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13dReuters

NZR release Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 fixtures

Highlanders will welcome defending champions Crusaders in the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Feb. 26 after New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced the schedule for the second edition of the domestic competition on Tuesday.

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Jordan scores extra-time try to give South win over North

Winger Will Jordan scored his second try of the game five minutes into extra time to give the South a 38-35 victory over the North in New Zealand's first inter-island match since 2012 on Saturday.

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120dSam 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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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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127dSam 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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129dReuters

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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131dReuters

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The wait for Dan Carter's Super Rugby Aotearoa debut goes on after the former All Blacks fly-half was withdrawn from the Blues bench for Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes due to calf tightness.

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134dSam 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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135dReuters

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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137dReuters

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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142dReuters

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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155dSam 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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156dReuters

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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160dSam 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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162dLiam 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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163dReuters

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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163dReuters

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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165dSam 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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165dSam 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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140dSam 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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172dReuters

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.

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