NZ Super Rugby: Three Teams Sit on Top

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Three teams sit on top of the NZ Super Rugby table, with the number 37 trending as the Crusaders still lead on that ‘slender’ points differential. Their victors from Friday night jump up to even with the Chiefs, though the Highlanders now sit out a Bye round (with the Hurricanes) That may give their opponents a […] READ MORE


Paris Sevens Day Two: Les Bleus Look Hot At Home

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The Paris Sevens started with a bang on Friday night with the opening matches, and the action continued in the same vein on Saturday morning as teams fought for their spot in the cup quarter finals. All the big guns breezed through their opening games at the Stade Jean-Bouin but the pick of the day […] READ MORE



Super Rugby Round 11: Chiefs Toppled At Home

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It was a tough night for hometown fans with the Chiefs toppled at home in Round 11, as they were their own worst enemies on the night with poor discipline, ball security and a high number of handling errors that saw Dave Rennie’s men lose out on several scoring opportunities. The Highlanders took all their […] READ MORE





Super Rugby Round Nine: Latest Talking Points

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There were two big talking points to come out of the round nine Super Rugby matches in New Zealand. Firstly, the red card to the Highlanders Jason Emery, and secondly the ordering of ‘uncontested scrums’ at the conclusion of the Hurricanes vs Chiefs local derby match. Last Word On Sports’ resident referee contributor Scott MacLean […] READ MORE


Beauden Barrett: Not To Be Underestimated

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Beauden Barrett was a lot better than the statistics suggest in the latest round of Super Rugby played last night, despite his side losing a nail-biter to the Chiefs. A lot was made about the big clash of the first-fives ahead of the Hurricanes-Chiefs clash, but the picture of what Steve Hansen’s possible All Black halves […] READ MORE