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5dReuters

Hurricanes fight off red card to beat Chiefs

The Hurricanes virtually ended the Chiefs' Super Rugby Aotearoa title ambitions with a 25-18 victory, despite playing most of the second half with 14 men.

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18dSam Bruce

Is this the next great All Blacks No. 8?

Super Rugby Aotearoa again produced a heap of penalties as players continue to adapt to a greater focus on the game's laws at the breakdown. But the Blues are two from two, and their big No. 8 continues to impress right across the paddock.

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19dReuters

Crusaders push on late to beat Hurricanes

Richie Mo'unga was gifted a fortuitous try to ensure the Crusaders opened their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 39-25 victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.

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23dSam Bruce

Trans-Tasman comp has support of All Blacks great

Australia's Super Rugby chief executives have been invited to be part of a conference call with their New Zealand counterparts as All Blacks great Justin Marshall says both nations need each other moving forward.

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25dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Aotearoa reignites Kiwis' love of rugby

Penalties might have flowed freely, but that did little to diminish Super Rugby Aotearoa's opening weekend, the competition reaping the rewards as the public fell for the national sport again, Liam Napier writes.

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26dReuters

Coles has his moment, but Beaudy has last laugh

Beauden Barrett saw Dane Coles' eyes light up as the hooker barrelled towards him early in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash on Sunday and was left with no doubt how his former Hurricanes teammate felt about his move to the Blues.

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26dReuters

Blues down Hurricanes in front of packed Eden Park

Otere Black outshone his more illustrious team mate Beauden Barrett to give the Blues a winning start in Super Rugby Aotearoa as they beat the Hurricanes 30-20 at a sold-out Eden Park on Sunday.

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28dSam Bruce

NZ Rugby embraces 'autonomy, innovation' as rugby's first returners

New Zealand Rugby is the beneficiary of the nation's outstanding response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick-off this weekend. The first rugby competition to return across the globe, it will look a little bit different.

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28dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Aotearoa's Most Valuable Players: 10-1

The wait is almost over, Super Rugby Aotearoa is now just a couple of days away. To celebrate, we've come up with our list of the top 20 Most Valuable Players for the new competition. Introducing the top 10.

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3dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Aotearoa's Most Valuable Players: 20-11

The wait is almost over, Super Rugby Aotearoa is now just a couple of days away. To celebrate, we've come up with our list of the top 20 Most Valuable Players for the new competition.

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35dReuters

Michael Fatialofa to leave hospital after six months

Injured rugby union player Michael Fatialofa will be discharged from a British hospital on Friday, his wife said, just five months after breaking his neck and fearing he would never walk again.

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31dSam Bruce

Rugby is back! Breaking down Super Rugby Aotearoa

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition to take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With returning superstars, shock personnel additions and new laws, it's set to be one helluva tournament.

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1hESPN Staff

SR Aotearoa R5: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Five rounds in and we have two clear contenders for the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title and a mouthwatering match up to highlight the mid-season point.

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14dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 3: Line-ups, odds, tips

Round three of Super Rugby Aotearoa promises plenty of action with the Blues returning to Eden Park to take on the winless Highlanders in front of a packed out stadium, while the Crusaders will play their first game at home against the Chiefs.

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7dESPN Staff

SR Aotearoa R4: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Four weeks in and two teams remain unbeaten as we close in on the halfway mark. While the Hurricanes are all but out of title contention, the four remaining sides have time to move their way to the top of the ladder.

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21dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 2: Line-ups, odds, tips

Round 1 of Super Rugby Aotearoa was played before record crowds and this weekend's match-ups in Hamilton and Wellington are both likely to draw plenty of spectators once again.

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28dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 1: Team lists

After a three month break rugby is finally back with Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.

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74dESPN staff

NZ to review Super Rugby; committed to SANZAAR

The review, to be called Aratipu, will look at all facet's of the country's Super Rugby involvement and how it can grow, regenerate and invigorate the competition after a prolonged period of falling interest.

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109dAAP

NZ Rugby to assess July Tests viability

New Zealand Rugby has been forced to suspend plans for a custom-built domestic competition after the country's alert status was raised to a more restrictive level to counter the coronavirus.

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127dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Is it time RA updated the Giteau Law?

The Giteau Law is reportedly under heavy discussion at Rugby Australia, but can the governing body really afford to loosen its Wallabies eligibility reins? And is Dan McKellar ready to make the jump to Test level? This and more in our weekly Round Table.

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120dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Who's impressed, who'll rise and what to do with coronavirus?

We're a third of the way through Super Rugby's regular season, so who has really impressed so far this season and who could be set for a rise up the ladder over the coming weeks?

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134dLiam 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.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • HURRI9th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
    REDS1st
    22
    32
  • HURRI8th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference
    BRUMB1st
    33
    93