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Sunwolves Announce Initial 2018 Squad

Sunwolves Announce Initial 2018 Squad

The Sunwolves have named their initial Super Rugby squad and it includes former Chiefs back Robbie Robinson and Bulls wing Gerhard van den Heever.

Pocock Returns to Brumbies

Pocock Returns to Brumbies

The Brumbies will welcome nine new faces into the squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, including the returning Wallaby flanker David Pocock.

New Faces in Reds Super Rugby Squad

New Faces in Reds Super Rugby Squad

The Queensland Reds have confirmed their squad and coaching staff for the 2018 Vodafone Super Rugby season.

 

Barrett & Woodman Top of the World

Barrett & Woodman Top of the World

New Zealanders Beauden Barrett and Portia Woodman have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year 2017 in association with Mastercard respectively at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo.

Irishman O'Gara Joins Crusaders Coaching Staff

Irishman O'Gara Joins Crusaders Coaching Staff

The Crusaders have signed up former Ireland international, Ronan O’Gara, for the 2018 Super Rugby season.  He will leave his role as Assistant Coach with French Top 14 side, Racing 92, to become the new Backs Coach for the BNZ Crusaders.

 

Wallaby Moore Retires From Rugby

Wallaby Moore Retires From Rugby

Wallaby and Reds hooker Stephen Moore has confirmed he will retire from all forms of the game, following the Wallabies' final Test of the 2017 Spring Tour against Scotland.

Bulls Extended 2018 Super Rugby Squad

Bulls Extended 2018 Super Rugby Squad

Bulls Executive Rugby and Head Coach, John Mitchell, has announced his first wider training squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season and included new signings Frans van Wyk and Thembelani Bholi in the group that will assemble for pre-season training. 

LA to Host Pre-season Super Rugby

Los Angeles to Host Pre-season Super Rugby

Its only a pre-season match but Super Rugby will debut in America when the Bulls play the Stormers in Los Angeles in February as a ground-breaking curtain raiser to a USA Eagles ARC match.

Several New Faces For Hurricanes in 2018

Several New Faces For Hurricanes in 2018

Eleven new faces including three Super Rugby rookies and a Wallaby test prop are the feature of the 2018 Hurricanes squad.


 

Chiefs Enter New Era with 2018 Super Rugby Squad

Chiefs Enter New Era with 2018 Super Rugby Squad

The Chiefs have named an exciting and experienced squad for Super Rugby as they enter a new era in 2018.


 

Highlanders Announce 2018 Super Rugby Squad

Highlanders Announce 2018 Super Rugby Squad

New Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger has named the 38-man squad for the 2018 Super Rugby season, including 30 players returning from the 2017 team. 

New Faces for Crusaders in 2018

New Faces for Crusaders in 2018

The Crusaders are the defending champions and their 2018 squad will feature seven new players for the Super Rugby season.

 

Blues Super Rugby Squad 2018

Blues Super Rugby Squad 2018

The Blues have secured some exciting new additions to boost a settled core of proven performers for their 2018 Super Rugby Championship campaign.

Chiefs Announce Experienced 2018 Coaching Group

Chiefs Announce Experienced 2018 Coaching Group

On the eve of the Chiefs squad announcement, head coach Colin Cooper named a highly experienced coaching team to prepare his men for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby title hunt.  

Mario Ledesma Appointed Jaguares Head Coach

Mario Ledesma Appointed Jaguares Head Coach

Wallabies assistant coach Mario Ledesma has confirmed that he will return home to his native Argentina, to take up the role as head coach of the Jaguares for the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Reds Appoint Brad Thorne As Head Coach

Reds Appoint Brad Thorne As Head Coach

Former World Cup-winning All Black Brad Thorn has been appointed the Reds new head coach. The Queensland Rugby Union has announced it has agreed to part ways with Reds head coach Nick Stiles, effectively immediately. 
 

Sunwolves Appoint Joseph As Head Coach

Sunwolves Appoint Joseph As Head Coach

Apart of an internal restructure Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has been appointed the Head Coach of the Sunwolves. Joseph brings a wealth of past experience and knowledge of Super Rugby and this will be of great benefit to the Sunwolves. 

Rebels Appoint David Wessels As Head Coach

Rebels Appoint David Wessels As Head Coach

The Melbourne Rebels have announced the appointment of former Western Force coach David Wessels as the club’s new Head Coach until the end of 2019 Super Rugby season.


 

2018 Super Rugby Match Schedule Announced

2018 Super Rugby Match Schedule Announced

SANZAAR has announced the match schedule for the restructured  2018 Super Rugby tournament that comprises a 15-team three-conference format.

2017 Super Rugby team of the Year

2017 Super Rugby team of the Year

The line-up for the 2017 Super Rugby Team of the Season appears a strong one. Each player is in the squad on merit, with all of them registering some impressive stats, be it for their specific position or across the competition as a whole, and on paper it makes a formidable team.

Crusaders reclaim Super Rugby crown

Crusaders reclaim Super Rugby crown

The Crusaders claimed their eighth Super Rugby title and first since 2008 with a 25-17 victory over 14-man Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.

 
Point Scoring in Super Rugby Finals

Point Scoring in Super Rugby Finals

The Lions and Crusaders might be heading into the 2017 Super Rugby Final as two of the most prolific attacking teams in the competition, but the history of the fixture suggests that may count for little as the two teams prepare for one of the biggest games of their careers.

Fly-half Battle Jantjies versus Mo'unga

Fly-half battle Jantjies versus Mo'unga

Elton Jantjies has enjoyed perhaps one of his best ever Super Rugby seasons, buoyant on the highs he enjoyed in a breakout Lions’ season last campaign. He’ll face off against a markedly less experienced opponent this week, though the Crusaders’ Richie Mo’unga will be just a threatening as the Lions stalwart.

Super Rugby Semi-Finals: Team of the Week

Super Rugby Semi-Finals: Team of the Week

The Semi-final Super Rugby team of the week includes seven players, four Lions and three Crusaders, who will feature in the Final. Player of the Week is once again Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie who beat more players than any other player in the semi-finals, ran for over 100 metres and was 100 percent in his goal-kicking. 

Match Officials Announced for 2017 Final

Match Officials Announced for 2017 Final

SANZAAR has announced the match official appointments for the Super Rugby final on Saturday 5 August at Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg, between the Lions and Crusaders #LIOvCRU.

Lions fightback floors Hurricanes

Lions fightback floors Hurricanes

The Lions recovered from being 3-22 down to beat the Hurricanes 44-29 and secure a home Super Rugby final against the Crusaders next week.

Ruthless Crusaders book final spot

Ruthless Crusaders book final spot

The Crusaders secured a 12th Super Rugby final appearance after they overcame the Chiefs 27-13 in a clinical performance in Christchurch.

Semi-Final Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

Semi-Final Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

The Crusaders and Chiefs will look to build on performances from their respective quarter final matches as they clash in an all New Zealand Super Rugby semi-final final derby.

The Final Four Form Guide

The Final Four Form Guide

It’s no major surprise that the four teams remaining in the hunt for the Super Rugby trophy in 2017 are the four teams which accrued the most competition points across the regular season. 

Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Team of the Week

Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Team of the Week

The Quarter-final Super Rugby team of the week is very strong on paper and contains players hitting peak form at the right end of the season. Player of the Week is Lions backrow forward Jaco Kriel who scored a try, carried 11 times, beat 8 defenders and made 13 tackles.

Super Rugby Semi-Final Referee Appointments

Super Rugby Semi-Final Referee Appointments

SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the semi-finals of the 2017 Super Rugby season. Both semi-finals will be played on Saturday July 29 in Christchurch and Johannesburg respectively.

Super Rugby Semi-Finals Confirmed

Super Rugby Semi-Finals Confirmed

Following the completion of the quarter-finals the draw and schedule for the semi-finals have been confirmed by SANZAAR. 

Combrinck the hero for Lions

Combrinck the hero for Lions

A 78th minute long-range penalty from Ruan Combrinck sees the Lions recover to defeat the Sharks 23-21 in their quarter-final.

Chiefs squeeze past Stormers in Cape Town

Chiefs squeeze past Stormers in Cape Town

The Chiefs secured the final semi-final berth when they picked up a 17-11 victory over the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.

Crusaders blank Highlanders

Crusaders blank Highlanders

The Crusaders advanced to the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 17-0 victory over the Highlanders at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Quarter-Final Preview: Crusaders v Highlanders

Quarter-Final Preview: Crusaders v Highlanders

The Crusaders host the Highlanders in a quarter-final derby and will look to maintain their dominance over their southern rivals and book a spot in the semi-finals.

Hurricanes book semi-final spot

Hurricanes book semi-final spot

The Hurricanes became the first team to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals when they claimed a 35-16 win over the Brumbies in Canberra.

Quarter-Final Preview: Brumbies v Hurricanes

Quarter-Final Preview: Brumbies v Hurricanes

The 2017 Super Rugby finals series begins Friday night in Canberra as the winners of the Australian conference, the Brumbies host the defending champion Hurricanes.

The Final Eight Form Guide

The Final Eight Form Guide

Seventeen regular season rounds are done and dusted for Super Rugby 2017 and eight of the 18 hopefuls have qualified for what is sure to be an exciting Finals Series. Among them lies a distinct disparity in how they’ve performed for the season to date. 

Super Rugby Rd #17: Team of the Week

Super Rugby Rd #17: Team of the Week

The Round 17 Super Rugby team of the week has representatives from nine of the 18 teams that played in the final round. Player of the Week is once again the mercurial Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie who scored a try, carried 18 times, beat 10 defenders and ran for 200 metres.

Super Rugby Quarter-Final Referee Appointments

Super Rugby Quarter-Final Referee Appointments

SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the quarter-finals of the 2017 Super Rugby season.The Quarter-finals kick-off on Friday July 21 when Brumbies host Hurricanes in Canberra.

Super Rugby Quarter-Finals Confirmed

Super Rugby Quarter-Finals Confirmed

After 17 Rounds and 135 matches the quarter-finalists for the 2017 Super Rugby have been confirmed by SANZAAR. 

Try and penalty for Hodgson in Force win

Try and penalty for Hodgson in Force win

The Force gave Matt Hodgson a victorious send-off as they thumped the Waratahs, winning 40-11 to finish second in the Australian Conference.

Lions overpower the Sharks to finish top

Lions overpower the Sharks to finish top

The Lions finished top of the Super Rugby standings with a 27-10 victory over the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban.

Stormers outgun the Bulls

Stormers outgun the Bulls

The Stormers continued their momentum before the play-offs with a 41-33 victory in a topsy-turvy encounter at Loftus Versfeld.

Chiefs get the better of Brumbies

Chiefs get the better of Brumbies

The Chiefs completed their Super Rugby regular season fixtures with an impressive 28-10 victory over the Brumbies in Hamilton. 

Hurricanes end Crusaders' winning run

Hurricanes end Crusaders' winning run

The Hurricanes handed the Crusaders their first defeat of the season when they claimed a 31-22 win over the table-toppers in Wellington.

Sunwolves stun Blues in Tokyo

Sunwolves stun Blues in Tokyo

The Sunwolves finished their Super Rugby campaign on a high after claiming a shock 48-21 victory over the Blues in Tokyo on Saturday.

Cheetahs come back to pip Kings

Cheetahs come back to pip Kings

The Cheetahs bowed out of Super Rugby with their heads held high after a 21-20 victory over the Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Jaguares finish with win in Melbourne

Jaguares finish with win in Melbourne

The Jaguares ended their Super Rugby season on a positive note on Friday as they beat the Rebels 32-29 at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

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