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14dSam Bruce

Power Rankings: The Highlanders' chilly challenge in Canberra

The Blues are so close to a home final they can touch it, but how will things pan out for the Crusaders and Highlanders this weekend? Our latest edition of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings has the good oil.

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13dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Round 5 line-ups

After four exciting rounds of trans-Tasman rugby it's come down to the pointy end of the season as we enter the final round and discover who'll play off in next week's final. Stay across all the team news, odds and match analysis here.

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6dESPN Staff

Preview: Can the Highlanders spoil the Blues' Eden Park party?

We were always likely to get an all-New Zealand final for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, but perhaps the combatants are not what we expected. The Blues are favoured to end their long title drought, but one should never write off the Highlanders.

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16dAAP

McKellar joins Wallabies as forwards coach

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar will join the Wallabies set-up as forwards coach at the end of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, a year after he was sounded out for the role.

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19dSam Bruce

Brad Thorn laments loss of NRC: 'A tough one'

Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn has lamented the loss of the National Rugby Championship as a means of player development, suggesting it has affected the fortunes of Australia's teams in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.

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27dESPN Staff

Super W fixtures, location confirmed

A restructured Super W season has been announced with fixtures and locations confirmed after months of delays, with the tournament to be played across three weeks and three locations.

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29dBrittany Mitchell

Brumbies eye breakdown to bounce back

Stronger ball carries and faster work at the breakdown is in the sights of Brumbies coach Dan McKellar following his side's crushing 21-point defeat at the hands of the Chiefs on Saturday night, according to fly-half Noah Lolesio.

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32dAAP

Chiefs thump Brumbies in Super Rugby rout

The Chiefs have highlighted the gulf in class between New Zealand and Australian Super Rugby sides with a 40-19 Trans-Tasman belting of the Brumbies in Hamilton.

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34dAAP

Australia kicks off bid to stage 2027 RWC

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan says that hosting the 2027 World Cup would be a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

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34dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby TT Power Rankings: Blues rise as Reds fall

The opening round has been run and won, and there's been plenty of movement on the ladder after two close finishes and one blow out on Saturday. Read for every move the Power Rankings.

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37dAAP

RA boss retains full faith in Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Andy Marinos concedes there's a gulf in standard between Australian rugby and the might of New Zealand but remains "absolutely" confident the Wallabies will beat France in July's three-Test series.

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41dESPN Staff

Wallabies announce Cadbury as principal partner

Rugby Australia have unveiled a new principal partner for the first time in 30-years with chocolate giant Cadbury partnering with the Wallabies and Wallaroos until 2026.

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43dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Power Rankings Round 1

Across the five weeks, ESPN will rank all 10 teams, from top to bottom, taking into account which teams are playing the best rugby, injuries, each team's recent opponents, and which teams are looking most like title contenders.

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44dReuters

Super Rugby TT retains some law variations

Australia and New Zealand have agreed to retain replacements for red-carded players and goal-line drop-outs in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition after trialling the rule innovations in domestic seasons, organisers said on Monday.

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46dAAP

Reds win Super Rugby AU decider after dramatic O'Connor try

James O'Connor scored a try five minutes into injury time as the Queensland Reds finally found a way past a 13-man Brumbies outfit to seal a remarkable 19-16 Super Rugby AU final win at Suncorp Stadium.

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46dSam Bruce

Super AU success gives RA 'something to ponder'

Rugby Australia chief executive Andy Marinos says the success of Super Rugby AU has given his board something to ponder in terms of competition structures for next season, admitting a fully united trans-Tasman competition is not yet a guarantee.

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47dBrittany Mitchell

Super Rugby AU Final Preview: Reds vs. Brumbies

After 10 weeks, 20 round games and a preliminary final, it's come down to the finale. Australia's two best teams, the Queensland Reds and the Brumbies, face-off for Super Rugby AU glory.

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34dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Round 2 line-ups

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman is already proving to be an uphill battle for Australia's five teams, so will things get any better in Round 2? Stay across all the team news, odds and match analysis here.

48dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU & Aotearoa: Line-ups

It all comes down to this weekend, who'll come be crowned Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa champions? Stay across the latest team news here.