Super Rugby

Keep an eye out for Rieko Ioane

  This Kiwi youngster is definitely one to watch. At only 19, Rieko Ioane is catching eye of many Super Rugby fans this year for the Blues. The up and coming All Black will look to cement his centre spot in the Blues squad after a good start to 2017 Super Rugby.

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Super Rugby Review – Team of Week 1

    Fans of Super Rugby will be thrilled to have the southern hemispheres premier competition back in action and can only be left wanting more after a jam packed rugby weekend. The pre-season prediction of the Blues being a team to watch proved true as powerful centre Rieko Ioane burst into the season with a hat-trick. The Hurricanes gave …

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2017 Super Rugby preview.

    The 2017 Super Rugby Season is here.   In just over a week the 2017 edition of Super Rugby will be back for the 21st year of the competitions existence. Fans can expect 142 thrilling games as the 18 teams from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Argentina battle it out for top honours. 2016 saw the …

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‘A hooligans’ game played by gentlemen’ – Sportsmanship fading?

Our great game has always revolved around putting in everything you have and just as importantly, sportsmanship. This is why we were appalled by Pape’s display of diving against Edinburgh at the weekend, which wouldn’t fall short of earning him an oscar.  The Frenchman was ‘slapped’ by Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh in the second half and was looked down upon …

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Will the drain end? – Pichot’s plans to tackle the talent drain

The player drain is taking it’s toll on Rugby and it’s less funded nations, with talent flocking to bigger, more successful nations in a bid to make it into the professional game. This drain is nothing new, with players jetting off to the likes of France and England like there’s no tomorrow, making it less of a talent drain and …

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Super Rugby Final Highlights

The Lions fall agonisingly short of pulling off a southern hemisphere shock of a similar ilk to Leicester City winning the Premier League. You can make your own mind up after watching the highlights below ( credit to ALl Blacks ) however the Hurricanes seemed worthy winners.      

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