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Super Rugby AU R9 & Aotearoa R8: Line-ups, odds, analysis

It's down to the pointy end of the season in Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa, with plenty of competition for the remaining finals places. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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12dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R8 & Aotearoa R7: Line-ups, odds, analysis

How impressive was last week's action? This weekend's sure to be just as exciting with the Reds hosting the Brumbies, while the Highlanders and Chiefs face off in Dunedin. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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Highlanders hand Crusaders surprise first defeat

Tries from Highlanders Billy Harmon, Michael Collins and Connor Garden-Bachop handed the Crusaders their first defeat of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season on Friday as the visitors claimed a surprise 33-12 victory in Christchurch.

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37dSam Bruce & Brittany Mitchell

Was that the best Australian derby we've ever seen?

We won't forget that game in a hurry. Saturday night's Brumbies-Reds thriller will go down as one of the great Australian derbies of all time while, elsewhere, we saw the lights go out in Perth, another red card and TMO confusion across the ditch.

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Nareki show fires Highlanders to win over Chiefs

Winger Jona Nareki scored a hat-trick of tries and created another in a brilliant display as the Highlanders rallied to a 39-23 victory over the Chiefs in Super Rugby Aotearoa in Hamilton on Friday.

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51dSam Bruce

Waratahs at rock bottom and it's only Round 3

It is crisis mode at NSW Waratahs after they suffered their worst ever loss to the Brumbies on Saturday night. The young, inexperienced squad looks set to struggle for the remainder of the year. Get your full weekend rugby wrap here.

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Crusaders overpower Highlanders

The second season of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa got off to a cracking start when the Crusaders held off the Highlanders 26-13 in Dunedin on Friday evening.

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56dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Aotearoa: Can anyone end the Crusaders' dynasty?

Chasing an incredible fifth straight title, the Crusaders again start favourites for Super Rugby Aotearoa. The competition didn't disappoint last year and, further COVID breakouts aside, it again promises to be something special -- Liam Napier reports.

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70dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Aotearoa introduce captain's call

Super Rugby Aoteroa have introduced two new law variations, including captain's call and goal line drop-outs, for the 2021 season kicking off in just over two weeks.

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159dESPN staff

RA, NZR bury hatchet for trans-Tasman Super comp

A "Super Round" highlights the creation of a crossover trans-Tasman Super Rugby competition for 2021, with one lucky city set to host five games on the one weekend in a similar concept to the NRL's Magic Round of 2019.

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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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39dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R4 & Aotearoa R3: Line-ups, odds, analysis

The action continues across Australia and New Zealand with Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa into their fourth and third rounds respectively. Catch up with the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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20dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R7 & Aotearoa R6: Line-ups, odds, analysis

There were plenty of fireworks last week both in Australia and across in New Zealand, expect to see even more with the Reds in Melbourne and the Blues hosting the Hurricanes. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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46dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R3 & Aotearoa R2: Line-ups, odds, analysis

The action continues across Australia and New Zealand with Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa into their third and second rounds respectively. Catch up with the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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Super Rugby AU R5 & Aotearoa R4: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Super Rugby AU is set for the final round of its first full cycle while the crunch game of Super Rugby Aotearoa has arrived with unbeaten Blues and Crusaders facing off at Eden Park in Auckland. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.

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26dESPN Staff

Super Rugby AU R6 & Aotearoa R5: Line-ups, odds, analysis

Super Rugby AU is set for the final round of its first full cycle while the crunch game of Super Rugby Aotearoa has arrived with unbeaten Blues and Crusaders facing off at Eden Park in Auckland. Stay across the latest team news, odds and analysis here.