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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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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.


Fast-starting Jaguares send Waratahs home hurting

NSW Waratahs are facing a huge Super Rugby test against the unbeaten, new-look, Melbourne Rebels after their unbeaten start to the season was shattered in a 38-28 loss to the Jaguares.

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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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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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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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Ledesma departs Wallabies with heavy heart

Wallabies assistant coach Mario Ledesma has paid tribute to Michael Cheika after confirming he'll return home to his native Argentina to take charge of the Jaguares Super Rugby team.

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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?


Desperate Rebels downed by Jaguares

The Jaguares shattered any hopes of the Rebels finishing their season on a high, with the Argentina side punishing the Rebels soft defence in the second half to earn a 32-29 win.

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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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Jaguares maul Waratahs

The Jaguares enjoyed very much their first match on Australian soil, scoring five tries to three in defeating the NSW Waratahs 40-27 despite having two players sent to the sin-bin at Allianz Stadium.

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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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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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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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Super Rugby Preview Round 12: line-ups, tips

The mouth-watering all-Kiwi clash between the Hurricanes and Crusaders headlines Round 12 of Super Rugby. Check out all the team news, odds, team lists and tips here.

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Jaguares bounce back to beat Sunwolves

The Jaguares have scored a 46-39 comeback win over the Sunwolves in the final Super Rugby clash of the round in Buenos Aires.

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Super Rugby Preview Round 11: line-ups, tips

Will an Aussie teams get a win this weekend? Can the Crusaders remain unbeaten? Check out all the team news, odds, team lists and tips here.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • ASR6th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Lions : 34 Tries Scored
  • ASR13th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Melbourne Rebels : 77 Points Difference