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Super Rugby mid-season report: Your team's progress analysed

We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!

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Super Rugby Round 9 team lists

Super Rugby round 9 is highlighted by the Blues playing for their fifth consecutive win as they look firmly placed in the playoff race, while the Reds go on tour and the Sharks aim to solidify their place at the top of their conference.

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Brumbies fall short against Crusaders

The Brumbies have blown a chance to end their Super Rugby drought against the Crusaders, falling away in the second half to lose 36-14 in Christchurch.

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17dBrittany Mitchell and Andy Withers

Super Rugby Round 8: Crusaders ready for emotional return

In an emotionally-charged match, the Crusaders return to Christchurch for the first time since a terror attack that killed 50 people. This week the side are determined to bring hope to the community, while, the Rebels are wary of a once quiet beast.

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18dESPN

Crusaders name in doubt, knights ditched for remainder of 2019

The future of the Crusaders name is in doubt with the Super Rugby franchise and New Zealand Rugby announcing they have engaged an independent research company to seek feedback and provide recommendations on the side's team name and imagery.

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Super Rugby Round 8 team lists

Super Rugby round 8 is highlighted by the Crusaders returning home for the first time since the Christchurch terror attacks to take on the Brumbies, in what is sure to be an emotional night.

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24dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby Round 7: Quade, Thorny and one Super Suncorp night

The night has finally arrived. Quade Cooper returns to Suncorp Stadium with a point to prove to Brad Thorn while, in Wellington, the biggest All Blacks debate from 2018 again rears its head.

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25dESPN

Crusaders likely to ditch sword-wielding knights, horses

The Crusaders could ditch the sword-wielding knights from their match-day entertainment for their home game against the Brumbies Saturday week, Crusaders chief executive Colin Mansbridge said.

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Super Rugby Round 7 team lists

Super Rugby round 7 is highlighted by the Crusaders looking to bounce back from their shock loss in a New Zealand derby, while the Reds play host to the Rebels who return from their South Africa trip.

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Huge second half powers Sharks past Rebels

Flyhalf Robert du Preez scored 18 points as the Sharks returned to winning ways following back-to-back defeats with victory over the Melbourne Rebels in Durban.

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31dAAP

Crusaders want patience over name change

Irritated Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has called for patience in the debate over changing his team's name, saying any decision should wait until a degree of calm returns to Christchurch.

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32dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby Round 6: Are midfield opposites Wallabies teammates?

They're two of Australia's in-form players and Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani will face off at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, but can they be Wallabies midfield teammates? Meanwhile, an emotional night at the SCG awaits.

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Super Rugby Round 6 team lists

Super Rugby Round 6 is highlighted by a rare Sunday afternoon fixture while the SCG surface will again take centre stage in Sydney. Follow the team lists as they're announced here.

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Waratahs to play on repaired SCG surface

The NSW Waratahs are pressing ahead with plans to play defending Super Rugby champions the Crusaders on the patch-up Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday night.

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38dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby Round 5 Reds' Sunwolves task just got tougher

Still without a win, the universe has seemingly conspired to make the Reds' trip to Tokyo even tougher than it looked just a few days ago. Meanwhile in Dunedin, we can sniff a Southern Derby upset.

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Super Rugby Round 5 team lists

Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.

2019 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • TRIES SCORED
    1st 40 Tries
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    = 1st 121 points