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2017 Australian Conference Squads Announced

2017 Australian Conference Squads Announced

The return of Wallaby George Smith to Super Rugby is one of the key storylines for the Australia Conference in 2017. He represented the Wallabies on 111 occasions and is still one of the top flankers in the game.

Brumbies Appoint New CEO

Brumbies Appoint New CEO

The Brumbies have appointed Michael Thomson as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thomson is no stranger to the organisation having been General Manager at the Brumbies for two years before taking on positions at the Australian Rugby Union, Nike (Greater China) and the Australian Sports Commission. 

Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau Signs For Western Force

Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau Signs For Western Force

Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will look to build on his 68 Test-career in the gold jersey after signing a new one-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union and Western Force.

Fainga’a twins to reunite at Brumbies in 2017

Fainga’a twins to reunite at Brumbies in 2017

The Brumbies have gained the experience of two Super Rugby championship winning players with local products, the Fainga’a twins to reunite at the club in 2017.

NZ 2017 Super Rugby Squads Announced

NZ 2017 Super Rugby Squads Announced

A total 33 players will make their debut in the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season, reflecting the depth of talent in New Zealand rugby.

Kings Park to Remain Sharks' Home

Kings Park to Remain Sharks' Home

The Sharks have confirmed that they will stay at Kings Park until at least the end of 2017 and have announced their preliminary Super Rugby squad.

Messam and Nanai Williams Return to Chiefs

Messam and Nanai Williams Return to Chiefs

Liam Messam and Tim Nanai-Williams will both return to the Chiefs for the 2017 season, bolstering the squad with over 200 combined Chiefs caps.

Gold steps down at Sharks

Gold steps down at Sharks

The Sharks have announced that their director of rugby, Gary Gold, has stepped down from his position.

Larkham to Transition to Full-time Wallabies Role

Larkham to Transition to Full-time Wallabies Role

Wallabies assistant and Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham will move permanently into the Wallabies coaching team at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season after signing a new three-year contract with the Australian Rugby Union.

Coleman swaps Brumbies for Force

Coleman swaps Brumbies for Force

The Western Force have signed Brumbies utility back Robbie Coleman for the 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby seasons.

Hodgson extends Western Force stay

Hodgson extends Western Force stay

The Western Force have announced the re-signing of club stalwart Matt Hodgson for the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Super Rugby helping Pumas

Super Rugby helping Pumas

Argentine coach Daniel Hourcade believes Super Rugby exposure is giving the Pumas the experience to contest at the highest levels.

2017 Super Rugby Schedule Announced

2017 Super Rugby Schedule Announced

The 2017 Super Rugby tournament kicks-off on Thursday 23 February with the Melbourne Rebels hosting the Auckland based Blues at AAMI Park in Melbourne. 

Filo Tiatia New Sunwolves Head Coach

Filo Tiatia New Sunwolves Head Coach

The Sunwolves have unveiled their new Super Rugby coach. Japan Super Rugby Association Representative Director, Yoshitaka Tashiro, announced in Tokyo that the HITO-Communications Sunwolves had come to an agreement with Filo Tiatia on a two-season contract. Tiatia was the forwards coach last season under Head Coach Mark Hammett.

Changes at the Western Force

Changes at the Western Force

The Force have appointed David Wessels as head coach but have lost up-and-coming centre Kyle Godwin to rivals the Brumbies

Brumbies extension for coach Larkham

Brumbies extension for coach Larkham

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham will be leading the side again in 2017 after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal, it has been announced.

Barrett pens new NZR, Hurricanes deal

Barrett pens new NZR, Hurricanes deal

All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett has inked a new deal across all levels of the game, in what is a major signing for New Zealand Rugby.

Super Rugby Team of the Season

Super Rugby Team of the Season

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie head a very talented Super Rugby Team of the Season 2016

Final: Third time lucky for Hurricanes

Final: Third time lucky for Hurricanes

The Hurricanes sealed their first Super Rugby title on Saturday as they got the better of the Lions 20-3 in a cold and wet Wellington.

The Four Super Final Flankers

The Four Final Flankers

Both the Hurricanes and the Lions have reached the 2016 Super Rugby Final on the back of strong performances from their flankers, each side’s pair boasting strength and consistency throughout the campaign. 

Super Rugby SF Team of the Week

Super Rugby SF Team of the Week

Hurricanes and All Black flanker Ardie Savea put in a huge effort against the Chiefs to be the Player of the Week.

Glen Jackson to Referee Super Rugby Final

Glen Jackson to Referee Super Rugby Final

Glen Jackson has been appointed to referee the 2016 Super Rugby Final between the Hurricanes and Lions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on saturday 6 August.

SF2: Lions 42 Highlanders 30

SF2: Lions 42 Highlanders 30

The Lions advanced to this year’s Super Rugby Final after claiming a deserved 42-30 victory over the Highlanders in Johannesburg.

SF1: Hurricanes 25 Chiefs 9

SF1: Hurricanes 25 Chiefs 9

The Hurricanes booked a home Super Rugby final on Saturday as they brushed aside a mis-firing Chiefs side 25-9 in Wellington.

The Semi-Final Fly-Half Equation

The Semi-Final Fly-Half Equation

Four teams remain in Super Rugby 2016 and that means that four fly-halves have the opportunity to steer their team to a Super Rugby Grand Final, but only two can be successful. 

Super Rugby QF Team of the Week

Super Rugby QF Team of the Week

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie tops the Super Rugby Quarter-final Team of the Week.

Super Rugby Referees: Semi-finals

Super Rugby Referees: Semi-finals

SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the semi-finals of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.

Angus Gardner will referee the first semi-final between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs. The second semi-final between the Lions and the Highlanders will be refereed by Jaco Peyper.

QF4: Stormers 21 Chiefs 60

QF4: Stormers 21 Chiefs 60

The Chiefs will face the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby semi-finals after crushing the Stormers 60-21 at Newlands in Cape Town.

QF3: Lions 45 Crusaders 25

QF3: Lions 45 Crusaders 25

The Lions booked a place in the Super Rugby semi-finals against the Highlanders after they saw off the Crusaders, prevailing 42-25 in Johannesburg

QF2: Hurricanes 41 Sharks 0

QF2: Hurricanes 41 Sharks 0

The Hurricanes secured a home semi-final in Super Rugby after they outclassed the Sharks, winning 41-0 in a clinical performance in Wellington.

QF1: Brumbies 9 Highlanders 15

QF1: Brumbies 9 Highlanders 15

The Highlanders booked their place in the Super Rugby semi-finals after they held out the Brumbies to prevail 15-9 in Canberra.

Super Rugby Final Calculations

Super Rugby Final Calculations

Only eight teams remain as Super Rugby moves into the post-season and there’s a healthy mix of experienced and fresh faces among those teams that have made it through the regular season on top. 

Super Rugby Round 17 Team of the Week

Super Rugby Round 17 Team of the Week

Stormers centre Huw Jones equalled the record for most tries in a Super Rugby match with four against the Kings in Cape Town. 

Super Rugby Referees: Quarter-finals

Super Rugby Referees: Quarter-finals

SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for the quarter-finals of the 2016 Super Rugby tournament.

Lions lose, will face Crusaders

Lions lose, will face Crusaders

The Lions missed the chance to book a home path to a possible Super Rugby final after they lost 34-22 to the Jaguares at Vélez Sarsfield.

Hurricanes Top Seeds for Quarter-finals

Hurricanes Top Seeds for Quarter-finals

After 17 rounds and 135 matches of the regular season the quarter-finalists for the 2016 Super Rugby tournament have been determined. 

Bonus-point win for Bulls

Bonus-point win for Bulls

The Bulls ended their Super Rugby season with a 43-17 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. 

Jones scores four in Cape Town thriller

Jones scores four in Cape Town thriller

Stormers duo Huw Jones and Leolin Zas scored seven tries between them to secure their team a 52-24 victory over the Kings.

Brumbies Finish as Top Aussie team

Brumbies Finish as Top Aussie team

The Brumbies ran in four tries during their 24-10 win over the Force at GIO Stadium in Canberra to finish top of the Australian Conference.

Highlanders Stun Chiefs in Dunedin

Highlanders Stun Chiefs in Dunedin

The Highlanders put on a thrilling display of running rugby to defeat the Chiefs 25-15 at Forsyth Barr Stadium and leapfrogh them on conference table.

Impressive Hurricanes Crush Crusaders

Impressive Hurricanes Crush Crusaders

The Hurricanes put on an dominating display in Christchurch to defeat the Crusaders 35-10, moving to the top of the table in the process.

Sharks see off spirited Sunwolves

Sharks see off spirited Sunwolves

The Sharks secured their path into the Super Rugby last-eight at the expense of the Bulls after seeing off the Sunwolves 40-29 in Durban.

Rebels end season on a high

Rebels end season on a high

The Melbourne Rebels finished their season with a high-scoring 31-28 victory over the Reds in Brisbane.

Blues Dent Waratahs Finals Hopes

Blues Dent Waratahs Finals Hopes

The Blues finished their season with back-to-back wins over Australian sides as they beat the Waratahs 34-28, all but ending the Aussies campaign.

Super Rugby Golden Oldies

Super Rugby Golden Oldies

Although it is often the young players who attract the attention, it is often the older heads who are most pivotal to a team.

Super Rugby Young Guns

The Young Guns

Each passing year new faces emerge in Super Rugby, some of whom set the competition alight, and this season has been no different with the more junior players proving they have what it takes to make it in Super Rugby. 

Super Rugby Round 16 Team of the Week

Super Rugby Round 16 Team of the Week

Crusaders' and All Blacks' centre Ryan Crotty's statistics were impressive last round and he leads the way in the Super Rugby Round 16 team of the Week.

Super Rugby Referees: Round 17

Super Rugby Referees: Round 17

SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Round 17 of the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Highlanders book play-off spot

Highlanders book play-off spot

Four teams will fight it out to be top dog in New Zealand's conference next week after the Highlanders beat the Jaguares 34-8 in Buenos Aires.

Sharks get job done in Durban

Sharks get job done in Durban

The Sharks saw off a spirited challenge from the Cheetahs in Durban, winning 26-10 to remain in the Super Rugby play-off spots.

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