Lineout maul ruling sinks Blues

It worked to effect last week but the Blues non-contention of a lineout maul hit them hard when conceding a penalty with two minutes to play which saw the Cheetahs claim a 25-24 win in Bloemfontein on Saturday (NZT).
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Jerome Kaino

Hurricanes continue dream start to season

The Hurricanes earned a 42-13 win over the Western Force in Perth on Friday night, securing their third straight win of 2015 and their first bonus point win of the season.
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Hurricanes 2015

Naholo, Banks secure first Highlanders win

Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo's finishing ability provided the winning opportunity as his side beat the Reds 20-13 at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday.
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Marty Banks

Lions could play Super Rugby sides

The British and Irish Lions could play Investec Super Rugby teams for the first time when they tour New Zealand in 2017.
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British and Irish Lions

Promising financial outlook for New Zealand Rugby

The financial picture looks promising for New Zealand Rugby (NZR) with a modest profit for 2014 to be reported shortly and a boost likely from the new broadcast contracts.
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Steve Tew

Kaino's 100 'a long time coming'

Blues captain, and the franchise's latest Investec Super Rugby centurion, Jerome Kaino will achieve a long-time goal when running out at the head of his team to play the Cheetahs on Saturday morning (NZDT).
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Jerome Kaino

Blues to build on lineout tactic

Expect to see more of the Blues defensive adaption to counter attempted lineout mauls, and also more control of scrums by referees in Investec Super Rugby this weekend.
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Charles Piutau

Rugby about to go bonkers for Honkers

Alumni of the Hong Kong Sevens administration might scoff at the notion that rugby went professional in 1996, for many years earlier the Pearl of the Orient hosted what was probably the first specialised pro rugby tournament.
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Hong Kong Sevens

Viva I’Italia! Preparations intensify for Under 20 Championship

In just over 90 days’ time the representatives of the next generation of rugby talent will descend on Italy for the eighth edition of the World Rugby Under 20 Championship.
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Under 20

Mikkelson targets Olympics

Tim Mikkelson, an indispensable member of the All Blacks Sevens in recent years, has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through to the end of 2016.
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Tim Mikkelson

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