Super Rugby

Four Options for New Super Team

New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew is aware of “four” possible options for Super Rugby’s 18th team. The three Sanzar partners are due to present the new format to broadcasters on June 30 with Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong all thought to be in the mix to host the team. “There are certainly some live options on the table,” Tew …

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‘Troubled’ Guildford Released by NZ Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed that Zac Guildford’s contract has been terminated. New Zealand Rugby General Manager Rugby Neil Sorensen said that following discussions with the Crusaders and with Guildford, the national union has agreed to terminate his contract effective immediately. Guildford was contracted to the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season but is now free to take up …

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Super 15 Rugby Round 16 Preview and Team Guide

Super Rugby Round 15 is over and done with most of results going according to plan although some of the margins were much bigger than anticipated. It could be worth going big with some of your margins! Only four out of seven home teams won which goes against recent history too.  The Hurricanes ruined it for tipsters with their massive …

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10 Men Who Could Replace Wilkinson at Toulon

The rugby world has been in mourning this week after the announcement that England legend Jonny Wilkinson is set to retire at the end of the season. Wilkinson has been a great ambassador for the sport and so will be a great loss for fans around the world, however none will notice it more keenly than Heineken Cup Champions Toulon. …

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Super Rugby Round 15 Review

Super 15 Rugby saw a round of mainly predictable results, although some of the margins were really surprising. The Bulls, Hurricanes and Stormers all recorded larger than expected victories at home in matches which really split the punters. The Sharks and Crusaders won narrowly away from home (most tipsters picked at least one of these results), while the Waratahs won …

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Nick Schonert-South African on a journey

22-year old Nick Schonert has agreed to join Worcester Warriors ahead of next season. The tight-head prop is joining after only one season with Super 15 side, the Cheetahs. One of 17 signings made already by Director of Rugby, Dean Ryan, Nick hails from the land where forward play is sculpted and adored. With South Africa consistently being the top …

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Super 15 Round 15 Preview Team Guide

Super Rugby Round 14 was the most difficult on record with four upsets to really test the tipsters, while only three home teams won which goes against recent history.  The Highlanders, Sharks, Rebels and Cheetahs cost tipsters dearly.  Super Rugby Round 15 doesn’t look much easier for tipsters.  The high number of difficult to pick games is a potentially dangerous …

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The Super Rugby Injury List – Looks Bad for the Stormers

Here is the current injury lists of all Super Rugby teams, in general it looks pretty bad but you have to feel for the Stormers in particular. Return dates are best estimates and subject to change. BLUES Baden Kerr – Fractured Fingers (Season) Culum Retallick – ACL (Season) Charles Piutau – MCL Strain (Round 17-19) Francis Saili – Ankle (Round …

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