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Super Rugby is the pre-eminent professional club rugby competition in the southern hemisphere and involves five teams each from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It is also colloquially known as Super 15.

  • Japan need to play stronger opposition more often if they are to keep progressing, talisman says as he targets Jones’ England at 2023 World Cup
  • Brave Blossoms also ‘have responsibility to help other emerging teams grow’ despite leaving Asia Rugby Championship, dominated since by Hong Kong

Former Super Rugby player Joe Wheeler says he ‘stuffed up’ and has spoken with Kazuki Himeno about his comments in a post-match interview; Sky Sport reiterate is it ‘not the standard expected of the broadcast team’.

Australia head coach David Rennie warns that players are being lured away from playing in Australia by the promise of big salaries offered by Japanese clubs.


Western Force owner Andrew Forrest’s innovative rugby competition put on hold as Global Rapid Rugby CEO Mark Evans steps down and teams consider future during global pandemic.

James Davies-Yandle says that rugby is behind the curve on products for fans to consume the sport, but that is set to change creating commercial opportunities.

Boxing promoter offers the 53-year-old Mike Tyson a fight with Sonny Bill Williams and others as boxing legend Jeff Fenech says the trio would be ‘in the morgue the next day’.

Former All Blacks captain Jerry Collins and his wife have been killed in a car crash in France, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed on Friday.

Wallabies centre Pat McCabe counts himself fortunate to be able to walk away from rugby intact after deciding to retire at the age of 26 in the wake of a third neck fracture in two years. McCabe confirmed his decision to call time on his rugby career on Thursday after sustaining the injury in Australia's 51-20 Rugby Championship defeat to New Zealand last weekend.

Wallaby back Pat McCabe has retired from rugby after fracturing his neck for a third time, his ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said Wednesday - but McCabe's club ACT Brumbies denied that.

Wallabies winger Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins has been released from his national team contract to sign with Japan’s West Red Sparks for next season, ruling him out of the 2015 World Cup, officials said on Friday.