Posts in Super Rugby 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Western Force axed from Super Rugby

It's a sad day for rugby union in Western Australia as the Force have been kicked out of Super Rugby, following months of speculation. Due to the tournament being reduced from 18 to 15 teams for 2018, the Australian Rugby Union will discontinue their Super Rugby licence. MORE »

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby 2017

As always, there were some incredible tries scored in this season's Super Rugby tournament. A few in particular stand out, but if you've got 15 minutes to kill, sit back and watch this compilation that features some sensational bits of play from all the Super Rugby sides. MORE »

Monday, August 07, 2017

Crusaders beat Lions to claim eighth Super Rugby title

The Crusaders claimed an unprecedented eighth Super Rugby title, their first since 2008, as they beat the Lions 25-17 in Johannesburg on Saturday. The Lions played half the match with just 14 men, after flanker Kwagga Smith was red carded shortly before halftime. MORE »

Friday, August 04, 2017

Lions v Crusaders Super Rugby Final set to break attendance record

Following a thrilling come from behind Lions victory over the Hurricanes last weekend, Saturday's Super Rugby final in Johannesburg is set to break the all-time attendance record of a 61,823 crowd, set in Sydney at the 2014 Super Rugby Final. MORE »

Monday, July 31, 2017

Incredible Lions comeback to beat Hurricanes and reach Super Rugby final

The Lions came back from 22-3 down to beat the 2016 champions 49-29 at Ellis Park on Saturday. Momentum shifted to the homeside, and then a yellow card to Beauden Barrett proved costly for the visitors. The Lions will face the Crusaders in the final in Johannesburg next weekend. MORE »

Monday, July 31, 2017

Crusaders through to another Super Rugby final after beating the Chiefs

The Crusaders made their way to a 12th Super Rugby final appearance after they scored four tries and defended manfully to beat the Chiefs27-13 in Christchurch on Saturday. They will face the Lions in Johannesburg next weekend, after they beat the Hurricanes to earn a home final. MORE »

Thursday, July 27, 2017

What happens if the Super Rugby knockouts are tied at fulltime?

The Super Rugby semi finals take place on Saturday, and as they will no doubt be closely contested, there are rules in place should matches be tied at the end of full time. The below outlines in detail each of the stipulations for both the semi finals and final. MORE »

Monday, July 24, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Quarter Final Highlights

The Crusaders will face the Chiefs while the Lions host the Hurricanes in the semi finals of Super Rugby 2017, following a fascinating round of knockout pla this past weekend. The Lions squeaked past the Sharks, but will now be in a repeat of last year's final. MORE »

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hurricanes through to semi finals after clash with Brumbies in Canberra

The Hurricanes have booked their place in the Super Rugby semi finals after a 35-16 win over the Brumbies earlier today. The Brumbies were narrowly in front at half time, but the Hurricanes flexed their muscles in the second half for what proved to be a comfortable win in the end. MORE »

Friday, May 05, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 11 Highlights

The Hurricanes hosted the Stormers on Friday in what was a fascinating contest that was at one point 22-22, before the hosts' class got them through for a convincing win in the end. Tonight the Super Rugby action continues, before a full day tomorrow. MORE »

Friday, April 21, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 9 Highlights

The Southern Kings secured an unbelievable upset victory over the Waratahs in Sydney earlier today, as round nine of Super Rugby kicked into gear. The Brumbies scored a scorcher, but the Hurricanes continued their dominant form. All highlights posted here soon. MORE »

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 8 Highlights

The Crusaders got round 8 of Super Rugby off to a flying start, knocking up 50 against the Sunwolves despite playing on an extremely wet surface in Christchurch. That was today's only game, with more to come tomorrow, with highlights updated here when available. MORE »

Friday, April 07, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 7 Highlights

Round 7 of Super Rugby started with a free-flowing game that featured the old cliche of a game of two halves, as the Hurricanes flew off to an early lead before being tracked down by the Waratahs. View highlights below, with more to be added throughout the weekend. MORE »

Friday, March 31, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 6 Highlights

Week 6 of Super Rugby got underway earlier today, with a thumping win for the Highlanders over the hapless Melbourne Rebels. Tomorow has a full day of action sheduled, and we will update this post with highlights when available. MORE »

Friday, March 24, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 5 Highlights

Round 5 of Super Rugby kicked off with matches in Christchurch and Melbourne, where we saw one convincing win that featured a bizarre try, and a contest that was truly a game of two halves. Catch up on the highlights below, with more to be added as the weekend goes by. MORE »

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Super Rugby Highlights - Round 4

Friday's Super Rugby action saw the Crusaders come from behind yet again for another thrilling win, the Chiefs pull away at the death against the Rebels, and the Bulls proved too powerful for the Sunwolves. Highlights below, with all games updated as they happen. MORE »

Monday, March 13, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 3 Highlights

Here is your weekly Super Rugby highlights round up, featuring all the tries from round three of action in New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina. The Chiefs continued to impress while the Jaguares got themselves a good win at home against last year's finalists. MORE »

Monday, March 06, 2017

Steven Luatua banned for 4 weeks after tackle on Tim-Nanai Williams

Following Friday's red card for Steven Luatua against the Chiefs, the Blues loose forward has been banned for four weeks. Luatua pleaded guilty to contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, after his dangerous challenge on Tim Nanai-Williams. MORE »

Friday, March 03, 2017

Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle

Blues loose forward Steven Luatua was shown a straight red card for this high tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton on Friday. MORE »

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Super Rugby 2017 - Round 2 Highlights

Round two of Super Rugby started with an upset as the Western Force got one over the Reds, beating them 26-19 in Perth despite the visiting side's winger scoring a hat-trick. We will add highlights from each game shortly after they are played this weekend. MORE »

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