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Aussie duo find new Super homes in NZ

Unwanted by their Australian franchises, Sef Fa'agase and Jack Debreczeni have linked with New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the 2019 season.

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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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137dCraig Dowd

Craig Dowd's NZ Super Rugby team of 2018

There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.

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146dSam Bruce and John Goliath

QFs Rebooted: Waratahs' 'big three' take charge

The Crusaders were the only team to coast into the Super Rugby semifinals at the weekend with the other three encounters all closely-fought affairs. The Waratahs looked gone at halftime in Sydney, before the "big three" burst into life.

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146dSam Bruce

From abject to awesome: Tahs' unlikely season still alive

The Waratahs produced one of the great 10-minute spells in Super Rugby history to keep their season alive just when it appeared destined to die with little more than a whimper in Sydney on Saturday night.

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149dSam Bruce and John Goliath

Super Rugby quarters: Can Tahs, Canes turn it around?

The opening weekend of the Super Rugby playoffs presents three matches that appear to be extremely even contests, particularly those in Sydney and Wellington. Can the Waratahs and Hurricanes respond after last week?

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153dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R19 Rebooted: Waratahs are finals fraudsters

There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.

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159dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R18 Rebooted: Time for a foul-play report system?

Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.

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162dReuters

Crusaders crush Highlanders to secure top spot

Winger George Bridge scored two tries as the Canterbury Crusaders sealed the top spot in Super Rugby throughout the playoffs with a 45-22 victory over the Otago Highlanders.

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167dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R17 Rebooted: Chiefs deliver timely adrenalin shot

Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.

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First-half stunner sets up vital Chiefs victory

The Chiefs blew the Highlanders off the paddock in the first half in Suva, running in 42 unanswered points to have the contest all but won by the break.

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194dBrittany Mitchell

R16 rebooted: Best Aussie derby in how long?

The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.

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Pacy Highlanders too good for Hurricanes

The Highlanders have outplayed the Hurricanes in a 30-14 upset that hurts the Wellington side's hopes of qualifying for the finals as New Zealand's top Super Rugby team.

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202dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R15 rebooted: Rampaging Retallick unrivalled

The Waratahs were hoping to add the Chiefs to their list of victims after ending the trans-Tasman streak in Sydney last week. And they would have, too, had it not been for the game's premier lock: Brodie Retallick.

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209dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R14 rebooted: Australia's drought breakers

After 40 games, Australia finally saw the end of their New Zealand hoodoo with the Waratahs putting on a slick display to thump the Highlanders, while the deliberate knockdown debate continues to rage.

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Waratahs end Australia's Super Rugby curse

The NSW Waratahs have restored some national pride with a hoodoo-busting 41-12 Super Rugby win over an undermanned Highlanders outfit in Sydney.

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216dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R13 rebooted: Tahs' gripes only mask capitulation

NSW Waratahs had every right to feel aggrieved over some of the decisions that were, and were not, made in Christchurch. The cold hard fact is, however, that a 29-0 lead should, no matter the opposition, be enough to go on and claim victory.

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Highlanders hold over struggling Lions

South African conference leaders the Lions have suffered a rare streak of three Super Rugby losses after they went down to the Highlanders 39-27 in Dunedin on Saturday night.

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221dCraig Dowd

All Blacks newbies who could face France

Injuries and form mean All Blacks coach Steve Hansen could potentially blood some new faces against France next month. But who from the Crusaders, Chiefs, Blues, Highlanders and Hurricanes deserves a maiden Test cap?

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223dBrittany Mitchell and John Goliath

Super Rugby Rebooted: Australia at risk of falling adrift

Australia's losing streak to their New Zealand counterparts has hit a new low, with Australia's best falling to New Zealand's worse, while the Jaguares and the Sharks found a way to get the win over two New Zealand teams.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • HLAND6th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 77 Tries Scored
    CRUS1st
    59
    77
  • HLAND7th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 247 Points Difference
    CRUS1st
    -8
    247