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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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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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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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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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Sharks to face Racing 92 in Hong Kong

South African Super Rugby side the Sharks have announced a warm-up fixture against French Top 14 side Racing 92 in Hong Kong on February 3.

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Sharks sign Stormers winger for 2018

The Sharks have continued their impressive recruitment drive ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season with the acquisition of Leolin Zas from the Stormers.

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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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Inconsistent Sharks need to find belief

The Sharks are heavy underdogs in their Super Rugby quarterfinal at the table-topping Lions on Saturday, in a season where they have shown inconsistent form, following one fine performance with a dismal outing.

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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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Rugged Sharks see off Stormers

The Sharks produced a great defensive performance to beat the Stormers 22-10 in their Super Rugby match at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday night.

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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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Mvovo shines in Sunwolves victory

Lwazi Mvovo scored a hat trick of tries for the Sharks as they rallied late to claim a bonus-point 38-17 victory over a game Sunwolves at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday.

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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.