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Super Rugby's Rookies on the Rise

The 2016 Super Rugby season may still be in its infancy, but already a number of players have started to make a big impression in the tournament.
1 April 2016

Saturday's Super Rugby Roundup

Saturday's Super Rugby action saw wins for Melbourne Rebels, and the Crusaders whilst the Blues and Reds battled to a 25-25 draw.
19 March 2016

The new look Crusaders hit the ground running

The legendary duo of Dan Carter and Richie McCaw have moved on and there is a fresh look to the Crusaders in the opening two rounds of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
9 March 2016

Kieran Read and Richie Mo'unga star as Crusaders defeat Blues

The Crusaders responded to their opening-round defeat with a 28-13 win over the Blues on Friday.
4 March 2016

Super Rugby 2016 Preview: New Zealand

Following on from our look at the two South African conferences last week, we now turn our attentions to Super Rugby’s Australasian conferences, starting with New Zealand.
11 January 2016

Nadolo thankful to Crusaders for their support

Fiji international Nemani Nadolo has paid tribute to current side Crusaders after announcing he will leave the New Zealand outfit at the end of next year's Super Rugby season - with France his likely destination.
1 December 2015

Hansen hails retiring Richie McCaw the greatest All Black of all time

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen led the tributes for Richie McCaw after the history-making New Zealand captain announced his retirement from rugby.
19 November 2015

Post RWC All Blacks

New Zealand have made a great start to The Rugby Championship, seeing off the challenges of Argentina and South Africa, and now only Australia stand between them and lifting the southern hemisphere’s grandest prize.
7 August 2015

Super Rugby Round 6 XV: Dan's Back

The Super Rugby team of the week has got to be one of the easiest I have had to compile.
24 March 2015

Good(e) move for Dan Carter?

Fly-halves are seemingly in the news every day. The wonderful creative folk at Guinness have produced a fitting tribute to Mr. J Wilkinson, which captures what he means to English rugby and now the French rugby public.
17 February 2015

Rebels open season with a win

The RaboDirect Rebels have begun their 2015 Asteron Life Super Rugby campaign with a 20-10 victory over the Crusaders in Christchurch, their first win on foreign soil.
13 February 2015

Super 15 Rugby Final - Questions To Be Debated

As we reported yesterday, it was a one point win for the Waratahs in the Super 15 Rugby Final. With insights from TalkingRugbyUnion's NZ based reporter, Scott Donaldson we have tracked this season closely.
3 August 2014

Waratahs take it at the last against Crusaders

Centres Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale inspired the Waratahs to victory over the Crusaders in a thrilling Super Rugby final.
2 August 2014

Super Rugby 2014 Final - A One Point Ball Game

In the end our serial tipster, Scott Donaldson got it right as he told us yesterday that it would be the Waratahs. He explained it would be close but did we really think it would be a Foley kick for 3 points that would give them an extraordinary one point win?
2 August 2014

Super 15 Rugby Final Preview 2014 - Trans-Tasman Rivalry

In the world of business, the stretch of water between New Zealand and Australia is one of the most expensive to transport goods. This weekend it is rugby union that has the highest stakes.
1 August 2014

Super 15 Rugby Sem-Finals Review - Big Wins

Super Rugby 2014 semi-finals showed us that there is now little doubt that the best two teams will line up in the Super Rugby final next weekend with solid wins in the semi-finals.
27 July 2014

Crusaders and Waratahs into Super Rugby Final 2014

After beating the Brumbies, the Waratahs have joined the final with the Crusaders, who crushed the Sharks in Christchurch.
27 July 2014

Super 15 Rugby - will the semi-finals be good or great?

After much rugby debate about the quality of Super 15 rugby last week on the pages of Talking Rugby Union, we are approaching the business end of the season.
26 July 2014

Super Rugby: What Is Home Advantage Worth?

We have all heard of home field advantage, but a South African sports scientist has attempted to quantify just how much difference factors like travel and home advantage have on a game.
24 July 2014

Sharks to 'breakdown' Crusaders again in Christchurch

The Sharks beat the Crusaders 30­-25 in May this year, with the Sharks reduced to 14 players after Jean Deysel was shown a red card.
22 July 2014