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#Super Rugby

# super-rugby - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Organisers urge a more attractive playing style as Super Rugby returns to 15 teams

The schedule for the condensed competition was announced today.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks

Lambie has struggled with concussion-related injuries since a collision with CJ Stander.

# super-rugby - Monday 21 August, 2017

Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby

The State Government has warned the Australian Rugby Union it will sue for more than $100 million.

# super-rugby - Friday 11 August, 2017

A Western Force no more as Aussie side dumped from Super Rugby

The franchise has threatened legal action following the move.

# super-rugby - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing He Got Moves This post contains videos

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing

“The boys start singing and you start to get a tingle in the old toes and off you go.”

Crusaders hold off 14-man Lions to win first Super Rugby title since 2008

Kwagga Smith’s first-half dismissal for a dangerous tackle was the defining moment in Johannesburg.

# super-rugby - Friday 4 August, 2017

Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final

Scott Robertson’s men were the best New Zealand team this season, but the Lions look in rude health on home soil.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Aaron Mauger takes up Highlanders job after being sacked by Leicester

The former All Black playmaker has a three-year deal on his native south island.

# super-rugby - Monday 31 July, 2017

An Australian billionaire named 'Twiggy' has vowed to save Western Force

The club are at risk of being cut by Super Rugby.

# super-rugby - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Lions capitalise on controversial Barrett yellow card to reach Super Rugby final Revenge This post contains videos

Lions capitalise on controversial Barrett yellow card to reach Super Rugby final

Jaco Peyper’s decision has been called into question.

# super-rugby - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Julian Savea benched by the Hurricanes for their Super Rugby semi-final

Dane Coles captains the team against the Lions in Johannesburg in what will be his first start since March.

Wallabies captain Moore set to retire from international rugby

The 34-year-old came close to a move to Munster in the past.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

All Blacks vice-captain Smith to take sabbatical

He will miss the majority of the Rugby Championship after exercising the option to take a career break.

# super-rugby - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final Jo'burg Classic This post contains videos

Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final

The Hurricanes go to Johannesburg to keep up their title defence next weekend, while the Crusaders and Chiefs do battle in Christchurch.

# super-rugby - Friday 21 July, 2017

Jordie Barrett scores try after 'falcon' from prop Ben May Bonce This post contains videos

Jordie Barrett scores try after 'falcon' from prop Ben May

Barrett collected a Ben May header to touch down in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby playoff with the ACT Brumbies.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

All Black Coles set to return after considering retirement over concussion problems

“I got into a bit of a dark place.”

# super-rugby - Monday 17 July, 2017

Australia star Christian Lealiifano ready for Super Rugby return after leukaemia diagnosis

The Wallaby playmaker looks set to feature when the Hurricanes visit Canberra on Friday.

Ryan Crotty ignores interest from France to sign new All Blacks deal

The centre has signed a new contract for 2018.

# super-rugby - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Auckland Blues follow Lions victory with heavy defeat in Japan Upset This post contains videos

Auckland Blues follow Lions victory with heavy defeat in Japan

The New Zealand side conceded eight tries in all against the Sunwolves.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Connacht announce Jarrad Butler signing

The former Brumbies player has 70 Super Rugby appearances to his name.

# super-rugby - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The Jaguares carved through the 'Tahs like hot Argentinian steak-knives through butter Super Rugby This post contains videos

The Jaguares carved through the 'Tahs like hot Argentinian steak-knives through butter

The Jaguares will have fond memories from their first trip to Australia.

# super-rugby - Friday 7 July, 2017

Quade Cooper gifts the Brumbies a howler, but earned the last laugh with late penalty Cough It Up This post contains videos

Quade Cooper gifts the Brumbies a howler, but earned the last laugh with late penalty

Elsewhere, the Force and Rebels faced into extinction together, but the Perth side were the most intent to bow out on a high.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

ARU standing firm on plan to cut Force or Rebels from Super Rugby

‘We recognised that these are long-term trends and everybody in the room has accountability.’

# super-rugby - Saturday 3 June, 2017

A monster 83rd minute drop-goal gave Crusaders a dramatic win over the Highlanders this morning Big Game Hunt This post contains videos

A monster 83rd minute drop-goal gave Crusaders a dramatic win over the Highlanders this morning

Between this and the magic on show from the Chiefs, it was a very worrying day for the Lions.

# super-rugby - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels Lock Star This post contains videos

Sam Whitelock in barnstorming mood as Crusaders win 9-try shoot-out against Rebels

Meanwhile, Lima Sopoaga is back from injury with a bang.

# super-rugby - Friday 26 May, 2017

‘All the Lions have been watching Super Rugby with one eye’

Andy Farrell has taken plenty of encouragement from seeing Kiwi teams cancel each other out this season.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Australia second row Dean Mumm announces retirement to focus on charity work

The 33-year-old will retire from all rugby at the end of the year.

# super-rugby - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Magnificent Vince Aso hat-trick as the Hurricanes pile on the points against Cheetahs Super Rugby This post contains videos

Magnificent Vince Aso hat-trick as the Hurricanes pile on the points against Cheetahs

Beauden Barrett’s goal-kicking was very assured looking as he lined out at fullback in this morning’s rout.

# super-rugby - Saturday 6 May, 2017

WATCH: Lions and Chiefs power to dominant victories in Super Rugby

It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Blues, meanwhile.

Broken thumb leaves All Blacks' Squire a doubt for Lions opener

“With Kieran Read out, Liam was probably next cab off the rank”.

# super-rugby - Monday 1 May, 2017

Mauger lands Highlanders role just over a month after Leicester sacking

The former All Black will move to Dunedin after agreeing a two-year contract with the 2015 Super Rugby champions.

# super-rugby - Friday 28 April, 2017

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot Super Rugby This post contains videos

A beautifully-moustached Patrick Osborne helped the Highlanders run riot

The Stormers shipped nine tries in Dunedin this morning.

# super-rugby - Monday 24 April, 2017

Sharks centre handed six-week ban for this dangerous spear tackle Punishment This post contains videos

Sharks centre handed six-week ban for this dangerous spear tackle

Sefa Naivalu was lucky to escape unhurt.

# super-rugby - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head

The Australia number eight will now miss the next month of Super Rugby action.

# super-rugby - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Another Beauden Barrett yellow card eclipsed by masterclass against the Blues The Story Of A Hurricane This post contains videos

Another Beauden Barrett yellow card eclipsed by masterclass against the Blues

Barrett was instrumental in three of the four Hurricanes tries, despite being sin-binned again.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Irish tighthead Oli Jager in line for second Super Rugby cap for Crusaders

The 21-year-old made his debut last month against the Reds.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes

The brothers have been in superb form in Super Rugby and look certain to play together for the All Blacks.

# super-rugby - Sunday 9 April, 2017

This length-of-the-pitch try from the Chiefs needs to be seen again and again Sweet As This post contains videos

This length-of-the-pitch try from the Chiefs needs to be seen again and again

The New Zealand side lost out to the Stormers yesterday.

South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby

The drastic restructure comes amid financial losses and widespread fan discontent over the confusing and unbalanced competition.

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