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Panthers return to top spot with win vs. Warriors (01:30)
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Final Super Rugby Aotearoa clash cancelled

The final game of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa between Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders at Eden Park has been cancelled after the government extended COVID-19 restrictions in the country's biggest city

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Rebels' goal remains to win Super Rugby AU (00:30)
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Force desperate for breakthrough win over Tahs (00:30)
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Rugby clubs support anti-racism in restart

Top-flight Premiership clubs will take a stand against racism with different gestures as Premiership Rugby committed itself to making the sport more diverse and inclusive, however Rob Baxter criticised the commitment saying it hangs players out to dry.

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Wessels: The Rebels' goal is a title and nothing less (00:30)
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Super Rugby AU R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Last week saw the competition come to life with some impressive performances. This week, we'll be hoping for more of the same as the Force look for their first win, while the Rebels aim to keep the winning streak going.

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Blues-Crusaders finale in doubt after NZ COVID cases

Super Rugby Aotearoa's blockbuster finale is at risk of being played within an empty stadium or even not at all after New Zealand reintroduced restrictions following a COVID-19 breakout in Auckland.

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V'landys issues warning to NRL players (00:48)
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No compromise - RA won't pander to NZR as TV deadline looms

Rugby Australia interim CEO Rob Clarke announced the formal part of the broadcast process has begun as RA attempt to seal the code's broadcast future, as D-day looms for New Zealand Rugby's inclusion in a trans-Tasman competition.

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Super AU R6: Mourning Reds 'mindset' still a work in progress

Brad Thorn didn't want to judge his Reds side too severely after Saturday's loss to the Waratahs because of the sudden death of Jordan Petaia's father. But he also knows they must be stronger mentally if they are to achieve their potential.

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0-8: Gatland's winless Aotearoa a worry for Lions?

Warren Gatland's first season in charge of the Chiefs ended far from the way he had planned, but he expects the team will be better for the experience next year under his temporary replacement, Clayton McMillan.

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Waratahs rampage to big win over Reds

Jake Gordon scored three tries in 17 minutes as the New South Wales Waratahs produced a blistering start to beat the Queensland Reds in their Super Rugby AU clash.

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Hurricanes beat Chiefs to keep title hopes alive

The Hurricanes beat the Chiefs in the penultimate weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday and consigned the visitors to a ninth successive loss.


Wallabies coach still hopeful of signing teenager

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie hasn't given up on winning the tug-of-war for teen sensation Joseph Suaalii who's currently weighing up whether to sign with the NRL or with Rugby Australia.

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Rebels dominate high-flying Brumbies in Sydney

The Rebels handed Super Rugby AU pacesetters the Brumbies their first defeat of the campaign with a convincing 30-12 victory at a rain-drenched Leichhardt Oval on Friday.