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2dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby mid-season report: Your team's progress analysed

We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!

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Super Rugby Round 10 Team Lists

All eyes will be on the Waratahs as they take to the field without Israel Folau for the first time since his controversial Instagram post, while round 10 is also highlighted by a New Zealand derby.

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Chiefs hold off Blues in Hamilton thriller

The Chiefs ran in five tries to extend their unbeaten run against the Blues to 15 matches after a breathless Hamilton thriller on Saturday.

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Super Rugby Round 9 team lists

Super Rugby round 9 is highlighted by the Blues playing for their fifth consecutive win as they look firmly placed in the playoff race, while the Reds go on tour and the Sharks aim to solidify their place at the top of their conference.

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Slow-starting Waratahs beaten by Blues

Israel Folau's milestone night ended on a sour note as the Waratahs went down 32-29 to the Blues in a tense Super Rugby thriller in Auckland.

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Super Rugby Round 8 team lists

Super Rugby round 8 is highlighted by the Crusaders returning home for the first time since the Christchurch terror attacks to take on the Brumbies, in what is sure to be an emotional night.

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Super Rugby Round 7 team lists

Super Rugby round 7 is highlighted by the Crusaders looking to bounce back from their shock loss in a New Zealand derby, while the Reds play host to the Rebels who return from their South Africa trip.

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28dReuters

Blues edge Highlanders, snap NZ losing streak

A 74th-minute try from All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu gave the Blues their first victory over New Zealand opposition since they beat the Highlanders in the opening round of the 2016 Super Rugby campaign.

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Super Rugby Round 6 team lists

Super Rugby Round 6 is highlighted by a rare Sunday afternoon fixture while the SCG surface will again take centre stage in Sydney. Follow the team lists as they're announced here.

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Super Rugby Round 5 team lists

Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.

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40dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby Rebooted Round 4 Will Genia is no spent force

Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?

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Super Rugby Round 4 team lists

Round 4 kicks off in Wellington and continues with the undefeated Rebels and Crusaders hosting the next games, against the Brumbies and the Chiefs respectively, but the best might just be coming last with the Bulls hosting the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.

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Super Rugby Round 3 team lists

Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.

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54dESPN Staff

Sharks maul Blues to remain unbeaten

The Sharks maintained their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season after replacement winger Curwin Bosch scored a late intercept try to secure a second bonus-point win from as many games.

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Super Rugby Round Two team lists

In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.

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58dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

The question mark surrounding your Super Rugby team

Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.

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73dSam Bruce

New Zealand conference Super Rugby preview

Will All Blacks' rest weeks derail the Crusaders' hopes of a Super Rugby three-peat? Is this the year the Blues get going? How much will the Chiefs miss Sam Cane? Your ultimate New Zealand conference preview is here.

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74dCraig Dowd

More All Blacks' selection uncertainty than you think

New Zealand aren't exactly short on playing talent, which leaves the All Blacks selection panel with arguably the toughest job in rugby in 2019: selecting a 31-man squad. There are going to be some casualties, Craig Dowd writes.

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170dESPN staff

NZ teams unveil 2019 Super Rugby squads

New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises each unveiled their 38-man squads for 2019 on Wednesday, with several promising rookies and some returning former stars among the lists.

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210dAAP

Ioane brothers re-sign with NZ Rugby, Blues

Star winger Rieko Ioane has committed to the All Blacks for four more years in a significant win for New Zealand Rugby while brother Akira has also opted to remain in Auckland.

2019 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • BLUES10th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 40 Tries Scored
    CRUS1st
    24
    40
  • BLUES7th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 121 Points Difference
    CRUS1st
    4
    121