is known for his work-rate and strong ball carrying abilities”, their statement read. The 26-year-old will provide cover at lock, and …

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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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Cane Cleared For Contact As Recovery From Broken Neck Continues

New Zealand flanker, Sam Cane, has been cleared for contact training six months after suffering a broken neck during their narrow win over South Africa. The 27-year-old underwent surgery after he sustained a small fracture in a vertebra on the lower right side of his neck in the 32-30 win in Pretoria last October but has been involved in light …

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Ambitious Bid For Pacific Islands’ Super Rugby Team Rejected

An ambitious bid to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable, the Fiji Rugby Union said Thursday. Including a Pacific team in the southern hemisphere competition was seen as a game-changer for rugby in the islands, a hotbed of talent where top players have long headed overseas to chase more …

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Jaguares Release Typically Eye-Catching Kits Ahead Of 2019 Season

Over the last number of years Argentinian Super Rugby side Jaguares have consistently delivered with beautifully eye-catching kits, and it looks as though the 2019 season is going to be no different. This year’s edition showcases a striking new look as well as sporting a new logo as Jaguares look to build on their solid seventh-placed finish last season. Away from …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Waratahs Coach Urges Super Rugby Format Changes

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has urged Super Rugby chiefs to make sweeping changes to the competition’s format and a return to a round-robin system where all teams play each other once. The 15-team tournament is currently split into New Zealand, South African and Australian conferences, but it has come under increasing criticism this season. It was introduced in a …

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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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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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