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Unwanted by their Australian franchises, Sef Fa'agase and Jack Debreczeni have linked with New Zealand Super Rugby teams for the 2019 season.
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.
Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu is immediately eligible for Wallabies duties due to a World Rugby dispensation, after he signed a two-year deal with the Canberra-based side on Tuesday.
There were tough decisions to make all over the park, but Craig Dowd has settled on his NZ Super Rugby team of the season.
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.
TJ Perenara's second try with less than 20 minutes remaining sparked an increase in intensity from the Hurricanes as they beat the Chiefs 32-31 in their Super Rugby quarter-final on Friday.
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.
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?
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.
The Chiefs have beaten the Hurricanes 28-24 but it wasn't enough to snatch hosting rights for a Super Rugby quarterfinal.
As he prepares to play his final home game in a Chiefs jersey, former All Blacks back-rower Liam Messam shares his wishes for the future of Super Rugby, the growing role of the Television Match Official and the sensational Damian McKenzie.
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.
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.
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.
The league-leaders have extended their winning streak to 10, with Richie Mo'unga impressing
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.
Australian celebrations after finally beating a Kiwi Super Rugby opponent have been shut down after just one week, with the NSW Waratahs falling short 39-27 against the Chiefs in an epic encounter in Hamilton.
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.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has ushered a changing of the guard at loose forward in announcing his squad to face France in June.
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.
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.
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.
Injuries and form mean All Blacks coach Steve Hansen could potentially blood some new faces against France next month. But who from the Crusaders, Chiefs, Blues, Highlanders and Hurricanes deserves a maiden Test cap?
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.
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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