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186dSam 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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193dSam 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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196dSam Bruce

A Kiwi Sunwolf's story: Michael Little's star rising

He's the son of an All Blacks great, yet Michael Little could end up wearing the red and white of Japan as he continues to star for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby. He has a message for those who want to see the franchise's demise, too.

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200dSam 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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228dBrittany 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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235dSam 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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242dSam 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.

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243dAAP

Sunwolves snatch late win over Stormers

Japan's Sunwolves have snatched a 26-23 Super Rugby win over the Stormers in Hong Kong via a drop goal almost four minutes after the siren.

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246dSam Bruce and John Goliath

W2W4: Aussies' chance to challenge 'dark arts'

There has been that much talk about the "dark arts" this week that Super Rugby has felt like a Harry Potter novel. Australia's sides have an opportunity to push the limits this week, but need their chief protagonists to be at their absolute best.

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246dGreg Growden

Barbarians-like Sunwolves are Super Rugby's entertainers

Amidst the continual Waratahs bleat over 'we wuz robbed' refereeing decisions, an important Super Rugby moment has been overlooked -- a group of battlers have at last been rewarded for their initiative, writes Greg Growden.

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249dSam Bruce and John Goliath

R13 rebooted: Tahs' gripes only mask capitulation

NSW Waratahs had every right to feel aggrieved over some of the decisions that were, and were not, made in Christchurch. The cold hard fact is, however, that a 29-0 lead should, no matter the opposition, be enough to go on and claim victory.

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251dAAP

Deplorable Reds thrashed by Sunwolves

The Sunwolves claimed their opening win of the Super Rugby season after demolishing a woeful Queensland Reds side by 35 points.

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252dSam Mulligan

Massive start should be enough for Tahs

The Waratahs aren't expected to beat the Crusaders but with 19.5 points start they could be good value for line betters according to Sam Mulligan from tab.com.au.

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253dSam Bruce and John Goliath

W2W4: Auckland clash between past and future

The mouth-watering midfield showdown between Sonny Bill Williams and Ngani Laumape is the highlight of a clash between the Hurricanes and Blues that might not be as clear-cut as it seems.

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256dBrittany Mitchell and John Goliath

Super Rugby Rebooted: Australia at risk of falling adrift

Australia's losing streak to their New Zealand counterparts has hit a new low, with Australia's best falling to New Zealand's worse, while the Jaguares and the Sharks found a way to get the win over two New Zealand teams.

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259dSam Bruce and John Goliath

W2W4: Tahs the trans-Tasman streak snappers?

After 36 games without a trans-Tasman victory, hopes are high the Waratahs will at last register a W for Australia. If they don't win, then we might as well condemn the entire Aussie conference to a second tier and banish them to America.

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263dSam Bruce and John Goliath

Super Rugby Rebooted: Australia lacking rugby IQ

The Reds gave Australian rugby something to smile about with a shock win over the Lions. But that warm glow lasted little more than three hours as the Brumbies' shortcomings exposed a problem which requires urgent attention Down Under.

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266dSam Mulligan

Don't tip on a blowout in Wellington

The Hurricanes are a formidable side, but don't expect them to blowout the Sunwolves in Wellington, while the Reds will face a task against the Lions according to am Mulligan from tab.com.au.

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270dBrittany Mitchell and John Goliath

Super Rugby Rebooted: Aussie hopes crushed

Round 10 Super Rugby action saw the Australian sides cop awful wake-up calls, the Chiefs add more casualties to their injury list and the Lions and Bulls shine in South Africa.

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273dSam Bruce and John Goliath

W2W4: Heat on Reds' limp attack, Lance

Super Rugby Round 10 has barely rated a mention this week given the ongoing saga involving Israel Folau. That might be a good thing for the Reds for whom attack has become an enormous problem.

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277dBrittany Mitchell and John Goliath

Super Rugby Rebooted: Lam slaughters the Chiefs

Round 9 Super Rugby action saw Ben Lam continue his emergence as a new All Blacks candidate with a huge performance against the Chiefs, while the Waratahs are still surging, and Warrick Gelant is shining for the Bulls.

2018 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • JSR14th
    TRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 77 Tries Scored
    CRUS1st
    48
    77
  • JSR15th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 247 Points Difference
    CRUS1st
    -260
    247