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Aussie duo find new Super homes in NZ

Unwanted by their Australian franchises, Sef Fa'agase and Jack Debreczeni have linked with New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the 2019 season.

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NZ teams unveil 2019 Super Rugby squads

New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises each unveiled their 38-man squads for 2019 on Wednesday, with several promising rookies and some returning former stars among the lists.

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Brumbies recruit Pulu eligible for Wallabies

Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu is immediately eligible for Wallabies duties due to a World Rugby dispensation, after he signed a two-year deal with the Canberra-based side on Tuesday.

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Craig Dowd's NZ Super Rugby team of 2018

There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.

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QFs Rebooted: Waratahs' 'big three' take charge

The Crusaders were the only team to coast into the Super Rugby semifinals at the weekend with the other three encounters all closely-fought affairs. The Waratahs looked gone at halftime in Sydney, before the "big three" burst into life.

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Perenara inspires Hurricanes to semifinals

TJ Perenara's second try with less than 20 minutes remaining sparked an increase in intensity from the Hurricanes as they beat the Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday.

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Nonu hunting final crack at Super Rugby title?

Former All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu appears to be closing in on a return to Super Rugby, with the Chiefs and Blues emerging as the most likely destination.

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153dSam Bruce and John Goliath

Super Rugby quarters: Can Tahs, Canes turn it around?

The opening weekend of the Super Rugby playoffs presents three matches that appear to be extremely even contests, particularly those in Sydney and Wellington. Can the Waratahs and Hurricanes respond after last week?

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157dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R19 Rebooted: Waratahs are finals fraudsters

There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.

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Departing Messam wants round-robin, common sense

As he prepares to play his final home game in a Chiefs jersey, former All Blacks back-rower Liam Messam shares his wishes for the future of Super Rugby, the growing role of the Television Match Official and the sensational Damian McKenzie.

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163dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R18 Rebooted: Time for a foul-play report system?

Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.

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171dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R17 Rebooted: Chiefs deliver timely adrenalin shot

Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.

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First-half stunner sets up vital Chiefs victory

The Chiefs blew the Highlanders off the paddock in the first half in Suva, running in 42 unanswered points to have the contest all but won by the break.

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R16 rebooted: Best Aussie derby in how long?

The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.

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206dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R15 rebooted: Rampaging Retallick unrivalled

The Waratahs were hoping to add the Chiefs to their list of victims after ending the trans-Tasman streak in Sydney last week. And they would have, too, had it not been for the game's premier lock: Brodie Retallick.

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NSW Waratahs fall to Chiefs in tight Super Rugby battle

Australian celebrations after finally beating a Kiwi Super Rugby opponent have been shut down after just one week, with the NSW Waratahs falling short 39-27 against the Chiefs in an epic encounter in Hamilton.

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213dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R14 rebooted: Australia's drought breakers

After 40 games, Australia finally saw the end of their New Zealand hoodoo with the Waratahs putting on a slick display to thump the Highlanders, while the deliberate knockdown debate continues to rage.

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220dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R13 rebooted: Tahs' gripes only mask capitulation

NSW Waratahs had every right to feel aggrieved over some of the decisions that were, and were not, made in Christchurch. The cold hard fact is, however, that a 29-0 lead should, no matter the opposition, be enough to go on and claim victory.

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225dCraig Dowd

All Blacks newbies who could face France

Injuries and form mean All Blacks coach Steve Hansen could potentially blood some new faces against France next month. But who from the Crusaders, Chiefs, Blues, Highlanders and Hurricanes deserves a maiden Test cap?

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227dBrittany Mitchell and John Goliath

Super Rugby Rebooted: Australia at risk of falling adrift

Australia's losing streak to their New Zealand counterparts has hit a new low, with Australia's best falling to New Zealand's worse, while the Jaguares and the Sharks found a way to get the win over two New Zealand teams.

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Jaguares stun Chiefs to continue streak

The red-hot Jaguares lodged one of the great moments in their short Super Rugby history by stunning the Chiefs 23-19 in Rotorua on Friday night.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • CFS5th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 77 Tries Scored
    CRUS1st
    60
    77
  • CFS4th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 247 Points Difference
    CRUS1st
    95
    247