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Crusaders secure record 10th Super Rugby title

The Crusaders clinched their 10th Super Rugby title with a tight 19-3 victory over the Jaguares in chilly conditions at Rugby League Park in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Super Rugby Final preview: Crusaders vs. Jaguares

The Crusaders are chasing their 10th Super Rugby title, the Jaguares from Argentina their first. Sam Bruce unpacks the chief storylines ahead of the grand final in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Crusaders lose Ryan Crotty, Scott Barrett for Super Rugby Final

Crusaders inside centre Ryan Crotty and lock Scott Barrett have been ruled out of the Super Rugby final against the Jaguares on Saturday and likely the entirety of the Rugby Championship after breaking bones in their hands.

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Crusaders' incidents 'not substantiated' by NZR investigation

Richie Mo'unga and George Bride are both free to play in the Super Rugby final after the Crusaders duo was cleared of separate off-field incidents during the team's tour of South Africa earlier this year.

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Crusaders counting injury cost of semifinal thriller

The Crusaders could be without established All Blacks Ryan Crotty and Scott Barrett for the Super Rugby final after both damaged a hand in their exciting semi-final defeat of the Hurricanes.


Crusaders to host Jaguares in Super final

The Crusaders have staved off a mighty Hurricanes challenge to win their Super Rugby semi-final 30-26 and set up a home decider against the Jaguares.

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Ruthless Crusaders book Super semi-final

The Super Rugby play-offs have begun in familiar fashion, with the ruthless Crusaders powering clear in the second half to beat the Highlanders 38-14 in their quarter-final in Christchurch.

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Super Rugby preview Round 17: Mind games and Squire's return

There's plenty of mind games going on in Australia, while Liam Squire returns in New Zealand to press his All Blacks claims, and the Bulls have gone all in on Handre Pollard.

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Super Rugby's finals race: Who will reach the playoffs?

Only the Reds and Sunwolves are out of contention for the Super Rugby finals. We've analysed the form and run home of the other 13 sides, settling on some fearless predictions in the process.

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Braydon Ennor, Ben Lam among those who deserve All Blacks chance

With the Crusaders and Hurricanes in contention for a potential Super Rugby final, some key All Blacks could be spared a trip to Argentina. It's an opportunity for Steve Hansen to throw some fringe players into the World Cup mix - Craig Dowd writes.

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Chiefs stun Crusaders in Suva shootout

It was a lopsided contest on paper, but the Chiefs came from behind to shock the Super Rugby-leading Crusaders in Suva on Saturday night.

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Richie Mo'unga guides Crusaders to win over Blues

Flyhalf Richie Mo'unga had a hand in all of the Crusaders' points as they put a controversial week off the field behind them to beat the Blues in Christchurch and extend their lead at the top of the New Zealand conference.

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Rugby must revisit the scrum amid current guessing game

While the refereeing in South Africa has raised some eyebrows across Super Rugby, it's the increasing amount of scrum resets and general uncertainty that is really upsetting fans - Craig Dowd writes.

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Last-gasp kick earns Stormers draw with leaders Crusaders

Jean-Luc du Plessis slotted a penalty for the struggling Stormers with the last kick of the game to ensure a thrilling 19-19 draw against Super Rugby log leaders the Crusaders at Newlands on Saturday.


Sevu Reece bags hat-trick as Crusaders thrash Bulls

Winger Sevu Reece scored a hat-trick of tries as the Crusaders made light work of the Bulls with a comprehensive 45-13 Super Rugby victory at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

2019 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • Tries Scored
    1st 73 Tries
  • Points Difference
    = 1st 240 points