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9dSam 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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19dLiam Napier

Analysing the All Blacks options ahead of 2021 Test season

They have suffered some injuries, including the loss of captain Sam Cane for much of the year, but the All Blacks again appear flush with options for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship. Liam Napier runs the rule over a potential squad here.

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24dSam Bruce

Discussions underway over cross-border rugby comp with Japan

Super Rugby could be set for yet another structural change and a return to Asia after it was revealed that discussions have taken place around a new tournament that would pit leading Japanese Top League clubs against those from New Zealand and Australia.

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28dReuters

Read weighs in on NZR's private equity plans

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) must show some leadership over the Silver Lake deal and consider an alternative capital-raising option proposed by the players' union, former All Blacks captain Kieran Read told local media on Friday.

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29dESPN Staff

Perth gets Bledisloe, TRC fixtures confirmed

The Bledisloe Cup will return to Perth for the first time since 2019 where the Wallabies stunned the All Blacks 47-26, as SANZAAR confirm the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship fixtures for 2021.

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30dBrittany 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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33dAAP

All Blacks line up Tonga, Fiji in July

Despite a fierce off-field battle with their governing body, the All Blacks have locked in their return to international competition with three Tests against Pacific opposition in July.

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38dReuters

Highlanders omit Frizell amid assault allegations

All Blacks loose forward Shannon Frizell has been omitted from the Highlanders' Super Rugby Trans-Tasman opener against the Reds amid a police investigation into an alleged assault at a Dunedin nightspot.

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38dBrittany 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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40dReuters

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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48dReuters

Blues' experience too much for young Chiefs to handle

The Blues were given a scare by an understrength Chiefs side but rallied to finish their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 39-19 bonus point victory at Eden Park on Saturday.

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50dESPN Staff

Crusaders sign Pumas captain Matera for 2022

The Crusaders have confirmed the signing of Argentina captain Pablo Matera for the 2022 season after speculation mounted on social media on Friday morning.

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51dAAP

NZ Rugby votes for US equity injection

The All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby are set for a mammoth private equity injection after a historic vote to sell a minority share in the game's commercial interests.

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52dSam Bruce

Barrett: I want to be 'better than ever' as ABs 10

All Blacks superstar Beauden Barrett has reaffirmed his desire to return to the No. 10 jersey at Test level, declaring his time in Japan with Suntory Sungoliath has motivated him to become better than ever in the playmaking hotseat.

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53dReuters

Wales to host New Zealand, South Africa

Wales will look to end a 68-year winless run against New Zealand when they host the All Blacks as part of their autumn internationals this year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.

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59dAAP

Perenara keen to test himself in NRL: Genia

Wallabies great Will Genia believes if any Test halfback can make a successful transition to the NRL it's TJ Perenara, who is in talks with the Sydney Roosters.

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60dESPN staff with Reuters

Coles backs Perenara switch: 'He's made for league'

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles believes former Hurricanes teammate TJ Perenara would be a success in the NRL if he decides to switch codes and try his hand at the 13-player game.

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61dSam Bruce & Brittany Mitchell

Heartbreak aside, there are signs of life at the Waratahs

An intense final round of Super Rugby AU awaits this weekend, particularly with the Waratahs at last showing signs of life following the sacking of Rob Penney. Meanwhile in New Zealand, the captain's challenge continues to befuddle.

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63dAAP

Roosters confirm interest in All Black

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has confirmed the side are in talks to bring All Blacks star TJ Perenara to the NRL club to help solve their injury crisis.

2019 RankingsRugby Championship

  • NZL3rd
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 11 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    7
    11
  • NZL3rd
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 51 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -17
    51