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Top 14 Recap: There May be Trouble at Toulon…

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CASTRES, FRANCE – It may be a decade since Toulon last kicked off their season with two straight defeats; the perfect start to the Top 14 may be continuing for Clermont; and Ugo Mola may still be wondering what all the fuss is about at Toulouse – but a reported racist incident in Pau means […]

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Super Rugby Preview and Chatter

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AUCKLAND, NZ: Well a big fat apology is in order;  I couldn’t bring you the regular review of round 7 due to crazy work commitments. But enough sniveling, let’s talk Super Rugby! Hurricanes 29 Crusaders 26. Freakin’ awesome game, exactly the one I was crying out for in my preview last week. Sealed by the […]

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Super Rugby Round 7 Preview: Time to wake up

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AUCKLAND, NZ: Seven weeks in already? That went pretty quick. Media focus down here in New Zealand is slowly having a look forward to the All Blacks upcoming test series against England, which will ignite a bit of interest in the Super Rugby comp as players battle to make the squad. To be honest, what […]

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Super Rugby Round 6: Wow! Did We Get This One Wrong?

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AUCKLAND, NZ – My run of form picking Super Rugby results came to a shuddering halt this weekend, as a a number of surprise upsets did just that to the proverbial applecart. To be honest, it was a refreshing run of results and should provide a bit of interest in the competition as it staggers […]

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Super Rugby Round 6 Preview: Inter-conference madness

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AUCKLAND, NZ: It’s a big week for rugby down here in New Zealand. Most club competitions get under way this weekend so for most of us it finally feels like the season has started properly. Up and down the country clubrooms will be full of supporters having a beer, a laugh, a grumble or a […]

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Super Rugby Round 5: Stop the Presses! The Hurricanes won!

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AUCKLAND, NZ: It was an emotional, amazing game of rugby over the weekend. Long-suffering fans were rewarded, breath-taking football was played and one of the greatest players to ever play the game got the result he so desperately wanted. I am, of course, talking about the Hurricanes outstanding win over the Cheetahs (haha). There’s a […]

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