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Jerome Kaino Leaves Squad As Another Scandal Hits The All Blacks

The Rugby Championship kicks off this Saturday as New Zealand play their first Test match since the Lions tour, when they take on Australia in the Bledisloe Cup fixture. However, just hours before kick-off, the All Blacks announced that Jerome Kaino has returned home “to deal with a personal matter” after reports in the Aussie media: RT @nzrugby: NEWS | …

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Will Genia Departs Top 14 And Signs Two-Year Deal With Australia Rugby Union

Australia vice-captain Will Genia has departed Top 14 side Stand Francais and returned home, signing a two-year deal with the Australia Rugby Union. The 29-year-old has spent the last two seasons in Paris, where he helped lead the French side to European honours last season, with their Challenge Cup title win in May. Now, the Melbourne Rebels have announced the acquisition …

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South Africa CEO: ‘PRO14 Could Mean Two Springboks Teams’

The rugby world has been brimming with excitement at the prospect of two South African former Super Rugby teams joining Europe’s PRO12 tournament, but it appears the change to the northern/southern hemisphere paradigm could have a significant impact on the Springboks as well. SARU chief executive Jurie Roux was discussing the introduction of both the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs …

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Australia Rugby Union Cut Super Rugby Side In Controversial Cull

Super Rugby Australia's Western Force have been dropped from next season's Super Rugby, the Australian Rugby Union said on August 11, prompting an immediate threat of legal action by the club. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images) Australian Rugby Union (ARU) chairman Cameron Clyne (L) speaks as Bill Pulver (R), CEO of the ARU, looks on at a press conference at ARU headquarters in Sydney on August 11, 2017.

After months of speculation as to what would happen with the Australian representation in Super Rugby, a decision has been made to cull the Western Force. Following the departure of the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to the PRO14, Super Rugby was set to contract from 18 teams to 15. This is not a decision which was taken lightly, and today the …

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Crusaders Name Starting Team For Super Rugby Final

during the Super Rugby Semi Final match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has named his starting XV for Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Johannesburg. Robertson has named an unchanged starting fifteen and bench, meaning the seven-time champions go into their twelfth Super Rugby final with an unchanged match-day 23 for the third game in a row. Here is our team for the @SuperRugbyNZ Final against …

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