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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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Watch: Brilliant Beauden Barrett Cross-Kick Montage Will Have Lions Worried

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21: Beauden Barrett of the Hurricanes kicks during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park on April 21, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Warning: the following video may be disturbing for optimistic Lions fans. If his scintillating running, passing and chip kicks weren’t enough, this year Beauden Barrett has unveiled his latest piece of attacking weaponry: the pinpoint, laser-guided cross-kick. As the video below shows, Barrett has learnt how to do the low cross-kick pioneered by Dan Carter, and actually taken it to …

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Can All Blacks Coach Hansen Afford To Ignore Hurricanes’ Aso And Laumape?

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 21: Vince Aso of the Hurricanes makes a break past Joe Powell of the Brumbies during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Brumbies at McLean Park on April 21, 2017 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Another week, another Hurricanes masterclass. The most lethal backline in world rugby rolled on, putting on 42 unanswered points in the second half to annihilate the Australian conference leaders the Brumbies 56-21. While Beauden Barrett’s red hot form again dominated the headlines, the drumbeat is growing louder to include the two men outside him in the All Black squad: Ngani …

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Hurricanes Coach Chris Boyd Signs On For Two More Years

PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 18: Coach Chris Boyd of the Hurricanes looks on during the round four Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Force on March 18, 2016 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has signed on for another two more years at the Wellington-based franchise. The 58 year-old’s decision to extend his stay at the ‘Canes caps off a memorable week for the team after their 20-3 triumph over the Lions on Friday gave them a first ever Super 18 title. The triumph erases last year’s 14-21 home loss …

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Milner-Skudder’s Running Game Against The Stormers Was Sensational

Nehe Milner-Skudder was in sensational form for the unbeaten Wellington Hurricanes over the weekend, as they hung on to beat the Western Stormers 25-20 in the Super 15. The star performer was undoubtedly the Hurricanes’ full back Nehe Milner-Skudder who, at just 24 years old, continues to impress. His running game against the Stormers was nothing short of scandalous as he obliterated the …

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