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4dSam Bruce and John Goliath

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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7dSam Bruce and John Goliath

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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Hurricanes power past clueless Jaguares

The Hurricanes bounced back from last week's loss in Pretoria with a bonus-point victory over the Jaguares in Buenos Aires, the hosts missing a whopping 27 tackles.

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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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21dSam Bruce and John Goliath

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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25dSam Bruce and John Goliath

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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26dSam Bruce

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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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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38dESPN 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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48dESPN Staff

Boyd agrees to take charge of Saints

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has agreed to take over at Northampton Saints ahead of the 2018-19 Aviva Premiership season.

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119dSam Bruce

Shields jumps ship to Wasps, potentially England

Hurricanes back-rower Brad Shields has confirmed the worst kept secret in New Zealand rugby, announcing his move to Wasps and, down the track, a potential Test call-up with England.

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138dESPN Staff

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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151dESPN Staff

Milner-Skudder facing lengthy layoff

All Blacks utility back Nehe Milner-Skudder looks set for six to seven month injury-enforced layoff after undergoing surgery.

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178dSam Bruce

Is this the next big All Blacks superstar?

He's the hot-stepping, spin-moving, hat-trick scoring hooker regarded as New Zealand's next big thing, and Asafo Aumua is certainly living up to expectations in this year's Mitre 10 Cup.

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201dESPN staff

Savea confirms future lies with Hurricanes

Dumped All Blacks winger Julian Savea will stay in New Zealand, vowing to win back his Test jersey via some strong form with the Hurricanes.

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217dESPN Staff

Coles out of first Bledisloe Test

All Blacks' hooker Dane Coles is out of the first Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia in the Rugby Championship after a suffering a knock to the head.

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Wallabies prop signs with Hurricanes

Wallabies prop Toby Smith is returning to New Zealand having signed a two-year deal with Super Rugby franchise Hurricanes.

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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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238dGreg Growden

Kiwis spare SANZAAR finals embarrassment

Despite a lopsided, illogical conference system, the best four teams have advanced to the Super Rugby semifinals. As the New Zealand conference was easily the toughest of the four- it is justified that three Kiwi sides remain.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • HURRI11th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Lions : 29 Tries Scored
  • HURRI3rd
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Melbourne Rebels : 45 Points Difference