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Super Rugby Round-up – Week 9

Blues vs Brumbies The first four matches of the weekend all ended with defeat for the favourites. The Blues finally scored their first victory of the year when they held on to beat the Brumbies. Beginning with greater patience and

Posted in 2015 Super Rugby, Rugby

Super Rugby – Week 8 Round-up

Hurricanes vs Stormers In the first half the Hurricanes enjoyed a golden period of less than twenty minutes, which eventually won the game for them but for most of the rest of the match, in particular the second half, they

Posted in 2015 Super Rugby, Rugby

Super Rugby Round-up – Week 7

Hurricanes vs Rebels In the first game of the weekend, the only unbeaten team in super rugby managed to remain that way by beating the Rebels 36-12, despite resting Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett and being without Dane Coles. It was

Posted in 2015 Super Rugby, Rugby

Super Rugby Round-up – Week Six

Highlanders vs Hurricanes The beginning of this game set the tone for much of the weekend and was in stark contrast to what was on offer in a magnificent afternoon of rugby in the Six Nations the following day. For

Posted in 2015 Super Rugby, Rugby

Super Rugby Round – up Week 5

Week five of Super Rugby 2015 proved a much better week for NZ teams and a disappointing one for the rest. The standard of rugby was better than last week, with one game in particular providing sparkling entertainment. The goalkicking,

Posted in 2015 Super Rugby, Rugby, Uncategorized

Super Rugby Round-up – Week Four

Week four of Super Rugby 2015 was not a great advertisement for rugby in the southern hemisphere and for New Zealand rugby teams, it was perhaps the worst showing since super rugby began in 1996. In addition, an inordinate amount

Posted in 2015 Super Rugby, Rugby

Super Rugby Round-up – Round Three

Highlanders vs Reds In a battle of teams which are unlikely to figure in the knockout rounds of the competition, the Highlanders deserved their 20-13 victory against the injury depleted Reds, who boasted several new names in their line-up. For

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Super Rugby Round Up – Week Two

Chiefs vs Brumbies After losing Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams to last minute injuries, the Chiefs were a little fortunate to scrape a narrow win over the Brumbies and remain unbeaten. As with most of the NZ sides, they

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Super Rugby Round Up – Week One

Those brave enough to bet against the favourite would have made a healthy profit this weekend. In a unique opening to super rugby 2015, six of the seven matches were won away from home and three of those games, by

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2015 Super Rugby Preview

Less than two weeks remain until the beginning of the 2015 super rugby season, a season which may be a little less competitive than usual, simply because it is a world cup year. It is also not certain what the

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