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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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Western Force Announce Plans To Set Up Rival Competition After Losing Super Rugby Appeal

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Andrew Forrest, Matt Hodgson and David Wessels poses for a photo with the Western Force Team during a press conference at Rugby WA HQ on September 5, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/Getty Images)

Western Force have been dealt another, possibly fatal, blow in their bid to stay in Super Rugby. The Perth-based side have been cut from the multinational league, leaving their competitive future in limbo, and while billionaire backer Andrew Forrest could go as far as the high court in Australia, the prospect of forming an Indo-Pacific league to rival Super Rugby has …

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Two More South African Sides Want To Join European Rugby

Pictured today at the Guinness PRO14 South African Launch are Torsten van Jaarsveld (Toyota Cheetahs) and Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda (Southern Kings) Mandatory Credi

The expanded Pro14 league has not even begun yet, and already two more South African sides might be looking to join the party. The Times are reporting that the Lions from Johannesburg and the Sharks from Durban, two sides currently competing in Super Rugby, have written to the South African Rugby Union to ascertain whether or not they would be …

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South Africa CEO: ‘PRO14 Could Mean Two Springboks Teams’

The rugby world has been brimming with excitement at the prospect of two South African former Super Rugby teams joining Europe’s PRO12 tournament, but it appears the change to the northern/southern hemisphere paradigm could have a significant impact on the Springboks as well. SARU chief executive Jurie Roux was discussing the introduction of both the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs …

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Australia Rugby Union Cut Super Rugby Side In Controversial Cull

Super Rugby Australia's Western Force have been dropped from next season's Super Rugby, the Australian Rugby Union said on August 11, prompting an immediate threat of legal action by the club. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images) Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chairman Cameron Clyne (L) speaks as Bill Pulver (R), CEO of the ARU, looks on at a press conference at ARU headquarters in Sydney on August 11, 2017.

After months of speculation as to what would happen with the Australian representation in Super Rugby, a decision has been made to cull the Western Force. Following the departure of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the PRO14, Super Rugby was set to contract from 18 teams to 15. This is not a decision which was taken lightly, and today the …

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Super Rugby Semi-Finalist Form XV Ahead Of This Weekend’s Finale

The Super Rugby semi-finals saw the Crusaders beat the Chiefs 27-13 and the Lions avenge last year’s final defeat to the Hurricanes 44-29. All this leads to an exceptionally exciting final this weekend. There was a number of players who impressed last weekend as the southern hemisphere club season is set to close on a high note. Here is a …

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Watch: All The Best Super Rugby Tries This Year In One Incredible Video

After the weekend’s semi-finals, the Lions of South Africa and New Zealand’s Crusaders will take part in this year’s Super Rugby final. The Lions made a remarkable second half comeback to beat defending champions the Hurricanes 44-29 while on Saturday morning, the Crusaders scored a 27-13 win in their all-New Zealand clash with the Chiefs. After a pair of breathtaking …

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Watch: Lions Second Half Fightback Enough To Sink The Hurricanes

In the second semi-final of the 2017 Super Rugby season, the Lions hosted the Hurricanes in Johannesburg for a place in the final, where the winner would face the Crusaders, who beat the Chiefs this morning. Despite the Lions finishing top of the overall tournament table at the end of the regular season, the Hurricanes may have been considered favourites …

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