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12dSam Bruce

Aotearoa R7: Canes the new kings of Christchurch

We have ourselves a competition. The Hurricanes' upset of the Crusaders has set up a thrilling conclusion to Super Rugby Aotearoa, just as the battle for All Blacks spots is also really starting to hot up.

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13dReuters

Laumape injury highlights intensity of SR Aotearoa

A possible broken wrist to Ngani Laumape soured the Hurricanes victory over the Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa but his coach hinted it was indicative of the intensity of the competition.

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20dSam Bruce

Aotearoa R6: Ngani Laumape makes powerhouse point

Round 6 of Super Rugby Aotearoa produced two further gripping encounters, but it was the performance of Ngani Laumape that left a significant impact on several Blues players and certainly should silence some "disrespectful" critics.

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21dReuters

Barrett kicks Hurricanes to last gasp win

Jordie Barrett outshone his older brother Beauden after slotting a 76th minute sideline conversion to kick the Hurricanes to victory in the final minutes of their 29-27 victory over the Blues.

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23dReuters

Dan Carter's Blues debut put on ice

The wait for Dan Carter's Super Rugby Aotearoa debut goes on after the former All Blacks fly-half was withdrawn from the Blues bench for Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes due to calf tightness.

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26dSam Bruce

Aotearoa R5: Mo'unga masterclass highlights Blues' Barrett conundrum

The Crusaders' blockbuster with the Blues certainly didn't disappoint, as Richie Mo'unga dominated from fly-half and gave Leon MacDonald something to ponder as a result. Catch up with all the weekend's Super Rugby Aotearoa action here.

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27dReuters

Hurricanes hang on to beat Highlanders

The Hurricanes established a strong lead and then held on to record their second win in Super Rugby Aotearoa with a 17-11 victory over the Highlanders.

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29dReuters

NZ derbies taking their toll on players: Hurricanes' Holland

The constant stream of New Zealand derbies in Super Rugby Aotearoa is taking a heavy physical toll on players, and teams are having to prioritize recovery during the week, Wellington Hurricanes coach Jason Holland has said.

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34dReuters

Hurricanes fight off red card to beat Chiefs

The Hurricanes virtually ended the Chiefs' Super Rugby Aotearoa title ambitions with a 25-18 victory, despite playing most of the second half with 14 men.

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47dSam Bruce

Is this the next great All Blacks No. 8?

Super Rugby Aotearoa again produced a heap of penalties as players continue to adapt to a greater focus on the game's laws at the breakdown. But the Blues are two from two, and their big No. 8 continues to impress right across the paddock.

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48dReuters

Crusaders push on late to beat Hurricanes

Richie Mo'unga was gifted a fortuitous try to ensure the Crusaders opened their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign with a 39-25 victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.

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52dSam Bruce

Trans-Tasman comp has support of All Blacks great

Australia's Super Rugby chief executives have been invited to be part of a conference call with their New Zealand counterparts as All Blacks great Justin Marshall says both nations need each other moving forward.

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54dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Aotearoa reignites Kiwis' love of rugby

Penalties might have flowed freely, but that did little to diminish Super Rugby Aotearoa's opening weekend, the competition reaping the rewards as the public fell for the national sport again, Liam Napier writes.

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55dReuters

Coles has his moment, but Beaudy has last laugh

Beauden Barrett saw Dane Coles' eyes light up as the hooker barrelled towards him early in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash on Sunday and was left with no doubt how his former Hurricanes teammate felt about his move to the Blues.

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55dReuters

Blues down Hurricanes in front of packed Eden Park

Otere Black outshone his more illustrious team mate Beauden Barrett to give the Blues a winning start in Super Rugby Aotearoa as they beat the Hurricanes 30-20 at a sold-out Eden Park on Sunday.

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58dSam Bruce

NZ Rugby embraces 'autonomy, innovation' as rugby's first returners

New Zealand Rugby is the beneficiary of the nation's outstanding response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick-off this weekend. The first rugby competition to return across the globe, it will look a little bit different.

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58dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Aotearoa's Most Valuable Players: 10-1

The wait is almost over, Super Rugby Aotearoa is now just a couple of days away. To celebrate, we've come up with our list of the top 20 Most Valuable Players for the new competition. Introducing the top 10.

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32dSam Bruce

Super Rugby Aotearoa's Most Valuable Players: 20-11

The wait is almost over, Super Rugby Aotearoa is now just a couple of days away. To celebrate, we've come up with our list of the top 20 Most Valuable Players for the new competition.

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64dReuters

Michael Fatialofa to leave hospital after six months

Injured rugby union player Michael Fatialofa will be discharged from a British hospital on Friday, his wife said, just five months after breaking his neck and fearing he would never walk again.

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60dSam Bruce

Rugby is back! Breaking down Super Rugby Aotearoa

Super Rugby Aotearoa will be the first professional rugby competition to take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With returning superstars, shock personnel additions and new laws, it's set to be one helluva tournament.

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29dESPN Staff

SR Aotearoa R5: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Five rounds in and we have two clear contenders for the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title and a mouthwatering match up to highlight the mid-season point.

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15dESPN Staff

SR Aotearoa R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

With just three rounds remaining, the race for the top spot is heating up with at least three teams still in the hunt for the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa title.

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43dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa Rd 3: Line-ups, odds, tips

Round three of Super Rugby Aotearoa promises plenty of action with the Blues returning to Eden Park to take on the winless Highlanders in front of a packed out stadium, while the Crusaders will play their first game at home against the Chiefs.

2020 RankingsSuper Rugby

  • HURRI9th
    Tries Scored 1st Queensland Reds : 32 Tries Scored
    REDS1st
    22
    32
  • HURRI8th
    Points Difference 1st Brumbies : 93 Points Difference
    BRUMB1st
    33
    93