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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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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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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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248dCraig 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.

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Super Rugby Round 15 Team Lists

There are just four rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, with a real race unfolding for the wild card playoff spots.

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Jaguares stun Hurricanes in Wellington

The Jaguares recorded their first ever win over the Hurricanes to move to the top of the South African conference, handing their hosts a first home defeat by foreign opposition since 2015.

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Super Rugby Round 14 Team Lists

There are just five rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, the Australian and South African conferences very much in the balance. Follow all the team news for Round 14 here.

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Super Rugby Round 13 Team Lists

Sunday rugby returns in Round 13 with the Brumbies hosting the Sunwolves, while Friday night sees two crucial derby matches in both Australia and New Zealand.

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Slow-starting Rebels beaten by Hurricanes

The Rebels' valiant fightback couldn't overcome a nightmare start as they went down 29-19 to the Hurricanes in a peculiar Super Rugby match in Wellington.

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Super Rugby Round 12 Team Lists

Super Rugby has a full slate of seven games in Round 12, highlighted by two trans-Tasman clashes on Saturday evening.