Super Rugby Playoffs Preview

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The Super Rugby playoffs are upon us, so here is my preview for the weekend. Highlanders v Chiefs Arguably the two smallest of the New Zealand franchises face each other on Saturday night at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, the best home ground in the competition for the atmosphere created inside the enclosed stadium and […] READ MORE



Australian Conference Round 14 Review

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Australian Conference Round 14 Review Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels Score: 46-29; Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane It’s an annoyingly clichéd expression, but it really is remarkable how quickly things change. Just one week ago, indeed 35 minutes into Friday’s game, The Rebels looked as good as they have since their introduction into Super Rugby in […] READ MORE


To Maul or not To Maul

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So, over the weekend I was watching the footy with my girlfriend who did the one thing rugby-watching men fear the most. She tested me,“Babe, why are they allowed to do that?”. Now like I said, we all fear this because, between waffling on about laws and taking a sip of the frosty beverage to […] READ MORE


Australian Conference Round 13 Review

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The Rebels were the big winners this week, as The Brumbies and Waratahs lost; giving themselves a slim chance of stealing a playoff place. Australian Conference Round 13 Review Canterbury Crusaders vs Queensland Reds Score: 58-17; Venue: AMI Park, Christchurch For the first five rounds on this year’s competition, The Reds were virtually uncompetitive; aside from […] READ MORE



Australian Conference Review: Super Rugby Round 9

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It was a poor week in the Australian conference of Super Rugby, with all four teams in action losing. These poor results are becoming a worrying trend for Australian teams this season. Australian Conference Review: Super Rugby Round 9 Auckland Blues vs A.C.T Brumbies Score: 16-14; Venue: Eden Park On Friday night The Brumbies put […] READ MORE



Australian Conference Review: Round 8

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With The Force and The Waratahs on a bye and two of the remaining three teams in the Australian Conference playing each other, it was an abbreviated week in Super 15 for the Australian Conference. Melbourne Rebels vs Queensland Reds Score: 23-15; Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium With both teams coming into the game needing a […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 8: The South African Franchise Review

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Super Rugby Round 8 turned out to be a bleak Easter weekend for the South African Franchises, with only the Emirates Lions able to register a win. Hurricanes 25 DHL Stormers 20 Hurricanes – Tries: Nehe Milner-Skudder, Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett; Conversions: Beauden Barrett 2; Penalties: Barrett 2 DHL Stormers – Try: Huw Jones; […] READ MORE