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Opinion: The Change Super Rugby Should Have Made Ahead Of Next Season

Any rugby fanatic will remember the engrossing career mode in the lauded Rugby ’08 computer game that was entitled World League. It consisted of four divisions: Elite League, Division One, Division Two and Division Three, consisting of teams from across the globe. This is what I was reminded of when I saw that the newly created Jaguares and Sunwolves franchises …

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Watch: Crusaders Nil The Highlanders To Secure Semi-Final Place

The second quarter-final of the 2016/17 Super Rugby season saw the Crusaders host the Highlanders for a place in the semi-finals. After an almost perfect regular season, the Crusaders were considered favourites before kick-off to go on and win the match. However, a Highlanders side which boasts the likes of Aaron Smith, Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo, Aaron Squire and Toulon’s …

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Watch: Referee Angus Gardner Gets Flattened By Highlanders Player In Super Rugby Quarter Final

The Crusaders secured their passage into the Super Rugby semi-finals after a 17-0 victory over the Highlanders in what were almost biblical conditions in Christchurch.  The heavy rain meant that this wasn’t going to a high-scoring game full of open, running rugby but the home outfit were able to deal with the conditions much better as they kept the opposition …

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Watch: ‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou Is At It Again, This Time Wrecking All Black Lima Sopoaga

Physical mismatches on the rugby pitch are inevitable given the range of attributes needed for the positions played. For Queensland Reds prop Taniela Tupou the mismatch is more often than not, comically skewed in his favour. The 21-year-old has been showing Super Rugby fans what he is about this season following his meteoric rise to stardom as a rampaging schoolboy in …

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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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New Zealand Super Rugby Sides Whitewash Australian Teams

After 25 games between New Zealand’s five teams and Australia’s five sides, the latter’s outfits failed to register a single win over their Antipodean counterparts. It’s a statistic that will not be warmly welcomed by Wallabies coach Michael Chieka as he tries to rebuild the national team’s reputation having won only six of their fifteen fixtures in 2016. Blackout, 0-25. …

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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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Lions Must Be Prepared For All Black Whirlwind

The first two Tests of the Lions tour of New Zealand have been decided by the team that asserted physical dominance, and the decider is unlikely to be any different. While many have rushed to describe Steve Hansen’s back-line selection as bold and daring, it is in fact nothing of the sort. He has simply identified a clear way for …

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