Super Rugby Week 1: The South African Franchises

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In Super Rugby Week 1 three of the four South African franchises started with success and a reasonable quality of rugby. Super Rugby Week 1 Sunwolves 10 Cell C Sharks 45 Sunwolves 10 – Try: Shane Gates Conversion: Hayden Parker Penalty: Hayden Parker Cell C Sharks 45 – Tries: Akker van der Merwe 2, Daniel du Preez, […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Take-Away – Round 17 SA Conference

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The Super Rugby Take-Away from Round 17 of the SA Conference means some hopes were dashed, while other’s dreams remain alive. We take a look at the games to see what we have learned with only two regular rounds left to go in the tournament. Super Rugby Take-Away – Bulls Set-Piece Play a Bust in […] READ MORE





Super Rugby Week 5: The South African Teams

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In Super Rugby Week 5, the South African teams provided a mixed bag of performances; both in winning and losing. Super Rugby Week 5: Key Talking Points Chiefs 41 Vodacom Bulls 28 Chiefs – Tries: Johnny Fa’auli, Brodie Retallick (2), Mitchell Brown, Solomon Alaimano, Anton Lienert-Brown; Conversions: Damian McKenzie (3); Penalty: McKenzie Vodacom Bulls – Tries: Warrick Gelant, Divan Rossouw (2), Handre Pollard;  Cons: […] READ MORE


Super Rugby set for Hong Kong and Singapore fixtures in 2018

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As the Super Rugby 2018 season has begun, the finalized list of fixtures was released by the franchises. This was confirmed, when the HITO-Communications Sunwolves announced they had added to their ‘home games’ locations, by including Hong Kong and Singapore games, to compliment their Tokyo schedule. Now in the clubs third formative year, it is […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Finals Series Forecast

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This round of the 2017 Super Rugby finals series, away teams will know the pressure is on them. Knockout rugby is always a tough equation, but there is a reward if the highest placed teams suffer losses. While it does not require a sliderule and matrix anymore, in reality it still favours the top seeded team--the Emirates Lions. READ MORE


Super Rugby Week 17: The African Conferences

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Super Rugby Week 17 was the last week of conference competition and the teams now head into the playoff series. Super Rugby Week 17: The African Conferences Ten teams have now had their Super Rugby seasons end at the culmination of the the round robin stage of the competition, with the final eight entering the […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 16: The African Conferences

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Super Rugby Round 16 was preceded by the announcement that the Toyota Cheetahs and Southern Kings would be dropped from Super Rugby. Super Rugby Round 16: The African Conferences In a largely expected announcement on Friday, the Cheetahs and Kings were said to have reached “amicable” agreements with the South African Rugby Union (SARU). The […] READ MORE