Super Rugby Franchises Prepare for British and Irish Lions Challenge

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In a way, it is a tough ask all around. But to the credit of the organizers and planners, the marketing blitz launched the tagline "Out Roar". For the supporters to out-roar the loud traveling support of the Lions team. Attracting a huge support-base, so to combat that fans of each franchise are asked to "be there". Not only that, the home fans need to raise their voices; to "be heard" but so too the home teams also need to 'put up their best'. READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 12: The African Conferences Key Takeouts

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From Last Word on Rugby, Ryan Jordan Super Rugby Round 12 produced most of the expected results, except for the Southern Kings upset win over the Sharks. In their third year of competition it was the Kings first triumph over a fellow South African franchise. Whether you love them or hate them, we have to […] READ MORE





More Super Rugby Pacifica Fixtures in 2017

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And with Super Rugby set to review it's current format, success in these matches is evidence needed to show the strength of the region. As an option, but not yet in position to support any ambitious developments, it might be the start of a measured path to further increases in matches and participation through Fiji Rugby, Samoa Rugby and [possibly] other nations and venues; including Singapore. READ MORE


Youth and Experience in NZ Super Rugby

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. The Investec Super Rugby season 2017 begins in February, and each of the five NZ Super Rugby franchises have announced their squads. A total of 190 contracted players have been announced across the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders Super Rugby squads–with 33 players to make their debut. […] READ MORE


Dream Finish to the Super Rugby Competition

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If rugby were the ‘game of the Gods’ then the Gods were certainly watching the New Zealand (NZ) Super Rugby teams this weekend. MythologyĀ might have no place in professional sports, but tell that to fans of the Hurricanes. Their team ‘miraculously’ found themselves rising to the top of the ladder by Sunday. That was because […] READ MORE



Super Rugby Saturday: Two Big Kiwi Wins

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At the start of a true ‘rugbyfest’ weekend, fans could enjoy four fabulous trans-Tasman matches. It involved the Blues v Brumbies, followed by the Reds v Chiefs and Lions v Kings as first course. Two big kiwi wins were exactly what the New Zealand (NZ) conference sides had hoped for. Those local results went the […] READ MORE