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22hLiam Napier

Why not? Savea's NRL project reflects shift in player power

Intentional or otherwise, Ardie Savea has backed NZ Rugby into a corner by recently stating "100 percent I want to play league" - indicating this move could happen as soon as next year. Welcome to the new world order of athlete power.

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Hurricanes end Sharks' Super Rugby streak

The Sharks surrendered their unbeaten Super Rugby record when they went down 38-22 to the Hurricanes in a match highlighted by spectacular long-range tries in Wellington on Saturday.

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15dLiam Napier

Is this the year Jordie Barrett achieves rugby acceptance?

Jordie Barrett's astonishing long-range penalty goal in the Hurricanes' win over the Jaguares rightly went viral. But it was his all-round performance that pointed to a maturing rugby mind, Liam Napier writes.

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Super Rugby Round 1 Team Lists

In the shortest lead up to a Super Rugby season ever, season 25 kicks off in January with a full round of matches played from Friday night all the way through to Sunday morning. Here are the Round 1 team lists.

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Super Rugby Round 2 Team Lists

Round 2 is headlined by two blockbuster derbies with Australian conference leaders the Brumbies playing host to the Rebels, while the biggest match of the round is sure to be the Chiefs hosting the Crusaders in Waikato. Here are the Round 1 team lists.

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Super Rugby Round 5 Team Lists

Round 5 is headlined by a trans-Tasman clash between the Highlanders-Rebels, while the Reds play host to the high-flying Sharks.

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Super Rugby Round 4 Team Lists

Round 4 is headlined with another New Zealand derby with the Crusaders hosting the Highlanders, while the Brumbies will travel away from home to take on the Chiefs. Here are the Round 4 team lists.

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Super Rugby Round 3 Team Lists

Round 3 will be headlined with another blockbuster derby in New Zealand with the Crusaders and Blues set to open the round, while the Waratahs and Rebels will face off for their first win of the season. Here are the Round 3 team lists.

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31dSam Bruce

Super Rugby 2020: New Zealand conference preview

With the list of departures across New Zealand's five franchises reading like a who's who of rugby's biggest names, we look at who is left and which team will rise to the top of the conference.

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36dSam Bruce

Super Rugby 2020: So what's the deal again?

The 2020 Super Rugby season is upon us? What, wait, how? Yes, the Jan 31. start is earlier than ever while the competition has also been shrouded in some uncertainty elsewhere. We answer the key questions ahead of next week's kick-off here.

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Super Rugby 2020 preseason fixtures

The 25th season of Super Rugby kicks off as early as January 31 with all 15 teams taking part in preseason fixtures. Follow this blog for all team lists, locals, times and results.

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Ardie Savea to miss most of 2020 Super Rugby season

All Blacks and Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea has confirmed he will miss a big chunk of the 2020 Super Rugby season after he undergoes surgery for a knee injury he suffered at the World Cup in Japan.

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Crusaders to host Jaguares in Super final

The Crusaders have staved off a mighty Hurricanes challenge to win their Super Rugby semi-final 30-26 and set up a home decider against the Jaguares.

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Super Rugby Playoff Team Lists

After a tight season that came right down to the wire, we're finally at the pointy end of the year, with every side playing for a spot in the semifinals. Here are the playoff team lists.

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Hurricanes storm home to down Blues

The Hurricanes will head into the Super Rugby playoffs brimming with confidence after overhauling a 19-point halftime deficit to grind down the Blues 29-24 on Saturday.

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Super Rugby Round 18 Team Lists

With just one round remaining, only four of the top eight spots have been finalised, while up to eight teams remain in the fight for the final four playoff spots. Here are the final round team lists.

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268dBrittany Mitchell, Sam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby preview Round 17: Mind games and Squire's return

There's plenty of mind games going on in Australia, while Liam Squire returns in New Zealand to press his All Blacks claims, and the Bulls have gone all in on Handre Pollard.

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268dSam Bruce

Super Rugby's finals race: Who will reach the playoffs?

Only the Reds and Sunwolves are out of contention for the Super Rugby finals. We've analysed the form and run home of the other 13 sides, settling on some fearless predictions in the process.

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Super Rugby Round 17 Team Lists

Things are heating up as we countdown to the end of the regular season with the race for playoff spots coming to a head.

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Barrett return has Hurricanes back to winning ways

Beauden Barrett returned for his first game in more than three weeks to help keep the Hurricanes well on course for Super Rugby's post-season playoffs as they beat the Sharks 30-17 away at King's Park.

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Super Rugby Round 16 Team Lists

Things are heating up as we countdown to the end of the regular season with the race for playoff spots coming to a head.

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281dCraig Dowd

Rugby must revisit the scrum amid current guessing game

While the refereeing in South Africa has raised some eyebrows across Super Rugby, it's the increasing amount of scrum resets and general uncertainty that is really upsetting fans - Craig Dowd writes.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • HURRI12th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 19 Tries Scored
    REDS1st
    7
    19
  • HURRI9th
    Points Difference 1st Stormers : 53 Points Difference
    STORM1st
    -8
    53