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Telea scores four as Blues edge Hurricanes (01:30)
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8dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Pacific integrity issues slapping punters in the face

Two weeks out from the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs and interest should, in theory at least, ratchet up several notches from here. But the competition, and its stewards, are playing supporters for fools -- Liam Napier writes.

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Barrett limps off but Reds cop dose of Blues

Beauden Barrett spun a web around the Queensland Reds before limping off as the Blues inflicted a 45-26 win in Brad Thorn's last game as coach at Suncorp Stadium.


Blues captain Papali'i suspended for three weeks

The Blues will be without captain Dalton Papali'I for the remainder of the regular season after he copped a three week ban for his high tackle on Crusaders' Richie Mo'unga on Saturday night.

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Crusaders silence Blues in low-scoring affair (01:30)
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Crusaders edge Blues, move to third

The Crusaders have scored a single try in each half to beat the Blues 15-3 in an edgy, pivotal match in Super Rugby Pacific.

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20dLiam Napier

Was RTS ever given a World Cup chance at inside centre?

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's Rugby World Cup hopes are fast slipping away. With a log jam of talent ahead of him the question must be asked whether he ever had a chance and if his skills were allowed to truly flourish when he was placed at inside centre.

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27dBrittany Mitchell

Friday Five: McLennan eyes world domination, Folau returns

In stories you may have missed this week, Hamish McLennan considers a role with World Rugby, the idea of a Super Rugby draft is kicked around and Israel Folau is set to return to Twickenham.

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34dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: McLennan sends another message NRL's way

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan couldn't help but send another barb NRL's way after announcing the code's $8.2 million surplus, while Scott Robertson said he's open to overseas selection when he takes over as All Blacks coach.

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6dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: R14 teams, verdicts, odds

The race for the finals is heating up with plenty of teams jostling for a position in the top 8. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

35dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Rd 10 teams, verdicts, odds

After three bye weekends we're finally back to a full slate of match-ups in Round 10 as the fight for a top eight spot truly begins. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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Blues untroubled by Waratahs in 34-point drubbing (01:30)
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41dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: RA still a Payne in the Haas for NRL

The code wars have erupted again with Rugby Australia reportedly plotting an audacious bid for NRL's Payne Haas, while the Western Force are still fuming following Lachie Swinton's no-call reckless hit on Jake Strachan.

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42dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Round 9 teams, verdicts, odds

In our final round of bye weeks we are again treated to just four matches across Friday and Saturday nights as teams begin to prepare for the backend of the season. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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48dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: Orange cards could make World Cup debut

World Rugby are considering implementing the successful Super Rugby Pacific TMO referral system with the introduction of orange cards, while Angus Bell is on track to be ready for the World Cup. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

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48dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Round 8 teams, verdicts, odds

Officially entering the second half of the season, Super Rugby Pacific hits a second bye week with just four games to be played out across the weekend. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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55dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: B&I Lions hit the Vegas strip

The British & Irish Lions could hit up Sin City on the way to Australia; Noah Lolesio is confused by his Wallabies snub; and Mills Muliaina thinks Beauden needs to move to fullback. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

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56dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Round 7 teams, verdicts, odds

As we head into the halfway point of the regular season we see our first bye week with just four games to be played out across the weekend. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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62dESPN Staff

Rugby Friday Five: All Black 'still angry' over Wallaby's cleanout

Quinn Tupaea is having a hard time forgiving Darcy Swain; the Brumbies think Tah Week is dead; and Hamish McLennan is preparing for a $200m windfall, now he just has to spend it correctly. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

2023 Top ScorersSuper Rugby Pacific

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2023 RankingsSuper Rugby Pacific

  • BLUES4th
    Tries Scored 1st Hurricanes : 66 Tries Scored
  • BLUES3rd
    Points Difference 1st Chiefs : 202 Points Difference