Aaron Smith: star halfback ‘passes’ 150 Super Rugby caps

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‘Passing’ 150 Super Rugby caps will see Aaron Smith join an exclusive club. He has been a one franchise man, who is maturing into one of the best halves in the modern game. At age 31, entering his premier stage of a Domestic and International career that has been crowned by a Super Rugby title […] READ MORE


Could it be; Crusaders seal title against Highlanders at home?

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Lining up a penultimate season game at home, the Crusaders have a chance to secure another title when they play the match of the weekend in Super Rugby Aotearoa. A possible result that would see the Crusaders seal title number four-in-a-row. Wow. Could it happen….. although, if the Highlanders could ever put the proverbial ‘spanner […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Aotearoa on verge of Level 2 return date

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On the verge of returning to action, the Super Rugby Aotearoa intra-conference planned competition is awaiting the Level 2 go-ahead next week. Awaiting the chance to open the gates, that have stood closed for over seven weeks and counting. In fact, all of New Zealand is waiting with bated breath to hear the date when […] READ MORE


Reshuffle of Super Rugby franchise team sheets in 2019

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Time has expired for management teams to settle on their team sheets in 2020. Each Super Rugby franchise has officially submitted their squads for the 25th season of the Southern Hemisphere professional rugby competition. A big day for the stakeholders; New Zealand Rugby, the franchise administration, coaching staff and – front and center on the […] READ MORE


Final Super Rugby match for Ben Smith

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For many fans of rugby union, few players gain respect from the majority. more than All Blacks and Highlanders player, Ben Smith. He is one of those few men who are recognized and praised by so many for his skill and his manner on-and-off the park. Playing in the last game of his career with […] READ MORE


Highlanders dismantled by confident Crusaders; 2019 Super Rugby playoffs

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In the first match of the 2019 Super Rugby playoffs, it was a more confident Crusaders team that dismantled a strong challenge from the Highlanders, 38-14. In a masterclass performance, led by Richie Mo’unga and Kieran Read, the Crusaders began their Finals Series with a positive outcome. It came via a difficult and thorough challenge […] READ MORE


Super Rugby 2019 Finals Series to be confirmed within 48 hours

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Within the next 48 hours, all the qualifiers for the Super Rugby 2019 Finals Series will be decided. Eight sides have chances to join the top-seeded teams, for the quarterfinals matches beginning on June 21. A real weekend of ‘tie-breaker’ fixtures, due to both the close nature of this year’s contest but, as much to […] READ MORE


Terror Attacks in Christchurch sees Southern Derby canceled

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Following the heartbreak which has affected New Zealand and New Zealand Rugby, the Terror Attacks in Christchurch saw the Southern Derby – the Highlanders v Crusaders match was canceled on Saturday. The attacks on two Mosques situated in Christchurch City has seen 49 innocent people lose their lives. SANZAAR and the Super Rugby organizers made the […] READ MORE


NZ Super Rugby Northern/Southern derbies may be the absolute Best

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It’s hard to judge which are the best. From all of the choices of local derby matches across the whole competition, the selection is overwhelming yet, many will agree that NZ Super Rugby Northern/Southern derbies may be the absolute Best! In that, the Chiefs v Hurricanes and Highlanders v Crusaders games scheduled this week are ‘absolute belters’. […] READ MORE