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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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Chiefs' 2nd-half blitz to beat Bulls

Despite a fast start from the Bulls, the Chiefs fired in the second half to come back from a 14-point deficit, and keep the Bulls tryless in the second, to down the Bulls 41-28 in Waikato.

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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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9dSam 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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Reds beat Bulls for successive Super wins

The Queensland Reds have scored back-to-back Super Rugby wins for the first team in almost four years, coming back to beat the Bulls 20-14.

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12dSam Bruce and John Goliath

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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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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22dSam 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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27dSam 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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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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Sharks, WP eye maximum points

The South African Currie Cup Premier League enters its third round of fixtures this weekend, with the Sharks hosting Griquas, Western Province facing the Pumas and the Golden Lions traveling to Pretoria to take on the Bulls.

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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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251dESPN staff

Super Rugby Preview: Round 17

We look at the final round of the home-and-away season: Can the Crusaders finish the campaign undefeated?

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Super Rugby Preview: Round 16

Australia's teams re-join the post-June Test Super Rugby action in the penultimate round of the competition.

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Super Rugby Preview Round 15: line-ups, tips

After a quick Test break of almost three weeks, we return to Super Rugby with just the four games this round, all from the South African conferences.

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Super Rugby Preview Round 15: line-ups, tips

In a shortened round of Super Rugby, we'll see no South African sides, but there'll still be plenty to play for with the Waratahs. They travel to Hamilton knowing their play-off hopes are hanging by a thread. Full Round 15 preview here!

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Hurricanes blow Bulls off the park

The Hurricanes piled more misery on the struggling Bulls when they came out 34-20 victors in their Super Rugby match at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Super Rugby Preview Round 14: line-ups, tips

Super Rugby Round 14 kicks off with an all-Kiwi clash between the Blues and Chiefs, while the Waratahs will look to end a run of losses for Australian teams in New Zealand when they face the Highlanders.

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Jantjies stars in Lions win

Elton Jantjies played a starring role in the Lions' 51-14 bonus-point victory over a hapless Bulls team in a Super Rugby at Ellis Park on Saturday night.

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Super Rugby Preview Round 13: line-ups, tips

The mouth-watering all-Kiwi clash between the Chiefs and Crusaders headlines Round 13 of Super Rugby. Check out all the team news, odds, team lists and tips here.

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311dKweseESPN Staff

Fekitoa sinks the Bulls at wet Loftus

Centre Malakai Fekitoa scored a fine solo try late in the game to hand the Otago Highlanders a 17-10 victory over South Africa's ailing Bulls in wet and muddy conditions at Loftus Versfeld.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • BULLS8th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Lions : 29 Tries Scored
  • BULLS13th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Melbourne Rebels : 45 Points Difference