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50dKweseESPN Staff

Former Springboks flanker Deysel retires

Deysel, who joined Ulster from Guinness Pro14 rivals Munster in 2017, made his decision because of a "combination of lower-body injuries and various niggles".

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89dKweséESPN Staff

Western Province rout Golden Lions in try-fest

Western Province took another step towards a home Currie Cup semi-final after they beat the Golden Lions 65-38 in a 14-try thriller at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.

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103dKweséESPN Staff

Dayimani downs Bulls at Loftus

A Ruan Steenkamp hatrick wasn't enough for the Blue Bulls as they went down 35-38 to the Golden Lions at Loftus Versveld on Saturday evening.

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130dJohn Goliath

Super Rugby final exposes SA rugby flaws

The Crusaders and the All Blacks haven't reinvented the rugby wheel. So why are South Africa's Super Rugby teams so far behind their New Zealand counterparts?

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Crusaders tame Lions for ninth Super crown

The Crusaders rumbled to a ninth Super Rugby crown in Christchurch on Saturday night, the defending champions running in four tries as they completed yet another marvellous season.

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133dSam Bruce and John Goliath

Super Rugby final: Crusaders a supreme rugby machine

A Super Rugby season full of controversy, debate, highs and lows comes to an end on Saturday night when the Crusaders and Lions face off in the decider for the second straight year. Are the Lions any hope?

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Rebooted: Crusaders' pack best in Super history?

Crusaders pivot Richie Mo'unga capitalised on yet another unstoppable forward platform, making Beauden Barrett look second-rate in the process. Meanwhile in Johannesburg, the Waratahs ran out of gas against a free-running Lions.

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Waratahs ready for 'mountain of a challenge'

A wiser NSW Waratahs side is ready for a "mountain" of a Super Rugby challenge under an emerging skipper who's happy to delegate to his teammates.

139dJohn Goliath

Maul is going to be Lions' friend

KweséESPN looks at three key players and gameplan factors that could be vital for the South African team if they are going to make a third successive Super Rugby final.

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141dJohn Goliath

Malcolm Marx key for Lions vs. Tahs

Front-rowers are not expected to outperform the loose forwards to be the turnover king in Super Rugby. But Malcolm Marx is an exceptional talent.

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Super Rugby semis: The history against Canes, Tahs

The odds are stacked against both the Waratahs and Hurricanes as they face Super Rugby semifinals away from home. The Crusaders are a perfect 20 from 20 in home finals games while NSW haven't won in Johannesburg since 2009.

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Beale Waratahs' spark: Phipps

Kurtley Beale can provide the spark needed to create some Super Rugby history in Johannesburg for the NSW Waratahs, halfback Nick Phipps says.

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Tahs hookers need to hit targets

NSW Waratahs forwards coach Simon Cron will look for his hookers to hit the reset button and their targets, as they prepare to face Super Rugby's most prolific lineout combination.

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144dSam Bruce and John Goliath

QFs Rebooted: Waratahs' 'big three' take charge

The Crusaders were the only team to coast into the Super Rugby semifinals at the weekend with the other three encounters all closely-fought affairs. The Waratahs looked gone at halftime in Sydney, before the "big three" burst into life.

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147dSam Bruce and John Goliath

Super Rugby quarters: Can Tahs, Canes turn it around?

The opening weekend of the Super Rugby playoffs presents three matches that appear to be extremely even contests, particularly those in Sydney and Wellington. Can the Waratahs and Hurricanes respond after last week?

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148dJohn Goliath

Time for Jantjies to put on big boy pants

The Lions flyhalf has a chance over the next three weeks to prove he can stand up when it matters, to be the man to take his side all the way to the Super Rugby title.

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151dSam 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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157dSam 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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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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192dBrittany 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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200dSam 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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201dNick Said, KweséESPN

Fourie bags brace as Lions claim vital win

Replacement hooker Corne Fourie scored two tries as the Lions defeated an ill-disciplined Stormers 26-23 in their Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday.

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207dSam 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.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • LIONS1st
    TRIES SCORED Lions tied in 1st with Crusaders
    1st 77 Tries
  • LIONS5th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 247 Points Difference