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Super Rugby 2020: So what's the deal again?

The 2020 Super Rugby season is upon us? What, wait, how? Yes, the Jan 31. start is earlier than ever while the competition has also been shrouded in some uncertainty elsewhere. We answer the key questions ahead of next week's kick-off here.

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South African conference: Who will challenge Jaguares?

There has been plenty of player turnover across the four South African franchises but the Jaguares again appear to have an imposing, Test-quality squad. The Argentine franchise look like the team to beat once more.

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Best Six Nations players by country

The clock is ticking to the opening match of the 2020 Six Nations between Wales and Italy, so we figured it was time we looked at the key players who could boost your Fantasy Rugby score.

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Here's who you should have picked last year

The 2019 Six Nations may be over, but which players made it into ESPN's Fantasy Rugby Team of the Tournament? Remarkably, only one of Wales' Grand Slam heroes makes the cut.

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Super Rugby 2020 preseason Week 2

The 25th season of Super Rugby kicks off as early as January 31 with all 15 teams taking part in preseason fixtures. Follow this blog for all team lists, locals, times and results.

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Reds impressive in trial defeat of Tahs

Queensland Reds will roll with confidence into the Super Rugby season after an impressive trial win that ended an 11-game losing streak against NSW Waratahs.

Brumbies thrash Rebels in Super Rugby trial

With the new Super Rugby season just a week away, Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle has revealed a tender process for the code's next broadcast rights deal will start in the coming days.

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Springboks' De Klerk tips England, and Sale team-mate, for Six Nations glory

South Africa and Sale Sharks scrum half Faf de Klerk will be keeping an analytical eye on the Six Nations, with a view to facing the British and Irish Lions in 2021.

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Jones: Two refs needed to prevent slow 'kick-fest' rugby

Eddie Jones' solution to prevent rugby from falling into a slow, attritional, kick-fest is to deploy two on-field referees to ensure teams can secure quick ball.

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Jones names eight uncapped players for 6N

Eddie Jones has named eight uncapped players in his 31-man Six Nations squad after the England boss promised to regenerate the squad following their World Cup final defeat.

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Think you know more about rugby than your mates? Well it's time to prove it -- and be in with the chance of winning some great prizes -- with ESPN's free Fantasy Rugby game!

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