Who Can Stop Saracens This Year?

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From Last Word on Rugby, Sam Pardey After seeing off Wasps and Toulon in successive weeks the question is, can anyone stop Saracens this year? Who Can Stop Saracens? A destructive display by the Sarries saw them beat Toulon, despite playing nearly a quarter of the game with 14-men. The reigning Premiership and European Champions […] READ MORE


Waikato High On Experience For Mitre 10 Cup

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Provincial rugby is back on the agenda. Over the next couple of months, New Zealand will see some of the best rugby in the world played, as the Mitre 10 Cup holds centrestage. For a hungry Waikato side with more experience than before, expectations are rightly high. Stephen Donald was named as Waikato captain during the teams […] READ MORE


Stats Show Malcolm Marx As Springbok Starter

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Stats show Malcolm Marx as Springbok starter Adriaan Strauss or Malcolm Marx? That question is bound be a prominent story arc in Allister Coetzee’s nightmares. For years, a notably in-form Bismarck du Plessis warmed the bench while John Smit led the Springboks. Whilst this was evident to many, it was mostly overlooked because Smit was an incredible […] READ MORE


The Rise of Emirates Lions in Super Rugby

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Much has been said of the amazing turnaround of the Leicester City in English Premiership Football, but the rise of the Emirates Lions in Super Rugby is not far behind. The Rise of Emirates Lions in Rugby They may have fallen at the final hurdle and lost to the Hurricanes in the 2016 Super Rugby Final, […] READ MORE


Retribution for Hurricanes in 2016 Final

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After defeat in the 2015 Super Rugby final, it was a case of ‘Retribution for Hurricanes’ supporters this year, as their team were finally crowned champions. Winning the final 20-3 in front of a packed Westpac Stadium crowd. The team withstood a Lions challenge to be victorious after 20 long seasons of trying. Hurricanes 20 […] READ MORE


Bad Week For The Chiefs Set To Continue

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A bad week for the Chiefs is set to continue as official investigations have begun surrounding several incidents at a post-season get together. A senior All Black may have been involved in an incident at a Waikato hot pool this past Monday. The incident involves a group of players who are accused of inappropriately touching a […] READ MORE


Hurricanes Reaching Final More Than an Educated Guess

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By securing a berth in the Super Rugby grand final, the Hurricanes have confirmed some far-reaching expectations. Fans of the franchise will tell you ‘it was a sure thing’ while others; including this reporter, would say that it was More Than an Educated Guess. Last Saturday, they defeated one of the top New Zealand teams […] READ MORE


Super Rugby: Hurricanes Charge Into Final

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The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 25-9 to charge into the Super Rugby final with a complete shut out performance. It will be the second time that the Hurricanes will host a final in successive seasons, but they first had to work through a Chiefs side that refused to give up for the full 80-minutes. Outscoring […] READ MORE


Chiefs Ignoring History Ahead of Semi Final

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The Super Rugby Semi Finals are upon us, and for 23-young men playing for the Chiefs, the time for explosive confidence to shine through is now. The Hurricanes host the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium in Wellington in the first of Super Rugby’s semi finals on Saturday night. Having lost the final on home soil last […] READ MORE


Super Rugby NZ: Near Perfect Semi Final Fixtures

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Only the most ardent fans would have believed that out of the four sides that remain in the 2016 Super Rugby competition, three of them would be New Zealand teams. Many dreamed it, some even wishing for an all-NZ team semi final. But with the Lions representing South Africa standing tall, three teams involved still makes for Near […] READ MORE