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#Super Rugby

# super-rugby - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Australia prop suspended for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine
# Banned
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# Banned

Australia prop suspended for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine

May 24th 2018, 12:00 PM 19,826 Views 29 Comments

James Slipper was suspended and fined by Rugby Australia after testing positive for cocaine.

# super-rugby - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Nabura dismissed for nasty head-kick as Waratahs end Australia's 40-game NZ hoodoo
# Kung Fu Fighting
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# Kung Fu Fighting

Nabura dismissed for nasty head-kick as Waratahs end Australia's 40-game NZ hoodoo

May 19th 2018, 4:20 PM 20,603 Views 9 Comments

Israel Folau stole the show in the second half in Sydney.

# super-rugby - Friday 18 May, 2018

Controversial cull strengthened Super Rugby, says Stormers coach
# Balance
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# Balance

Controversial cull strengthened Super Rugby, says Stormers coach

May 18th 2018, 9:08 AM 8,718 Views 20 Comments

Robbie Fleck says there are no more easy games in Super Rugby since the Cheetahs, Kings and Force got the boot.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Blues show faith in All Black legend despite sitting bottom of Super Rugby
# One More Year
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# One More Year

Blues show faith in All Black legend despite sitting bottom of Super Rugby

May 16th 2018, 8:01 AM 8,625 Views 9 Comments

Tana Umaga has been retained as head coach despite a poor run of results.

# super-rugby - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England
# The Story Of A Hurricane
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# The Story Of A Hurricane

Kiwi-born Shields ready to 'earn respect' after pledging allegiance to England

May 12th 2018, 9:37 AM 6,191 Views 18 Comments

Eddie Jones this week named Brad Shields in his squad for the Test series against South Africa next month.

# super-rugby - Friday 11 May, 2018

Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Super Sonny Bill offload can't stop Hurricanes blowing away Blues

May 11th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,825 Views 1 Comment

The ‘Canes looked a formidable force as they took over at the top of the NZ conference.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Phipps stripped of Waratahs captaincy and fined after cow costume incident
# Taking The Piss
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# Taking The Piss

Phipps stripped of Waratahs captaincy and fined after cow costume incident

May 2nd 2018, 3:05 PM 7,441 Views 15 Comments

Waratahs chief executive Andrew Hore admitted the reports of his scrum-half urinating on a bar were accurate.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I'm a goose' - Australian rugby star apologises for urinating on bar while dressed as cow
# Taking The Piss
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# Taking The Piss

'I'm a goose' - Australian rugby star apologises for urinating on bar while dressed as cow

May 1st 2018, 12:00 PM 40,320 Views 53 Comments

Nick Phipps, 29, was on his stag night.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire
# Record Chaser
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# Record Chaser

Time even catches up with Bryan Habana eventually: Springbok legend to retire

Apr 24th 2018, 2:30 PM 5,630 Views 5 Comments

‘It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time…’

# super-rugby - Monday 16 April, 2018

Israel Folau offered to quit but stands by homosexuality comments
# Response
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# Response

Israel Folau offered to quit but stands by homosexuality comments

Apr 16th 2018, 9:31 PM 58,158 Views 126 Comments

The Australia and Waratahs full-back avoided punishment for the remarks.

# super-rugby - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Highlanders extend Kiwi dominance, Waratahs go top of conference
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Highlanders extend Kiwi dominance, Waratahs go top of conference

Apr 14th 2018, 3:13 PM 3,635 Views 0 Comments

Argentina’s Jaguares pulled off an upset 25-22 win over the Rebels this morning.

# super-rugby - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Chiefs edge past the Blues thanks to late penalty try as Waratahs rout Sunwolves
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Chiefs edge past the Blues thanks to late penalty try as Waratahs rout Sunwolves

Apr 7th 2018, 12:34 PM 4,845 Views 4 Comments

Here’s what happened in Super Rugby this morning.

# super-rugby - Friday 6 April, 2018

Sharks show their teeth again, but fall to dramatic 85th minute Hurricanes try
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Sharks show their teeth again, but fall to dramatic 85th minute Hurricanes try

Apr 6th 2018, 12:48 PM 6,922 Views 1 Comment

Beauden Barrett’s absence was felt, but replacement 10 Ihaia West came up with the winning score in the end.

# super-rugby - Monday 26 March, 2018

Vince Aso's spectacular try is the greatest thing you might have missed this weekend
# Air Aso
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# Air Aso

Vince Aso's spectacular try is the greatest thing you might have missed this weekend

Mar 26th 2018, 12:51 PM 13,397 Views 8 Comments

How did he manage that?

# super-rugby - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Watch: Barrett's intercept and Aso's world-class finish help Hurricanes halt Highlanders
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Watch: Barrett's intercept and Aso's world-class finish help Hurricanes halt Highlanders

Mar 24th 2018, 11:00 AM 8,094 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, the Waikato Chiefs kept the Sunwolves winless in a 61-10 rout in Tokyo.

# super-rugby - Friday 23 March, 2018

Another Aussie on board for Connacht with signing of Rebels out-half Horwitz
# Pro14
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# Pro14

Another Aussie on board for Connacht with signing of Rebels out-half Horwitz

Mar 23rd 2018, 3:14 PM 7,942 Views 22 Comments

The former Waratah looks set to play in tandem with Kyle Godwin at the Sportsground next season.

# super-rugby - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Beauden Barrett reaches Super Rugby milestone in Canes win

Mar 10th 2018, 11:39 AM 9,874 Views 1 Comment

The Hurricanes’ second win of the Super Rugby season saw Beauden Barrett and Ben May reach personal milestones.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ex-Ireland forwards coach, former Munster star to take over at Super Rugby's Hurricanes
# Plum Job
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# Plum Job

Ex-Ireland forwards coach, former Munster star to take over at Super Rugby's Hurricanes

Mar 7th 2018, 4:38 PM 14,393 Views 7 Comments

John Plumtree and Jason Holland will lead the New Zealand franchise from 2019 onwards.

# super-rugby - Friday 2 March, 2018

Gatland try can't stop Chiefs edging hard-hitting clash with Blues
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# Super Rugby

Gatland try can't stop Chiefs edging hard-hitting clash with Blues

Mar 2nd 2018, 10:17 AM 5,406 Views 6 Comments

Warren Gatland’s son Bryn scored for the Blues, but the Chiefs kept up their unbeaten run against the big city side.

# super-rugby - Monday 26 February, 2018

All Blacks legend announces international retirement
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

All Blacks legend announces international retirement

Feb 26th 2018, 10:38 PM 17,874 Views 9 Comments

35-year-old Wyatt Crockett has earned 71 Test caps since his debut in 2009.

# super-rugby - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Crusaders seal 7-try win over Chiefs in Super Rugby opener
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Crusaders seal 7-try win over Chiefs in Super Rugby opener

Feb 24th 2018, 1:22 PM 8,999 Views 4 Comments

Ronan O’Gara saw his new side score seven tries to get start their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought win over the Chiefs.

# super-rugby - Monday 29 January, 2018

Hurricanes coach Boyd to take charge of Northampton next season
# Northern Exposure
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# Northern Exposure

Hurricanes coach Boyd to take charge of Northampton next season

Jan 29th 2018, 4:54 PM 5,122 Views 13 Comments

The Super Rugby-winning coach will move to England in August on a three-year contract.

# super-rugby - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed
# Perfect 10
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# Perfect 10

Major coup for Wasps as three-year deal for All Black out-half is confirmed

Jan 11th 2018, 7:54 AM 9,919 Views 3 Comments

Lima Sopoaga has announced he will leave New Zealand later in 2018 and sign for the Premiership side.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

New agreement brings pay rise for Australian rugby players, parity between male and female Sevens teams
# Green And Gold
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# Green And Gold

New agreement brings pay rise for Australian rugby players, parity between male and female Sevens teams

Jan 10th 2018, 9:06 AM 3,194 Views 1 Comment

Super Rugby teams have been granted a higher salary cap as well as a larger playing squad from this season.

# super-rugby - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges
# Stood Down
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# Stood Down

Wallabies star Hunt stood down from all rugby activity as he faces drug charges

Dec 31st 2017, 11:09 AM 5,458 Views 0 Comments

Rugby Australia have released a statement this morning.

# super-rugby - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession
# Off The Field
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# Off The Field

Wallabies and Reds back Hunt charged with drug possession

Dec 30th 2017, 10:20 AM 4,632 Views 6 Comments

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union launched an investigation after Karmichael Hunt was arrested.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue
# Black Ops
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# Black Ops

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to undergo surgery on back issue

Dec 13th 2017, 9:41 AM 4,126 Views 0 Comments

The number eight will not play under Ronan O’Gara until April at the earliest.

# super-rugby - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

A few familiar faces as former Leinster lock Brad Thorn names his first Reds squad
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

A few familiar faces as former Leinster lock Brad Thorn names his first Reds squad

Nov 29th 2017, 2:05 PM 7,968 Views 2 Comments

Former Munster director of rugby Tony McGahan is also part of the Super Rugby side’s coaching staff.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland
# Come A Gutser
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# Come A Gutser

Australia's Kepu lands three-week ban for red card against Scotland

Nov 28th 2017, 4:49 PM 3,390 Views 4 Comments

Australia succumbed to a chastening 53-24 loss against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Sekope Kepu’s dismissal proving costly for the visitors.

# super-rugby - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch
# Ronan O'Gara
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# Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara confirms 'communication has started' over potential Super Rugby switch

Nov 11th 2017, 6:19 PM 10,336 Views 3 Comments

The offer is understood to be a two-year deal to work as Scott Robertson’s assistant.

# super-rugby - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Munster's search continues as suggested Rassie replacement takes Rebels gig - report
# Munster
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# Munster

Munster's search continues as suggested Rassie replacement takes Rebels gig - report

Sep 28th 2017, 8:34 PM 20,467 Views 26 Comments

Contrary to reports linking him to Munster, Dave Wessels appears set to stay in OZ.

# super-rugby - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Organisers urge a more attractive playing style as Super Rugby returns to 15 teams
# Super Xv
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# Super Xv

Organisers urge a more attractive playing style as Super Rugby returns to 15 teams

Sep 21st 2017, 11:33 AM 4,904 Views 3 Comments

The schedule for the condensed competition was announced today.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks
# Bon Voyage
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# Bon Voyage

Pat Lambie officially released from SARU contract but can still be selected by Springboks

Updated Sep 12th 2017, 2:18 PM 10,167 Views 4 Comments

Lambie has struggled with concussion-related injuries since a collision with CJ Stander.

# super-rugby - Monday 21 August, 2017

Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby
# Forcing Their Hand
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# Forcing Their Hand

Western Australian government threatens to bankrupt ARU for axeing Force from Super Rugby

Aug 21st 2017, 4:27 PM 9,400 Views 12 Comments

The State Government has warned the Australian Rugby Union it will sue for more than $100 million.

# super-rugby - Friday 11 August, 2017

A Western Force no more as Aussie side dumped from Super Rugby
# Legal Action
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# Legal Action

A Western Force no more as Aussie side dumped from Super Rugby

Aug 11th 2017, 9:14 AM 11,986 Views 13 Comments

The franchise has threatened legal action following the move.

# super-rugby - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing
# He Got Moves
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# He Got Moves

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson led the Super Rugby celebrations by breakdancing

Aug 5th 2017, 8:24 PM 8,960 Views 3 Comments

“The boys start singing and you start to get a tingle in the old toes and off you go.”

Crusaders hold off 14-man Lions to win first Super Rugby title since 2008
# Super Rugby
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# Super Rugby

Crusaders hold off 14-man Lions to win first Super Rugby title since 2008

Aug 5th 2017, 5:38 PM 8,506 Views 2 Comments

Kwagga Smith’s first-half dismissal for a dangerous tackle was the defining moment in Johannesburg.

# super-rugby - Friday 4 August, 2017

Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final
# Lions Den
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# Lions Den

Altitude and Ackerman's 'perfect ending' stacked against Crusaders in Jo'burg Super Rugby final

Aug 4th 2017, 6:08 PM 9,014 Views 5 Comments

Scott Robertson’s men were the best New Zealand team this season, but the Lions look in rude health on home soil.

# super-rugby - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Aaron Mauger takes up Highlanders job after being sacked by Leicester
# Check In
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# Check In

Aaron Mauger takes up Highlanders job after being sacked by Leicester

Aug 1st 2017, 1:08 PM 4,470 Views 0 Comments

The former All Black playmaker has a three-year deal on his native south island.

# super-rugby - Monday 31 July, 2017

An Australian billionaire named 'Twiggy' has vowed to save Western Force
# Force To Be Reckoned With
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# Force To Be Reckoned With

An Australian billionaire named 'Twiggy' has vowed to save Western Force

Jul 31st 2017, 9:53 AM 9,077 Views 6 Comments

The club are at risk of being cut by Super Rugby.