Chiefs Semifinal Hopes May Rest With Damian McKenzie

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The Chiefs semifinal hopes may rest with Damian McKenzie in Saturday’s do-or-die Super Rugby semifinal clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch. McKenzie, 22, is currently riding the waves of his most impressive Super Rugby season yet. ‘The smiling assassin’ insists he doesn’t deliberately look for the camera just before starting his kicking routine. The stillness, […] READ MORE



Super Rugby 2017 Quarterfinals: the Outcomes, Highlights and Positives

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If fans were looking forward to some high-scoring, and exhilarating action for theĀ Super Rugby 2017 Quarterfinals, then they might feel slightly short-changed. They had action sure, but where was the high-scoring, fast-paced action that fans are so used to? The truth is, knockout rugby necessitates a more strategic plan. Less razzle-dazzle, and more cut and […] READ MORE


Chiefs Beat Stormers In Super Rugby Quarter Final

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A late try by Shaun Stevenson was enough to ensure that the Chiefs beat Stormers in Super Rugby quarter final. Ending 17-11, the Chiefs got the job done on the road and will now take on a long 24-hour flight back to New Zealand where a clash against the Crusaders awaits in the Semi Finals. […] 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


Chiefs Face Tough Quarter Finals Trip To South Africa

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The fact is, since the Chiefs beat Brumbies, the Hurricanes did their fellow New Zealand team no favours. As they beat the Crusaders, it makes for a tougher quarter final schedule. The Chiefs have no choice but to accept the fact that in order to win the title; they'll have to do it away from home base. It doesn't get any tougher than a trip to Newlands, but that is exactly what will be required. READ MORE