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Are the Southern Kings heading north to the Pro12? Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Pro12 Will Expand with South African Teams

Rumours have begun that the Pro12 will expand with South African teams; the Cheetahs and the Southern Kings. This could be as soon as September 2017, meaning that they would compete against teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales next...
The Southern Kings could be removing the smiles of Waratahs supporters before too long. Photo : Joseph Johnson/PHOTOSPORT

Rugby Numbers: The Kings could make the Waratahs’ season a lot worse

Look at the Super Rugby standings during the June break and you’ll notice something a bit unexpected. There’s almost nothing separating the Waratahs and the Southern Kings. In fact, despite having so far played one less match, traditional strugglers the...
Geoff Parling scoring against the Western Force in 2013 for the Lions.

Rebels secure services of Parling. What now for the Force?

The under pressure Melbourne Rebels have secured the signing of recent Aviva Premiership champion, Geoff Parling. Parling was a member of the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia four years ago. Not only was he a member, he was...
James Lowe

James Lowe reflects on missing chance with All Blacks

Chiefs winger James Lowe will sign off from New Zealand Rugby at the conclusion of the 2017 Super Rugby season, and naturally, the decision was a long time in coming. The 24-year old is enjoying another impressive season under Dave...
Super Rugby - Round 14.

Quiz: Super Rugby – Round 14

Super Rugby - Round 14 is upon us. This week all of the Kiwi sides are in action. From a Kiwi perspective, the big game has to be the local derby between the Blues and the Chiefs to see who...
Hurricanes' player TJ Perenara seen during the Super Rugby match between Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium, Friday 05th May 2017. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / www.photosport.nz

Game of the Weekend – Crusaders vs Hurricanes

There is one game every rugby supporter is waiting for this weekend. The Crusaders vs Hurricanes local derby supersedes all other matchups for New Zealand fans. A top of the table clash which may also decide who gets home...
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Tonight – The greatest derby in rugby union

The Hurricanes versus Crusaders has become the new greatest derby in rugby union. The talent on display tonight is simply mouth watering. The Crusaders are an unbeaten 10 from 10 and the Hurricanes 8 from 9. This game is crucial,...

Crazy Stat: Ref in Bulls v Highlanders matches

The Highlanders are travelling to Pretoria this weekend as massive favourites, but have you considered the ref in Bulls v Highlanders matches? When we looked at the stats prior to this weekend's games one stood out more than most. In...
Hurricanes' Jordie Barrett scores a try during the Hurricanes vs Stormers Super Rugby match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Friday the 5th of May 2017. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Quiz: Super Rugby – Round 12

Super Rugby - Round 12 is upon us. This week there are four Kiwi sides rolling their sleeves up, with the Chiefs entertaining a bye. From a Kiwi perspective, the big game has to be the Crusaders vs Hurricanes. The...
Nigel Owens refereeing Pro 12. ©INPHO/Ian Cook

Nigel Owens yellow cards the ball boy!

Nigel Owens is known and respected the world over as a rugby referee extraordinaire but also for his witty banter with the players. Last month in a Pro 12 match he stepped it up a level. The match in question...
Ardie Savea v Highlanders

Savea and Barrett inspire rampant Hurricanes

The younger of the Savea and Barrett siblings stepped up tonight to inspire a rampant Hurricanes side and showed what the future might hold for both the Hurricanes and the All Blacks. They were simply brilliant. From the off,...
Crusaders v Blues 2017

Crusaders come from behind. Again!

What a remarkable comeback as the Crusaders came from behind to take the points and deny the Blues anything from an entertaining encounter. As we saw two weeks ago in Dunedin and again last week in Brisbane, this Crusaders...
Crusaders fans

Seven changes for the Crusaders

Scott Robertson has made seven changes for the Blues match from the Crusaders side that beat the Reds in Brisbane. The big news is that Owen Franks returns to his beloved front-row, Wyatt Crockett is loading the bench and David...
Super Rugby trophy

Finally some Super sense from SANZAAR. Who will be cut?

There are rumblings coming from South Africa that the Super Rugby competition is going to be reduced by two teams. Hallelujah, you hear me say. Hallelujah! Harrold Vester, the man in charge of the Free State Cheetahs may have let...

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