1. Are The Springboks Really Favourites Against The Lions?

    It is one month until the 32nd tour for the British & Irish Lions, as the South Africans now look to compete for places as the Super 14 reaches its climax...

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  2. Hurricanes lay down the biggest marker of the 2009 Super 14

    Promise fulfilled and early title favouritism delivered. The Hurricanes blew away the Brumbies, who may have had injuries, but were still top four hopes and had in their team the ...

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  3. Stormers React to British Lions Announcements

    An 18-11 victory to the Cape Town based side over the Highlanders was a tight affair, significant for many more reasons than the match result itself. The Highlanders took a 6-0 lead into halftime, a fair snapshot of the game...

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  4. Australian Rugby – Enjoy it while it lasts

    As the Super 14 enters its final month, the harsh reality is that beyond the Wallabies, top level rugby in Australia is about to end...

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  5. Deans Believes Tri Nations Will Be the Most Competitive Ever

    Going into Round nine of the Rebel Sport Super 14 the Australian teams have had an average season, especially by the standards of the former Crusaders multiple championship winning coach...

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  6. One Million to Attend Heineken Cup

    The Heineken Cup, the Northern Hemisphere’s premier domestic tournament, is set to pass a remarkable milestone this season...

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  7. Reds Sink to New Lows

    On March 14th, Queensland defeated the top of the table Sharks 25-13 in an awesome display. Their loss to the Lions tonight was a polar opposite display of rugby nous. Phil Mooney looked as if someone had died in his post match interview...

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  8. Super 14: Blues Win to Destroy Highlanders Season

    Seven years ago, Gordon Hunter, an integral part of Auckland and Otago rugby, sadly passed away from Cancer. It was that year in 2002 that the Highlanders won their only match at the Blues fortress of Eden Park...

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  9. Super 14, Round Ten, Final Teams and Statistics

    Friday, April 17 No. 6 Blues v. No. 7 Highlanders Head to head: 14 games, Blues lead 9-5 In Auckland: Blues lead 5-1 Blues: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Isaia ...

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  10. Heineken Cup Quarterfinals: Munster Destroys Ospreys

    Defending champion Munster Rugby sent an emphatic message to the remaining “obstacles” in their path to another title as they tore apart the Welsh Ospreys at Thomond Park Sunday...

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  11. Munster Look To Continue Remarkable European Run

    The pride of Ireland and the darlings of Europe will attempt to continue their magical run in which under Declan Kidney, they will look to continue a Heineken Cup decade run that even Toulouse and Leicester cannot boast...

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  12. Lions Given the Blues at Eden Park

    In the Blues, we had one of the disappointments of the competition against the vastly improving Lions; whom nearly upset the inform Chiefs last week...

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  13. Tigers Roar Too Much For Bath

    Leicester Vs Bath: Heineken Cup Quarter Final preview Two of the three English clubs remaining in Europe’s premier domestic competition clash in the second match of the quarterfinals...

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  14. Toulouse To Correct French Wrongs of 2009

    Cardiff Blues coach Dai Young expects tremendous support with his sides clash with Toulouse, with the tickets sales having reached a club record...

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  15. Sharks Circling The 2009 Super 14 Title.

    Their victory over the Hurricanes last round cemented the Durban based side in the top four. While it was a significant margin, it was the manner in which the Sharks adjusted in the second half that impressed...

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  16. Can the Hurricanes Blow a Storm To Reach the Finals?

    Even some of their most ardent supporters would agree that there have been many inconsistent displays from arguably the competitions blue chip team...

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  17. Bulls and Sharks Lead the Way, But Then What?

    Led by the Bulls and the Sharks, bar a massive change of form, one would think that at the very least, one of the forerunning South African franchises will be represented in the semi, if not the grand final...

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  18. New Zealand Super 14 Statistics and Synopsis

    One team in the top four, with the remaining bundled from fifth to eighth spot. After a slow start there is no denying that the New Zealand teams are rapidly warming to the task...

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  19. New Zealand Super 14: How Are They Looking?

    The competitions finest performed nation (with 10 titles won by New Zealand since 1996) did not have it all their way early in the tournament...

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  20. Highlanders Upset the Table-Topping Bulls

    Highlanders vs. Bulls: Match report Palmerston North was the venue, with the Otago-based franchise taking the game to traditional Hurricanes territory, where a crowd of over 10,000 turned up to witness one of the better games so far in 2009...

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  21. Blues to Bask in the Garden of Eden Against NSW

    Blues (5th) V Waratahs (3rd) @ Eden Park HEAD TO HEAD: Played 13, Blues 9, Waratahs 4 In Auckland: Blues 5 Waratahs 0 Last time: Waratahs 37 Blues 16 @ Sydney Football stadium 5/4/08 ...

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  22. England Rugby Getting Stronger, Slowly But Surely

    If you had muttered to Martin Johnson at the beginning of the tournament that his team would finish runners up in the Six Nations, and as the leading try scorers, he would have taken it...

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  23. A Look at the Irish Grand Slam

    It had to happen. Without opening with negative vernacular, if this gifted generation of Irish rugby players did not win a major championship, they would have failed to live up to years of expectation...

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  24. France vs. Italy: Match preview, Six Nations 2009

    French coach Marc Lievremont and his lieutenants will rest easy knowing that irrespective of the result against the Italians in Rome this weekend; that their jobs are safe...

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  25. England vs. Scotland: Match preview, Six Nations 2009

    Two sides of slightly similar circumstances will face off in their final matches of the Six Nations, with so much hinging on the result for all the players and one coach...

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