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Hurricanes shock Crusaders in tight home victory (01:30)
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Crusaders cruise past Waratahs in Christchurch (01:30)
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13dLiam Napier

Super Rugby Pacific integrity issues slapping punters in the face

Two weeks out from the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs and interest should, in theory at least, ratchet up several notches from here. But the competition, and its stewards, are playing supporters for fools -- Liam Napier writes.

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Crusaders silence Blues in low-scoring affair (01:30)
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Crusaders edge Blues, move to third

The Crusaders have scored a single try in each half to beat the Blues 15-3 in an edgy, pivotal match in Super Rugby Pacific.

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Western Force steamrolled by bounce-back Crusaders (01:30)
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32dBrittany Mitchell

Friday Five: McLennan eyes world domination, Folau returns

In stories you may have missed this week, Hamish McLennan considers a role with World Rugby, the idea of a Super Rugby draft is kicked around and Israel Folau is set to return to Twickenham.

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Chiefs unbeaten run continues (01:30)
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39dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: McLennan sends another message NRL's way

Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan couldn't help but send another barb NRL's way after announcing the code's $8.2 million surplus, while Scott Robertson said he's open to overseas selection when he takes over as All Blacks coach.

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11dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: R14 teams, verdicts, odds

The race for the finals is heating up with plenty of teams jostling for a position in the top 8. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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4dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: R15 teams, verdicts, odds

It's finally here, the final round of the Super Rugby Pacific season and there's still plenty on the line as we begin to prepare for the finals series. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

39dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Rd 10 teams, verdicts, odds

After three bye weekends we're finally back to a full slate of match-ups in Round 10 as the fight for a top eight spot truly begins. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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46dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: RA still a Payne in the Haas for NRL

The code wars have erupted again with Rugby Australia reportedly plotting an audacious bid for NRL's Payne Haas, while the Western Force are still fuming following Lachie Swinton's no-call reckless hit on Jake Strachan.

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46dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Round 9 teams, verdicts, odds

In our final round of bye weeks we are again treated to just four matches across Friday and Saturday nights as teams begin to prepare for the backend of the season. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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53dBrittany Mitchell

Rugby Friday Five: Orange cards could make World Cup debut

World Rugby are considering implementing the successful Super Rugby Pacific TMO referral system with the introduction of orange cards, while Angus Bell is on track to be ready for the World Cup. This and more in our Friday Rugby Five.

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53dESPN Staff

Super Rugby Pacific: Round 8 teams, verdicts, odds

Officially entering the second half of the season, Super Rugby Pacific hits a second bye week with just four games to be played out across the weekend. Stay across all the weekend's line-ups, team news and odds here.

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Crusaders overcome Moana Pasifika

The Crusaders rallied from 21-17 down at halftime to beat last-placed Moana Pasifika 38-21 in a seventh-round match in Super Rugby Pacific in Christchurch.

2023 Top ScorersSuper Rugby Pacific

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  • Tries

2023 RankingsSuper Rugby Pacific

  • CRUS3rd
    Tries Scored 1st Hurricanes : 70 Tries Scored
  • CRUS2nd
    Points Difference 1st Chiefs : 226 Points Difference