Super Rugby

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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A Super Mess

Super Rugby 2016 is all about the growth and worldwide expansion of the competition. There are new markets in Japan with the hastily organised Sunwolves, Latin American-flavored Los Jaguares, and the much-maligned Southern Kings of South Africa joining the party with the the aim of increasing revenue. However, the more competition grows, the more it becomes a farcical caricature of …

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Sent to the bin after being KO’d

No remorse was shown by the referee for the Stormers centre Daniel du Plessis during a Super Rugby game this weekend. After chasing a high ball du Plessis miss-timed his challenge and ran into the Force winger Marcel Brache as he jumped in the air. [adsenseyu2] [adsenseyu2] The final score was 22-3 after a dominant performance by the Stormers in terrible playing …

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