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Super Rugby Round 5 team lists

Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.

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9dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

Super Rugby Rebooted Round 4 Will Genia is no spent force

Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?

Jordie Barrett
13dESPN

Super Rugby Round 4 team lists

Round 4 kicks off in Wellington and continues with the undefeated Rebels and Crusaders hosting the next games, against the Brumbies and the Chiefs respectively, but the best might just be coming last with the Bulls hosting the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.

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21dESPN

Super Rugby Round 3 team lists

Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.

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23dESPN Staff

Sharks maul Blues to remain unbeaten

The Sharks maintained their unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season after replacement winger Curwin Bosch scored a late intercept try to secure a second bonus-point win from as many games.

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27dESPN

Super Rugby Round Two team lists

In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.

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27dSam Bruce and Andy Withers

The question mark surrounding your Super Rugby team

Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.

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42dSam Bruce

New Zealand conference Super Rugby preview

Will All Blacks' rest weeks derail the Crusaders' hopes of a Super Rugby three-peat? Is this the year the Blues get going? How much will the Chiefs miss Sam Cane? Your ultimate New Zealand conference preview is here.

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43dCraig Dowd

More All Blacks' selection uncertainty than you think

New Zealand aren't exactly short on playing talent, which leaves the All Blacks selection panel with arguably the toughest job in rugby in 2019: selecting a 31-man squad. There are going to be some casualties, Craig Dowd writes.

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139dESPN staff

NZ teams unveil 2019 Super Rugby squads

New Zealand's five Super Rugby franchises each unveiled their 38-man squads for 2019 on Wednesday, with several promising rookies and some returning former stars among the lists.

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180dAAP

Ioane brothers re-sign with NZ Rugby, Blues

Star winger Rieko Ioane has committed to the All Blacks for four more years in a significant win for New Zealand Rugby while brother Akira has also opted to remain in Auckland.

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Craig Dowd's NZ Super Rugby team of 2018

There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.

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236dReuters

Blues sign former bouncer Tu'inukuafe

Having gone from part-time nightclub bouncer to an All Blacks jersey in a few months, prop Karl Tu'inukuafe knows a good deal more about life outside rugby than the young talents who typically travel New Zealand's elite pathways to the big-time.

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242dESPN staff

Nonu hunting final crack at Super Rugby title?

Former All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu appears to be closing in on a return to Super Rugby, with the Chiefs and Blues emerging as the most likely destination.

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247dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R19 Rebooted: Waratahs are finals fraudsters

There was plenty on the line in the final regular season round yet two Australian teams were unable to perform when it mattered most. The Brumbies did, however, exposing the Waratahs for exactly what they are.

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253dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R18 Rebooted: Time for a foul-play report system?

Sunwolves winger Semesi Masirewa was given a red card for a lifting tackle on Bernard Foley. It was the correct decision to the letter of the law, but could it have been better served by a report system? Your Round 18 Super Rugby talking points are here.

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261dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R17 Rebooted: Chiefs deliver timely adrenalin shot

Super Rugby returned from a month-long hiatus only for the negative themes from the June Test series to immediately surface in the provincial competition. Thankfully 24 hours later, the Chiefs helped remind us just how good the game can be.

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288dBrittany Mitchell

R16 rebooted: Best Aussie derby in how long?

The Rebels may have ended Australia's 32-game winless streak in New Zealand, but it was the Waratahs, Reds derby that produced the highlights, meanwhile two All Blacks players have been left red-faced for off-field hijinks.

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296dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R15 rebooted: Rampaging Retallick unrivalled

The Waratahs were hoping to add the Chiefs to their list of victims after ending the trans-Tasman streak in Sydney last week. And they would have, too, had it not been for the game's premier lock: Brodie Retallick.

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299dESPN Staff

Parsons yet to hear Franks' apology

Blues hooker James Parsons has denied a Sanzaar statement that reported he had received an apology from Owen Franks after an incident on the weekend that led to the Crusaders prop's two-week ban.

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303dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R14 rebooted: Australia's drought breakers

After 40 games, Australia finally saw the end of their New Zealand hoodoo with the Waratahs putting on a slick display to thump the Highlanders, while the deliberate knockdown debate continues to rage.

2019 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • BLUES13th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 23 Tries Scored
    CRUS1st
    9
    23
  • BLUES11th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Bulls : 63 Points Difference
    BULLS1st
    -17
    63