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3dSam Bruce and John Goliath

W2W4: Can Reds, Rebels overcome tough weeks?

The Reds and Rebels have both endured tough preparations ahead of Round 6: can the Aussie franchises rise above the complications? Meanwhile, two of the world's best halfbacks go head-to-head at the Cake Tin.

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Thorn effect working wonders for gritty Reds

The Brad Thorn effect has taken hold at the Reds, a third straight win built on yet another gritty defensive performance. Meanwhile, the unbeaten Highlanders and a young Stormers fly-half also make the headlines in Round 5.

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W2W4: The Zoo will be rocking, so too the rugby

One of Super Rugby's fiercest rivalries highlights Round 5 as the Highlanders and Crusaders prepare to write another chapter in the South Island show-stopper. Meanwhile, Daryl Gibson is all anyone wants to talk about in Sydney.

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No.8 battle offers Cheika frustration, hope

Friday's Australian derby produced a quality battle between two impressive No. 8s but the result is nothing more than short-term agony for Michael Cheika. The Blues and South African youngsters also wrote themselves into the Round 4 headlines.

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W2W4: Tongan Thor tracking towards RWC

Super Rugby Round 4 is headlined by the huge Kiwi derby between competitions favourites the Hurricanes and Crusaders. Meanwhile in Brisbane, Taniel Tupou's World Cup credentials get another test against the Bulls.

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Injured Chiefs survive Blues' surge

A severely understrength Chiefs have secured one of their greatest Super Rugby results, surviving raid after raid from a fast-finishing Blues to win Friday's clash 27-21 in Auckland.

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W2W4: Is Leali'ifano Cheika's answer as backup 10?

Super Rugby Round 3 begins with derbies across New Zealand and Australia, the second of which offers the first glimpse of veteran Christian Leali'ifano on home soil. Are the Wallabies' woes at No.10 about to ease?

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24dESPN Staff

Kiri Kiri suspended, SBW injured

Blues flanker Antonio Kiri Kiri will miss the Blues clash with the Chiefs on Friday after he received a one week suspension, while Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out with a knee injury.

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Forget ruck laws, high tackles still lacking consistency

Super Rugby Round 2 got off to a flyer with the Blues and Highlanders providing the standout game of the weekend, while the high tackle law has us questioning whether they'll will be refereed consistently. These are the stories of Round 2.

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Two Reds, Blues' Kiri Kiri to face judiciary

Three players will front SANZAAR judiciary hearings on Sunday after a brutal opening to Super Rugby across the Australian and New Zealand conferences.

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Highlanders outlast Blues in Kiwi derby thriller

The Highlanders and Blues kicked off the New Zealand conference in breathtaking fashion in Dunedin, the hosts emerging victorious after an end-to-end, nine-try thriller.

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Super Rugby W2W4: Genia to suit up against Reds

The Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby teams take the field for the first time after the competition kicked off last week. We tell you what to watch for in Round 2.

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Eleven Blues unavailable for Dunedin opener

Tana Umaga has cast aside a hefty early-season injury toll to name a strong Blues side for their opening Super Rugby match against the Highlanders.

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Super Rugby: NZ conference preview

Super Rugby us is up an running for 2018 with play commencing in the South African conference over the weekend. The New Zealand franchises begin their seasons from Friday, so what can we expect?

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Blues win last-gasp Brisbane Tens final

The Blues have scored two tries in the last three minutes to win a heart-stopping Brisbane Global Rugby Tens final 10-7 over the Hurricanes.

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Super Rugby NZ scouting report

New Zealand rugby fans will expect their sides once again to dominate Super Rugby, and Sam Bruce assesses the squads of the Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes.

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43dESPN Staff

Hansen: New Zealand coffers not bottomless

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has insisted that New Zealand Rugby's finances are not limitless when it comes to keeping their best homegrown players playing Super Rugby.

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SBW hits back at critics of car photo

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has hit back at critics of a social media post that showed him and his wife driving with their eldest daughter Imaan not in a baby seat.

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Kings Carlos to light up Brisbane Tens

The Blues have confirmed a wildcard for their squad for next year's Brisbane Global Rugby Tens - 42-year-old former first-five and club legend Carlos Spencer.

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2018 Super Rugby squads: New Zealand

New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises have each unveiled their squads ahead of the 2018 season, when the competition will revert to a three-conference, 15-team structure.

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242dESPN staff

Super Rugby Preview: Travel huge issue for Chiefs

We're down to the final four in Super Rugby with the semifinal action set down for Christchurch and Johannesburg this weekend. So who will advance to the big dance?

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248dCraig Dowd

Sunwolves show Blues remain 'mentally fragile'

The Blues defeated the British & Irish Lions as part of an improved season under Tana Umaga, but a final-round defeat by the Sunwolves shows the Auckland franchise are still a mentally weak Super Rugby outfit -- Craig Dowd writes.

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Sunwolves humiliate Blues

The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • BLUES7th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Lions : 29 Tries Scored
  • BLUES12th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Melbourne Rebels : 77 Points Difference