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7dSam Bruce

Aotearoa R3: New Zealand production line in full swing

The results in Round 3 of Super Rugby Aotearoa went to plan, but the games were closer than many thought they would be. It also showcased two rising talents in New Zealand rugby, and the importance of good decision-making.

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14dSam Bruce

Is this the next great All Blacks No. 8?

Super Rugby Aotearoa again produced a heap of penalties as players continue to adapt to a greater focus on the game's laws at the breakdown. But the Blues are two from two, and their big No. 8 continues to impress right across the paddock.

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15dReuters

Barrett gives Blues breathing room to beat Chiefs

Beauden Barrett sparked a final quarter resurgence by the Blues that carried them to a 24-12 win over the Chiefs in New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa competition on Saturday.

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19dSam Bruce

Trans-Tasman comp has support of All Blacks great

Australia's Super Rugby chief executives have been invited to be part of a conference call with their New Zealand counterparts as All Blacks great Justin Marshall says both nations need each other moving forward.

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21dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Aotearoa reignites Kiwis' love of rugby

Penalties might have flowed freely, but that did little to diminish Super Rugby Aotearoa's opening weekend, the competition reaping the rewards as the public fell for the national sport again, Liam Napier writes.

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22dReuters

Gatland drop goal gives Highlanders win

Bryn Gatland slotted a 79th minute drop goal to give the Highlanders a 28-27 victory over the Chiefs as professional rugby union resumed after a three-month COVID-19 shutdown.

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24dSam Bruce

NZ Rugby embraces 'autonomy, innovation' as rugby's first returners

New Zealand Rugby is the beneficiary of the nation's outstanding response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick-off this weekend. The first rugby competition to return across the globe, it will look a little bit different.

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24dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Aotearoa's Most Valuable Players: 10-1

The wait is almost over, Super Rugby Aotearoa is now just a couple of days away. To celebrate, we've come up with our list of the top 20 Most Valuable Players for the new competition. Introducing the top 10.

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25dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Aotearoa's Most Valuable Players: 20-11

The wait is almost over, Super Rugby Aotearoa is now just a couple of days away. To celebrate, we've come up with our list of the top 20 Most Valuable Players for the new competition.

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27dSam Bruce

Rugby is back! Breaking down Super Rugby Aotearoa

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition to take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With returning superstars, shock personnel additions and new laws, it's set to be one helluva tournament.

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10dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 3: Line-ups, odds, tips

Round three of Super Rugby Aotearoa promises plenty of action with the Blues returning to Eden Park to take on the winless Highlanders in front of a packed out stadium, while the Crusaders will play their first game at home against the Chiefs.

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3dESPN Staff

SR Aotearoa R4: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Four weeks in and two teams remain unbeaten as we close in on the halfway mark. While the Hurricanes are all but out of title contention, the four remaining sides have time to move their way to the top of the ladder.

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17dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 2: Line-ups, odds, tips

Round 1 of Super Rugby Aotearoa was played before record crowds and this weekend's match-ups in Hamilton and Wellington are both likely to draw plenty of spectators once again.

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24dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 1: Team lists

After a three month break rugby is finally back with Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.

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70dESPN staff

NZ to review Super Rugby; committed to SANZAAR

The review, to be called Aratipu, will look at all facet's of the country's Super Rugby involvement and how it can grow, regenerate and invigorate the competition after a prolonged period of falling interest.

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105dAAP

NZ Rugby to assess July Tests viability

New Zealand Rugby has been forced to suspend plans for a custom-built domestic competition after the country's alert status was raised to a more restrictive level to counter the coronavirus.

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123dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Is it time RA updated the Giteau Law?

The Giteau Law is reportedly under heavy discussion at Rugby Australia, but can the governing body really afford to loosen its Wallabies eligibility reins? And is Dan McKellar ready to make the jump to Test level? This and more in our weekly Round Table.

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115dSam Bruce and Brittany Mitchell

Who's impressed, who'll rise and what to do with coronavirus?

We're a third of the way through Super Rugby's regular season, so who has really impressed so far this season and who could be set for a rise up the ladder over the coming weeks?

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129dAAP

Super Rugby games relocated to Australia

The Brumbies' Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves has been relocated from Osaka to Wollongong while Brisbane will also host an additional match due to the coronavirus.

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134dAAP

Brumbies stun Chiefs to end Hamilton hoodoo

The Brumbies have stunned the Chiefs 26-14, putting a week of health uncertainty behind them in an emphatic trans-Tasman Super Rugby boilover.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • CHIEF3rd
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
    REDS1st
    27
    32
  • CHIEF3rd
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference
    BRUMB1st
    66
    93